Interviews

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scan42000AD, a British Institution: An Interview with Writer Al Ewing and Henry Flint

2000AD artist Henry Flint still recalls the excitement of encountering the first issue of the weekly SF-adventure comic. It was, he says, “nasty, brutal. Parents hated it. The morality of the heroes was questionable. After… [more]

Not the Israel My Parents Promised MeLive Chat with Artist JT Waldman at Tufts University

This is the page for the live chat with JT Waldman, artist of Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me, the final graphic novel by autobiographical comics legend Harvey Pekar. The chat was recorded live… [more]

scan 1On Harker: The Book of Solomon, with an Interview with Writer Roger Gibson

The most radical propositions don’t always arrive with their trousers around their ankles, flashing their behind to the bourgeoisie while thrilling culture’s gatekeepers with headline-generating, career-making manifestos.

scan 4An Interview with Rob Williams, on 2000AD‘s Ichabod Azrael and Comics Storytelling in General (Part 2)

Continued from last week. COLIN SMITH: I may well be very wrong here, but it seems from the outside as if you’re determined not just to tell a good story, but to push your own boundaries… [more]

Scan 1An Interview with Rob Williams, on 2000AD‘s Ichabod Azrael and Comics Storytelling in General

I gave up on 2000AD in the early 1990s. Not only did it seem to have lost much of its sharpness and satirical edge, but it often appeared complacent, sloppy and even, on occasion, smug… [more]

Dan FragaDan Fraga on Getting Inked by Todd McFarlane

Dan Fraga has recently worked as the animation director of the The Ricky Gervais Show, but in the ’90s, he was an artist at Extreme Studios, working on titles like Supreme and Bloodstrike.

avataroraclenotoInterview with Sue from DC Women Kicking Ass

DC Women Kicking Ass is a popular blog that addresses gender issues within the comic book industry or, to quote the site itself, it is a place for “Thoughts, pictures, reviews and other stuff about… [more]

COLD BLOODAn Interview with 2000AD‘s Al Ewing, Part 2

In which the interview with Al Ewing — begun last week — is concluded. COLIN SMITH: To what degree does the writer of fantastical fiction have a political responsibility, and who’s that responsibility to? To… [more]

SummerOfValiant_HarbingerInterview with Joshua Dysart, writer of Harbinger from Valiant Comics

Valiant Comics has made a huge comeback this summer with the relaunch of X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, and Archer & Armstrong.

The Zaucer of ZilkAn Interview with 2000AD‘s Al Ewing

I’d struggle to overstate how much I enjoy and admire Al Ewing’s work.

Hulk vs WolverineJason Aaron on Why Wolverine Endures

As a longtime writer of Wolverine both in Wolverine and the X-Men and the X-Men solo series, Jason Aaron knows the character well. But what is it that makes Wolverine such an enduring presence

valentino_clip_image001Interview with Jim Valentino of Shadowline Comics

Jim Valentino is one of the seven founders of Image Comics. He is also the founder of his own imprint at Image known as Shadowline.

X-Force PouchesRob Liefeld on Pouches

Rob Liefeld has long been a controversial figure in the comics industry. He’s been criticized for many reasons, one of them being his, what would some say, excessive use of pouches!

Rich JohnstonInterview with Rich Johnston from Bleeding Cool

Rich Johnston is the most infamous man in comics.

Batman SupermanScott Williams on His Working Relationship with Jim Lee

Scott Williams is one of the most acclaimed and in-demand inkers in comics, best known for his twenty years of collaboration with Jim Lee.

How to paint comic books with the ipadInterview with Brian Miller from Hi-Fi Colour Design

Brian Miller is the founder of Hi-Fi Colour Design and co-author on the books Hi-Fi Color for Comics, Master Digital Color, and How to Paint Comic Books with the iPad. Chances are that if you read… [more]

Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld on Leaving Marvel Comics in the Early ’90s

For the past twenty-five years, Rob Liefeld has been a best-selling and controversial comics creator. Here, he discusses working for Marvel Comics in the early ’90s and the changing corporate culture there that led him… [more]

Jim ValentinoJim Valentino on the Potential of Comics

Jim Valentino is one of the founders of Image Comics and a pioneer in bringing new ideas and storytelling forms to the medium. Here, he discusses the potential of comics and the way that they… [more]

PlanetaryCaptured Ghosts Excerpt: Warren Ellis on Planetary

Planetary is one of Warren Ellis’s most beloved and respected series. In this exclusive excerpt from Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts, series creators Ellis and John Cassaday, as well as fans Joss Whedon and Kelly Sue… [more]

StoyaStoya on Why Chicks are Gross

Stoya is an adult film star and model. She’s also a big fan of science fiction, including the works of Warren Ellis!

Grant MorrisonGrant Morrison on Experimental Writing in Doom Patrol

Grant Morrison used a variety of experimental techniques during his surrealist run on Doom Patrol. He discusses them here in a clip from the special edition of Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods, now available for… [more]

Warren Ellis: Captured GhostsThe First Five Minutes of Our Warren Ellis Documentary

Warren Ellis sees the future. He is a comic book writer and cyberpunk philosopher living on the edge of tomorrow.

Scott PorterScott Porter on His Love of Image Comics

Scott Porter is best known as an actor from acclaimed series like Friday Night Lights and The Good Wife. But he’s also a big comics fan, particularly of Image Comics.

Seven SoldiersJ.H. Williams III on Working on Seven Soldiers

Artist J.H. Williams III is one of the most innovative and acclaimed comics artists working today.

Warren EllisWarren Ellis on the Future Happening Everywhere

Warren Ellis has made a career of thinking about the future. Here, he discusses the ways that the future is happening all around us, even when we’re not aware of it.