Interviews

Interviews with comics creators and scholars.

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J.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 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.

Jim Shooter on Breaking into Comics

Jim Shooter wrote DC’s Legion of Super-heroes in the 1970s. What they didn’t know was that he was only 13 years old at the time. Here, Jim Shooter discusses how he became one of the… [more]

Robert Kirkman on Developing the Walking Dead TV Series

The Walking Dead‘s 100th issue is poised to be one of the highest selling comics in years, its blockbuster success fueled by the record-breaking TV series.

Chris Claremont on the Original Plan for Maddy Pryor

Chris Claremont’s run on X-Men / Uncanny X-Men was a milestone achievement for Marvel and super-hero comics in general, spanning seventeen years and hundreds of stories. One of Claremont’s more intriguing characters was Maddy Pryor

Nick Spencer on Comics vs. Creativity

Every Sunday, Sequart will be premiering an exclusive clip drawn from our extensive interviews with many of comics’ finest creators.

Colin Smith in Q Magazine

The May 2012 issue of Q magazine debuts a new comics review column, written by none other than Colin Smith, Sequart friend and mainstay. And although Colin’s keen to emphasize that he’s hardly taken over the magazine,… [more]

Sequart Podcast #3: World-Building

Host Cody Walker and guest Terry Bartley discuss world-building in corporate super-hero comics continuity.

Interview with China Mieville

In November 2010, I interviewed China Mieville for my website, Popgun Chaos.

Sequart Podcast #2: The Art of the Event

Guests Julian Darius and Kevin Thurman discuss event comics, their pitfalls, and their possibilities.

Sequart Podcast #1: The Changing Format of Comics

Guests Kevin Thurman and David Balan discuss the future of the comics form, and the implications of digital comics.

Interview with Peter Laird

Peter Laird is an indie comic sensation. Together with Kevin Eastman, the two created the most successful independent comic franchise of all time, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Laird also started the Xeric Award — a… [more]

Colin Smith on Comics Criticism, Part 2

Continuing from part one, we now move on to discuss when it’s fair to criticize a work for depicting human rights violations such as torture and rape, writing personally, and comics culture.

Colin Smith on Comics Criticism

As a medium, comics are in a strange place. In many ways, we as comics scholars and advocates have achieved the respect we long sought.

Roundtable on Current Super-Hero Comics, the Problem of Nostalgia, and the Genre’s Future

Depending on whom you ask, current super-hero comics are either sub-competent exercises in nostalgia or exciting, dynamic explorations of heroism, adapted for contemporary times.

Chip Carter on Harbinger: The Beginning and Valiant Entertainment, Inc.

STEPHEN PAKULA: Tell us about Valiant Entertainment. Who are you guys and what are your backgrounds? CHIP CARTER: Valiant Entertainment, Inc. is a character-based entertainment company that owns and manages some of the most popular… [more]

Good vs. Bad

In this special feature, Douglas Wolk, author of Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean, joins Sequart’s own Timothy Callahan, author of Grant Morrison: The Early Years, for a discussion of New… [more]

Craig McGill on His Grant Morrsion Biography

Human Traffic author Craig McGill has been working on a Grant Morrison biography for years, as was recently mentioned in a Morrison interview over at Fanboy Radio. In the preparation for my Grant Morrison book, I… [more]

Jay Faerber on His New Image book, Dynamo 5

Coming in March is the second ongoing Image book from Jay Faerber, Dynamo 5. Imagine a world where Earth’s greatest superhero had fathered a bunch of illegitimate super-powered children. That superhero, Captain Dynamo, has been recently… [more]

Josh Roberts on ComicSpace.com’s Launch

Not even a week ago, OnlineComics.net owner Josh Roberts launched ComicSpace.com, a MySpace-like website for comic book fans and creators. As of this writing, the site already has 3,500 members, and it is growing at… [more]

Neil Kleid on Writing, Drawing, Pitching, and Adapting Comics

A friend of Sequart’s Kevin Colden, Neil Kleid speaks candidly about growing up living and breathing comics. He talks about some current and future projects including a webcomic he’s publishing with Colden. Lisa Lopacinski has… [more]

An Interview with Eric Reynolds, Co-Editor of Mome

SEQUART: What were your original criteria in selecting artists for MOME? REYNOLDS: Really just good cartooning, good storytelling. Also, the idea was that these cartoonists didn’t have a regular venue to publish, although that agenda… [more]

Eric “Von Allan” Julien on Creating His Upcoming Graphic Novel

Von Allan was born red-headed and freckled in Arnprior, Ontario, just in time for Star Wars: A New Hope. The single child of two loving but troubled parents, Von split most of his childhood between their… [more]

30 Under 30 Part 1: MK Reed

Mary Kate “MK” Reed (http://www.mkreed.com) noted at one point in her interview, “It’s comics or suicide”. She’s part of a generation of comics artists that is simply in love with the form, despite the many… [more]

Pekar, Piskor, and a Preview of Macedonia

Even the most casual of comics fans is probably familiar with Harvey Pekar, thanks to the film success of AMERCAN SPLENDOR. Pekar is one of the trailblazers of autobiographical comics, focusing on the insights that… [more]