MATT CHATS: Jeffrey Burandt on Music in Comics with Oni Press

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As a medium that requires you to listen, music doesn’t seem like it would meld with traditional comic book storytelling. That assumption, however, has been challenged by a number of writers and artists who want to share their passion for music with comics readers. One such author is Jeffrey Burandt, who I spoke to about […]

SDCC ’15: Listen to our interviews with the stars of DC and Marvel Television (and Hannibal)

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For those of you who don’t know, my fellow Entertainment Editor, Hannah Lodge and I, along with Beat Contributors Harper Harris and Cal Cleary, host a mostly-weekly podcast together for our site, GeekRex (where we also write-up comic and movie reviews, along with the rare television and game piece). For the latest episode, Heidi has been […]

SDCC ’15: We talk cape snaps, controversy and cons with the Batgirl of Burnside team

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At SDCC ’15 I talked with the Burnside Batgirl crew about their creative origins, how the look that launched a thousand cosplays came to be, how to handle creative criticism, and their earliest con experiences.

ComiCON-versation: Talking with ReedPOP’s Lance Fensterman

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Lance Fensterman might just be the busiest man in comics. As the Senior Global Vice President of ReedPOP, he oversees a diverse portfolio of fan events spread over four continents and ten countries, including New York Comic Con, Penny Arcade Expo, and Star Wars Celebration.

Mr. Fensterman graciously agreed to an email interview, finding time to answer my questions during his frequent travels around the globe. It will be structured similar to a radio interview, although a bit like talking with an astronaut on his way to Jupiter. This interview will take multiple days weeks to complete, then formatted for readability.

Interview: Marcus Muller Crowns Himself “King of the Unknown”

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Marcus Muller is a comic creator and freelance artist who has worked with DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Locust Moon Press. He’s also has worked as a concept artist for the video game industry. His latest venture is King of the Unknown, an exciting and interesting webcomic that features a fat Elvis. Currently Marcus […]

MATT CHATS: Dan Berry on Podcasts, Patreon and Handmade Art

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I first learned about Dan Berry due to my insatiable hunger for comics podcasts. Make It Then Tell Everybody consists of intelligent and insightful conversations with comic creators you may or may not be familiar with, each a great lesson in art, storytelling and the process of making sequential art. From Make It Then Tell Everybody, […]

SDCC ’15 Interview: Alex Segura and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Tell us all About Riverdale TV Series, Dark Circle Comics, and the Future of Archie

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By Harper W. Harris Archie fans certainly had a good time at SDCC this year: not only did the publisher talk about a new series in the Archie Horror line and tease us with the future of the Dark Circle line and the New Riverdale series of titles, but announced that the Riverdale TV series […]

SDCC ’15 Interview: Brenden Fletcher Gets in Depth about Miyazaki, Music, and Continuity in his Books

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By Harper W. Harris The Fletcher-Verse: this is what superfans like to call the little corner of the DC Universe that’s penned (or co-penned) by Brenden Fletcher, including Batgirl, Gotham Academy, and the new Black Canary series. I got a chance to sit down with Brenden to discuss his inspirations, approach, and general disregard for […]

SDCC ’15 Interview: Mariko Tamaki talks about “This One Summer”

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By Nick Eskey Mariko Tamaki is a Canadian born artist of mixed Japanese and Jewish descent. In school she studied literature and writing, later on publishing the book “Cover Me,” as well as graphic novels “Skim” and “Emiko Superstar.”  Her recent work is another graphic novel entitled “This One Summer.” Jillian Tamaki, Mariko’s cousin, did […]

SDCC ’15 Interview: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, and Chad Hardin talk Power Girl and Harley Quinn

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By Harper W. Harris Down in the bustle of the DC booth, I got a chance to talk with Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Chad Hardin, the team behind the ever popular Harley Quinn series, as well as newer books Harley Quinn and Power Girl and Starfire.   Harper W. Harris: When you wrote issue […]

SDCC ’15 Interview: Tom King and Tim Seeley Chat About Grayson

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By Harper W. Harris Among the DC books that sparked a sort of revolution for the publisher in terms of new kinds of stories is Grayson, the espionage comic by Tom King, Tim Seeley, and Mikel Janin. In a nice and surprisingly quiet corner of the convention, I was able to sit down and have […]

SDCC ’15 Interview: Mark Waid Discusses Archie #1

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By Harper W. Harris Among his lauded superhero comics, Mark Waid is also writing the highly publicized Archie #1, which relaunches the flagship title of the publisher, featuring art by the 2015 best penciller Eisner winner Fiona Staples. I had a chance to speak with him in between signings and panels to get his take […]

SDCC ’15 Interview: Mark Russell talks Prez, Politics, and Taco Drones

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By Harper W. Harris Of all the new DCYou titles that have come out so far, Prez by Mark Russell and Ben Caldwell may be my favorite. It takes a sharp, satirical look at the future and the American political process in a way that is a bit shocking to see in a DC comic […]

Interview: Cecil Baldwin shares Welcome to Night Vale’s origin story and talks inclusivity in comics and podcasts

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We sat down at Flame Con with Cecil Baldwin, star of the podcast Welcome to Night Vale, and talked WTNV’s origins, it’s explosive popularity and how serialized storytelling expands representation of LGBTQ characters

Interview: Ms. Deadpool’s Reilly Brown Chats Art and Inter-Galactus Ping Pong

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Reilly Brown is a stalwart veteran of the House of Ideas, drawing titles like Amazing Spiderman, New Warriors and Incredible Hercules.  However, while Brown’s work on all of these titles is stellar, he made his name while drawing Deadpool.  His work on the title was so prolific that he even got to write the mouthy assassin for […]

Interview: Phil Jimenez talks Wonder Woman, Midnighter and the future of LGBTQ fandom

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Artist and writerPhil Jimenez talks gay comic fandom, the many faces of Wonder Woman and why Midnighter leaves him cold.