Jason Shiga on Mysteries, Angoulême, and Demon

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Halfway into a pleasant Oakland morning I met up up with Jason Shiga in his family home. At a nearby cafe, we talked about his recently completed comic Demon, his approaching yearlong residency in Angoulême, France, and a variety of other topics over breakfast.   Comics Beat: Right now, when people think of Jason Shiga they […]

SDCC’16: David Mack talks travels, Tyler Durden, and what Kabuki looks like 20 years later.

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As a kid, reading comics in the 90’s was mostly about appreciating pretty pictures drawn by the likes of guys like Jim Lee. As an adult, reading comics became about an engaging story written by the likes of guys like Brian Michael Bendis. Today’s audience, juvenile or adult, has the advantage of creators who are […]

In conversation: Greg Pak and Bryan Hill on Kingsway West and breaking in to comics

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by Bryan Hill Greg Pak and I actually overlapped at NYU. I first knew him as a filmmaker, from his feature ROBOT STORIES, and then as a comic writer when I jumped into his work with PLANET HULK for Marvel. He’s one of the smartest and nicest fellas working in the business of storytelling and […]

SDCC ’16 Interview: Mr Robot’s Cast on the “Crazy, Wild Things” in Store for Season Two

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(Note: This article contains spoilers for Mr. Robot seasons 1 & 2)   Mr. Robot season 2 kicked off a few weeks ago, and showed several characters falling apart while dealing with the consequences of last year’s finale. One of the most notable changes was in Portia Doubleday’s Angela, who had accepted a job at Evil […]

SDCC ’16 Interview: Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba on Comic-Con, Collaboration, and Making “Two Brothers”

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By Donald Powell Eisner Award-winning writers and artists Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba took time out from their busy schedule to talk about the evolution of their careers and the impact Comic Con continues to have in their lives. They have been nominated for this year’s Eisner Awards for their work on Two Brothers. Donald […]

MATT CHATS: Will Dennis on Leaving DC and Serving up ‘Moonshine’

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If you loved the DC/Vertigo comics of the last 15 years, particularly the imprint’s crime books, you probably owe a debt of gratitude to Will Dennis. As the editor of titles like 100 Bullets, DMZ, Scalped and a plethora of others, he was a big part of Vertigo’s recent past and overall legacy. He recently […]

MATT CHATS: Mike Norton on the End of Battlepug, Doing an Eisner Award-Winning Webcomic “Wrong”

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I talked with Mike once before about Battlepug, and was happy to do it again following its recent grande finale. I asked him more about the process for his webcomic, how he feels about ending it and his Image series Revival. Read on to learn how Mike’s grown as an artist and his experiences concurrently drawing […]