Interview: Brad Neely & Co. on China, IL – The Worst School in America

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The showrunners of China, IL sat down with Comics Beat for a quick talk about their show, Hulk Hogan, and the finer ways to curse on network television.

Interview: Joey Stern, co-founder of Geeks OUT talks Flame Con – NYC’s first ever LGBTQ comic convention

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We talk to Geeks OUT founder Joey Stern about the kickstarter-funded Flame Con, coming June 13, New York City’s first ever LGBTQ comic convention.

Interview: Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre Create Sequel to Beloved Giants Beware!

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By Harper W. Harris The first book in The Chronicles of Claudette, Giants Beware! was quite well received; in fact, it earned the creators several awards, including the Cybils Award for Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels. The book, and its new follow up, Dragons Beware!, follow the courageous and battle hungry Claudette, her brother and culinary […]

MATT CHATS: Brian Buccelleto on Transmedia Project “Sons of the Devil” Coming Soon from Image Comics!

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Welcome to MATT CHATS, where I (Matt) talk to a person of interest in the comic book industry every Tuesday at 4:30 PM Eastern. Today I am speaking with an industry veteran but relative necomer to the Image renaissance. When Brian Buccelleto offered the first two issues of his upcoming Image series Sons of the Devil […]

Interview: Monty Nero reveals what led him to create hit series Death Sentence

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We dive in with Death Sentence creator Monty Nero and talk punk rock, frustrated creativity and taking chances as he prepares for the June release of the second Volume in his wildly successful series.

MATT CHATS: Webcomics Wizard Scott Kurtz on Commanding His “Table Titans”

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Welcome to MATT CHATS, a weekly interview series in which I, Matt O’Keefe, talk with people of interest in the comic book industry. Whether they’re writers, artists, letterers, editors, retailers, etc. if they have something to say, I want to hear it and share it with you. Here’s a special conversation I had recently with […]

Alan Moore Interview Part III – Jack the Ripper, Joyce Brabner, and a Swan-Shaped Pedalo

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Previous parts of this interview: Part I – Steve Moore, River of Ghosts, The Show, and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and Part II – Punk Rock, Crossed, and Providence. Now read on… PÓM: A few other things… Yes, now. Have you been following any of the latest revelations on Jack the Ripper? Do you keep […]

3AM Comics: Nate Simpson talks Creative Constipation, Artificial Intelligence, and ‘Nonplayer’

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On the questionably damp morning of the last day of ECCC ’15, I caught up with Image creator Nate Simpson in a small breakfast place called The Crumpet Shop in Downtown Seattle’s world famous Pike Place market to talk about the second issue of Nonplayer, close enough to taste. The conversation spans his interest in narrative art, AI, and a discussion on creating comics in an rapidly gestating environment. Simpson is known for his work on Nonplayer, the first issue of which came out a few years ago. He lives in Seattle with his wife and young child and while he’s not working on game art, he wakes up at 3AM daily to turn out comics pages.

MATT CHATS: Gabo Gabs about Writing and Drawing Micro-Fiction

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Welcome to MATT CHATS, a weekly interview series in which I talk to a creator, consumer or seller of comics. This week I spoke with Gabriel “Gabo” Bautista, who is working on several projects right now including The Life After for Oni Press and Albert the Alien for Thrillbent. During that time he also managed […]

Interview: David Lapham Talks About The Guts of STRAY BULLETS

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Stray Bullets creator David Lapham talks to us about what goes into making a good crime story, and it isn’t always crime.

Interview: Andrew MacLean and the Savage World of Apocalyptigirl: An Aria for the Endtimes

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Andrew MacLean sat down with Comics Beat to talk comics, cats, and post-apocalyptica.

Alan Moore Interview Part II – Punk Rock, Crossed, and Providence

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Part I: Steve Moore, River of Ghosts, The Show, and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is here. Now read on… PÓM: Actually, funnily enough, talking about Century, I do very much get the impression that, in the one set in 1969 – at the end of that it’s 1977, and it’s all very Punk Rock, and […]

24 Hours of International Comics: Run Freak Run (Berlin, Germany)

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By Victor Van Scoit Usually when you find a web comic it doesn’t have the vision and scope of Run Freak Run. I can’t recall when I found it – only that I did. Run Freak Run’s visuals were what initially drew me in with its great use of ink. Even more incredible was that […]

The Little Comic That Could – A Conversation about How a Graphic Novel from a Small Publisher Achieved a Film Adaption [Interview]

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After learning about a comic-to-movie adaption not familiar to most, I spoke with Peter Simeti, the president of the Diamond-distributed Alterna Comics whose graphic novel The CHAIR was recently adapted into an indie film. I was curious about how a book from a smaller publisher gained the attention of filmmakers and was able to fund a […]

Interview: Hope Larson on Adapting A Wrinkle in Time

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Hope Larson is a New York Times bestselling graphic novelist, an Eisner-award winning cartoonist, and the writer & director of Got A Girl’s music video for “Live Too Fast.” Her graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic sci-fi/fantasy tale A Wrinkle in Time is out this week in paperback.

Interview: we talk Doctors, Secret Wars and Hitchhiker’s Guide with Ninth Doctor issue 1 writer Cavan Scott

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We spoke with Cavan Scott, writer of the new Ninth Doctor Comic series about what it was like to bring 9 back to life with a new story featuring fan favorite companions Rose Tyler and Jack Harkness.