In the quiet early hours of Saturday in New York Comic-Con’s press lounge, Marjorie Liu chatted with The Beat about her new Image title “Monstress” with artist Sana Takeda, systemic racism, the expectations places on creators of color, and the intergenerational trauma of war.
[Jimmie Robinson is the creator of The Empty, Five Weapons, Bomb Queen, Amanda and Gunn, Avigon and Evil & Malice, among many other comics. As the below will reveal, he’s a lifer for comics, as well as a creator who has stuck with creating his own vision — including kids comics, women of color as […]
The How to Train Your Dragons franchise is one of the biggest critical successes in animation from the last decade. Spawning two movies and three seasons of television, the story of a scrawny viking boy and his toothless dragon have captured hearts and minds through screens around the world. Now, film series director Dean DeBlois and Dreamworks’ […]
by Alex Dueben Jessica Abel has produced a unique body of work in comics that ranges from two collections of her award winning comic series Artbabe (Soundtrack and Mirror, Window), the acclaimed graphic novel La Perdita, to co-writing the graphic novel Life Sucks and producing two textbooks with her husband Matt Madden which build on […]
Jim Zub, easily my most-interviewed creator, is on a tear lately. In addition to wonderful corporate-owned work like Figment, he more than stuck the landing on Skullkickers and he nailed the second arc of his new series Wayward. I talked to him about both beginnings, endings and everything in-between. When did you map out the overall story […]
by Alex Dueben For the past few years Maggie Thrash has been writing fiction and nonfiction at the acclaimed Rookie Magazine. Her first book, Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir, details a single summer at camp which Thrash described as the most important few months of her life because she comes out as queer while nursing […]
Skies of Fire, the brainchild of Vincenzo Ferriero and Ray Chou, is a colorful and mesmerizing comic that takes readers into the Aquilan Empire, a world where airship travel has become the main means of transportation, commerce and war. Moreover, the book is a entrepreneurial success story. Launched in 2014 by Mythopoeia, the publishing company founded […]