MATT CHATS: Si Spurrier on Unleashing Monsters and Myth in ‘Cry Havoc’

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Based on the first two issues I previewed, Si Spurrier with Ryan Kelly have crafted a captivating story about identifying the monsters inside and out. Cry Havoc, described as mixing “the hard-boiled militaria of Jarhead with the dark folklore of Pan’s Labyrinth,” is a fascinating piece of work, so I was excited to speak to […]

Interview: Jody Houser on Revolutionizing the Meaning of Heroism in Valiant’s FAITH

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In the 2015 superhero comics landscape, Valiant’s Faith stands alone. As someone who doesn’t fit traditional standards of beauty when it comes to BMI, she’s a hero I can relate to on more than one level. Thankfully, Valiant is offering readers the chance to catch up with Faith in a brand new mini-series written by Jody […]

MATT CHATS: Albert Monteys on Bringing His ‘Universe!’ to Panel Syndicate [EXCLUSIVE ART]

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Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin and friends made a big splash with their digital-first, pay-what-you-want series The Private Eye. But they always intended for the publisher they created, Panel Syndicate, to house more than just their stories. The first and to date the only other work to appear on Panel Syndicate is Universe! from cartoonist […]

MATT CHATS: Greg Rucka on Creator-Owned, Collaboration & Extra Content

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Greg Rucka has been on a tear lately. Not only has he written two Star Wars novels and a comic book series set post-Empire, he’s also been impressing in the creator-owned sphere. Lady Sabre, Lazarus and Stumptown continue running on all cylinders, and his newest series, Black Magick with Nicola Scott, recently launched to great acclaim. I […]

Interview: Writer Rafer Roberts on Mashing Up Indie and Superheroes in “A&A,” the New Archer and Armstrong Ongoing

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Comic Book author Rafer Roberts is best known for his independent work on titles like Plastic Farm. Now, he is making his Valiant debut, partnering with the publisher’s exclusive artist David Lafuente to pen next installment to A&A, a brand new Archer & Armstrong ongoing series.  He takes the reigns on the characters from Archer and Armstrong writer Fred Van Lente. In anticipation […]

Interview: Özge Samanci on Art, Family, and a Love of Learning

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By Cal Cleary Özge Samanci is a multi-media artist, an assistant professor at Northwestern University, and a talented cartoonist who has had exhibitions of her work hosted all over the world. Her first graphic memoir, Dare to Disappoint, is out now from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It follows Samanci’s coming of age in Turkey. From a […]

MATT CHATS: Nicola Scott on Making ‘Magick’ with Greg Rucka

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Nicola Scott is probably best known currently for her time drawing for DC Comics. Her smooth, sleek linework on titles such as Secret Six and Earth 2 was distinct but still fit in tonally with the rest of the DC Universe. Despite her success with that style, she switches up dramatically for her creator-owned Image title Black Magick, written by Greg […]