Alan Moore Interview Part I – Steve Moore, River of Ghosts, The Show, and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star…

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It’s the 26th of February, and the time is 7.00pm, the usual time for all my telephone interviews with Alan Moore, since the first one we did, back in March 2008. This is something like the eighth time I’ve interviewed him 1, but I still get nervous. There’s the usual fumbling around with a voice […]

Interview: Colorist of BONE Steve Hamaker on Making His Own Webcomic PLOX

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Scholastic’s editions of Jeff Smith’s BONE were what originally put Steve Hamaker on the map, and he’s only improved since his introduction to the comics scene. After coloring over a dozen BONE graphic novels, Hamaker went on to color Jeff Smith’s follow-up RASL, Strangers in Paradise-related projects for Terry Moore and Scott Kurtz’s webcomic Table Titans. Recently he’s been producing his own […]

Interview: Doctor Who: Revolutions of Terror

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We talked with Abadzis about being a British expat in New York, and the first Mexican-American companion Gabby Gonzalez: also the TARDIS’ first artist.

Robert Kondo and Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi team up with First Second to further explore the world of The Dam Keeper

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The celebrated Oscar-nominated animated short will live on in graphic novel form next year

Interview: Chip Zdarsky on Howard The Duck “I can’t think about these ducks and their pants!”

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Marvel’s new Howard The Duck #1 comic is on sale today and writer Chip Zdarsky talks about picking up the reigns, integrating the Marvel universe, balancing work and family, and the joys of being a man in comics.

Interview: Eric Trautmann on Designing Worlds with Greg Rucka and Making His Own

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Eric Trautmann is probably currently best known in the comics industry for his collaborations with comics author and novelist Greg Rucka, originally as an editor and sometimes co-writer. Most recently, though, he has been working with the co-creator of Lazarus and Lady Sabre as a graphic designer. Trainman flaunts his impressive design skills in the pages […]

Interview: JP Ahonen on drawing bears, Sing no Evil and the Finnish comics scene

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Finnish cartoonist JP Ahonen made a splash last year with his energetic graphic novel Sing No Evil (co-written by KP Alare), about a rock band that has to struggle not only with rival musicians but a supernatural invasion of their home town. Originally published in Finland, Abrams brought out the English edition. Here he talks about making the book, sequel plans and what comics are like in his native land.

Interview: Andi Watson crafts up a monstrous three courses with Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula

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An interview on Watson’s newest graphic novel

Mariko and Jillian Tamaki on This One Summer winning the Caldecott and Printz Honors

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The Canadian cousins discuss their recent historic wins

Comics pay HOW much?

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For some reason, this post from two years ago, Creator says creator-owned comics pay as little as $31.25 a page—if you’re lucky went mildly viral on FB over the last few days. It refers to THIS post by Jim Zub where he laid out the economics of an Image Comic: Printing varies wildly, but let’s […]

Interview: Jeff Lemire on the Stellar Future of Descender [Exclusive Art]

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Jeff Lemire speaks with Comics Beat about his latest creator-owned venture with artist Dustin Nguyen, and the amazing universe they are building together.

Interview: Scott McCloud on expectations, the creative process, and getting kicked out of a Holiday Inn for The Sculptor

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30 years in the making, Scott McCloud’s new opus is available on February 3rd through First Second. McCloud was kind enough to sit down with us for a lengthy discussion about the new book, critical expectations, his creative process and how he balances his busy speaking schedule with the creation of a 500-plus page graphic novel.

Bendis on working for Marvel

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On his Tumblr, Brian Micheal Bendis was asked about why he’s stayed with Marvel when so many others have gone 100% creator owned. Seems like most of the guys from your generation (Fraction, Brubaker, Millar) made a name doing their own stuff, built up a name at one of the big 2, then left to […]

Interview: Artist Nate Stockman and writer Kel Symons talk about their work on REYN

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by Edie Nugent Long-distance collaborators Kel Symons and Nate Stockman who worked together on I LOVE TROUBLE for Image have banded together again for their new sword and sorcery series REYN, also for Image, which saw it’s first issue debut this week. I spoke with Symons and Stockman about how they formed their partnership, what […]

Udon’s Capcom Fighting Tribute book seeks submissions…unpaid submissions

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Update: Just to clarify, this book is published by Udon Entertainment under license from Capcom. I’m told that they’ve done four other books under this model, all of them successful, and that the prints are indeed intended as compensation for the artwork. Is that a fair compensation? It may not seem like it when you […]

Interview: Stuart Moore and Gus Storms Reclaim EGOs

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After a lengthy hiatus, the creative team behind Image Comics’ EGOs is back in action and ready to serve up more interplanetary crime drama with their upcoming fifth issue. Writer Stuart Moore and artist Gus Storms were kind enough to take some time to chat with the Beat about their series, in addition to humoring […]