INTERVIEW: “Hieronymous and Bosch” Cartoonist Paul Kirchner on leaving comics for advertising and coming home again

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by Alex Dueben Paul Kirchner has had a unique career in comics. He’s likely best known for two long running comics features. One, Dope Rider, is a surreal western that has long been a feature in High Times magazine. The other is The Bus, which was a half page strip in Heavy Metal Magazine for […]

INTERVIEW: Getting Social (Media) With Todd Nauck

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Todd Nauck currently has over 91,000 followers on Instagram. The Nightcrawler and Deadpool: Too Soon artist also has over 21,000 fans on Facebook, over 15,000 followers on Twitter and over 19,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. I had the opportunity at NYCC’16 to sit down with Todd at his table in Artist Alley and talk about his use of social media in his career.

Interview: In-depth talk with Vivek J. Tiwary about the expanded paperback edition of the FIFTH BEATLE

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Before Abbey Road, before Ed Sullivan, before countless records sold and souls touched, before they even were the Fab Four, the Beatles were an obscure band from an obscure, culturally irrelevant port town. No one believed they would amount to anything. Pop music and pop musicians were ephemeral, their identities and talent only as good for their […]

INTERVIEW: Chuck Palahniuk welcomes you to the wonderful world of coloring and castration.

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The mind that changed our perspectives on the childish idea of an imaginary friend is taking the innocent notion of a coloring book and warping it into a complex emotional symphony dealing with ideas such as legacy, fame, and survival. Author, Chuck Palahniuk has dubed this collection of short stories, Bait: Off-Color Stories for you […]

6 Days of BAIT: David Mack, nude drawings of cats and the Emmys.

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What’s up everybody! Welcome to the penultimate day of a series you’ll only see here on The Beat. Tomorrow, Dark Horse is publishing the enigmatic Chuck Palahniuk’s new collection of short stories/adult coloring book, Bait: Off-color Stories for You to Color. To countdown, we’ve got a reader’s digest style (yep, carbon-dating myself) questionnaires answered by some of the artists […]

6 Days of Bait: Alise Gluskova, romantic fight promoter.

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What’s up everybody! Welcome to a very special series you’ll only get to see here on The Beat. We’re a couple of days away from Dark Horse publishing the enigmatic Chuck Palahniuk’s new collection of short stories/adult coloring book, Bait: Off-color Stories for you to Color. To count down, we’ve got reader’s digest style questionnaires answered […]

6 Days of Bait: Marc Scheff, how to color a rug.

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What’s up everybody! Welcome to a very special series you’ll only get to see here on The Beat. We’re days away from Dark Horse publishing the enigmatic Chuck Palahniuk’s new collection of short stories/adult coloring book, Bait: Off-color Stories for you to Color. To count down, over the next few days we’ve got reader’s digest style […]

Interview: Luc Bossé of Pow Pow Press on moving to English language comics

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Luc Bossé is a cartoonist and graphic designer from Montreal and founder and editor of Pow Pow Press, a French Canadian graphic novel publishers. In 2015, Luc launched a crowdfunding campaign to translate four books and begin publication in English. I’ve spoken with Luc about his career, colour printing, where Pow Pow Press is going and about the difficulties in moving from the French to the English distribution models.