INTERVIEW: Gene Luen Yang on Being Named National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature

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The author of American Born Chinese sits down to talk with us about his new role as the first comics alumnus to hold the prestigious position of ambassador of young people’s literature.

MATT CHATS: Kelly Williams on the Grind of the Indy Artist

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Welcome to MATT CHATS, a weekly interview series that goes live every Tuesday conducted between myself and a creator and/or player in the comic book industry, diving into subjects not broached by other comic news outlets. One of the artists most deserving of work from the Big Two or even the “Big Five” is, in my opinion, […]

MATT CHATS: Ryan Kelly on ‘Cry Havoc’ and Other Proclamations

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I’ve been a big fan of Ryan Kelly’s for a long time. Local was one of the first comics I read outside of the Big Two, and it wowed me. I even got a commission of Megan, the protagonist, from Kelly of her visiting my home state of Minnesota. Since then I’ve closely followed Ryan’s […]

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 […]