Alan Moore’s Secret Q&A Cult Exposed! Part III: This Will Completely Change Your Life!!!!

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Deep in the deepest deep bit of the Interwebs, where the nice people don’t go, 50 people in anoraks with awful social lives called The Really Very Serious Alan Moore Scholars’ Group meet to compare notes. Sometimes, if the planets align correctly, they get to ask questions. Not just about what terrible thing happened to […]

#SDCC ’16 First Second’s Gene Luen Yang: The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

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By: Nicholas Eskey As one of the most influential graphic novel publishers in the United States, First Second is proud to celebrate 2016 as their their 10-year anniversary. Known for publishing noteworthy stories that also spark conversations, the publisher also does well with making strong connections with their writers and artists. One such writer is […]

Jason Shiga on Mysteries, Angoulême, and Demon

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Halfway into a pleasant Oakland morning I met up up with Jason Shiga in his family home. At a nearby cafe, we talked about his recently completed comic Demon, his approaching yearlong residency in Angoulême, France, and a variety of other topics over breakfast.   Comics Beat: Right now, when people think of Jason Shiga they […]

SDCC’16: David Mack talks travels, Tyler Durden, and what Kabuki looks like 20 years later.

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As a kid, reading comics in the 90’s was mostly about appreciating pretty pictures drawn by the likes of guys like Jim Lee. As an adult, reading comics became about an engaging story written by the likes of guys like Brian Michael Bendis. Today’s audience, juvenile or adult, has the advantage of creators who are […]

In conversation: Greg Pak and Bryan Hill on Kingsway West and breaking in to comics

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by Bryan Hill Greg Pak and I actually overlapped at NYU. I first knew him as a filmmaker, from his feature ROBOT STORIES, and then as a comic writer when I jumped into his work with PLANET HULK for Marvel. He’s one of the smartest and nicest fellas working in the business of storytelling and […]

Al Jaffee to get the Harvey Kurtzman Hall of Fame Award

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Legendary is a word often over used, but Al Jaffee is truly a legendary cartoonist. Still drawing Mad magazine’s fold-ins at age 95, he’s been named the world’s oldest working cartoonist, and now he’ll be the latest winner of the Harvey Kurtzman Hall of Fame Award, which will be presented as part of the Harvey […]

RIP Richard Thompson

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Cartoonist Richard Thompson, the artist behind Poor Richard’s Almanack, Cul-de-Sac and many other wonderful comics, has passed away from the effects on his battle with Parkinson’s disease. A more talented, kind and wonderful person could not be imagined. Thompson won the Rueben Award for his work, and was diagnosed in 2009, and continued to work […]