MATT CHATS: Corrina Beckho and Gabriel Hardman Talk Expanding Their ‘Invisible Republic’ with Volume 2

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I was lucky enough to interview Gabriel Hardman and Corrina Beckho about one of my favorite series of last year, the complex and captivating Invisible Republic, now a Hugo Award finalist for Best Graphic Story. Imagine my delight when they were interested in discussing the next volume, which builds impressive on the great foundation laid […]

INTERVIEW: Rod Reis on breaking down Hadrian’s Wall

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Image Comics has positioned itself as the premiere place to tell sci-fi stories. With a portfolio that includes top books like Saga and critic favorites like Descender, one might argue it has become an overcrowded market…that is unless you can turn the genre on its ear. Kyle Higgins (Power Rangers, Nightwing), Alec Siegel, (C.O.W.L) and Rod […]

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 […]

MATT CHATS: Will Dennis on Leaving DC and Serving up ‘Moonshine’

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If you loved the DC/Vertigo comics of the last 15 years, particularly the imprint’s crime books, you probably owe a debt of gratitude to Will Dennis. As the editor of titles like 100 Bullets, DMZ, Scalped and a plethora of others, he was a big part of Vertigo’s recent past and overall legacy. He recently […]

INTERVIEW: Bryan Lee O’Malley on His New “Cartoonish Soap Opera,” SNOTGIRL #1

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Earlier today, The Beat posted a review of Snotgirl #1, the latest book written by Seconds and Scott Pilgrim writer Bryan Lee O’Malley. Illustrated by Leslie Hung, the series focuses on Lottie Person, a prolific fashion blogger who is plagued by inner demons. Recently, The Beat had a unique opportunity to talk about Snotgirl #1 with O’Malley. We discussed how he met Leslie, what inspired Snotgirl, and even get a hint as to unannounced projects on the horizon…