INTERVIEW: Rod Reis on breaking down Hadrian’s Wall


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


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’


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


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…

Interview: Greg Rucka and Michael Lark on Lazarus and What Makes Them Click

Lazarus Tease

Rucka and Lark have been one of my favorite pairings ever since the Half a Life arc in Gotham Central, and their work has only gotten stronger and more cohesive since that was first published. They’re now deep into their most ambitious collaboration to date, the Image Comics series Lazarus. With the freedom of creator-owned […]

INTERVIEW: Joe Casey talks Sex, his indie Officer Downe film and why comics are not like Van Halen


  [Recently Joe Casey conducted an email interview with a writer for a now deceased site. I expressed an interest in running it on the Beat, but was unable to contact the original writer despite repeated attempts. As its general internet principle that the interviewee owns the written answers, I agreed to run Joe’s answers, as he’s […]