MATT CHATS: Jim Zub on Finishing Skullkickers and Continuing his Wayward Path


Jim Zub, easily my most-interviewed creator, is on a tear lately. In addition to wonderful corporate-owned work like Figment, he more than stuck the landing on Skullkickers and he nailed the second arc of his new series Wayward. I talked to him about both beginnings, endings and everything in-between. When did you map out the overall story […]

Image Comics Month-to-Month Sales: August 2015 – Don’t Don’t Don’t Restart!

Image Sales

by Dave Carter Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at Image Comics’s sales figures. Just a reminder that I’m not doing this as a permanent gig; just filling in until Heidi finds someone to take on the indy month-to-month chart. Please refer to last month’s column for a preamble and explanation […]

NYCC ’15: Wes Craig on “Deadly Class” – The Process and Perils of a Career with Assassins


At New York Comic Con last week, The Beat’s Lindsey Morris chatted with Wes Craig about his current comics life – what it’s like to spend your days elbow-deep in teenage assassins, angst, and violence.

NYCC ’15: Cliff Chiang On “Paper Girls” – Representation, 80’s Fashion, and the Weirdness of Suburbs


As New York Comic-Con’s show floor slowly shuffled to a close on Friday evening, The Beat’s Zach Clemente slipped behind the Epic Proportions booth to chat with one of his all-time favorite artists, Cliff Chiang. They talk mostly about Chiang’s new book with Image Comics, “Paper Girls”.

NYCC ’15: Image signings and there are a lot of them


Wrapping up our preview of what’s what at NYCC, Image Comics has two parties, three panels, six show specials and a gazillion signings.  And a digital sale: $0.99 digital issues and up to 50% off digital collections of WYTCHES, VOL. 1, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, VOL. 1 and VOL. 2, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA, VOL. 1, SAGA, […]

More people hired at comic book companies: Image, Boom, Valiant, Dynamite


Although the comics industry seems to be hitting a rough patch, one thing that I noticed at last week retailer summit is that a bunch of people have just been hired as staffers to actually work in the comics business! And interestingly, many of them are working directly with comics retailers. I think if you’re going to invest money in your business at a time like this, investing in new employees who work directly with the people who buy your products is a pretty smart move. Here’s the new faces: