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…

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

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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

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  [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 […]

Azzarello, Bisley, and beer combine for Alpha King event

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  Somewhere in the world it’s Friday afternoon, and someone somewhere may be counting the minutes to a happy hour brew. To get you in the mood, here are some exclusive photos of a recent event featuring Brian Azzarello, Simon Bisley, brewer Nick Floyd, 3 Floyds Beer and the new Image comic Alpha King, whose […]

GIve me money part 2: Creators for Creators grant submissions are open

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At this year’s Image Expo one of the most buzzworthy announcements was the Creators for Creators Grant, and submissions have just opened up and run until November 1st. The grant will give $30,000 to a single creator writer/artist duo “in order to support the creation of a new and original work of a length between sixty-four […]

Comic Book Renaissance Man Kaare Kyle Andrews Creates, Writes, Draws, Colors and Owns Renato Jones: The One% (Interview)

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Artist Kaare Kyle Andrews achieved a monumental accomplishment in the space of comics in 2014, he wrote, drew, and colored 12 issues of Iron Fist: The Living Weapon. Afterwords, the artist sought to take his own brand and publish it himself via Image Comics. Andrews is continuing his legacy as a comic book renaissance man with […]

Telltale Games The Walking Dead Will Bring Back Clementine for Season 3

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During an  IGN interview with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman some new details regarding season three of the popular Telltale Games series based on his comics were dropped. The game will  be “checking in on Clementine again”, according to Kirkman. Though it isn’t clear if Clementine will be the only focus of the story this time around. Kirkman […]