Brenden Fletcher talks with The Beat about Gotham Academy, Batgirl, and Black Canary at Dragon Con

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Brenden Fletcher is one of most unique voices in superhero comics and easily one of my favorite writers at the Big Two. Along with fellow writers like Steve Orlando, Ming Doyle, Tom King and David Walker; Fletcher is leading a charge that is creatively rejuvenating DC and giving the publisher its best line-up of titles […]

SDCC ’15: Listen to our interviews with the stars of DC and Marvel Television (and Hannibal)

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For those of you who don’t know, my fellow Entertainment Editor, Hannah Lodge and I, along with Beat Contributors Harper Harris and Cal Cleary, host a mostly-weekly podcast together for our site, GeekRex (where we also write-up comic and movie reviews, along with the rare television and game piece). For the latest episode, Heidi has been […]

SDCC’15: Invite Goon creator Eric Powell to your 4th of July parties!

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On the SDCC floor we caught up with creator of The Goon, Eric Powell, to talk about what could be the end for one of comic’s biggest cult icons as he wraps up The Goon: Once Upon a Hard Time. Read his thoughts about the challenges facing the modern creator owned era, an update from Hollywood, […]

Interview: Jack Baxter returns to Tel Aviv for Mike’s Place

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By Cal Cleary Jack Baxter, an American filmmaker, went to Israel in 2003 to make a documentary. When his initial subject fell through, he found a new story in the form of Mike’s Place, a Tel Aviv blues bar where people from all over could meet in peace amidst all the turmoil. There, he met […]

Interview: Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre Create Sequel to Beloved Giants Beware!

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By Harper W. Harris The first book in The Chronicles of Claudette, Giants Beware! was quite well received; in fact, it earned the creators several awards, including the Cybils Award for Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels. The book, and its new follow up, Dragons Beware!, follow the courageous and battle hungry Claudette, her brother and culinary […]

Jay Hosler Interview: Comics are the “most powerful” medium for teaching

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In Last of the Sandwalkers, Eisner nominee Jay Hosler combines his love of comics with his academic background in biological sciences and teaching.  The result is a graphic novel aimed at students, ages 10-14, that has the intellectual weight to interest a much wider audience. Tackling themes like creationism vs. evolution, space exploration, and more, Last of […]

Interview: Hope Larson on Adapting A Wrinkle in Time

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Hope Larson is a New York Times bestselling graphic novelist, an Eisner-award winning cartoonist, and the writer & director of Got A Girl’s music video for “Live Too Fast.” Her graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic sci-fi/fantasy tale A Wrinkle in Time is out this week in paperback.

Interview: Comic Errand Leads To Encounter With Amazing Family Duo Of Paolo and Joe Rivera

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By Victor Van Scoit When your local comic store is The Isotope in San Francisco it’s hard not to look forward to Wednesday. There’s always a fresh stack of comics, an interesting conversation to jump into, or an unplanned surprise. This past Wednesday was no exception when I walked in and noticed a couple of […]