Dave Kelly and I share the same midwest suburban roots. We both grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and probably read the same Chicago Tribune Sunday funnies as kids. Since 2011, Dave Kelly and Lara Antal have helped run the independent comics publisher, So What? Press. I spoke with Kelly about the latest issue […]
By Nancy Powell Science fiction writer Sharon Shinn (Twelve Houses series) and writer illustrator Molly Ostertag have combined to create an emotionally resonant story in which a young woman who has lost everything—family, fortune and home—must learn to trust and love again in order to brave a hostile world. The Beat caught up with Ostertag […]
Every year at BookExpo America there are a series of “Buzz” panels where editors hype the biggest upcoming releases. This years event takes place May 31-June 3, and two graphic novels will be on the Buzz lists, one middle grade, one young adult. One is Tillie Walden’s Spinning (First Second), a book that has already […]
So What? Press marked it’s fifth year as an indie comics publisher this past fall. Their tent pole horror-noir series, Tales of the Night Watchman, is celebrating the release of their fifth issue with a signing at Forbidden Planet in New York this Saturday.
By Maggie Vicknair As a teenager, Alison Green was Mega-Girl, a member of the world’s foremost superhero team, until one day she quit dramatically on live television. After an eye-opening conversation which her former arch-nemesis She had realized that all the capes, costumes, and epic battle’s weren’t really helping anyone long term. Now, no […]
Strong Female Protagonist by Brennan Lee Mulligan & Molly Ostertag has gained a nice following online, for its strong storyline and attractive art, and they ran a kickstarter to fund a graphic nvel edition which raised $60K just like that. The actual print edition will be coming out this December from Top Shelf, and it’s […]
The webcomic series Strong Female Protagonist has a Kickstarter running to take the series to print, and has already crushed the original target funding harder than Godzilla stamping on innocent civilians. From the creative team of Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag, the funding for the project is currently somewhere above the $20000 range, after […]
STRONG FEMALE PROTAGONIST is a relative newcomer to the world of webcomics. Written by Brennan Lee Mulligan and drawn by New York School of the Visual arts student Molly Ostertag, it was initiated in 2012 and already boasts three issues ranging in length from 22 to 50 or more pages. As the title suggests, the […]