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Matt O'Keefe

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Writer of Stuff. Journalism for The Beat, articles for websites, blogs for businesses, comics for publishers, and so on. Writing is my least and most favorite thing.

MATT CHATS: Antony Johnston on Doing Comics His Way

Antony Johnston recently shared a couple enlightening posts about his experience writing ongoing series for Image Comics over the past couple of years. Familiar...

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

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...

MATT CHATS: Zander Cannon on the Hierarchies of Monsters and Benefits...

Zander Cannon has been hard at work on his series Kaijumax in 2015, which he writes, draws, colors and letters. He's delivering odd, amusing, poignant stories about Godzilla-like...

Justin Jordan on the Differences Between BOOM! and Image

I recently conducted an interview with Justin Jordan, serving as sort of a companion piece to my article about the role of editors in...

THE IMAGE EFFECT: Are Editors Outdated?

This is the first in a planned series of articles about the “Image Effect.” Over the past 20+ years Image Comics has grown from...

MATT CHATS: Skullkickers Word Artist Marshall Dillon on the Life of...

It's widely acknowledged is that a great letterer is one that you don't notice. Marshall Dillon is often an exception to that rule. He made...

MATT CHATS: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman Building Their ‘Invisible Republic’

Though it's called Invisible Republic, the Image series from Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko has quickly made its presence felt. In five issues the husband...

MATT CHATS: Wolves of Summer Creators on Kickstarter, Collaboration and the...

It truly is a new Golden Age of comics, not just because of the fantastic output from such publishers as Image, Fantagraphics, Oni, etc.,...

MATT CHATS: Paul Allor on Making TET, An IDW Comic about...

I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Paul Allor, mostly through Comics Experience, a workshop for people who want to create comics. He’s...

MATT CHATS: Thomas Boatwright on Puppets, Patreon and a Transition from...

Rarely do I get to learn the story of people who have moved away from the comics industry. Artist and creator Thomas Boatwright is...

MATT CHATS: Jeffrey Burandt on Music in Comics with Oni Press

As a medium that requires you to listen, music doesn’t seem like it would meld with traditional comic book storytelling. That assumption, however, has...

MATT CHATS: Dan Berry on Podcasts, Patreon and Handmade Art

I first learned about Dan Berry due to my insatiable hunger for comics podcasts. Make It Then Tell Everybody consists of intelligent and insightful conversations...