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Ron Wimberly Talks Communities, Creative Play, and the American Myth at...

As the Sunday of SPX got started, I had the opportunity to sit down with Ron Wimberly over "breakfast" in the mostly vacant hotel restaurant to discuss his work past, present, and future, what it means to foster community, and how we can adjust the Dream. Wimberly is known for Prince of Cats, She-Hulk, as well as Lighten Up on The Nib. As a note, this is more of a conversation, so expect depth and breadth, not release dates.

Farewell Bergen Street and Godspeed

Bergen Street held one final party this weekend - a colossal goodbye to Brooklyn as Tom and Amy close up shop. As if on a pilgrimage, Zach made his way out to New York to give his regards to his favorite comic store to have ever made him buy a comic by merely being open.

Talking Homage, Adapting from Nothing, and Atmosphere with ‘Over The Garden...

The Beat chats with Pat McHale, creator of the Cartoon Network miniseries "Over The Garden Wall" and writer of the 4-issue limited series at BOOM.

Miura Brings New Series “GIGANTO MAXIA” to Dark Horse in 2016

You heard it folks - the creator of the sensational Berserk series, Kentaro Miura, is bringing his first new work in 20 years to Dark Horse (and the US) in 2016. No word on how long this story will be, but going by Miura's track record, you may want to reserve a shelf or 3 for this one.

SDCC ’15: Bengal on The Narrative of Action and Influences in...

Bengal is a comics artist residing in Reims, France. His published work includes Naja, Luminae, and Meka published in the US by Magnetic Press and Batgirl: Endgame and Batgirl Annual #3 (not published at the time of this interview). On the last day of San Diego Comic-Con 2015, I had the good fortune to chat with Bengal, tucked in the back of the very busy Magnetic Press booth.

SDCC ’15: Asaf Hankua & Boaz Lavie Talk Masculinity, Fatherhood, and...

The Divine is a new graphic novel published by First Second created by illustrators Asaf Hanuka (The Realist), Tomer Hanuka (Placebo Man), and writer Boaz Lavie. Asaf and Boaz reside in Tel Aviv, Israel while Tomer lives in New York City. On a hectic Thursday afternoon, I was fortunate to talk to Boaz and Asaf about their new book - unfortunately Tomer was unavailable.

SDCC ’15: Tula Lotay on ‘Supreme’, ‘Heartless’, and Finding Your Feet

Tula Lotay is a comics artist and illustrator from the UK. Her published works include Supreme: Blue Rose, Bodies, Elephantmen. She also serves as the Festival Director for the lauded Thought Bubble show in Leeds. On a very busy Saturday of San Diego Comic-Con 2015, Tula and I caught up on her work on Supreme and Zero as well as her upcoming work in The Wicked + The Divine and Heartless.

SDCC ’15: Owning the Aesthetics with Image Comics

In the overzealously air-conditioned afternoon of the Saturday of San Diego Comic-Con 2015, Image Comics held their fourth panel highlighting their creators – this time focusing on the aesthetics of their comics and how their creators, a mix of writers, artists, and colorists own it. Including: Rob Guillory (Chew), Stuart Moore (EGOs), Lee Loughridge (Deadly Class), Scott Snyder (Wytches), Jaime McKelvie (The Wicked & The Divine), and Josh Williamson (Nailbiter).

SDCC ’15: Manga Publisher Roundtable Bust Myths

Mid-afternoon on the Friday of San Diego Comic-Con 2015, veterans of the manga publishing world got together to discuss what excites them and to lay down some truth on the myths surround publishing manga in North America.

SDCC ’15: Owning the Mainstream with Image Comics

Image Comics’ traditionally solid convention programming kicked off on Thursday of San Diego Comic-Con 2015 with a discussion of the mainstream in comics with Image creators.

ComiqueCon Celebrates Women in Comics in November

ComiqueCon, a one-day festival celebrating women in comics, announced plans to bring its inaugural event to the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Mich. on Nov. 7. The festival will bring together female artists, illustrators, publishers and fans for a day of fun and discussion on the growing impact of women readers of comics and graphic novels.

3AM Comics: Nate Simpson talks Creative Constipation, Artificial Intelligence, and ‘Nonplayer’

On the questionably damp morning of the last day of ECCC '15, I caught up with Image creator Nate Simpson in a small breakfast place called The Crumpet Shop in Downtown Seattle's world famous Pike Place market to talk about the second issue of Nonplayer, close enough to taste. The conversation spans his interest in narrative art, AI, and a discussion on creating comics in an rapidly gestating environment. Simpson is known for his work on Nonplayer, the first issue of which came out a few years ago. He lives in Seattle with his wife and young child and while he's not working on game art, he wakes up at 3AM daily to turn out comics pages.