Graphic Novel Club: BY NIGHT Creators Christine Larsen & John Allison reveal how to balance monsters and business

A frank and earnest discussion on the strange and wonderous world of BY NIGHT!


The Beat is a proud sponsor of Comix Experience’s Graphic Novel of the Month Clubs, which bring comics fans a curated mix of the best of new release graphic novels and conversations with the creators who make them.  Each month, the staff of Comix Experience votes on two sets of upcoming books they are most excited—one gets presented to adults and another to middle readers. Each club provides schwag like original signed custom bookplates for adults or buttons and magnets for the kids (in this case, the former, to support the featured book, By Night).

By Night cover

Most excitingly, the Graphic Novel Clubs bring in the creators of selected books to talk exclusively to GNC members in interviews conducted by Comix Experience owner Brian Hibbs, who brings 30 years of experience in comics to the table. These talks are livestreamed to members all over the country and are a fun and informative mix of conversation on craft and form, as well as on the business of making comics. The Graphic Novel Clubs make a point of being inclusive, inviting creators from a wide variety of age, race, sex, and cultural perspectives to speak to members.

Membership is what propels these conversations, so if you like what you see, please support these discussions of comics, and the creators who make them, by joining the club.

Today: Brian Hibbs sits down with John Allison (Giant Days) and Christine Larsen (Adventure Time) to talk about their strangely surreal and unsurprisingly hilarious comic, By Night. Published by BOOM! Box, By Night follows Jane Langstaff and Heather Meadows, two best friends who return to their once-booming hometown to find that the area has fallen on harder times. However, when they discover a device called the Eidolon on the abandoned Charleswood Estate, the pair opens up a doorway to another dimension!

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