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 swag like original signed custom bookplates for adults or buttons and magnets for the kids (in this case, the former, to support the featured book, An Embarrassment of Witches).
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 talks to creators Sophie Goldstein and Jenn Jordan. Previously, they worked together on the 360-part webcomic, Darwin Carmichael is Going to Hell, but today, they’re dishing on their Top Shelf graphic novel, An Embarrassment of Witches. The comic follows childhood friends Rory and Angela at the crossroads of adulthood, as one is dumped by their tool of a boyfriend and left wondering what to do with her life, while the other faces the buckling pressure of a high-stakes internship.
Make sure to check out the full interview on Comix Experience’s official YouTube page.