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“All That Truly Matters In A Story Is Emotion”: An Interview with Mark Waid

Alex Dueben attempts to catch up with Mark Waid, one of the most prolific and successful comic writers of the last three decades, and while he can’t quite cover it all–they certainly cover a good bit of what has kept Waid’s creative fires burning on books like Archie, Daredevil, Superman: Birthright, Impulse and his latest, Ignited. Continue reading

 

Why Y’all Stuck on Laffy Taffy? (This Week’s Links)

In this week’s links, Ryan Flanders bemoans the Brooklyn youth of today; not their politics, not their art, not their choice of chain restaurants…but their lack of interest in Halloween costumes related to Russell Myers Broom-Hilda character. Continue reading

 

Raina Telgemeier Has Got Guts

Raina Telgemeier’s work may feature a child-protagonist and may be read by children, but her compositional complexity within and across her autobiographical graphic narratives is as thoughtful and nuanced as the comics medium permits. It’s not good because it’s popular: it’s popular because it really is that good. Continue reading

 

Memoirs of an Insomnious Man: Kevin Huizenga’s “The River at Night”

What happens when a dedicated insomniac reviews a book about a man who cannot sleep? Action as you have never seen. Continue reading

 

“If Anything, The Book Would Be Longer”: A Conversation With Kelsey Wroten

Annie Mok catches up with cartoonist Kelsey Wroten, about their graphic novel Cannonball, the struggle between legible cartoons and artistic expression, and the lack of athletic style benchmarks in the creative arts. Continue reading

 

Running on Fumes, Walking on Coals (This Week’s Links)

While the big news in comics is here, of course, the real announcement rests right at the top, where Ryan goes knucklebone deep into his own personal development. Shirts and pants. Shirts and pants! Continue reading

 

Warts & All The Presidents: A Chat With Drew Friedman

In advance of a major exhibition of his illustrations of the US Presidents, Drew Friedman sat down with Mark Newgarden to answer the burning questions: which of those dudes was the ugliest? Continue reading

 

Are You Not Entertained? Tegan Enters The DC Universe

Tegan O’Neil takes a dip into the world of subscription based comic book reading, with the DC Universe. Can she resist the temptation to watch cancelled television shows and focus on back issues instead? It’s time for an economics lesson! Continue reading