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Taking the Pulse of the Readers of the Undead | Arthur Suydam

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Written by Elizabeth Schweitzer Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00

Catching up with the "Zombie King" at this year's inaugural Wizard World St. Louis convention.

 

 

Peter Bagge's Virtual Reality

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Written by Jon Scorfina Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00

The legendary Hate creator talks technology: how it's changed his artwork and his career trajectory, and how it gave a sci-fi twist to his brand new tale of a washed-up comedian trying to fix his life via virtual reality, Reset.

   

Blood, White & Blue | Scott Snyder

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Written by Elizabeth Schweitzer Monday, 01 November 2010 12:16

The American Vampire author discusses the primal fear at the heart of the vampire concept, his collaboration with Stephen King, and his upcoming run on Detective Comics.
 
 

Why Not Smile? | Raina Telgemeier

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Written by Jason Green Friday, 28 May 2010 00:00

Catching up with Raina Telgemeier, author of the autobiographical webcomic-turned-dental drama graphic novel Smile, on the floor of the inaugural C2E2 convention.

   

Calling the Penny’s Arcade | Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik

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Written by Erin Jameson Wednesday, 19 May 2010 13:49

The creators behind the mind-bogglingly popular webcomic Penny Arcade sit down and discuss comics, conventions, and more before a recent appearance at St. Louis' Mad Art Gallery.

 

Making Comics Better | Larry Young

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Written by Erin Jameson Wednesday, 21 April 2010 08:58

The Astronauts in Trouble author talks what's coming next from his publishing company AiT/Planet Lar in advance of a pair of St. Louis appearances on Free Comic Book Day weekend.

 

   

Chicago Comic Con 09 | Cullen Bunn

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Written by Steve Higgins Saturday, 29 August 2009 17:00

cullenbunn-header.jpgThe writer behind The Damned sits down for a brief interview, conducted at this year's Chicago Comic Con.

 

 

Chicago Comic Con 09 | Jacque Nodell and Justin Bleep

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Written by Erin Jameson Friday, 28 August 2009 17:00

jacque-justin-header.jpgA brief video interview with romance comics blogger Jacque Nodell and Superhuman Resources artist Justin Bleep, conducted on the floor of this year's Chicago Comic Con.

 

   

Chicago Comic Con 09 | Superman and Supergirl

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Written by Erin Jameson Thursday, 27 August 2009 17:00

superman-supergirl-header.jpgWhat does it take to hit a comics convention in costume? Find out in this brief interview with two dedicated cosplayers, conducted on the floor of Chicago Comic Con.

 

 

Chicago Comic Con 09 | Brian Crowley

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Written by Erin Jameson Wednesday, 26 August 2009 17:00

crowley-header.jpgThe artist discusses his webcomic Hamster Rage in this brief video interview, conducted on the floor of this year's Chicago Comic Con.

 

   

Chicago Comic Con 09 | Sean McKeever

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Written by Steve Higgins Tuesday, 25 August 2009 17:00

mckeever-header.jpgThe Teen Titans writer catches us up on his upcoming projects, including a reissue of his creator-owned series The Waiting Place, in this video interview conducted on the floor of Chicago Comic Con.

 

 

Last Call, Second Shot | Brian Azzarello, pt. 2

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Written by Carlos Ruiz Thursday, 03 April 2008 17:00

ba.jpgIn the free-wheeling second half of our conversation with the famed 100 Bullets writer, Brian Azzarello talks about his newest projects, his superhero work, what it takes to get inside the head of a villain, and why Bruce Wayne is the ultimate Ladies' Man.

 

   

First Call, First Shot | Brian Azzarello, pt. 1

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Written by Carlos Ruiz Thursday, 27 March 2008 10:17

loveless-header.jpgAs he kicks off the final story arc of his storied crime drama 100 Bullets, the writer joins us for a lengthy chat on the end of that title, his new book Loveless, the American vs. European comic markets, and punching lead singers of rock bands in the face.  

 

 

Big Mouth Types Again | Evan Dorkin

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Written by Carlos Ruiz Thursday, 14 February 2008 07:17

dorkin-header2.jpgThe creator of indie comic faves Milk and Cheese and a mainstay on animation programs ranging from Superman to Shin-Chan to Space Ghost: Coast To Coast, Dorkin talks his new projects, the differences between the worlds of comics and animation, and some of the writers and artists who influence his work.

 

   

The Inches Interview with Tony Millionaire

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Written by Nick Main Thursday, 31 January 2008 13:33

millionaire-header.jpgThe artist behind the long-running comic strip Maakies, the comic book series Sock Monkey, and the Adult Swim cartoon The Drinky Crow Show tells how drawing houses and scribbling on bar napkins got him where he is today.

 

 

Grownups Can't Play | James Kochalka

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Written by Gabe Bullard Monday, 21 January 2008 10:16

A prolific comics creator and musician (under the name James Kochalka Superstar), artist James Kochalka documents the little things that make life worth living every day in his online comics diary American Elf. "If living the life of James Kochalka means having a little bit of fun and not being so uptight about everything," says the author, cat-owner, and father of two, "then that's good."

   

Over-Caffeinated | Shannon Wheeler

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Written by Carlos Ruiz Thursday, 03 January 2008 17:00

wheeler_icon.jpgThe creator of Too Much Coffee Man talks about his cartooning technique, his new collection of comic strips Screw Heaven, When I Die I'm Going To Mars, and the most surreal comics offshoot in history: the Too Much Coffee Man opera.

 

 

Superstar Machine, pt. 2 | Derec Donovan

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 27 December 2007 17:00

badrock-header.jpgIn the second part of our two-part look at the hotly anticpated relaunch of Rob Liefeld's Youngblood, artist Derec Donovan reveals how he landed the gig, the challenges of drawing a team book, and his chemistry with writer Joe Casey.

 

   

Superstar Machine, pt. 1 | Joe Casey

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 20 December 2007 17:00

yb-header.jpgCelebrity culture and superheroes collide in Youngblood, one of the most unexpected and hotly anticipated relaunches of 2008. In the first of a two-part look at this new take on Rob Liefeld's classic creation, we chat with writer Joe Casey about the origins of the new series, his take on celebrity culture, and his other Image Comics title, the recently returned Gødland.

 

 

Sugary Sweet Innocence | Nicholas Gurewitch

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Written by Nick Main Thursday, 13 December 2007 17:00

pbfint-header.gifThe creator behind the Ignatz-Award winning absurdist webcomic The Perry Bible Fellowship talks comics, films, and, oddly enough, Mel Gibson.

 

   

Grad Student-Turned-Hero | Shon C. Bury talks Nox

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Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 23 October 2007 01:44

nox-header.jpgReturning from an extended hiatus from the comics industry, writer Shon C. Bury maps Joseph Campbell's Hero Cycle "onto a world of urban hipsters and grad students" in his first creator-owned graphic novel.

 

 

Zero Gravity | Laika's Nick Abadzis

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Written by J. Bowers Monday, 15 October 2007 17:00

laika-header.jpg In his emotionally moving new graphic novel, British cartoonist Nick Abadzis tackles the tale of Laika, the pooch who became the first earthling to enter outer space.

 

   

Out of the Shadows, Part 2 | Kris Simon

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Written by Jason Green Wednesday, 03 October 2007 05:35

editorgirl-header.jpgIn the second part of our two-part look at Jim Valentino's branch of Image Comics, Shadowline editor Kris Simon gives us a peek behind the scenes and reveals some of the hot new projects to come in the next year.

 

 

Out of the Shadows, Part 1 | Jim Valentino

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Written by Jason Green Monday, 01 October 2007 07:21

jimmyheader.jpgIn the first part of a two-part look at Shadowline, Image Comics founder Jim Valentino chats about his new autobiographical series Drawing From Life and the publishing philosophy behind his own corner of the Image brand.

   

Crush! Kill! Destroy! | Jeffrey Brown

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Written by Gabe Bullard Thursday, 09 August 2007 17:00

changebots Best known for heartfelt autobiographical comics like Clumsy, Jeffrey Brown flexes his comedic muscles in the Transformers parody The Incredible Change-Bots. In this wide-ranging interview, Brown discusses both his serious and not-so-serious side, plus gives a glimpse at what else he has coming down the pike.

 

 

Darkness Calls | Mike Mignola

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Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 31 July 2007 17:00

hbIn an expansive interview, the Hellboy creator looks back on his entire career, from the early days at Marvel and DC to the creation and development of Hellboy, and looks ahead at where the demon-turned-paranormal investigator is headed in the next chapter of his life.

 

   

Making Comics Is Easy | Matt Kindt

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Written by Nick Main Wednesday, 04 July 2007 13:54

kindtheaderSt. Louis-based writer/artist Matt Kindt is conducting a pair of workshops on creating comics in conjunction with the St. Louis Public Library. Kindt gives us the skinny on what it takes to create a comic, and what books light his creative fires.

 

 

Taking Aim | Steven Grant talks Two Guns

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Written by Jason Green Monday, 23 April 2007 05:40

2gunsheaderThe crime comics renaissance continues with this new miniseries. Writer Steven Grant gives us the skinny.

 

   

Warren Ellis plays Doktor | Doktor Sleepless

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Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 17 April 2007 02:40

dokheaderThe writer behind Transmetropolitan, Planetary, and Marvel's hot new Thunderbolts put his uniquely deranged imagination to work on a brand-new series from Avatar this July. Here, Ellis chats up some of the preliminary details.

 

 

Save Yourself | Steven T. Seagle tackles Sex and Salvation in American Virgin

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Written by Jason Green Sunday, 14 January 2007 06:51

virginAdam Chamberlain is a diehard Christian who was saving himself sexually for his true love. When she's brutally murdered, his faith isn't the only thing left on shaky ground. Writer Steven T. Seagle catches us up on what's happened so far and gives a peek into the book's third story arc, which kicks off this month.

 

 

   

Prohibition Meets the Paranormal | The Damned

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 16 November 2006 17:00

damnedSt. Louisans Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt bring life to a visceral blend of the gangland underworld of the Roarin' '20s with the real underworld of ghouls and goblins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marjane Satrapi | Life & Death

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Written by Jason Green Monday, 23 October 2006 01:26

The famed author of the coming-of-age tale Persepolis is back with a new graphic novel, Chicken With Plums, and two appearances in St. Louis this October.
   

Scott McCloud | The Art of Making Comics

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Written by Jason Green Monday, 02 October 2006 02:34

The foremost authority on comics as a medium returns with his latest book, Making Comics. "This is very much about what happens on the page," says McCloud, "but this time with a practical bent to it, and a focus on the act of actually creating comics."

 

 

Comics' Most Wanted | CSI: Dying in the Gutters

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Sunday, 25 June 2006 16:00

"I'm specifically writing it to not focus on those things. The first job of any CSI story is to be a CSI story, and they have specific rhythms and requirements."
   

One For the Ladies | Shojo Beat

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Written by Jason Green Friday, 02 June 2006 03:30

"Shojo manga explore themes such as emotion, identity, and love—they ruminate on the internal world of their characters. In this way, they are relevant to everyone."
 

Sex Meets Swordplay | Michael Avon Oeming's Red Sonja

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Written by Jason Green Sunday, 30 April 2006 12:00

Oeming admits, however, that she is "one of the very first of the bad girls—at least in the modern sense. She's original gangsta."

   

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