Tweetby Amy Chu Toronto ComiCon this past weekend was my first convention experience in Canada and a very positive one. Organized by FanExpo, it is much smaller than the massive Fan Expo in August. Since it was right on the heels of Seattle’s Emerald City Con and before MegaCon in Orlando, I could have taken [...]
Tweet by @AmyChu Day 1 After an exciting first day at Emerald City Comic Con on Friday, a sea of attendees flooded the many downtown venues around Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center. But the place to be for the evening was the bar of the Sheraton hotel where many of the comics professionals gathered. ECCC, [...]
Tweet By Matt O’Keefe. Kelly Sue DeConnick is a relative newcomer to the Big Two, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t been around. After years of adapting manga for Tokyopop she moved to writing her own comics, notably 30 DAYS OF NIGHT: EBEN AND STELLA with Steve Niles at IDW. Today, she’s writing and co-writing books for Marvel like CAPTAIN MARVEL, [...]
TweetBy Matt O’Keefe For someone who describes himself as America’s 14th favorite comic book editor, Steve Wacker has edited a lot of beloved books. I first became aware of his work with 52, a weekly comic with some of DC’s biggest creators. He soon joined Marvel to edit an almost-weekly Spider-Man. Today, he’s editor of such [...]
Tweetby Pádraig Ó Méalóid [Previous installments of this piece: Part 1, part 2] Originally, when I set out to look into the various allegations about Alan Moore and Robert Mayer’s Superfolks, I thought it was going to be a comparatively straightforward piece to write. Just read the book, find out what people had said, and [...]
For over four years Karl Kerschl has been writing and drawing his award-winning The Abominable Charles Christopher, releasing a new strip every Wednesday. I spoke to him about singlehandedly writing, drawing, printing, and distributing his weekly webcomic and got teasers about upcoming projects. Warning: there are spoilers of Charles in the interview. You can read the entire story for free on the Abominable site.
TweetHarboring a fierce desire to learn cartooning, in 2008 Chris Northrop moved to Los Angeles. At a Starbucks one day, he was observed sketching by Sean Murphy, artist on Hellblazer and creator of PunkRockJeezus. They struck up a conversation and Murphy came to mentor Chris. In Comics and Animation, this is on par with being discovered at the [...]
Telling Stories at Archaia, Making Buddies at Dark Horse, and Pigging Out at Image: Nate Cosby Talks Comics
Tweet By Matt O’Keefe Nate Cosby rose through the ranks at Marvel to become editor of such critically acclaimed all-ages titles Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Thor The Mighty Avenger. In 2010 he went freelance, leaving Marvel and writing for publishers like Archaia, Image, and Dark Horse. I [...]
TweetBy Matt O’Keefe Jim Zubkavich has been creating comics since he began self-publishing Makeshift Miracle in 2001, but he really broke onto the scene in 2010 with Skullkickers, an ongoing series from Image Comics which Zub describes as a buddy cop film slammed into Conan the Barbarian. In addition to his jobs as Project Manager [...]
In 1977 Dial Press of New York published Robert Mayer’s first novel, Superfolks. It was, amongst other things, a story of a middle-aged man coming to terms with his life, an enormous collection of 1970s pop-culture references, some now lost to the mists of time, and a satire on certain aspects of the comic superhero, but would probably be largely unheard of these days if it wasn’t for the fact that it is regularly mentioned for its supposed influence on a young Alan Moore and his work, particularly on Watchmen, Marvelman, and his Superman story, Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? There’s also a suggestion that it had an influence on his proposal to DC Comics for the unpublished cross-company ‘event,’ Twilight of the Superheroes. But who’s saying these things, what are they saying, and is any of it actually true?
Tweetby Matt O’Keefe Welcome to Six In Six, where I ask comic folk six questions and get my answers in six minutes or less. Here at the 2012 New York Comic Con I’m asking creators about their experience with and opinions of Image Comics. Here’s my interview with writer/artist Mike Norton. Image clearly had a [...]
Tweetby Matt O’Keefe Welcome to Six In Six, where I ask comic folk six questions and get my answers in six minutes or less. Here at NYCC 2012 I’m asking creators about their experience with and opinions of Image Comics. Here’s my interview with writer Jim McCann. Image clearly had a big year. Name one [...]
TweetBy Jeff Trexler In the book of Genesis, Esau sells his birthright to his younger brother Jacob for some lentil soup. Yesterday, a judge ruled that Joe Shuster’s sister sold the family’s claim on the Superman copyright for a meager pension. Superman may be a modern myth, but that’s not always a good thing.