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Skottie Young on the Process and Princesses of I Hate Fairyland

Taking the leap to creator-owned comics can be a big change for any creator. It’s not just making comics at a new publisher; it’s running the show …

Story First: Benjamin Dewey on the Art and Wonder of The Autumnlands

In the past five years, the comic industry has seen absolutely remarkable growth, and a lot of that is thanks to some of the very exciting creative …

Creativity

The Art of the Cover: John Paul Leon on His Craft and Career

Everyone has a favorite part of a comic, whether it’s the writing, art, coloring, production value, plot or some other aspect of the book that makes …

Cupcakes and Colorists: Kelly Fitzpatrick Talks Her Craft and the Vital Role Colorists Play in Comics

As much as we often talk about the lack of credit pencillers get – and we will even more this week – colorists are hugely vital parts of making the …

Graphic Novels

ODY-C's Christian Ward Shares the Experience of Transitioning from Traditional to Digital Art

For me, being an artist is about the balance between confidence and insecurity. There are certainly days when I feel both about my work, sometimes …

Digital Art

The Wizard of Nobrow: Talking Fantasy Sports No. 1 with Sam Bosma

One of my favorite characteristics in a comic is when the story genuinely surprises me. When I say that, I don’t just mean the writing, but how the …

The State of Comic Book Retail

The prevailing theory about comic journalists goes something like this: those who can write comics, do; those who can’t, write comics journalism. …

Noelle Stevenson's Nimona and the Destruction of Expectations

One of the strange things about my work is I’m always writing in my head even when not <i>actually</i> writing. That may not really be weird – everyone may …

How Did Archie #1 Become the Blueprint for Reimagining a Comic?

I’ve never been interested in reading Archie comics. In fact, the only Archie comic I had ever read before last week was Afterlife with Archie, a …

The Dance Floor That Reads Like a Comic: Digging Into The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 2: Fandemonium

The team behind The Wicked + The Divine are monsters.<p>I really mean that.<p>If you read the comic, you know what’s up, but this second volume of the …

New Reader Friendly: Moore, Ha and Cannon's "Top Ten" is a Superhero/Procedural Mash-Up For Everyone

<i>Every week, this feature will share a recent complete, collected story that acts as a great introduction to the comic art form for new readers. After</i> …

Millar and Murphy Make the Most Commercial Comic Ever in Chrononauts

There’s something about the word “commercial” that really annoys people.<p>When a piece of art is perceived as “commercial” in nature, a lot of people …

New Reader Friendly: "The Valiant" Introduces Readers to a New Universe in Brilliant Fashion

<i>Every week, this feature will share a recent complete, collected story that acts as a great introduction to the comic art form for new readers. After</i> …

A Look at the Unbelievable First Arc of North and Henderson's "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl"

I have to admit, conceptually, “the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl” didn’t appeal to me. A Squirrel Girl book? That seemed random and kind of weird to me, …

Urasawa’s “Master Keaton” Earns His Title and Our Love

<i>This review first appeared on Multiversity Comics on January 14, 2015, but was written by me. It has been published here as well with their very kind</i> …

Family Above All: The Unforgiving, Unrelenting Reality of “Lazarus”

<i>This review first appeared on Multiversity Comics on September 2, 2014, but was written by me. It has been published here as well with their very</i> …

The Frequently Masterful “The Wake” and a Ten Issue Fight Against Format

<i>This review first appeared on Multiversity Comics on August 11, 2014, but was written by me. It has been published here as well with their very kind</i> …

The Beauty in the Ugly: Talking Airboy with Artist Greg Hinkle

In the immortal words of Tim Kasher, we all know art is hard. In the case of both the Cursive frontman and Airboy artist Greg Hinkle, it can be even …

The Art of the Future: Exploring the Work of Gael Bertrand

It’s funny how you many different ways you can discover a comic creator. It used to be you’d pick up a new comic and you’d think, “huh, I like this …

An Exclusive Look at the Modest SKTCHD Original Art Collection - SKTCHD

Earlier today, we took a look at the world of comic art reps and how their businesses impact the lives of comic artists. It was a deep dive into the …

Building a World with Think of a City's Alison Sampson

One of my favorite things about comics is how limitless their potential is. Some would say their only limit is the imaginations of their creators, …

Graphic Novels

Clean Lines and Dirty Sci-Fi: A Look at the Art of Drifter with Nic Klein

As many have said, it’s an awfully good time for comics. You look around enough, it’s pretty easy to find a comic that would interest almost any type …

You Can't Spell Cartoon Without Art: A Look at the Work of Mingjue Helen Chen

While I love comics, I might actually love animated movies even more. My “event” movies tend to be the releases by Pixar, Studio Ghibli, Laika, …

Russell Dauterman on the Magic and Majesty of Crafting “Thor”

Following up on a run like Esad Ribic’s one on “Thor: God of Thunder” is an impossible task for an artist. You have to be compared to that? To the …

Dustin Nguyen Explores the Galaxy in “Descender” #1

<i>This article first appeared on Multiversity Comics on March 9, 2015, but was written by me. It has been published here as well with their very kind</i> …

Comics and the Diminishing Role of Artists in a Visual Medium

<i>This article first appeared on Multiversity Comics on February 11, 2014, but was written by me. It has been published here as well with their very</i> …

The Life and Times of the Modern Comic Book Artist

<i>This article first appeared on Multiversity Comics on May 28, 2014, but was written by me. It has been published here as well with their very kind</i> …

The Former King of Comics

<i>This article first appeared on Multiversity Comics on June 10, 2014, but was written by me. It has been published here as well with their very kind</i> …

Creator-Owned and the Thin Line Between “To Be Continued” and “The End”

<i>This article first appeared on Multiversity Comics on June 17, 2014, but was written by me. It has been published here as well with their very kind</i> …

Recapturing the Magic

<i>This article first appeared on Multiversity Comics on September 16, 2014, but was written by me. It has been published here as well with their very</i> …