Archive for the ‘Webcomics’ Category

John Allison and “Bad Machinery”

January 11, 2010

I became a fan of John Allison’s work years ago. “Scary Go Round” was a webcomic like few others, long storylines which were illustrated in full color with a unique perspective and sense of humor. In September, Allison concluded “Scary Go Round” and promptly started a new webcomic, “Bad Machinery,” which I’m really enjoying.

Talking with Kristin Lindsay about Childs Play

January 11, 2010

Childs Play is a charitable organization set up a few years ago by Gabe and Tycho of Penny Arcade. What started as a toy drive for the Seattle Childrens Hospital has become a charity that raises more than a million dollars a year for dozens of hospitals in six countries. I talked with Kristin Lindsay, the Foundation Coordinator of Childs Play about the charity and its mission.

Neal Adams and Scott Kurtz bring some Christmas cheer

January 11, 2010

I’m a big fan of Scott Kurtz and his webcomic “PvP.” For Christmas this year he has a major storyline and helping him out is comics legend Neal Adams!

For people who don’t know, Adams is one of the biggest comics artists of his generation. He’s one of the definitive Batman artists. He illustrated a run on “Green Lantern/Green Arrow” written by Denny O’Neill. There’s his runs on “X-Men” and “The Avengers” (The Kree-Skrull war storyarc) with Roy Thomas, his work on the Spectre, Deadman. He worked on Creepy and Eerie.

Adams is also known as one of the people who has fought for creator rights for decades. He helped get Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster credit from DC. He fought to get Jack Kirby his artwork back from Marvel.

Anyway, an interview with two great creators. We talk about the comic, their other projects they’re in the midst of – Kurtz is writing an “Agents of Atlas” story for Marvel and Adams continues to work on “Batman Odyssey” for DC.

Jamaica Dyer interview

November 25, 2009

I love Jamaica Dyer’s comic Weird Fishes. Nothing else is exactly like this strange surreal tale of adolescence, imaginary friends and a guy walking around in bunny suits who decides that he wants to fit in. I love the substance, the style and the way she serializes it and how that method forces her to think about it differently than other comics. One of my fav webcomics and something to check out. Plus there’s now a book.

Girls with Slingshots 5th Anniversary

October 1, 2009

Danielle Corsetto is the cartoonist behind one of the best webcomics out there, Girls with Slingshots and it’s been five years since she started posting the comic in October 2004. 800 strips. I interviewed her last fall about the comic just before it turned four and what can I say but I love the strip and she’s absolutely fabulous.

Here’s to five more years!

The end of John Allison’s Scary Go Round

September 11, 2009

Scary Go Round by John Allison was one of the first webcomics I read on a regular basis. That was….many years ago. Allison has been writing and drawing the strip for more than seven years and I’m not going to claim that I love every single strip but even without his previous work, Scary Go Round has been a great success both creatively and otherwise.

Some people are sad the strip is ending, but the truth is that I’m not. Mostly because I know that next week Allison is starting a new comic. I have no idea what it will be but I’m looking forward to it.

Interview with Becky Cloonan and Hwan Cho

September 10, 2009

I’ve been a fan of Becky Cloonan for years (What self-respecting comics fan isn’t? Demo? American Virgin? East Coast Rising? 5? Pixu? Tales of the Vampires?).

She and Hwan Cho have teamed up for a new weekly webcomic “K.G.B.” ( and they gave me some of the inside scoop. Honestly anytime two cartoonists team up to co-write and co-illustrate something, it’s always interesting and if the first installment is any indication it doesn’t look exactly like anything either has done before.

Interview with Leo McGovern about “A.D.”

August 31, 2009

The third article this weekend about Hurricane Katrina and the new book “A.D. New Orleans After the Deluge” focuses on Leo McGovern, one of the individuals profiled in Josh Neufeld’s book. Leo was a great guy to talk with and I’m immensely proud of this piece even though I had nothing to do with it being as good as it is. That’s all Leo.

Josh Neufeld on “A.D. New Orleans After the Deluge”

August 28, 2009

Josh Neufeld is a fabulous cartoonist and his new book “A.D.” about the experiences of people from New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina is one of the year’s biggest comics releases. Josh is in the New York Times, he’s on NPR, and he talked to me. (Yes, I know, one of these three just doesn’t belong).

We had what I think was a great interview talking about Katrina and art, the influence of Harvey Pekar and Martha Rosler. “A.D.” is a really amazing book. (The reviewer from Newsweek didn’t like the book but admitted to crying twice while reading it.)

Today is the fourth anniversary of Katrina making landfall and in addition to Josh we’re running two other features on the site this weekend, conversations with Leo McGovern, who’s one of the subjects in “A.D.” and Larry Smith and Jeff Newelt of Smith Magazine where “A.D.” first appeared.

Jonathan Rosenberg interview

August 26, 2009

I don’t know how to explain Jonathan Rosenberg’s webcomic “Goats.” I really don’t. I can explain why it’s so much fun and a quick glance at a handful of strips reveal why it’s funny and bizarre but explaining what the strip is…I admit to being at a loss. It’s a lot of fun, though. We could all use some more fun in our lives. His new book from Random House just came out we talked about it here: