Black Mask Creators Unite to Discuss All Things Comics

Black Mask Creators Unite to Discuss All Things Comics

With San Diego Comic-Con just days away, the monstrous metroplex between Los Angeles and San Diego has begun to fill up with the best, brightest, and most legendary comic book creators in the world. Last night, independent publisher Black Mask Studios and The Nerdist assembled a panel of Black Mask’s most notable creators past and present, along with newly minted Black Mask contributor and comic book industry legend Grant Morrison. The panelists included Black Mask…

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DISCOURSE DISH: Peter David and Fallen Idols — a Personal Narrative

DISCOURSE DISH: Peter David and Fallen Idols — a Personal Narrative

This week, I wasn’t sure I would get a Discourse Dish out.  I have an interview to do today with Steve Orlando, after all.  And I hoped that I would have nothing to report on, no discourse to get involved in. And then I had to face the fall of an old idol. By now many people have heard about the antiziganist (anti-Romani) rant that Peter David went on on Friday.  For those who haven’t:…

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The Next Generation of Comics is Here

The Next Generation of Comics is Here

During Kansas City Comic Con I had the pleasure of sitting in on a panel titled “Who runs the world?”  I went into it knowing it was a panel consisting of females in the comic book industry.  As a female comic book reader this was a welcoming surprise to me.  The industry is dominated by male creators, whether they are writers or artists.  According to research done by Tim Hanley: DC, Marvel, and Image were…

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KCCC 2016 – Interview with Christopher Priest on His Return to Comics

KCCC 2016 – Interview with Christopher Priest on His Return to Comics

Christopher Priest began working at Marvel Comics in 1978 as an intern, but by the 1980s he was regularly writing books for the company, with tenures as the writer of “Power Man and Iron Fist,” “Conan the Barbarian,” and “Amazing Spider-Man.” He also worked for DC Comics, writing “Green Lantern,” “The Ray,” “Justice League Task Force” and “Steel.” But he is best remembered for his five year run on Marvel’s “Black Panther” series in the…

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KCCC 2016 – Interview with Valentine De Landro of “Bitch Planet”

KCCC 2016 – Interview with Valentine De Landro of “Bitch Planet”

Valentine De Landro hails from Toronto, and since beginning his professional career, he’s quickly become a fan favorite with his work for DC, IDW, Valiant, Dark Horse and Marvel, where he first caught readers’ eye with his stint on X-Factor.  He is the co-creator, with writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, of the brilliant and non-compliant Image title Bitch Planet. I sat down with fellow Canadian Valentine De Landro to talk about the book, his influences and…

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KCCC 2016: Interview with Legendary Artist Mike McKone

KCCC 2016: Interview with Legendary Artist Mike McKone

Hailing from Newcastle, Mike McKone has spent over two decades as an artist in comics. At age 19, he was hired by DC Comics to provide art for Justice League International, and since then he has provided stellar art on titles such as Teen Titans, 52, Amazing Spider-Man and the “Avengers – Endless Wartime” original graphic novel written by Warren Ellis. I caught up with McKone at Kansas City Comic Con to chat about how he…

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KCCC 2016: Interview with WALKIN’ & ROLLIN’ COSTUMES’ Lon Davis

KCCC 2016: Interview with WALKIN’ & ROLLIN’ COSTUMES’ Lon Davis

One of the more unique exhibitors at this year’s convention was the team from Walkin’ & Rollin’ Costumes, a Kansas-City-based group which designs and builds costumes for children confined to wheelchairs who otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to join the cosplay community. We got a chance to talk with the team’s leader, Lon Davis, about the work they do and what they bring to the cosplay world. Josh Epstein: Lon, thanks for agreeing to talk…

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Planet Comicon 2016 is in the Books

Planet Comicon 2016 is in the Books

Planet Comicon 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri has wrapped and we have all started to go back to our daily lives.  Thousands trekked to Kansas City to enjoy the event.  Planet Comicon has been around for many years, so I knew that the place would be packed full of people that share a passion for the community. I had the pleasure of taking one of my best friends from, Faye Kelts, to her first big…

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CON QUEST ECCC 2014: In Pictures

CON QUEST ECCC 2014: In Pictures

  Look hard enough, and you can find almost every comics character represented at Emerald City Comicon. From Batman to Elephant Steve, the premiere convention in the northwest has proved, year after year, that it’s able to perfectly mesh fans and creators on a personal level. We were there all weekend taking pictures, so check them out and mark your calendars for next year! COSPLAY CREATORS COMPANY BOOTHS Look for more on our Facebook and Twitter and…

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CON QUEST ECCC 2014: The Marvel Comics Panel

CON QUEST ECCC 2014: The Marvel Comics Panel

  Charles Soule, Tom Breevort, C.B. Cebulski, Jason Aaron, Joshua Hale Fialkov, G. Willow Wilson, Kelly Sue DeConnick The annual Emerald City Comicon panel that Marvel hosts, based on Joe Quesada’s original “Cup O’ Joe” panels, was a fan-packed, open and inviting atmosphere. Breevort began by explaining the importance of these types of interactions, and offered every fan a chance to say something, positive or negative. There were varying levels of quality in the questions asked,…

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