“Moonstruck” Creators Respond to Controversy Around Chaykin’s “Divided States of Hysteria”

“Moonstruck” Creators Respond to Controversy Around Chaykin’s “Divided States of Hysteria”

As the controversy around Howard Chaykin‘s “The Divided States of Hysteria” continues to reverberate throughout the comics’ industry, the creators of another Image Comics book, “Moonstruck,” have released a statement on their reaction to the series, the firestorm, and their feelings about working with Image. The statement from Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle and Laurenn McCubbin offers more than rebuke, with several proactive suggestions on how Image and comics can be more considerate in the future. Howard Chaykin…

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Image Announces “Moonstruck” from “Lumberjanes” Creator Grace Ellis!

Image Announces “Moonstruck” from “Lumberjanes” Creator Grace Ellis!

Image Comics announced today a new series from “Lumberjanes” creator Grace Ellis; Moonstruck. Featuring art by newcomer Shae Beagle, “Moonstruck” is set in a world not unlike our own, except that magical creatures straight out of myth and folklore exist alongside humanity, trying to hold down jobs, maintain relationships and lead average everyday lives. Moonstruck follows Julie, your average everyday barista leading your average everyday life; trying to succeed at her job, maybe getting a…

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BOOM! Studios’ LUMBERJANES Headed for the Big Screen at FOX

BOOM! Studios’ LUMBERJANES Headed for the Big Screen at FOX

If the last decade has been about the rise of the comic book movie, the next decade looks to be the triumph of the independent comic book, and Lumberjanes is looming over the horizon. According to a report from The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider, 20th Century Fox is moving forward on a live-action adaptation of the collaboration between Noelle Stephenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke Allen, and Shannon Waters. The studio has tapped Will Widger, the writer behind…

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An Interview with Lumberjanes Writer Grace Ellis in a Cabin in the Woods on Top of a California Mountain

An Interview with Lumberjanes Writer Grace Ellis in a Cabin in the Woods on Top of a California Mountain

The minute I finally stepped off my rickety shuttle bus onto solid dirt and into the freezing night air of the California mountain campground after what had been a nearly hour-long ascension up steep mountainous roads, it finally dawned on me how long it had been since I had actually been camping. Like, REALLY camping—deep in the woods, watch out for bears, did it seriously just start snowing kind of camping. Of course this wasn’t…

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