The Briefs: The Dregs from Black Mask Studios

The Briefs: The Dregs from Black Mask Studios

 Welcome to The Briefs, where we open a door for our readers. Today we are looking through The Dregs from Black Mask, via five simple lines of questioning. [this was edited lightly for clarity] EC: First, can you introduce yourselves and tell us a bit about everything you do, or did, on The Dregs? ZT: I’m Zac Thompson, one half of the writing team on the book. Together with Lonnie I wrote the series and…

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“I hope to do as much as possible”: an Interview with Steve Orlando

“I hope to do as much as possible”: an Interview with Steve Orlando

This past Sunday morning, I got up bright and early to make an interview at New York Comic Con.  A comedy of errors meant I didn’t get to interview Steve Orlando until 25 minutes after his interview period started.  Soon enough, though, I was sitting across from him. Orlando is not a physically imposing man (unlike his most well-known current character, Midnighter).  I see something of my favorite kind of Clark Kent in him, in all…

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Interview with Team Reyn

Interview with Team Reyn

Image Comics have recently shown an eagerness to return to the many worlds of fantasy, with titles ranging from Mice Templar to last year’s Sovereign, to the stable of current books like Rat Queens, Tooth and Claw, and Birthright, we as readers are getting our fair share of new realms to explore. Of these, one book stands out as a strange combination of fantasy, dystopic badlands, and the Western trope of the lone gunslinger: Reyn. The creative team of writer Kel…

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Many Questions With Larime Taylor

Many Questions With Larime Taylor

In the latest installments of our ongoing interview series, “Five Questions with…” I have utterly failed to maintain the format. But in that failure, I was able to gain insights from comic book creators that I might not have otherwise obtained. So in that spirit, when I joined Larime Taylor, creator of A Voice In The Dark on Top Cow / Image Comics for an interview, I allowed things to go a little deeper down the rabbit…

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Five Questions with Teddy Kristiansen

Five Questions with Teddy Kristiansen

I was fortunate enough to get in touch with artist Teddy Kristiansen recently to ask the Denmark resident about a multi-decade-spanning career in mainstream (Vertigo/DC Comics) and independent comics (Image/OGN). His most compelling and long-lasting working partnerships has been with writer Steven T. Seagle, whom he has collaborated with on titles such as House of Secrets for Vertigo and more recently The Red Diary for Image. The week of July 9 sees the release of Kristiansen’s/Seagle’s newest work, Genius, from First…

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