Interview: Talking Comics with Scott McCloud

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on July 31, 2015. Scott McCloud, the creator of Understanding Comics, Zot!, and his newest comic The Sculptor, is revered in comics for good reason. Not only is he, perhaps, the most widely taught person in American comics, but he has only continued to learn about and hone his craft […]

Fastball Feedback: Comic Book Reviews for July 29

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on July 29, 2015. Artists can do literally anything they want–within comics. The medium enables the realization of the wildest sci-fi, fantasy, and super concepts out there. Want to draw an absurd alien space heist done? Done. Want to draw lightsaber duels on Tatooine? Easy. Want to draw a man […]

ComicBook Countdown for the Week of July 27

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on July 27, 2015. There’s nary a week when great comics, movies, or television shows aren’t all vying for our attention. It can be hard to keep up with it all, but that’s why we’re here. Each Monday at ComicBook.Com, we take a look at the five most […]

Strange Fruit is a Reminder That 28 Days is Not Enough

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on July 27, 2015. The first thing that struck me upon finishing Joel Christian Gill’s Strange Fruit was just how much I do not know. As someone who prides himself on being both well read and a minor history buff, I’m always astonished at just how much […]

Review: Mr. Holmes Makes Unique Takes On The Sherlock Holmes Mythos Seem Elementary

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on July 25, 2015. The past decade has seen a new love for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s defining creation, the venerable detective Sherlock Holmes. Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes films and Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat’s Sherlock series (as well as CBS’sSherlock) have modernized the character through changes in […]

Review: Fables #150 Bids a Fond Farewell With an Emotional Finale

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on July 24, 2015. Endings are difficult no matter what kind of story you’re telling. The longer a story goes, the more praise it wins, or the larger its audience grows only makes the creation of a great ending more difficult. So ending a series like Fableswith 150 issues, […]

Entering the World of Fables

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on July 23, 2015. If you’ve never read DC’s Fables, it can seem like an overwhelming endeavor. The series ended this week with a 130-page final issue, leaving behind one of the most impressive series in comics. The core Fables titles ran 150 issues translated into 14 languages and told over […]

Fastball Feedback: Comic Book Reviews for July 22

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on July 22, 2015. Death is such a common part of American comics that they (they being the mysterious comics illuminati) have added a pre-approved line, much like the TSA. But that doesn’t mean death has lost its meaning. Rather, it’s just being explored in a lot of […]

ComicBook Countdown for the Week of July 20

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on July 20, 2015. There’s nary a week when great comics, movies, or television shows aren’t all vying for our attention. It can be hard to keep up with it all, but that’s why we’re here. Each Monday at ComicBook.Com, we take a look at the five most […]

Change in Speak: Comics Apologies and Learning to Listen

This article was originally published at Loser City on July 16, 2015. I’ve said a lot of stupid things. A lot. Even in the brief time I’ve been writing about comics, I’ve tweeted or spoken plenty of regrettable things. Sometimes it has been something embarrassing, but relatively small and easily fixed, like misacreditiation. Othertimes it […]