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Interview: Paul Pope on ‘Escapo’ with Z2 Comics

Am interview with comic artist & writer Paul Pope...and Chris Hunt.

Whatchamacomics #1: Dave McCaig

An interview with comic colorist and creator Dave McCraig.

[Title Bump] The Wind Rises: A Review

Whenever discussing animation, the name that always springs to mind is Ghibli and man behind it all, Hayao Miyazaki. Over the past many decades,...

[Title Bump] What 2014 Has In Store

This past year has shown us quite a lot in the world of film. Audiences are beginning to finally understand that pricey CGI-driven action...

[Title Bump] So We Have a New Wonder Woman, Now What?

On Wednesday, Variety broke the news that Warner Bros. has cast Gal Gabot, of the Fast & Furious franchise fame, as Wonder Woman in the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel, currently under the working title Superman Vs. Batman.

Sequential Wednesdays #24 – FINAL ISSUE: THE END OF AN ERA

Final issue in which Zach says farewell to an era in the issue of Sequential Wednesdays.

SW #23.4 – NYCC ’13 Interview With Rebecca Sugar & Ian...

Rebecca Sugar is an artist, composer and director who is best known for being a writer and storyboard artist on the series Adventure Time. Ian Jones-Quartey is a storyboard artist, animator and voice actor who supplies the voice of Wallow in Bravest Warriors. He has also served as a storyboard supervisor for Adventure Time and storyboard artist for Secret Mountain Fort Awesome and as art director for The Venture Bros.

Sequential Wednesdays #23.3 – NYCC ’13 Interview With Colleen AF Venable

My third interview at New York Comic-Con was with the book designer Colleen AF Venable, who has been designing the books published by First Second. Over her 4 year tenure, she has designed many award-winning graphic novels (some awarded for their design) and writes a children's comic series.

Sequential Wednesdays #23.2 – NYCC ’13 Interview With Lucy Knisley

My second interview at New York Comic-Con this past weekend was with the marvelously talented and sharp-tongued Lucy Knisley, who has recently released her memoir graphic novel contextualizing moments and developments in her life around her love of food, titled Relish: My Life in the Kitchen. We discussed her life in comics, future projects, and her views on the relationship between public and private that her work explores—all while cussing a decent amount.

Sequential Wednesdays #23.1 – NYCC ’13 Interview With Paul Pope

At New York Comic-Con this past weekend, I was fortunate enough to sit down with Paul Pope, who has just released his newest book Battling Boy though publisher First Second

Sequential Wednesdays #22 – Big Apple, Big Schedule at New York...

New York Comic-Con (NYCC) is just around the corner and it's looking to be my busiest convention yet. Sure, I schedule, I plan, I...

One Hell Of A Story: A Review of Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity

"Houston, I have a bad feeling about this mission..." Gravity is a constant reality to humanity.  It forever keeps our feet planted on the Earth...

Sequential Wednesdays #21 – Small MICE, Huge Weekend

MICE (Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo) is an annual event held in Somerville, MA showcasing the best in local comics creation. Free for all attendees and...

SW #20 The Unsung Heroes of Comics Vol. 1: Colorists

Without artists - there would be nothing to call a comic a comic

A Farewell To My Caped Crusader: An Ode to Batwoman

Saying goodbye to good friends is one of the hardest things to go through - and sometimes it can be even harder when they're not even real.

Sequential Wednesdays #19 – A Letter To Mark Millar

This is a letter to Mark Millar (Superman: Red Son, Kick-Ass, Wolverine: Old Man Logan, Wanted) Dear Mark (may I call you Mark?), I would like to thank you...

Sequential Wednesdays #18 – Comic-Con Pt II: Boston Redux

So - how does one get over the wild ride that's the week of San Diego Comic-Con?  How can anything possibly hold up to the...

Sequential Wednesdays #17 – Comic-Con: A Recounting

Another year, another Comic-Con touches down in San Diego's historic Gaslamp district and billows the hell around and makes a metric ton of people...

Sequential Wednesdays #16 – San Diego Comic-Con 2013

It's finally here!  I've attended San Diego Comic-Con in mid-July for about the past 11 years and it's never been stale.  Sure, there are...

Humanity’s Armored Hope: A Pacific Rim Review

It's bizarre to consider, but I've been plagued all week on how to begin my review of Guillermo Del Toro's new giant monsters versus...

Sequential Wednesdays #15 – A Brawling Youth & His Magical Wardrobe

"Read the book.  Help the people.  You already know what to do...slay the monsters." Paul Pope is a comic creator who has essentially calcified the...

Sequential Wednesdays #14 – Image’s Brave New World

Con season is seriously rolling up, so be prepared to see some very hastily, exuberant and rather long-winded reports of the goings on and...

Sequential Wednesdays #13 – On Reminiscing & Predicting

Hey folks, I'm back after a self-imposed 6 week (or so) hiatus from writing posts for ASM.  I went off to work on an...

Sequential Wednesdays #12 – Of Panels & Piracy

  If it hasn't been made immensely clear: I adore comics.  As an artistic expression, a narrative medium, and physical object I can hold in...

Sequential Wednesdays #11 – The Quiet Majesty of Kazu Kibuishi

Out in the world of beautiful stories, digital art, and ironclad contracts with Scholastic exists a beautiful man, in every sense of the...

The Beautiful Tiny Worlds of Animated Music Videos

  Music videos are a strange amalgamation of variant creative forces merging together, all too often used to further market or popularize a song with...

Sequential Wednesdays #10 – Bos-Con: The City-Wide Adventure of Levity

The past week endured by the city and residents of Boston has been extraordinary and bizarre, affecting pretty much everyone in the vicinity.  Thanks,...

Sequential Wednedays #9 – Boston, Where Yo’ Con At?

There are few things genuinely more enjoyable than conventions.  It's sprawling enjoyment catered to all your tastes and more if you're attending the right...

Sequential Wednesdays #8 – Rotten & Dirty [UPDATED]

UPDATE: ComiXology's David Steinberger has announced that it was *NOT* Apple's decision to not release Saga #12.  Please see my comment below. It's genuinely shocking that...

Sequential Wednesdays #7 – Tales of Tails

Animals have a very special role to play in stories, at least according to the long history of tales utilizing their presence as potent symbolism.  Throughout...