This week, we talk to “the last idiot standing,” Mr. Johnny Sampson! Johnny is a cartoonist who does a lot of cool stuff, but perhaps most notably is the guy who Al Jaffee passed the baton to when he retired from doing the fold-in for MADMagazine.
This week we’re joined by Victoria Douglas, creator of Cinnamon: an “action comic masquerading as a slice-of-life comic” published by Behemoth / Happy Tank. It’s smart, it’s funny, it’s cute, it’s cool!
Robots… they’re just like us! This week we’re joined by Mark Russell, writer of the dark sci-fi satire Not All Robots, a 5 issue limited series with art by Mike Deodato Jr & colors by Lee Loughridge. It’s published by AWA.
This week we’re joined by Ron Marz, writer of Almost American, a 5-issue limited series published by Aftershock Comics. It’s based on the true story of Janosh “Jan” Neumann and his wife, Victorya–both Russian spies who made a deal with the U.S. government to trade their information in exchange for a life free from want. What could go wrong?
This week we’re joined by Anthony Rella, writer Seis Cuerdas, a 3-issue limited series published by Source Point Press. It’s a playful, well-written adventure with art that takes you back to great, pulpy adventures of decades past. It feels a bit like Darkman mixed with Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and El Mariachi. The third issue is out now.
In Pyongyang, Guy Delisle took you inside a North Korean animation studio. In the newly-released Factory Summers, Guy takes us inside the Quebec City paper mill where he worked in his youth. It’s Delisle’s most personal book to date, and maybe the only one that has something in common with Moby Dick!
How do you do 1930s noir but make it feel fresh? Well, The Good Asian is a great example. We talk to writer Pornsak Pichetshote about his tightly-scripted, hard-boiled detective story set against the backdrop of America’s Chinese Exclusion Act.
This week we chat with Jeremy Holt, writer of the 6-part AI sci-fi series, Made in Korea. It explores issues of identity, human consciousness, and maybe even a bit of Americana. It’s published by Image Comics and the first issue is on the shelves of your local comic shop now.
With the fifth and final jumbo-sized issue of Rain Like Hammers hitting the stands, we talk to Brandon Graham about his far future sci-fi comic that he says is a kind of cousin of Iyashikei manga. But also there’s a super-criminal switching bodies with a genetically-engineered butler.
This week we’re joined by Alex de Campi and Khai Krumbhaar. They’re the editors of TRUE WAR STORIES, a 260 page nonfiction graphic novel anthology published by Z2 Comics that features 15 tales of American service members deployed overseas. The stories are written by the folks who lived them, and drawn by Peter Krause, Ryan Howe, Skylar Patridge, Eoin Marron, Tish Doolin , Dave Acosta, A. D’Amico, Drew Moss, Josh Hood, PJ Holden, Chris Peterson, Sam Hart, Jeff McComsey, and Paul Williams