Chris Mautner

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2011: A Banner Year for SPX

Thu, September 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The down economy didn't have much effect in Bethesda, MD as the 2011 Small Press Expo broke recent attendance records with Craig Thompson making his first appearance at the show in years.

McKean Draws a Sexy "Celluloid"

Tue, May 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Cages" author and "Sandman" cover artist Dave McKean has a new book of erotica out titled "Celluloid." CBR News spoke with him about the project and the challenges of making a decidedly "adult" graphic novel.

Gilbert Hernandez Steps Out "From the Shadows"

Thu, April 14th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with acclaimed "Love and Rockets" cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez about his latest graphic novel in the "Fritz" series, a surreal thriller entitled "Love From the Shadows."

Barry Asks Readers to "Picture This"

Mon, December 27th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

What makes people draw? And why do they stop? Those are just two questions acclaimed cartoonist Lynda Barry asks in "Picture This," exploring the therapeutic value of art and the most satisfying way to kill somebody.

Thompson Talks Fantagraphics' All-Ages Eurocomics Line

Mon, December 13th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Fantagraphics co-publisher Kim Thompson talks to CBR News about the publisher's plans for all-ages European graphic novels, why the line has no name and hints at future titles he'd love to release.

Ryan Goes To "Prison"

Thu, October 21st, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Johnny Ryan has put aside the jokes and amped up the body horror with his new action-packed "Prison Pit." We spoke with Ryan about the new second volume in the series, its origins and how it relates to manga.

Bell's "Fire & Water" Honors Bill Everett

Tue, October 19th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Biographer Blake Bell's latest book is an engrossing look at Golden Age artist, Bill Everett, creator of the Sub-Mariner and co-creator of Daredevil. CBR spoke with Bell about the new book and its origins.

THE BAT SIGNAL: J.H. Williams

Fri, July 2nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

JH Williams spoke with THE BAT SIGNAL about the new "Batwoman: Elegy" hardcover collection, collaborating with Greg Rucka and what to expect with the upcoming "Batwoman" series he's writing as well as drawing.

50 Years of Gahan Wilson

Thu, April 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Gahan Wilson and Fantagraphics celebrate 50 years of the artist's "Playboy" work with a massive collection of every cartoon he's done for the magazine. We spoke with Wilson about the new collection and his legacy.

James Sturm Heads to the "Market"

Mon, February 22nd, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Sturm spoke with CBR about his latest Drawn & Quartery project, a graphic novel titled "Market Day," originally conceived as a childrens book before evolving into a story exploring the relationship between art and commerce.

Sikoryak Unveils His "Masterpiece"

Wed, December 2nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with Robert Sikoryak about the writer/artist's collection of parody comics, "Masterpiece Comics," how he got his start in the industry, where his ideas for classic literature and comic strip mash-ups come from and more.

Spiegelman and Mouly's "Toon Treasury"

Mon, November 2nd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Art Spiegleman and Francoise Mouly talk with CBR News about the time, sweat and rewards involved in putting together their comprehensive children's comic collection, "The Toon Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics."

SPX 2009 Con Report

Mon, September 28th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The 2009 Small Press Expo was held last weekend, and ROBOT 6's Chris Mautner files this report detailing the overall experience, what the weekend's "buzz books" were, and publisher reactions to the show.

WWPhilly: DC Nation panel

Sat, June 20th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Dan DiDio and friends dropped news on “Doc Savage” (Azzarelo & Morales), a “Jonah Hex” OGN, “Lobo” (by Giffen) and provided a little “Wednesday Comics” preview from the City of Brotherly Love Saturday.

WWPhilly: Archaia Returns Panel

Sat, June 20th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Coming back after a brief hiatus, the company formerly known as Archaia Studios Press shed some light on their upcoming projects, including a partnership with Roddenberry Studios.

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