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HeroesCon: Ed Brubaker & Steve Epting

Tue, June 23rd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The team behind "Captain America" and the upcoming "The Marvels Project," Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting met with fans at HeroesCon in Charlotte to discuss their collaborations and new projects.

HeroesCon: DC Nation

Sun, June 21st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Ethan Van Sciver and Mark Bagley joined DC editors Ian Sattler and Brian Cunningham to discuss "JLA" and "Blackest Night," tease info about a special Black Lantern, answer fan questions and debut a printed copy of "Wednesday Comics."

HeroesCon: "Dark Reign: The List" Panel

Sun, June 21st, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's "Dark Reign: The List" announcement at HeroesCon coincided with their Philly announcement of the same project as Bendis, Hickman and Fraction teamed up to discuss the project.

HeroesCon: Jeff Smith & Alec Longstreth on the Indie Way

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

At HeroesCon, Jeff Smith and Alec Longstreth discussed their different processes while creating comics, talked about Smith's "Little Mouse Gets Ready" and gave a few hints on how to succeed in comics.

HeroesCon: Pint O' C.B. Report

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

At HeroesCon's Pint O' C.B. Panel on Friday, Mark Waid, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction and Brian Michael Bendis were on hand to talk about their Marvel Comics projects, including a new "New Avengers" artist and more.

Cannon Bros. Craft DNA in "The Stuff of Life"

Wed, January 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

"Top Ten" illustrators Zander and Kevin Cannon tackle a particularly difficult subject in their new Mark Schultz-written graphic novel, "The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA."

Sabrina Jones Dances With Isadora Duncan

Wed, January 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News speaks with "World War 3" cartoonist Sabrina Jones about her new graphic biography about the life and times of early 20th century dance and feminist icon Isadora Duncan.

PJ Bickett Steps Down as Devil's Due CEO

Mon, December 1st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Breaking late Monday evening, CBR News spoke with PJ Bickett, who has revealed he has stepped down as CEO of Devil's Due Publishing. Joshua Blaylock will step in on an interim basis.

David Petersen Talks "Mouse Guard" Return

Mon, November 24th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

After a lengthy delay, "Mouse Guard: Winter 1152" will finally see release this week. CBR News sat down for a quick chat with creator David Petersen about not just the new issue, but also the official Mouse Guard ballad!

Fantagraphics Looses the Beasts Again

Thu, November 13th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

CBR speaks with editor Jacob Covey and artist Femke Hiemstra about the new volume of Fantagraphics' cryptozoological hit, "Beasts," featuring new work by Craig Thompson, Jaime Hernandez and more.

Petey & Pussy: Cartoon Animals Gone Wild

Fri, November 7th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

CBR speaks with cartoonist John Kerschbaum about "Petey & Pussy," his extremely rude and gloriously disgusting series about an unsavory cat and dog with the heads of balding middle-aged men.

Lucy Knisley's French Milk

Thu, October 16th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Writing about the joy of fresh French milk, the beauty of Paris and the bonds of mothers and daughters, cartoonist Lucy Knisley recounts for CBR the process of creating a memoir of her travels through France.

Plotting out The DC Comics Encyclopedia

Thu, October 16th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

We talk with Daniel Wallace, compiler of DK Publishing's newly released and expanded edition of "The DC Comics Encyclopedia" to find out what kind of work goes into creating such an exhaustive resource.

"Kramers Ergot 7" Anthology Debuts at SPX

Fri, October 10th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Labeled "a behemoth" by its contributors, Buenaventura Press's 16-by-21-inch anthology "Kramers Ergot 7" goes on sale next month for $125. The creators and publisher discussed the book at SPX, and CBR was there.

Danica Novgorodoff talks "Slow Storm"

Wed, September 24th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Eisner-nominated creator Danica Novgorodoff talks about her new graphic novel "Slow Storm," about a firefighter who tries to help an illegal immigrant, survive a massive storm, and get over her own frustrations.

Where Demented Wented: Nadel on Rory Hayes

Thu, September 11th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Editor Dan Nadel talks to CBR about the new Fantagraphics retrospective "Where Demented Wented," examining the work of the influential and occasionally maligned cartoonist Rory Hayes.

Chuck Dixon Writes G.I. Joe for IDW

Mon, September 8th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

UPDATED! Chuck Dixon's next project following his controversial split with DC Comics will be an all-new G.I. Joe title from IDW Publishing, as part of a new line of Joe comics. Dixon spoke with CBR about "G.I. Joe."

Jason Lutes talks "Berlin"

Tue, August 19th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

With volume two of his hugely acclaimed series on sale now, Jason Lutes talks to CBR News about "Berlin," his visits to Germany since creating the series, where the story is going and how long it will take to get there.

Jordan Mechner Talks "Prince of Persia"

Fri, August 8th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"Prince of Persia" creator Jordan Mecnher talks with CBR News about his upcoming PoP comics adaptation, the Disney movie, and the origins of his creation. Plus, we have the debut of the "PoP" graphic novel trailer.

Dash Shaw talks "Bottomless Belly Button"

Mon, June 16th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"Body Love" cartoonist Dash Shaw talks to CBR News about "Bottomless Belly Button," his new 720-page graphic novel examining in microscopic detail family's reaction to the terrible news of divorce.

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