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Friday, January 30 2015

Legacy v. Statement: Talking with Goon Creator Eric Powell

Today the Iconographies proudly presents the magic of Eric Powell’s the Goon as it draws to a close. Maybe.


Thursday, January 29 2015

CEO Supervillains: Toyo Harada & Dario Agger

The businessman bad guy is nothing new. Lex Luthor and Wilson Fisk (the Kingpin) both come to mind immediately as classic comicbook villains whose main source of power is their wealth. And they’re not the only examples…


Friday, January 23 2015

Love Everybody, Trust No One in “Hinterkind”

Hinterkind focuses on characterization, developing its cast intelligently and deliberately so that everyone is fully formed and multi-faceted.


Monday, January 19 2015

This Dream of You: Selma. Selma, Alabama

How writers Civil Rights Movement Icon Congressman John Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell's March: Book One push us to one, inescapable conclusion -- everybody needs to go to Selma. Now, more than ever.


Friday, January 16 2015

Ideas Become Geographies: An Interview with Miss Lasko-Gross

It’s never about confidence, it’s about doubt, Lasko-Gross, the transgressively intelligent creator of Henni, reminds me.


Wednesday, January 14 2015

We Are Charlie Brown

In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, what I want more than anything is for art to be redemptive for any who view it, and for comics to be transformative.


Friday, January 9 2015

The Letter

Back in 2012 we wrote Alex Segura an open letter. In the closing days of 2014, Alex wrote one of his own.


Friday, December 19 2014

The Best Part: Ringing in the New with Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson

Who better to talk about the future of the comics industry than someone who’s been inventing the future of comics for nearly four decades now? To wrap up this year, we sit down for a full session with Dark Horse Publisher and President Mike Richardson.


Wednesday, December 17 2014

Continuism: The One Interview with Scott Snyder

With a mind as encyclopedic as Scott Snyder’s all interviews seem to become a single interview. And talking about Wytches #3 (released today) also means talking about parental love, childhood fears and the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA.


Friday, December 12 2014

Worldbuilder: The Paul Duffield Interview Concludes

Paul Duffield takes us back to the power of Frank Miller’s Daredevils, where the vertical sunless, steel-and-glass canyons of Manhattan, were always repurposed as horizontal spaces.


Thursday, December 11 2014

Sometimes I Live in the Country, Sometimes I Live in Town

Today on the Iconographies we begin with Ken Kesey’s Sometimes a Great Notion, and work our way through Revival and Rachel Rising to Gotham?!


Friday, December 5 2014

Putting a Shot Clock on Racism: Exclusive Preview of MAD’s 20 Dumbest, 2014

This year, Alfred E. Neuman puts his hands up against the pure Dumb of racism, football field not included.


Thursday, December 4 2014

Shield Down, Don’t Shoot: Ferguson, Missouri and the All New Captain America

Captain America is black. Of course he is. Perhaps he always was.


Friday, November 21 2014

Worldbuilder: The Paul Duffield Interview

At a time when we failed to fully understand the implications of webcomics, Paul Duffield helped define the new medium, both as a cultural phenomenon and as a commercial vehicle for artists.


Thursday, November 20 2014

“Sarge, should we hate the Jerries?”: Examining ‘Charley’s War’

There is a corner of the British comics industry that is forever devoted to the portrayal of warfare.


Thursday, November 13 2014

“Ms. Marvel” Keeps the Change

The reason Ms. Marvel is so capable of dealing with the enormous shifts in her life is that, underneath all of her typical teenage fear and doubt, she very much knows who she is.


Friday, November 7 2014

On the Edge of Hell’s Kitchen in a Cramped Hallway: New York Comic Con 2014

What was it like? We return to the scene of the crime, in this case NYCC 2014, where Michael D. Stewart writes, "I have a confession. I like New York Comic Con. But I don’t love it."


Thursday, November 6 2014

Staring Down the Inevitable Reign of Digital Comics

With comics in particular, I love the ritual of going to the shop each week, sorting every new stack into a reading order, then putting everything away in an organized manner after I’ve read it.


Friday, October 31 2014

150 Battleborn Halloweens Later

It’s the strangest of strange troikas; Nevadan statehood, Halloween and comics. But this Halloween, marking the 150th anniversary of Nevadan statehood, might just be the most elegant comment on the current state of comics.


Thursday, October 30 2014

Halloween ‘75: Dracula, the Spider and the Pompatous of Love

I remember that Halloween, Halloween 1975. I wanted to dress as Spider-Man…


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