May 29, 2012 Web Exclusive

The Li'l Depressed Boy from Image Comics chronicles the non-adventures of the ragdoll-like "LDB." The ongoing comic series from Image may be especially appealing to music fans, with numerous guest-stars from the music world gracing the pages, including Childish Gambino. Artist Sina Grace shares all.  More

May 25, 2012 Web Exclusive

DC Comics' much-anticipated Earth 2 landed in stores this month as part of the Second Wave of the New 52Earth 2 writer James Robinson spoke with Under the Radar about the his big plans for Earth 2's metaphysical environment, the historical allusions in his latest work, the day-to-day struggles of being a comic book writer, The Shade, and his thoughts on friends Geoff Johns and Sterling Gates. More

Jan 20, 2012 Web Exclusive

Two of the surprise hits of DC New 52 initiative were Jeff Lemire's trippy horror series Animal Man and his action-packed Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. Both made a big splash for the Sweet Tooth scribe. Here we talk for a spell with the inspiring young writer. He dishes back his thoughts on the collaborative environment of DC Comics, reluctant heroes, ceding control to artists, and remaining silent about the Mysterious Red-Hooded Woman. Also, see our discussion with his partner in crime, Scott Snyder (BatmanSwamp Thing). More

Jan 19, 2012 Web Exclusive

Scott Snyder had a very successful year in 2011 with his creator-owned American Vampire comic, Batman: Gates of Gothamand his excellent Black Mirror run for DC Comics' Detective Comics series. He now writes for Batman and Swamp Thing in DC's New 52 universe that rebooted last fall. More

Oct 17, 2011 Web Exclusive

Pittsburgh's Ed Piskor, 29, recently finished the online version of his 400+ page graphic novel, Wizzywig, and he says it'll be available online for a "little bit of time" before being given the collected treatment by Top Shelf. Wizzywig is the story of Kevin Phenicle, aka "Boingthump," a phone phreaker/hacker during the early days of high-tech computing who is sort of a pastiche of several real-life phreakers/hackers. More

Sep 21, 2011 Web Exclusive

We chatted with the DC artist extraordinaire Cliff Chaing (Green Arrow & Black CanaryZatanna) about the overall tone of the new Wonder Woman series he is drawing, his thoughts on violence and female sexuality in comics, and the DC Comics - The New 52 Art Tour. More

May 05, 2011 Web Exclusive

Eye of the Majestic Creature, which is now available from Fantagraphics, merges the quirky & surreal with a refreshing sort of honesty. Leslie Stein took the time to answer our questions about slice of life comics, musical influences, and anthropomorphic guitars.  More

Apr 26, 2011 Web Exclusive

Sean DoveJosh EmmonsMike Norton, and Tim Seeley comprise  Four Star Studios. The Chicago-based comic book creators initially sought merely to work somewhere besides their homes, but quickly grew to appreciate the talent they'd collected in one spot —and decided to capitalize. The project that has comics fans buzzing, as well as those interested in the business of self-publishing, is  DoubleFeatureUnder the Radar caught up with Emmons, Norton, and Seeley. More

Mar 07, 2011 Web Exclusive

Winston Rowntree, the pseudonymous creator of webcomic Subnormality, has really captured something that is more than the sum of the comic's wholly enjoyable parts. The art is vibrant and busy and pretty tightly rendered, which really emphasizes the goofiness, scariness, attractiveness, or awkwardness of the various characters and situations. The characters are tempered in personality and originality, both artwise and wordwise. Perhaps some of the humor —and philosophy —can be gleaned from the home page's tag phrase of "Comix with too many words since 2007." More

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