David Steinberger, CEO of Comixology, talks about his lifelong love for comics and what he enjoys reading (and collecting) now.
This summer, on July 14, the public library in Carrollton, Texas, will host an innovative 39 Clues-themed tween event. They’ll also incorporate the audience’s love for graphic novels and manga into the daylong event, which is being coordinated by youth services librarian Bonnie Barber. We talked to Bonnie about her love of comics.
The New England Comic Arts in the Classroom conference is coming up on Saturday, March 26. This day of education for K-12 teachers and preservice teachers will feature keynote speakers, and several smaller workshops that will enable teachers to better incorporate comics, graphic novels, and manga into their educational programs. High-school teacher Michael Gianfrancesco, one of the codirectors of the conference, took some time to answer our questions.
Peter Tartara works for New York Comic-Con overseeing all the various panels, screenings, special events, and other goings-on at the big show. He does similar work for the New York Anime Festival, C2E2, and the Star Wars Celebration. In preparation for this week’s New York Comic-Con, we asked him our Behind the Scenese questions to get to know him a little better.
Jackie Estrada has been a staple in the comics industry for decades now. If you’ve attended the annual Eisner Awards ceremony at San Diego Comic-Con, you’ve witnessed her running the show as its administrator (she’s also done more behind-the-scenes work for the show, such as creating the Artists’ Alley). She’s worked as an editor of several comics and books about comics, and she’s a cofounder (along with her husband, author Batton Lash) of Exhibit A Press. With such an impressive résumé, Estrada was someone we wanted to find out a little more about. So we did.
Todd Kent is a writer and filmmaker from Dallas whose latest project is the documentary Comic Book Literacy. The film explores how comics are utilized in the classroom and features interviews with several creators and comics readers discussing how comics promote a love of reading. Here, Todd talks about his love of comics.
Writer, editor, and consultant Peter Gutierrez tackles our questions about what drives his love of the comics medium.
Graphic novelist and Reading With Pictures media director Michael Moreci answers our questions.
Jim Gibbons spent two years working for Wizard before joining Dark Horse as their newest publicity coordinator. But what’s his history in comics really like? We found out.
TokyoPop senior editor Lillian Diaz-Przybyl answers the GNR questionnaire.
Rich Young, the director of business development for Dynamite Entertainment, takes on our list of questions.
Boom! Studios’ Sales Director Jenny Christopher relays her passion for comics and why she’s a fan of the format.
Writer, editor, and comics educating consultant Sari Wilson takes some time to answer our questions.
Greg Sadowski is a longtime comics historian and editor who has just announced seven new books to come from Fantagraphics, all focused on the Golden Age of the format. We go Behind the Scenes with Greg.
An inker with nearly two decades of experience in the job, Bob Almond officially began the Inkwell Awards in January of 2008. We talked with him about his history with comics and his work in the field.
With a lineup as diverse as First Second’s, you would expect an editor with equally mobile tastes. Calista Brill doesn’t disappoint. The publishing house’s editor took time out of her busy day to answer our profile questions.
James Bucky Carter is one of the most influential people marrying the wealth of comics potential with the classroom. An assistant professor of English education at the University of Texas at El Paso, he has studied comics and pop culture for years and has promoted comics’ use in building literacy (in fact, he wrote a book called Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels). Here, he discusses his history as a comics fan.
Peter Coogan, the director of the Institute for Comics Studies, has spent years studying comics and promoting their use as an educational tool. Here, he goes back to his roots as a comics collector and talks about how he came to love the format so much.
Joe Keatinge, the PR and marketing coordinator for Image Comics, answers our questions and gives us a look at his past and present with comics.
The acclaim for Joe Hill’s work continues! His bestselling series Locke and Key has just been nominated for two Eisner Awards: Best Limited Series and Best Writer. Now, get to meet Hill yourself in our Behind the Scenes interview. Plus, don’t miss our review of Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft. And while you’re at it, look for the new monthly Locke and Key series on sale right now.
Jason M. Burns is an award-winning writer (A Dummy’s Guide to Danger, Curse of the Were-Woman, and The Expendable One) and has recently been named the editor-in-chief of the newly formed Outlaw Entertainment (some titles: Praetorian, Imaginary Friends, Hat Trick, and Jenna Blue). As a publisher and writer himself, Jason had a lot of background in the industry, and he shared his thoughts on collecting (and what he’d like to add to his collection) in this interview.
James Sturm, the director of the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont, reveals his background as a comics collector, a passion that helped him create his new book, Adventures in Cartooning.
Lance Fensterman, the vice president of BookExpo America, New York Comic Con, New York Anime Fest, and more, talks comics.
Andrew Farago, the curator and gallery manager of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, talks to us about his lifelong love of comics, the current work he admires, and his impressive collection of art.
Behind the Scenes introduces you to the most interesting faces and personalities in every aspect of comics. First up: Scott McCloud, creator of Zot! and Understanding Comics.