News has been scant lately (probably due to a Halloween hang-over), so, instead, let’s give creators the chance to talk in a rapid-fire, all-interview news post!

this one summer cover, writer mariko tamaki, artist jillian tamaki, 2014 first second booksFirst up, Artist Jillian Tamaki Talks About This One Summer, the award-winning graphic novel that came out this summer. I am kicking myself for not reading this yet, especially after seeing the art along with this interview. So simple and yet so full of emotion. Jillian Tamaki’s portrayal of emotion through posture is incredible.  

escape from new york variant, cover artist declan shavely, writer christopher sebela, artist Diego Barreto., boom! studios 2014Who knew that 2014 would be the year of comic sequels to action movies? Writer Christopher Sebela Gives Details about His Escape from New York series that will be coming out soon from BOOM! Studios, who also publishes the Big Trouble in Little China comics. Personally, I haven’t seen either of those movies because I’m a culture-less philistine, but if you’re into Kurt Russelll, this is probably right up your alley!

shoplifter by creator michael cho, pantheon press, 2014I expect we’ll see Michael Cho’s Shoplifter on lots of Best of 2014 lists, and he talks about his process and inspiration for it here. The art looks lovely, especially the limited color palette he’s chosen to work in. Check out the interview and, if you’re into it, the book and be one of the cool kids who hops on this early.