Author: Rosie Knight

I Spoke to Aleš Kot for a Month About Creating Days of Hate.

Interviewing Aleš Kot is something akin to reading one of their books. It’s a wholly immersive experience, one that’s quite unlike any other interview I’ve ever done. Over a month we exchanged emails about their new book Days of Hate, which will be coming out through Image later this year. The first issue is visceral and engaging. It’s brutal in a way that works for me, telling the story of a fascistic near-future vision of America and a war raging between the white supremacist police state and the people dissenting against it. Days of Hate has a focus and...

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WWAC’s Favorite Big Press Comics of 2017

With 2018 and a whole slate of new comics on the horizon, the writers of WWAC looked back to reflect on their favorite big press comics of the year. Featuring superheroes, techno-barbarians, creepy towns, and much more, there’s something for everybody here. Here’s to a year of awesome comics! Motro  Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas (Writers), Ulises Farinas (Artist), Ryan Hill (Colorist) Oni Press I love Motro. It’s a comic that grabbed me from the first time I saw it on the shelf and as a collection, it’s a book I’ve read multiple times. Ulises Farinas is by far one of...

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The Crown Jewel of The Hasbro Universe: Aubrey Sitterson Opens Up About His Journey On GI JOE and Scarlett’s Strike Force

Aubrey Sitterson has been making comics for a long time. He’s probably edited some of your favorite books—from the Image Comics smash hit The Walking Dead to Marvel titles like Ghost Rider, Blade, Punisher War Journal, and X-Factor. Aubrey became a comics editor right out of college, before leaving to become a writer and non-comics editor at WWE.com. (In case you don’t follow him yet, Aubrey Sitterson really, really loves wrestling.) As well as being a contributor to WWE.com for years, he has a wrestling podcast and is a huge fan and passionate historian. If Aubrey’s name sounds familiar...

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Women Making Comics: Melina Chavarria and Jean Marie Pilario talk Creating Positive Latinx Representation in Comics

Comics have long been (incorrectly) seen as the realm of homogeneous white male creators. It’s not that marginalized creators haven’t always been making incredible comics, but that they have been exactly that: marginalized. Whether it’s the lack of representation in Big Two comics—Marvel infamously didn’t hire a black woman to write a single comic until 2016—or lack of representation in publishing overall, women of color have long been written out of comics history despite being some of its most incredible contributors. During the recent Latino Comics Expo in Long Beach, CA, I met Melina Chavarria and Jean Marie Pilario,...

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Ripple Effect: What Does the Disney Fox Deal Mean For BOOM!

It’s been a wild week, hell it’s been a wild year. A long, long year. The last month of 2017 hasn’t disappointed, with a whole bunch of ridiculous/terrifying news and general chaos to close out 365 days of unmitigated hell. Of course, in the comics and comics-adjacent world the conversation has been heavily focused on the potential and then reality of a deal between Disney and Fox, a merger which ended up being worth $52,000,000 in stocks for the Murdoch family and their shareholders. It’s another huge acquisition for the Mouse House and, according to Twitter, also for a...

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