Eisner Award-winning author Greg Rucka is know for his gritty noir-influenced style, his critically acclaimed runs on mainstream titles like The Punisher and Batwoman and for his proclivity to write multi-faceted, bad-ass female protagonists
We recently sat down with Rucka as he ends a decade-long collaboration with Marvel and DC and throws himself full force into his creator owned projects, including Queen and Country and LAZARUS.
Who or what were your influences as a writer?
That’s not a short-answer question. There are honestly too many to count. I can go from Joyce Carol Oates to Raymond Chandler, Hemingway to Douglas Adams,...
Kurt Busiek's Astro City is a creator-owned comic book that started back in 1995, with Busiek providing writing, Brent Anderson on pencils and Alex Ross providing covers and character design. A critical and commercial success from the beginning, Astro City has been somewhat hampered bu an irregular publication schedule and it has struggled to find a long-time home with a publisher as the many of the smaller publishers have merged or been bought as the industry consolidated. After a recent health scare, Busiek announced that Astro City would be published by DC comics as an ongoing monthly title Badmouth managed to get Busiek to answer five questions about Astro City and working on a creator-owned comic.
How on earth did we miss an entire season of what is undoubtedly one of the best superhero cartoons of the past 20 years? The only cartoon you can compare it to is the sublime Batman: The Animated Series, and that's some rare company indeed.
One of the more interesting projects being promoted last weekend at Wondercon, the Bay Area's kid-brother version to San Diego's massive Comic-Con, was Angel of Death—or, as it says on the title screen over the angry guitar soundtrack, Ed Brubaker's Angel of Death. Brubaker, a comics writer who's increasingly known for brilliantly layered crime stories, has written a feature film broken into ten short episodes, going up on Sony's Crackle.com, one a day starting today, to be followed by a DVD release with the whole package and the usual bonus features. Like what Joss Whedon did with Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog, only with less singing along and a ton more traumatic head injuries.
The two stars of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist sit at the conference table. Both smile and say hello. They are young, pale and pleasant. A poster of the movie is propped up behind Michael Cera, where he looks much taller and a little sturdier than he does in the movies. Kat Dennings has very little make-up and looks a bit tired.
Q: What draws them (Nick and Norah) to each other? What is their chemistry?
Michael Cera: They don’t necessarily always get along—there’s definitely some tension.
Kat Dennings: Sometimes they hate each other, sometimes they like each other.
Michael Cera: They just click though, you know?
Every now and then, I Google myself — which is not as dirty as it sounds — and I am always amazed at the other John Marcottes out there. There’s John Marcotte the social policy expert for the Urban Institute; John Marcotte the Director of Research Data Services at the University of Pennsylvania; and the John Marcotte IMDB lists as a grip on the 2007 Joaquin Phoenix movie, Reservation Road.
But since 1999, “Badmouth” has been pretty much all mine. (Except for that dillweed spam-lord who owns badmouth.com.) But all th
at is about to change as a new Badmouth hits the international scene: Badmouth the Swedish...
The original Harold and Kumar was the first major studio comedy to feature Asian leads exclusively, and it made leading-men stars out of reliable second bananas Kal Penn and John Cho. Badmouth recently sat down with Cho in San Francisco for an exclusive interview
If you ever need to explain how you know who Aria Giovanni is, you can say you read about her here, on a nice clean site like Badmouth -- rather than at whatever sordid den of adult novelties and fetish pornography you orignially found her picture.
Chase Masterson is best known for her breakthrough performance as Leeta, the Bajoran Dabo girl on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Leeta started out as a relatively minor character on the show. But with Chase in the role, Leeta quickly became a fan favorite and was rewarded with a five-year story arc that saw her as the love interest to two series regulars.