10 Questions with Fiona Staples

Fiona Staples has become a comic-book rockstar as the artist and co-creator of the most critically acclaimed comic of the past few years, Saga. Staples was introduced to Saga writer Brian K. Vaughan by their mutual friend, Steve Niles, with whom Staples worked on Mystery Society. Staples is co-owner of Saga, and has designed every facet of the book, including every character, planet and alien race. She also paints the covers for each issue, and hand-letters the narration — and incredible workload for one artist. After taking a few months off to recharge the creators batteries, Saga is back, and Badmouth caught up with her for a quick...

Interview: Greg Rucka

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,...

Five Questions with Astro City's Kurt Busiek

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...

Interview: Andy Schm...

Hey comic book fans, here’s some trivia for you. What do Nick Spencer, writer of Morning Glories, and Shaun Manning, a semi-finalist in Stan Lee’s The Seekers writing contest from MTV have in common? They’re both alums of Comics Experience, an online school for people who...

Interview: Joe Wright and Saoirse Ronan

Even before director Joe Wright started throwing jabs at Sucker Punch at this year’s Wondercon, Hanna had positioned itself as the perfect antidote to Zach Snyder’s brand of over-sexualized exploitation masquerading as female empowerment. With a smart script, a fantastic director and an Academy Award-nominated teenage star, Hanna is poised to unleash a smarter, tougher teenage girl assassin on summer movie goers, and like The Bourne Trilogy before it, Hanna is not afraid to make you think about the morality of the lives and deaths it puts up on the screen. BADMOUTH: Before we start, I wanted to talk about The Hobbit....

Interview: Zack Weiner

Zack Weiner is a modern day Renaissance man. Taking the success he achieved with his award-winning, offensive Web comic, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Weiner has branched out into adult superhero parody, funny and profane videos and, strangely, children’s comics. What does the Web allow you to do as a creator that you couldn’t do if you were syndicated in newspapers? Two major things. First, my content is unedited. This means I’m free to be more creative in general, but especially as it concerns offensive content. Second, no formatting rules. My comic can be any size I like, which allows me to do lots of weird things...