REVIEW: ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES

  Comic books and punk rock are two of my favorite things in the world (and also big around the TuffGnarl.com offices too!). They are also eternal staples of the classic teenager’s life. And no one is more classic and eternally teenage than Archie Andrews. So I was extremely excited when I interviewed Archie Comics writer/PR guru, Alex Segura, last month […]

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Interview: Maximum Bob Fingerman

Bob Fingerman has had a career in comics and illustration for decades. He has worked on everything from humor magazines (Cracked/National Lampoon), mainstream properties (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures), album covers (The Toasters) and adult magazines (High Times/Penthouse). He has also written novels (You Deserved It/Zombie World: Winter’s Dregs & Other Stories) and produced covers and short stories for Dark Horse […]

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Review: Patience by Daniel Clowes

“A COSMIC TIMEWARP DEATHTRIP TO THE PRIMORDIAL INFINITE OF EVERLASTING LOVE BY DANIEL CLOWES.” That’s the description written on the back cover of the new Daniel Clowes graphic novel, Patience (published by Fantagraphics), and it is an apt one indeed. Clowes’ work has always been strange. Even when grounded in reality, like Ghost World, there is always an air of […]

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Interview: Catching up with Ain’t It Cool’s “Quint” (AKA Eric Vespe)

Ain’t It Cool? News (AICN) was one of the pioneers of fan-based journalism. During the internet’s infancy, AICN bypassed the exclusivity of main stream press and fed readers inside scoops, reviews and interviews served on a familiar and homegrown plate. Writer Eric Vespe, AKA “Quint” was there from the beginning, and has since become one of the the site’s most prolific, widely read, and engaging […]

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Interview: Archie Comics’ Alex Segura talks Archie meets The Ramones, crime fiction, his love for hometown Miami and a long career in comics.

Alex Segura is a hometown boy done good. After cutting his teeth working for The Miami Herald, Alex took his life long love of comics and made the jump into that very industry, quickly becoming a professional and working with some the medium’s biggest publishers. Also an accomplished crime novelist, he has written two books in an on-going series.  Alex is one […]

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Interview: Comic book writer Jim Zub talks Thunderbolts, Wayward and much more

Jim Zub is a writer on the rise. He has written everything from Samurai Jack to Dungeons and Dragons comics, as well as his own supernatural adventure, Wayward, over at Image Comics with artist Steve Cummings (of which three volumes are already available). He also has a HUGE on-line presence and freely shares his own creative process with anyone who cares to have […]

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REVIEW: Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Season 1

Iron-Blooded Orphans (IBO), the latest release in the long running Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, follows the exploits of a budding cadre of child soldiers who live on Mars. They are the byproduct of a catastrophic battle referred to as the “Calamity War.” It’s conclusion resulted in a diaspora that marginalized the Martian populace and reduced the planet to little more […]

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INTERVIEW: Shooting the shit with Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale may be the most prolific writer you haven’t heard of. Champion Joe (as his fans call him) has written everything from novels (The Drive-In), short stories (Bubba-Ho-Tep), screenplays (the animated Son of Batman film) and comic books  (DC/Vertigo’s Jonah Hex: Two-Gun Mojo).   Lansdale even dipped his pen into a few episodes of the classic Batman: The […]

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