Monster Creature Feature on RTN-10 With Ormon Grimsby

Monster Creature Feature BY ZACK SMITH In days of television past, children often tuned in to the creepy hosts who introduced old monster movies on the local channels. But as cable television took over and movie broadcast rights grew more expensive, the classic television personality gave way to self-mocking characters such as Elvira and Joe […]

Juliette Lewis Interview!

Juliette & the Licks Life on the small stage BY ZACK SMITH Juliette Lewis made her name as an actress in the 1990s working with high-profile directors like Martin Scorsese and Oliver Stone in Cape Fear and Natural Born Killers. In the last few years, though, she’s reinvented herself as a rock ‘n’ roll singer. […]

Marc Guggenheim on RESURRECTION

GUGGENHEIM TALKS RESURRECTION by Zack Smith Imagine that one day, aliens invaded Earth. Nicknamed “The Bugs,” they easily beat back our military forces. For 10 years, our world lived under their occupation. Then, one day, they just left. Now, in the aftermath of an alien invasion, a disparate group of characters are faced with one […]

Shaun Tan on THE ARRIVAL (LINK FIXED)

AFTER THE ARRIVAL: TALKING TO SHAUN TAN by Zack SmithAustralian illustrator Shaun Tan’s sixth book, The Arrival, has recently made a big splash on American shores. The 128-page hardcover, telling the story of a migrant’s journey to a surreal-but-familiar new world, has already earned awards and international acclaim for its cinematic visuals and universal story, […]

LARS AND THE REAL GIRL Review

Home » Film » Feature/ Review   View Reader Comments OCTOBER 24, 2007 The life neurotic Darjeeling gets personal, while Ryan Gosling finds his own little miss sunshine BY NEIL MORRIS and ZACK SMITH Ryan Gosling goes for the spare in Lars and the Real Girl. Photo by George Kraychyk/ Sidney Kimmel Entertainment Lars and […]

Junot Díaz (THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO) Part II (LINK FIXED)

TALKING TO JUNOT DIAZ, II – COMIC WRITERS AND WRITERS WRITING COMICS by Zack Smith Neswarama: Junot, you mentioned several current books you enjoy – what are some others you read? It sounds like you have a pretty extensive monthly catalog. Junot Díaz: I read as much as I can – I love the form. […]

Junot Díaz on THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO (link fixed)

TALKING TO JUNOT DIAZ by Zack SmithThe most acclaimed literary novel of the fall opens with a quote from…Galactus?Welcome to The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz.  It’s a novel that chronicles the life, times and family of Oscar de León, an overweight comics fan from a Dominican family growing up in […]

Brian Wood (DMZ, LOCAL, DEMO) on NORTHLANDERS at DC/Vertigo

NOT HAGAR: WOOD ON NORTHLANDERS by Zack SmithThis ain’t Hagar. DC/Vertigo’s newest ongoing series, Northlanders, is a violent, action-packed look at the Viking era from acclaimed writer Brian Wood (DMZ, Demo, Local) and artist Davide Gianfelice. We sat down with Wood to find out why he decided to take a trip back to Viking times. […]

24 Hour Comic Book Day

OCTOBER 17, 2007 24 Hour Comic Book Day BY ZACK SMITH On Oct. 20, people in 18 countries will sit down and make their own comics. None are likely to be masterpieces, but that’s not the point. 24 Hour Comic Book Day, which will be held in the Triangle at Chapel Hill Comics, challenges would-be […]

Thomas Boatwright (THE SURREAL ADVENTURES OF EDGAR ALLAN POO)

MEETING EDGAR ALLAN POO’S THOMAS BOATWRIGHT by Zack Smith Thomas Boatwright’s vivid, colorful artwork for Image’s The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo has earned raves for its unique style, which combines cartoony characters with illustrative designs and lush, swirling landscapes. The up-and-coming artist, who lives in Greensboro, NC, spoke with us about his work […]