Comics in Your Curriculum

Comic Books As Curriculum By Zack Smith posted: 31 December 2008 09:52 am ET Richard Jenkins (no relation to the character actor) is best known as the artist of the surreal Sky Ape graphic novels. But now he’s helping teachers bring comics to kids in a unique way – by incorporating them into their lesson […]

Some Book Reviews

I wrote some book reviews for the Independent Weekly’s Christmas issue.  You can read all of them here: Here’s one of my reviews: The Hunter, The Man with the Getaway Face and The Outfit By Richard Stark University of Chicago Press  Few writers have pulled off the Jekyll-and-Hyde act that Donald Westlake has with his pseudonym, Richard Stark. […]

Larry Marder on BEANWORLD

Beanworld’s Back: Talking to Larry Marder By Zack Smith   Larry Marder’s getting his Christmas present early this year. The writer and artist, who’s mostly worked behind the scenes at Image Comics and McFarlane Toys, gets to see his cult hit Tales of the Beanworld return to comic shelves this week. Read the full interview […]

Paul Tobin on MODELS, INC.

Making His Marvel’s Models: Paul Tobin on Models, Inc. By Zack Smith   Aside from superheroes, the Marvel Universe has always been a breeding ground for…models. Yes, Patsy Walker and Millie the Model once enjoyed their own long-running books, and that tradition is finally returning in the new miniseries Models, Inc., a four-issue Marvel Universe […]

Greg Sadowski on SUPERMEN!

Turning the Clock Back – Greg Sadowski on Supermen! By Zack Smith   The late 1930s and early 1940s gave rise to dozens of legendary heroes who are still around today, including Superman, Batman, Captain America and the Spirit. And then…there were the rest. Greg Sadowski, best-known as the author of the award-winning retrospective on […]


From Spiderwick to Comics: Talking to Holly Black By Zack Smith     We recently chatted with artist Ted Naifeh about his work on the recent graphic novel The Good Neighbors Book One: Kin from Scholastic. Now we’re privileged to talk with that book’s writer, Holly Black. Black is one of the most popular authors […]