Articles Published the Week of May 8th

Phoebe and Her Unicorn is funny, fantastical, and for creator Dana Simpson, personal.

I think Dana Simpson is making one of the best comic strips currently running. Phoebe and Her Unicorn is genius, quite simply. It's wild and fantastical. It's a strip that a lot of people have compared to Calvin and Hobbes - instead of a boy and a tiger it's a girl and a unicorn - but that doesn't get at the many elements of the strip, the ways that Dana balances them, the inspired mix of the mundane and fantastic, and Dana's sense of humor.

Steven Universe Creator Rebecca Sugar on crafting a show about family, love and aliens

Last month at the MoCCA Festival, I sat down with Rebecca Sugar, the woman behind the hit animated series Steven Universe. She doesn't spill anything about the new season, which launched this week, and I didn't ask for any spoilers, but we spoke about how she thinks about the show, science fiction, intersectional feminism and more.

Roberta Gregory on Mother Mountain, Wimmen's Comix and Bitchy Bitch

Roberta Gregory has long been a groundbreaking cartoonist. She's been creating great work since the 1970's, though she still remains best known for Bitchy Bitch, the protagonist of her long running series Naughty Bits. I spoke with her for my epic article about Wimmen's Comix for The Comics Journal and here we talk about her career and what she's working on now.

Azzarello, Bisley and Floyd craft a heavy metal quest in the violently funny Alpha King

I've heard about 3 Floyds Brewing Company, though never drank the beer - they're a regional brewery and I haven't been through Indiana for a while - and now Nick Floyd has teamed up with Brian Azzarello and Simon Bisley to make a comic book inspired by the labels, designs and mythology behind the brewery. I'm a fan of all of them so I got the chance to get them on the phone together and talk about the project.

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