Sequential State – the comics criticism archive of Alex Hoffman

Category: Interviews

  • Interview: Simon Hanselmann – “My greatest wish is that I could freeze time.”

    Interview: Simon Hanselmann – “My greatest wish is that I could freeze time.”

    I sat down with Simon Hanselmann at the Small Press Expo this year in North Bethesda, Maryland to talk about Bad Gateway, his latest graphic novel. Published by Fantagraphics earlier this year, Bad Gateway advances the plot of his Megg and Mogg comics past the events that appear in his first graphic novel Megahex. It’s […]

  • Enemies of the State #005 – The Breakaways by Cathy G. Johnson

    Enemies of the State #005 – The Breakaways by Cathy G. Johnson

    Enemies of the State is a monthly virtual book club discussion on a recently published comic, featuring a rotating cast of comics critics. Episode #5 of Enemies of the State is an interview between critic Alex Hoffman and cartoonist Cathy G. Johnson about her comic The Breakaways, a 2019 middle grade graphic novel from First […]

  • Kickstarter Feature: Naked Body

    Kickstarter Feature: Naked Body

    Brooklyn-based small press Paradise Systems has been publishing comics since 2017, with a focus on bringing work from the Chinese alt-comics scene to an English-speaking audience. Their first large collection, an anthology titled Naked Body, is currently going through a funding round on Kickstarter. I got in touch with Paradise Systems’ publisher R. Orion Martin to […]

  • Interview: Kevin Czap and L Nichols on Ley Lines

    Interview: Kevin Czap and L Nichols on Ley Lines

    Hi readers. As part of this week’s Ley Lines coverage, I sat down with publishers and cartoonists L Nichols and Kevin Czap. Together as Grindstone Comics and Czap Books, they have been publishing Ley Lines since 2014. I did an interview with them in 2015 about the series, and I sat back down with them […]

  • Interview: Laila Milevski, on Enter, Holy Pilgrim

    Interview: Laila Milevski, on Enter, Holy Pilgrim

    This week I’m featuring a recent release from Czap Books and Grindstone Press; Ley Lines #9, Enter, Holy Pilgrim. Yesterday we started with a review of the book; today I sit down to interview Laila Milevski, the creator, to talk about her inspiration and her thoughts about the creative process in working on a Ley […]

  • Interview – Kevin Czap and L. Nichols on Ley Lines

    You’ve probably seen me talkabout the Ley Lines series on Twitter. The series is copublished by Czap Books and Grindstone Comics, and the first issue by Annie Mok was on my 2014 Comics that Challenged Me list. Issue #3 by Cathy G. Johnson debuted at TCAF this year, and my review of that comic will go […]