Author: Cameron Hatheway


Countdown To The Eisners 2015 – Best U.S. Edition Of International Material

While the American comics scene is highly regarded, it’s always nice to be reminded of what good storytelling sans superheroes and world-shattering events looks like. Sometimes it’s enjoyable to just lose oneself in a good European comic, preferably translated. Then again, some are still easy to follow if they haven’t been translated because they let […]

Catvengers, Assemble! The CatConLA Interview With Jenny Parks

This past weekend saw the debut of CatConLA, first ever convention for all things cats. Celebrity cats like Lil Bub and Pudge were in attendance, along with cat-themed panels, vendors selling their cat-inspired wares, and artists with cat-centric pieces. One of the most sought-after artists in attendance was Jenny Parks, known for her geek-centric cat […]

Cats, Garfield, And Buttholes – The CatConLA Interview With Rachel Dukes

This past weekend saw the debut of CatConLA, first ever convention for all things cats. Celebrity cats like Lil Bub and Pudge were in attendance, along with cat-themed panels, vendors selling their cat-inspired wares, and artists with cat-centric pieces. One of the artists in attendance was Rachel Dukes, creator of Frankie Comics and Mixtape Comics. […]




Countdown To The Eisners 2015 – Best Graphic Album – Reprint

If I’m really a fan of something, I have no problem buying it twice (or “double-dipping”). This rarely happens nowadays, but take The Umbrella Academy for instance: I bought all the issues when they first came out, then the trades and hardcovers, then eventually the deluxe edition because how could I not?! Sometime we hold […]

Graphic Novel Mike’s Place Covers Tragedy And Blues In Tel Aviv

When it comes to talking about the Middle East, not a lot of people are thrilled about the subject. And can you blame them? It’s a conversation that may start out as civil, but then quickly devolves into a tenser, sometimes hostile discussion depending on the participants’ viewpoints. Of course the vast majority of people […]

Countdown To The Eisners 2015 – Best Graphic Album-New

When I think about the Best Graphic Album-New category, I equate it to the Academy Award for Best Picture. All the nominees have been praised for the past year for being the best that comics has to offer, and being nominated for several awards from multiple organizations simply validates the power they hold over the […]

Countdown To The Eisners 2015 – Best Reality-Based Work

Sometimes readers want to read a biography or a history book, but don’t necessarily want to look at hundreds of pages of just tiny little words. Sometimes, readers also need a break from the tights and capes. Why not combine the best of both worlds and read a comic that focuses on a subject you […]

Countdown To The Eisners 2015 – Best Anthology

One of the things I love most about comic anthologies is the diversity of the content. Anthologies tend to be a mixed bag of stories and art, but in the end there’s definitely something for everyone. I can’t list how many artists and writers I’ve come to discover in the pages of 2000AD and Dark […]

Countdown To The Eisners 2015 – Best Digital/Web Comic

The bound & published medium isn’t for everyone, for sometimes it can be constricting for such massive, imaginative ideas when it comes to storytelling. Not only that, but to offer a story online makes it accessible to virtually everyone with a computer or smartphone with an internet connection. Just make sure it’s on a consistent […]

Countdown To The Eisners 2015 – Best Humor Publication

Do bricks get excited when they’re about to get laid? I imagine they’d be rock hard. Thank you! I’ll be here all week! Tip your waitresses! The humor business is a challenging one, for we all think we’re comedians. My friend Jordan and I always attempted to go to Open Mic Nights at Hopmonk Tavern […]


Countdown To The Eisners 2015 – Best Publication For Teens (Ages 13-17)

Surely we all remember what it was like to be a teenager. We were young, invincible know-it-alls that refused to be put in the mold society had picked out for us. We were rebels without causes, and no one could possibly understand how we felt because we were the only ones to ever struggle with […]

Dragons Beware! Packs Epic Adventure For Young Readers

I’m not one to brag, but when I was a young tyke I slayed my fair share of monstrosities. With the help of my trusty Excalibur (aka any sturdy stick), I kept the backyard as well as the neighborhood safe as my friends and I sought out adventure. We vanquished evil, conquered dark and sinister […]

Countdown To The Eisners 2015 – Best Publication For Kids (Ages 8-12)

My mother is a 3rd grade teacher, and anytime I’m done reviewing a graphic novel aimed at kids that I’ve been sent by a publisher, I donate it to her classroom. I always feel good about this, because a part of me feels like I’m encouraging a small group of kids to continue on the […]


Countdown To The Eisners 2015 – Best New Series

Every year brings an onslaught of new titles. Some are relaunches, others are brand-spanking-new. All of them, no matter the publisher, are competing for your attention and money, for unless you’re able/willing to read every single series ever, you need to trim a few titles to make room for the newer ones. And who doesn’t […]

Countdown To The Eisners 2015 – Best Limited Series

While it’s nice to have a couple of ongoing series queued up in your pull box, sometimes just settling with a limited series can make for a nice break in the cycle. These are series that have a shelf life of only a few issues, then they’re off to be collected in a trade paperback […]