An exploration of the independent mavericks, HandMade Films, that gave us some of the most iconic British crime films of the 1970s and 1980s.
"You could say Mike Sager stumbled into journalism as a way to save his ass."—Alex Belth introduces the bestselling author and award-winning journalist.
Howard Chaykin digs into the deep-seeded influences that fuel Scott Phillips' suburban noir stories.
An essay celebration of renowned sci-fi artist Richard Powers and the surrealist wonder of the fFlar universe.
Cinematographer Karim Hussain csc's appreciation of the Louma Crane
Avery Kaplan explores seven female genre fiction authors and their varying motivations for adopting a male pseudonym.
Writer and comic creator Adam Knave discusses the evolution and importance of familial bonds in the Bill and Ted movie franchise.
Photographer and director Neil Krug takes a personal look at the work of Academy award-winning director Elio Petri
Acclaimed cartoonist Benjamin Marra introduces a gallery of Bill Sienkiewicz's Conan illustrations.
When I think of Will Eisner the first thing that comes to mind is not watercolor paintings. The first thing is heavy black-and-white drawings, deep dark...
Chloe Maveal provides a comparative look into Judge Dredd as a predictor of unchecked contemporary police brutality.
Chloe Maveal sits down with artist Jim Mahfood for an interview about his career, cultural influences, and 'Sorcerers'.
A retrospective interview with award-winning science fiction author David Gerrold
An explanation behind the delightfully unlikely origins of Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Saga
An analysis of the themes surrounding gender, sexuality, nature, and enlightenment in Alejandro Jodorowsky's seminal 1973 film, The Holy Mountain.
A gallery and brief overview of Joe Kubert’s seminal message “Make War No More” found in DC’s War Comics of the 1960’s and 70’s.
Artist and writer Nick Abadzis sits down to rehash the beginnings of both his career and his highly under-recognized British comic strip, Hugo Tate.
With today marking 30 amazing years of the Judge Dredd Megazine, it's time to look back and appreciate the never-were publications that made that possible.
With an artistic experience spanning the spa between cartoons and comics and everywhere in between, Alex Toth's career is certainly nothing to scoff at!
An interview and career retrospective with acclaimed storyteller and artist Dave McKean.
An appreciation for Rebellion Publishing's mistress of horror comics: Shirley Bellwood.
With Italian horror having slipped through the cracks for many comic fans, it's time to get introduced to the absurd and ghoulishly fantastic Dylan Dog.
A look into the history behind lesbian and bisexual themes in mid-century pulp fiction paperbacks.
With Halloween just around the corner, there is no better time to pay homage to the master of horror manga: Junji Ito
An essay exploring the ways in which the Alien movie franchise exposes the horrors of the working class.
Remarkably proper and even more horrifying, the comics of creator Emily Carroll are here to deliver only the most stylized of Halloween scares.
With Halloween just around the corner, NeoText explores the versatility, humor, and perfectly grotesque visuals of British horror comics.
Exploring the ever-green and ever-perky sexploitative pulp art of Italian comics artist Emanuele Taglietti.
When it comes to the best "Walking Dead" title, there's no doubt that Lester Fenton and the Walking Dead by Kyle Baker takes the cake!
Before Warner Bros. decided to take a chance and hire him to make The Wild Bunch, the classic revisionist western that would completely revitalize his ...
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: An Unforgettable and Heartbreaking Exploration of Love, Human Beings and the Nature of Memory
Having heard his friend complain about her boyfriend for what seemed to be a hundredth time,…
Sven Mikulec When it comes to filmmakers who are, among other things, distinguished for their strong and passionate connection…
‘Magnolia’: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Absorbing Mosaic of Compassion, Humanity and the Importance of Forgiveness
In 1997, an ambitious 26-year-old called Paul Thomas Anderson made Boogie Nights, his sophomore directing effort…
‘Minority Report’: Steven Spielberg’s Proof that You Don’t Need to Sacrifice Substance to Produce Spectacle
The beginning of Minority Report, Steven Spielberg’s thrilling sci-fi noir from 2002, is closely connected to another science fiction classic...
Jean-Pierre Melville: Life and Work of a Groundbreaking Filmmaking Poet by Sven Mikulec
Sven Mikulec looks at the history and legacy of Alan Parker's 'Angel Heart'
The interaction between and among human beings is the only story worth telling.
Brazil is the demented, surreal flip-side of George Orwell’s dystopian warning—"1984 1/2" was director Terry Gilliam’s originally…
As far back as I can remember, director Martin Scorsese has been synonymous with wiseguys, mooks, goombahs, and spin-on-a-dime funny-how guys delivering...
You think I’m crazy? You call me crazy, you think I’m crazy? You wanna see crazy?…
Subject to the Requirements of the Service: Peter Weir’s ‘Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World’
Asked by Debbie Lynn Elias of Behind The Lens Online on what compels the director Peter Weir to film such varied stories ...
Michael Mann’s 2006 big screen revamp of 1980s groundbreaking TV show Miami Vice (Brandon Tartikoff, NBC’s entertainment president scribbled “MTV cops” ...
Few films permeate the gestalt consciousness like Star Wars (“I am your father”, “Use the Force”…
Fractured narrative, skewed perception, compressed timelines—director/writer Christopher Nolan won’t lead his audience in a straight line…
Tim Pelan examines Mike Hodges's classic 1972 British crime movie, 'Get Carter'
After the success of *The Exorcist,* director William Friedkin teamed up with *The Wild Bunch* screenwriter Walon Green for the groundbreaking *Sorcerer*
In 1986, Michael Mann’s 'Manhunter' elevated schlock-horror to a thoughtful, stylised, forensically psychological level, introducing the concept of a ...
Multiple award-winning science fiction author and genre scholar Adam Roberts breaks down his ultimate definition of "Science Fiction."
“I think I was always controversial, provocative. But I can’t help it. I have to go there. It’s my nature. It’s my father’s nature, too..."
The stories behind director John Boorman and screenwriter Alexander Jacobs brilliant retelling of Donald Westlake's THE HUNTER
Don Siegal's follow up to *Dirty Harry*, an adaptation of John C. Reese's *The Looters,* and a masterclass in character-driven storytelling
“Don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner."
A deeper look into the mad genius of the Hong Kong filmmaker, Stephen Chow.
"Writing a novel is, as you know, a demanding job. I guess everyone does the best they can. Maybe. It makes me uncomfortable...."
A selection of hip hop album covers done by comic book artists featuring: Wu-Tang, EPMD, Jay-Z, De La Soul, T.I., Kid Cudi, Public Enemy, Pete Rock...
A look into the subversive use of superhero imagery that infiltrates Jean-Michel Basquiat's art.
A deep dive conversation between author Michael Tisserand and Howard Chaykin, whose life and career offer an oral history of American comics.
A gallery showcasing the work of Luigi Corteggi, cover artist for a rogue's gallery of Italian comics from the early '60s to the modern era.
In 1976, famed comic and genre paperback artist Roy Krenkel turned his talents toward the myths and monuments of antiquity.
A series of indelibly intricate and eerie paintings by Berni Wrightson, each inspired by the text of a classic Edgar Allan Poe tale
In 1972 a neophyte Spanish media company created a rare platform for artists to explore classic genre imagery with a sophisticated cinematic sensibility.
An Historic Intersection of Pro Art and Fandom in a famed Five-piece Portfolio by Jack Gaughan.
Writer and film critic Sean Witzke introduces readers to the glamorously unsettling world of the fashion horror genre.
‘DOES THIS LOOK LIKE A SICK MAN TO YOU?’: The Horror of Identity and the Identity of Horror in David Cronenberg’s ‘The Fly’
TELEPOD 1: STATHIS He watches Her, trembling and nerve-twitched, eyes darting, lips pulled back over protruding…