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Dave Scheidt
Dave Scheidt is a writer originally from the south side of Chicago. He currently lives in Logan Square. He writes comic books and reads a lot of them, too. He's really into cats and breakfast food. Follow his incoherent ramblings on twitter at @davescheidt.You can check out his comics at

Entries by Dave Scheidt

An Illustrated Interview With 'Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza' Cartoonist James Kolchaka

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 11:56 AM

Last week First Second Books released The Glorkian Warrior Delivers A Pizza by award winning cartoonist James Kolchaka.

It's an all ages graphic novel about danger, crazy aliens, gigantic talking heads and more importantly, pizza! I was lucky enough to talk to Kolchaka in the best way I could...

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A Strange Talk With The Auteur Writer Rick Spears

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 10:48 PM

Earlier this month Oni Press released The Auteur #1 written by Rick Spears and illustrated by James Callahan.

It's hilariously crude and funny all the while feeling fresh and unlike anything on the comic market right now. The art by James Callahan is beautiful and disgusting at the same time,...

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The Great Comic Creator Mixtape Volume II

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 3:25 PM

Last year, I asked some of my favorite comic creators in the industry what they enjoyed listening to while they made comics.

To me it was a cool, introspective look into what can help or inspire their creative process.

You can take a look at last years Comic Creator Mixtape...

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Born Dead, Still Weird: The Spooky World of Cartoonist Gahan Wilson

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 4:53 PM

Is a person born 'weird' or is it about how we grow up and the things we experience?

I believe being weird is partly about how you see the world. Ever since I could remember, I would look at my dad's collection of books growing up. He'd have everything from...

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Ed Piskor Drops Knowledge With Hip Hop Family Tree

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2013 | 12:41 PM

I've always been a fan of comic books for as long as I could remember. Hip hop has been something I eventually fell in love with the more I grew older.

All Image Courtesy Of Ed Piskor & Fantagraphics

Growing up...

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Cameron Stewart Discusses His Latest Genre Bending Graphic Novel Sin Titulo

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 8:52 AM

Comic books are evolving. Each and every day.

For the longest time, there was a sort of set way to create and distribute comic books. That has been changing very quickly the past 10 years. The internet has proven to be an incredible resource for comics with the huge boom...

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Getting Weird With God Hates Astronauts Creator Ryan Browne

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 1:38 AM


God Hates Astronauts is probably one of the weirdest comic books I've ever read. I mean that in the most endearing way possible. The purest definition of a labor of love for Ryan Browne, creator of God Hates Astronauts. It's an insanely...

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A Quick Chat With Geof Darrow About His Relaunched Comic Series Shaolin Cowboy

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 12:06 PM

Shaolin Cowboy is a comic written and illustrated by Geof Darrow. It's main character who walks the earth in search of food and shelter, but somehow always comes across mutant biker gangs, vengeful talking crabs and swarms of the undead and giant, cave dwelling sharks. It's mix of absurdity and...

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Battling Boy: An All-ages Graphic Novel That's an Instant Classic

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 11:34 AM


When you're a kid the world is only as big as the one you see around you. Everything is familiar and most of us live in a world where someone protects us, whether it be our parents, friends or even sometimes superheroes. Battling Boy...

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Talking About Itty Bitty Hellboy With Art and Franco: An Illustrated Interview

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 3:18 PM

Aw Yeah Man!

You've heard of Hellboy, right? Big red, mean looking dude with the giant red hand? Likes to punch Nazis and fight monsters? He hangs out with a fish-man named Abe Sapien and Liz Sherman who can create and control fire? What about Roger, a man-made of blood,...

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Grant Morrison's Breakthrough Classic Zenith to Be Reprinted for the First Time

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 1:52 PM


So there's this guy, Grant Morrison.

You may have heard of him.

In August of 1987, British Science fiction anthology 2000 AD printed the first of many years of stories of Zenith, by Grant Morrison and Steven Yeowell.

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Matt Rosenberg on Twelve Reasons to Die, Comics and Hip-Hop

(1) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 12:08 PM

Hip-Hop legend Ghostface Killah released his new record, Twelve Reasons to Die last month that tells the story of crime, violence and revenge from beyond the grave. Three elements that have always inspired classic comic books. The record has twists and turns and the fantastic instrumentation and production by Adrian...

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Exclusive: Interview and Sneak Peek at BOOM! Studios Regular Show Comic

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2013 | 7:45 PM

Regular Show is one of Cartoon Network's most popular cartoons and one of my favorite shows of the last couple years. In the simplest of terms it's about two best friends, a blue Jay (Mordecai) and a raccoon (Rigby) who are at the age where they are expected to be...

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Brian Wood Talks About His Latest Epic Comic Series, The Massive

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 3:14 PM

How do you prepare for life after something catastrophic?

The people who likely would survive would be the realists. The people who know what can happen and embrace change as it arrives. The people who sacrifice their own selfish goals and lives to try and contribute to the greater...

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Tales From The Crypt's Jack Davis: Still Scary After All These Years

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 10:21 AM

Being born in the late '80s, I was first introduced to Tales From The Crypt from the television series of the same name. My sister and I would stay up late and watch episodes of it and loved every minute.

The opening intro that featured that iconic and horrifying theme...

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Here's What a Class of Fifth Graders Think About Comic Books

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 2:53 PM

Art courtesy of Jess Smart Smiley

I grew up reading comics, as many people first discovered them. More and more, comics have been introduced into classrooms as a teaching tool and required reading.

One of my good friends is a 5th grade...

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Why Do You Think Comic Books Are Awesome?

(2) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 4:17 PM

I think comic books are awesome. If you are reading this you hopefully already agree with me but if not allow me to overload with you enthusiasm and reasons why they are the coolest!


There is a comic book out there for everyone. I...

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How I Came to Love the Punisher

(1) Comments | Posted January 9, 2013 | 4:04 PM

Growing up reading comics I was into a lot of characters but the Punisher was never one of them. Created in 1974 by writer Gerry Conway, John Romita Sr., Ross Andru and supposedly named by Stan Lee.

He first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #129 in which he mistook Spidey...

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A Conversation With Gerard Way About His New Series Killjoys, Comics and Integrity

(2) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 3:25 PM

The best storytellers carry their ideas in the brain like a burden. It's not a manner of wanting to tell a story, it's a need. Like most of us, Gerard has a day-job that usually keeps him fairly busy but his desire to tell stories never goes away and he...

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This Halloween Season, Read Comics!

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 1:04 PM

(Art Courtesy of Aaron Pittman)

Halloween season is upon us!

Most of us spend our days watching old horror movies and eating ridculous amounts of candy. This month I have been re-reading a bunch of horror comics to get into the Halloween spirit.


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