Kelly Sue DeConnick has become one of the comic-book industry's most sought-after creators—perhaps because she's (seemingly) never short on great ideas. Here are her techniques for churning out great work, even when the muse has gone silent.
The original [i]Mad[/i] men were a group of subversive cartoonists and writers poking fun at all forms of authority. Sixty years later the job is harder—satirizing folks who have grown up with [i]Mad[/i] and are in on the joke. While celebrating an anniversary book, [i]Totally Mad[/i], out this month, editor John Ficarra explains how the iconic magazine has kept up with the times.
Not long ago, comics were a nerdy subculture at the edges of art and entertainment; today, they are at the center of both. How did comics culture take over popular culture, and what can marketers learn from their success?