Sunday Reading: Tate comics article

The Tate Britain, currently has a show up on William Hogarth, who is widely claimed by us comical types to have been one of the earliest cartoonists (and one of the greatest ever.) Reader Rob Cave writes to say that the Tate’s magazine has a cover story on comics and their antecedents, which is up […]

Sunday Watching: Nathan Fox

Illustrator Nath Fox is interviewed at Pulp Secret and his work on DMZ #18 for Vertigo is discussed. We’ve been fans of Fox’s visceral illos for some time and it’s great to see him dipping a toe into comics. Attached, page from DNZ and a self-portrait.

Sunday Reading: Comics Comics #2

Comics Comics #2, the most excellent alt.comix zine by Dan Nadel and T. Hodler is now sold out…but you can download it from their blog: So if you missed out on getting your own copy (and unfortunately, this one really does work best in its oversize paper form), you can now finally enjoy: Peter Bagge […]

Sunday Listenings: Buenaventura and Hignite

Boing Boing presents its Get Illuminated Podcast episode 8: Comic Art Magazine which interviews publisher Alvin Buenaventura and editor Todd Hignite on the subject of their magazine Comic Art. Alvin also publishes other books of and about comics — check out the line-up at Buenaventura Press. Hignite is the author of a terrific book called […]

Sunday Reading: Cereal Blogs

Beat Street Irregular Maclaine Diemer sends us some links to cool blogs including the illustrators collarborative Sugar Frosted Goodness which includes this Roadside Attraction map by Linzie Hunter and much comics related content. Maclaine also tipped us off to the Mr Toast site, which includes archives of cereal box concept artwork and so on. They’re […]

TUF5 Episode 4: The Way of the Weeping Warrior

We’re proud to introduce a new feature to our ULTIMATE FIGHTER recaps: expert commentary from Rafael Kayanan. Rafael is a cartoonist of long standing, (check out his work on Conan #39 written by Kurt Busiek, now in stores and his art blog here.) but he is also a technical expert and fight coordinator for movies, […]

I will never let this book out of my sight again

Just got a galley of this manga reference guide by Jason Thompson and it instantly vaulted to our must-own, must-have list. It’s an alphabetical listing of over 900 manga titles published in the US, with bibliographical info, commentary and ratings. Plus sidebars on various genres and topics AND guides to yaoi and adult titles, a […]

We’re living in NARUTO NATION

A common topic amongst comics pundits is how Marvel and DC flood racks with tie-ins and sequels and prequels and so on. Well, it seems Viz is taking a page from that playbook, but this time with the #1 comic around the world, the mighty, unstoppable Naruto. Viz will be releasing THREE new Naruto books […]

Jack Kirby to the rescue

Wired Magazine has the incredible comics tie-in story of the week one that defies an any link summary. But we’ll try. It seems that back in 1979 when Iran took personnel at the American embassy hostage, six of them escaped to hide out in Tehran. The CIA launched an effort to rescue them and decided […]

Media revolution

Speaking of magazine and blogs and whatnot, everyone has linked to this piece n cartoonist Daryl Cagle’s weblog wher ehe lays out the challenges facing old media (print, newwspapers) very succinctly, Short version: there is no magic solution. Newspapers continue to pin their hopes on their Web sites in the belief that their brands carry […]