Today’s Halloween art comes from Jose Ladronn and HIP FLASK. Ladronn was born in Mexico and won a 2006 Eisner Award for his work on HIP FLASK: MYSTERY CITY. Keep those cards and letters coming, folks…it’s getting spooky out there.
§ Brian Hibbs’s new column extols the virtues of his POS system (MOBY), which he feels has enabled him to show an actual uptick in sales even during the current pre-recession. The whole column is worth reading, but the areas in which MOBY has helped the most are making special orders easier, and keeping less […]
Well it looks like they were for real on the digital comics thing, as Marvel has announced SIX MORE ORIGINAL digital comics. Some of it is normal Marvel fare — GALACTUS by Frank Tieri and Juan Santacruz — but some of it is encouragingly diverse — Jason Aaron on American Eagle, Halloween Monster Mash by […]
§ Congrats to Gerald Scarfe — cartoonist, illustrator, concept artist — for receiving the CBE from the Queen. § Eddie Campbell on Lee Bermejo’s JOKER: INFORMED CRITICISM. It looks all very overdrawn and hideous; the wine is made from the same substance as the shrimps and there’s a nauseous quality to it all which I […]
§ At the FLOG blog, Jacob Covey goes on at some length to discuss his dislike of giclée (digital) prints, as opposed to old school hand printmaking: Meanwhile there is a mind-boggling craft involved in all traditional print-making that makes any hand-crafted print far more valuable than any digital print. Perhaps it sounds snobbish to […]
James Sime, owner of Isotope, the comic book lounge, tells us that there are only seven days left to submit mini-comics for the 2008 Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics. “You have just one week left to draw, fold, and hand-staple your way to mini-comic glory!” Sime said. While the minis continue to pour in […]
A new SPIRIT poster has been released. This does NOT mean you can turn the comments into another “It doesn’t look like Eisner!” fest, kids. Been there, done that, blogged it. § The SLEEPER movie, based on the Brubaker/Phillips comic of the same name, has a writer. His name is Brad Ingelsby. Other names involved: […]