The Onion A.V. Club’s Best Comics of the Decade

The A.V. Club’s Onion’s month-long series of looks back gets to comics with 25 Best Comics and 5 Best Archival editions. As the first official, thought out “Best of” for the Aughts of Comics, it’s a solid list, if genre heavy…NO SCOTT PILGRIM? Really???? The book that summed up the decade’s mishmash of media and […]

Comics on The View?

Artist Vinnie Tartamella wrote us a line yesterday to say that the Bluewater comics biography of Barbara Walters, for which he painted the covers, was slated to be discussed on The View, this week. He thought it would be either yesterday or tomorrow. According to people close to Walters, she’s seen the comic and loves […]

Spotlight on: George Gene Gustines

MUST READ ALERT! Marc-Oliver Frisch talks to probably the most powerful person in comics whom we have never seen interviewed before: the New York Times’ George Gene Gustines. As the main comics reporter/reviewer at The Paper of Record, Gustines has an incredible influence over what the rest of the mainstream media thinks about comics — […]

Sometimes we forget just how awesome Farel Dalrymple is…

…and we should not do that. The artist of POPGUN WAR and OMEGA THE UNKNOWN is interviewed by Nick Gazin for Vice. According to the piece, he’s working on a new book called THE WRENCHIES: The Wrenchies is a post-apocalyptic, science fiction, fantasy, super-hero, secret agent coming-of-age epic with some existential bullshit thrown in. The […]

Take this comic book survey

If there is one thing the comics industry of late is lacking, it’s demographic info we can all sink our teeth into and shake around like a chew toy. Valerie D’Orazio hinted about a study a few years ago (maybe buried somewhere in Marvel’s SEC filings?); Johanna alludes to a 1995 DC reader survey; Diamond […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 11/24/09

§ The great Seth will make anyone whose work was ever improved by an editor feel like a piece of sh•t: For example, I don’t know how anyone can stand to work with an editor. I don’t really know how fiction writers have become used to that idea. I can understand working with a proofreader: […]

Producers honor Joss Whedon

He may still be on his Dollhouse cancellation-induced drinking binge, but Joss Whedon will need to clean up and dry out to get the Vanguard Award from the Producers Guild at their annual awards in January. The award recognizes big thinks in new media and technology, such as previous winners George Lucas, James Cameron and […]

Thought for the Day: Scott McCloud

Have we been quoting him too much? Anyway, whatever, a video of a sand painting prompts McCloud to ponder the decade about to pass: We’re getting close to the end of a decade and a lot of people have been trying to sum up the experience. Short of putting “B.O.B.” on endless repeat, I think […]