Monday Morning Funnies: Not My Bag


Here’s a little something you should be on the lookout for among this Wednesday’s new comics releases: Sina Grace, the artist on Image’s cult hit series, Lil’ Depressed Boy who recently finished up a lengthy stint as the Editorial Director at Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Imprint, is releasing his first original graphic novel, Not My Bag, […]


Digital Roundup: Another iVerse Exclusive, Madefire on iPhone and… Walt Simonson at New Paradigm?


More activity and announcements on the digital side of things leading up to NYCC. First off, iVerse has another exclusive publisher in Ape Entertainment, specifically with the App and KiZoic imprints.  Ape had a major success with Pocket God on iVerse, but this marks the first time they’ve formally gone exclusive. Go go digital distributor wars!


The absolute COOLEST swag at NYCC: Paul Pope messenger bag for The Project Solution


Have you ever wish you could be stylish AND help save the world all at the same time? If only such a thing was possible, you thought. And if only I could do it at New York Comic Con. Well, now you can. The Project Solution, the non-profit organization headed by Joe Gonzalez (known to […]


NYCC 12: Color Scott Pilgrim V2 will be available in three editions


If you haven’t seen the new color, hardcover versions of SCOTT PILGRIM, we’ll let you in on the secret: They’re GAWJUS. Volume 2, Lucas Lee, goes on sale at NYCC in the editions outlined below. Knives Chau is on the cover of the regular edition, while Lucas Lee is on the cover of the EVIL […]


On the Scene: Small Press Expo 2012 Day Two


By Hannah Means-Shannon The revelries following the Ignatz Awards continued long into the night and crowded the lower levels of the conference center took over the bar and spilled out onto patios, steps, and walkways, but that didn’t stop expo-goers from taking in another day of star-powered panels on Sunday. The big names and signings […]


Marvel Announce Savage Wolverine from Frank Cho


Wolverine has become a little too civilised recently, perhaps, with the events of AvX painting him as a happy bystander while Cyclops and Captain America do all the real morally grey actions nowadays. Hoping to rectify that in January will be writer/artist Frank Cho, who’ll be relaunching the Wolverine solo title for Marvel Now as “Savage […]


New York Comic Con is already completely sold out


The seconds are ticking away, and with it, everyone’s will to live. New York Comic Con is thundering at us, like a herd of fear crazed buffalo—and if you’ve ever been to NYCC, you know this is an entirely accurate description. We understand steps have been taken this year to make sure crowds stay safe […]


Marvel Comics Month-to-Month Sales: August 2012


The AVENGERS VS X-MEN crossover continues to dominate most of Marvel’s major titles in August, but this month also has the launch of two new titles – GAMBIT and HAWKEYE – plus the official 50th anniversary issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, and the start of Neal Adams’ FIRST X-MEN mini.

DC had a slightly greater share of the North American direct market this month. But it was close, leading Marvel by 36% to 35% in terms of units, and 33% to 32% in dollars.


Garth Ennis talks about launching Dynamite’s new Crime Line With “Red Team”

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Crime comics are something that are usually popping around in the background of the direct market, but usually only one or two takes hold at a time.  In recent years, Vertigo held the crime candle, but their line of original graphic novels folded and Scalped came to an end.  Today, Dynamite is announcing their plan to […]


Kick-Watcher: Martin Monsterman, Black Idol vol 1 and LUST (NSFW)

BLACK IDOL  Volume 1 by Peter Popken — Kickstarter

By: Henry Barajas Project: Martin Monsterman- Graphic Novel Talent/Project Manager: Manny Trembley Days to Go: 27 Goal: $7,000 The spiel: Manny Trembley is debuting his latest ALL AGES graphic novel with his company Fish Tank books.  Before he started his own company in this free comic book market he co-produced PX! Book one and two […]


DeMatteis and Gogtzilas are blowing in the Augusta Wind at IDW


And a week of pre-NYCC announcements continues to roll out with the news that J.M. DeMatties and Vasilis Gogtzilas are teaming up for THE ADVENTURES OF AUGUSTA WIND, a new creator-owned miniseries. It’s described as a”thrillingly imaginative, all-ages miniseries, we follow the title character, young heroine Augusta Wind, across five issues of eye-popping, otherworldly realms […]


Joe Quesada goes on Jimmy Kimmel show to announce Marvel NOW!


Marvel is upping its PR game a bit: for the latest Marvel NOW! announcement, Marvel CCO Joe Quesada will go on Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel show. “First Jimmy Kimmel rocked the Emmys in front of the entire world and now he’s set his sights on the Marvel Universe,” said Quesada. “I’m looking forward to meeting with […]


Brooklyn Comics and Graphic Fest unveils Chris Ware poster

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When you’ve got Chris Ware as a guest, maybe you can cajole him into whipping out some old thing for a poster. BCGF will be held Saturday, November 10. Besides Ware, other guests include Richard McGuire, Blexbolex, and Roz Chast.


Mark Waid Goes To Dynamite For Green Hornet


Mark Waid’s a pretty in-demand guy right now.  He pulled an Eisner for his work on Daredevil over at Marvel.  He’s also relaunching Hulk for Marvel.  He’s doing his own work with Insufferable over at his Thrillbent website.  He’s working on Steed and Mrs. Peel for Boom!.  Oh, and now he’s going to be writing […]


How to: Gary Panter on how to keep a sketchbook


Everyone has linked to Gary Panter’s ten tips for keeping a sketchbook, but that is because they are so awesome. You can make all kinds of rules for your art making, but for starting in a sketchbook, you need to jump in and get over the intimidation part — by messing up a few pages, […]


Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 10/8/12—Do you want to know more?


It’s kind of quiet out there as everyone suits up for New York Comic Con, but here’s some linkage that piled up over the last few days, § Curious about all the CEREBUS fooferaw? While surfing around, we found this post by Ben Lundy that explains the whole 300 issue saga, warts, wonders, and all. […]