DC Backs Off From WTF Month


In what may be a case of calmer heads prevailing, word is leaking out of the ComicsPro members meeting that DC is taking a step back from their “WTF Certified” promotion.

MoCCA announces Awards of Excellence and all-star jury


Wow, this year’s MoCCA Festival just took a major step up in prestige with the announcement of the MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence, a prize to be awarded to work presented at this year’s show. Picking the prize, a jury of Karen Berger, Gary Groth, Nora Krug, David Mazzucchelli and Paul Pope.

Advance Review: Uncanny Skullkickers #1 tests out The Adjective of Power


Uncanny is such a strange word to use to describe a comic, much less a range of different comics which tend to feature characters who aren’t unexpectedly familiar – they’re the X-Men and Avengers, they’ve been around for decades. Which is why it’s nice to see that the Skullkickers creative team of Jim Zub and […]

Tom Tomorrow wins Herblock prize


Tom Tomorrow, creator of This Modern World, is this year’s Herblock Prize winner. Established in 2004, and nemed for famed editorial cartoonist Herblock, the prize is given for distinguished examples of editorial cartooning that exemplify the courageous standard set by Herblock and is judged by a panel of outside experts. The finalist this year was Jack Ohman, who left his post at The Oregonian last year.

Podcast alert: More To Come


People often ask me “Why don’t you do a podcast?”

I answer “I do.”

Show the love: Third Annual Mini-Comics Day


I’m a HUGE mini-comics fan; I think they encapsulate the potential and diversity of the medium perfectly in the way in which they combine storytelling, art, and innovation with accessibility and a do-it-yourself attitude. Its currently a very good time to be fond of the floppy- the format has been experiencing somewhat of a revival in the past year […]

Hotels still available for this year’s Comic-Con — UPDATE NOPE NOT ANY MORE


That’s right, even if you weren’t on the internet at 12:00:00 pm pst ON THE DOT, there are still excellent hotels available right now. Many are on the shuttle root, many are name brand resorts.

When the internet shuts down: UGO and Posterous

Although everything seems to be forever on the internet, it really isn’t. It’s oh so fragile, and the prime time of your life can be crossed out by one CEO’s pen swipe.

Nice art: Jackie Ormes!


The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Blog has a nice post onJackie Ormes, creator of Torchy and the first African-American woman cartoonist of note. And she did get note in her day:

Animated Achewood may rescue a world mired in gloom


After a long, lonely world without the seminal webcomic Achewood, creator Chris Onstad busted out a big rainbow of hope yesterday with the epic news that he’s been working on an animated series. He even gave us a clip of his efforts, above. And from there, to the big show:

Columbia University acquires the Elfquest archives


As Dave Sim noted the other day, Wendy and Richard Pini, creators of Elfquest, the pioneering indie comics fantasy, held on to all of their artwork. And now they are bequeathing it to Columbia University’s archives. The PR below explains all you need to know, but we should note that Columbia’s tireless librarian and comics-scholar Karen Green has been busy indeed.

Wizard World Portland moves to January in 2014


By all accounts last weekend’s inaugural Wizard World Portland show was a success. Steve Duin has a glowing report:

Tables for Thought Bubble Sell Out in Two Hours


A sign that the UK creative scene are eager both for conventions and the opportunity to queue, exhibitor tables for Leeds Thought Bubble Convention went on sale yesterday at 1pm, and had sold out by 3pm. This follows a very recent trend in the UK for conventions to sell out exhibitor tables at an increasingly […]