Patton Oswalt Pitches a Star Wars/Marvel Crossover Movie

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Patton Oswalt has been rather busy over the last few weeks. When not convincing the World that he should be cast as The Penguin in the next Batman movie, he’s appearing in Parks and Recreation, and delivering a message of unity. And that message of unity is for the union between Star Wars and Marvel. […]

Preview: Baltic Comics Magazine s!13 Life is Live

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  You can tell we’re getting into the comics spring/summer stride as highly desirable books begin hitting the shelves in rapid tandem. Last week saw my postman deliver Nobrow 8, the end of the month sees the launch of the inaugural and very promising looking Tiny Pencil, and in a fortnight ‘s time we get the release […]

Titan to release A-1 annual with everyone from Kirby to Dayglo

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The fabled A1 Brit comics anthology, is getting a relaunch in June, and now an annual in October with the A1 Annual billed as “a Who’s Who of comics’ talent – past, present and future.” And if you look at who’s in it, you may just agree. The issue comes with two covers, including a Diamond exclusive cover by Jim Steranko and Stanley Lau. Contributors include everyone from Simon and Kirby reprints to Dave Johnson to Emily Hu. 176 pages and $22.99. Sold!

Neil Gaiman and The Beat think exactly alike: “Nobody knows.”

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Coinciding brilliantly with our post yesterday on the nagging uncertainty of making a career in future media, world-renowned best selling author Neil Gaiman said pretty much exactly the same thing in a keynote address at the London Book Fair which urged everyone to just try new shit (we’re paraphrasing) to find what works:

MEGA-INTERVIEW with Matt Kindt: ‘find the territory that nobody has staked out yet’

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Interviewing Matt Kindt at WonderCon brought with it some unusual circumstances. Just prior to speaking to Kindt, I had the opportunity to hear him talk about his career history in a mammoth 90 minute panel interview, which I later covered for The Beat. This posed a serious question: what could I possibly ask him about […]

Read Monkeybrain’s Bandette #1 for Free

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Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover’s Bandette has received four Will Eisner Comic Industry Award nominations for 2013. The digital comic is up for Best New Series and Best Digital Series, and Colleen is nominated under Best Penciller/Inker and Best Colorist. Want to see what all the fuss is about? In light of the prestigious news, Monkeybrain is giving away issue one — free of charge — until Friday night of San Diego Comic-Con.