REVIEW: Aw Yeah Comics #1


On the back of their monumentally successful Kickstarter campaign, the team behind Aw Yeah Comics have made the first issue of their new series available. If you backed the Kickstarter – and evidence suggests that somewhere close to 85% of the country did – then you’ll already have the issue in your inbox. Otherwise, you […]

On the Scene: Jason Aaron, Greg Rucka, Jason Latour Talk Crime Comics at Heroes Con 2013


Vito Delsante hosted a gathering of some of the purveyors of the gritty, and often all too reality-based comics handling crime and violence at Heroes Con, and when they noticed that everyone on the panel was bald, they decided that this was a call to “embrace the dark side of humanity” by shaving one’s head.  […]

It’s time for a Peter Bagge retrospective


A two part conversation between Peter Bagge (Hate, Reset) and Zak Sally at plants the flag on the idea that Bagge’s achievements need a reassessment: His editorship of Weirdo followed by Neat Stuff followed by Hate was a run pretty much unparalleled in comics– maybe a handful were as good, but you could count […]

When The Walking Dead had to struggle


At the recent Produced by Conference, a ton of Hollywood heavy hitters got up and blabbed in panel-format chats. One by Walking Dead producers Gall Ann Hurd and David Alpert recount the familiar but becoming legend story of the show that everyone didn’t want to do: notoriously dumped by NBC, it was reluctantly picked up […]

Reminder! Eisner Award voting ends June 12th!


[Vintage Jim Steranko from the 2006 Eisners.] The deadline for voting in the Eisner Awards is WEDNESDAY June 12 at MIDNIGHT PDT. There are no paper ballots this year, only online. Voting is open to industry professionals, defined as comics creators (writers, artists, colorists, letterers), editors, publishers, and retailers, plus graphic novel librarians and scholars, […]

Photo Parade: Grand Comics Festival was really nice


This weekend, while everyone else was at Heroescon, I checked out the Grand Comics Festival at Brooklyn’s Bird River Studios on Saturday. It was a pleasant sunny day, the show was free, and the vibe was super mellow. As I approached the door I had a buzz coming from inside—always a good sign—and people were […]