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Review: The Fun Family is less fun than you think it is and that’s good

Benjamin Frisch’s The Fun Family is one of those works that you think you know what it is about, but you don’t really. That’s because, […]

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It can suck to be a middle aged comics pro case study #2: Ted McKeever

A few months ago Ted McKeever, who has a resume as long as my arm and two legs put together, announced he was moving away from comics. But not before releasing a blistering roman a clef a bout his career called Pencil Head. But it jus isn’t fun any more, he writes. Traversing the comic […]


It can suck to be a middle aged comics pro case study #1: Phil Hester

Phil Hester is the artist on Shipwreck, the upcoming book written by Warren Ellis about a very strange shipwreck, so he seems to be doing jsut fine in the comics world, especially with a large and well liked body of work behind him. BUt as he revelas in an interview at Comics Bulletina vision problem […]

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Dynamire is bundling again with Groupees and they just added more comics

  As we’ve mentioned before, Dynamite is the king of “bundling” — partnering with sites like Humble Bundle, Bit Torrent and Groupees to offer very afforable digital bundles of comics. They have a bundle called “Pure Dynamte” running right now with Groupees which includes over 85 digital comics which can be purchased at a pay what […]

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 8/29/16: Comics journalism is dead, please go home

§ It was Jack Kirby’s 99th birthday yesterday and I did not celebrate it in the fashion that I should have. But we’ll make up for it with #100 next year. I’m certain there will be a GALA. And one more. Could post stuff #jackkirby inspired all night. But I think I'll leave it with […]


See what Thor was getting into during CIVIL WAR in Taika Waititi-directed mockumentary

One of the highlights of Marvel’s Hall H presentation has made its way online


Wizard World adds controversial swimmer Ryan Lochte as a guest for Richmond show September 10

Wizard World’s convention circuit has often taken on some of pop culture’s “black sheep” and repackaged them as comic-con guests. Nothing wrong with that. Disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich made an appearance at a Chicago show a few years ago, for instance. And now Ryan Lochte, the disgraced swimmer and reality TV star, is joining […]


Image Comics is relocating to Portland, OR

Speaking of Comics-Town, USA, at San Diego I started to hear a few whispers that Image Comics might be leaving its Bay Area headquarters for the cheaper and even more comics friendly environs of Portland, OR. Based on what I’m hearing, this is actually happening in the nearish future. Image is currently located in Berkeley, CA, […]


Kilgore Books & Comics announces ambitious fall schedule with van Sciver, Gennis and more

  Denver-based comics publisher Kilgore Books & Comics has announced its fall publishing lineup via a crowdfunding campaign. The crowdfunding campaign aims to help publish those 4 new comics and also serves as a pre-ordering incentive. The list of comics includes The Plunge by Emi Gennis, a story about the first person (Annie Taylor Edison) to go […]


Rose City Comic-Con announces programming, guests, promise of fun

Rose City Comic Con, Portland’s own comics fest, is coming up on September 9-10th, and they’ve just announced their programming, which you can read below. Portland, is of course, America’s First City of Comics, and the guest list includes Stan Lee, Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Bendis!, and an ecletic nerdlebrity list […]


Kibbles ‘n’ BIts 8/25/16: we don’t need no stinkin’ stadium

§ The San Diego Union Tribune runs a pair of op-eds on the hot topic for fall: voting to build a new downtown stadium for the football Chargers. Anti-stadium forces make a bold claim: How a Chargers stadium jeopardizes San Diego Comic-Con. This is based on CCI’s stated opposition to the lan to build a […]


SPX debuts, including Last Look, a masterpiece by Charles Burns

Oh and speaking of fall debuts, here’s SOME of the graphic novels deuting at SPX to be held Sept.  17 and 18, 2016 at the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. I’ve included my own comments along with some of the SPX promo copy below.   LAST LOOK by Charles Burns This is one of […]


Guy DeLisle’s “Hostage” coming from D&Q next year

      Canadian graphic novel artist Guy Delisle is slowly unveiling details about his upcoming book “Hostage”. The book will relate the real life experience of Christophe André, an administrator at Doctors without Borders who was kidnapped in Chechnya in 1997 and held hostage for over 100 days. The French version of the book, […]