NYCC ’16: Alex Ross Arts is bringing his double decker booth and lots of cool exclusives


When you’re an artist as talented as Alex Ross, you don’t even have to make an appearance to make a splash. Alex Ross Arts is an immensely successful concern, with a huge new display that debuted at SDCC this year, and Ross himself gets to stay home and make more art. Good deal! PS: on a […]

Review: Baltic comics anthology S! #25 works its artful magic on Manga


This collection of gaijin mangaka — that is, Manga style comics made by non-Japanese creators — who graduated to the style of Gekiga — that is, serious dramatic Manga, as opposed to, say, Sailor Moon. It’s a heavy and obtuse collection, with many of the creators taking stylistic cues from the form, but infusing it […]

Frank Cho and Jenny Frison get new variant cover assignments on Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman


A month or so ago, Frank Cho announced he was leaving Wonder Woman as variant cover artist due to editorial disagreements with writer Greg Rucka. I’m told Cho was hired to do the variants when Marguerite Bennett was supposed to be writing the book. But when Rucka came back to DC for the project, he […]

Nice art: Legendary artist Robert E McGinnis and Todd Klein team for awesome retro covers of Neil Gaiman paperbacks


With the American Gods tv show in the works, and more Neil Gaiman stuff always in the hopper, his books are often reprinted. And as this blog post explains, a new edition of American Gods was needed and somehow, the idea of retro cover was discussed and the famed illustrator RobertE. MCGnnis — pretty much […]

Review: Daniel Johnston biography sets a whole new standard


As biographical graphic novels go, you’ve never read anything like The Incantations Of Daniel Johnston, a poetic, frenetic dive through the mind of the singer/songwriter, using it as a filter through which the larger strokes of his life are presented. What results is unstable, sympathetic, confused, and damned. For those who don’t know, Johnson long […]

SDCC ’16: Marvel Reveal Line-Up of ‘Champions’ Variants (Including a Darkstar one!)


Marvel have been running a series of variant cover initiatives over the last few years, tying in to various trends of interests for the benefit of the speculator market. I mean, I don’t really know why there is such a thing as a ‘speculator market’ at all nowadays, but that’s besides the point. The newest […]

SDCC ’16: DC Showcase Supergirl Preview Art by Emanuela Lupacchino and Brian Ching


At DC’s All-Access panel earlier today, the publisher showed off some preview artwork for their new Supergirl series, finally launching into an ongoing once more, as part of the ‘Rebirth’ line. Supergirl: Rebirth is by the artistic team of Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, and Michael Atiyah. Due out in August, here’s a coloured preview of […]