Amazing Spider-Man #800 practically shipped with 800 covers. How many is too many?
When the biographies of so many celebrated male artists are revealed as chronicles self-destruction where the subjects too often allow themselves to become awash in their weakest points, this biography of painter and sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle is refreshing. It’s not only that her story provides a counterpoint to the tortured suffering fetishes presented […]
Health science educator Kriota Willberg tells you about the surprising hand injury that may lie in your future if you’re an artist (or avid texter)
Looks like comics and metal madness is everywhere in 2018. Babymetal is a huge cult band out of Japan that fuses a trio of cute Japanese girls singing heavier than lead metal songs. It’s a can’t miss formula and it’s getting a graphic novel this fall: Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal, which tells the story – […]
Are Marvel’s Young Guns variants just glorified trading cards?
An all-star group of creators gathers to discuss the work of Jim Starlin.
The Angouleme-winning Monsieur Jean series by Philippe Dupuy and Charles Berberian is celebrated here with It Don’t Come Easy, a collection of some of the latter-day stories in the series, a grouping that covers Jean’s settling down and finds other characters in the cast doing some semblance of the same. These stories often get compared […]
This is the third season in a column that judges a book by its cover. Catch up on the current season, or view the complete archive. We’ve looked at textless comic covers and textless album covers, but what about other media? Video games, to my knowledge, have yet to do a textless cover outside of reversible covers, […]
Health science educator Kriota Willberg has some important tips that artists (and everyone who sits at a desk) can appreciate
This is the third season in a column that judges a book by its cover. Catch up on the current season, or view the complete archive. So, what was the first textless comic cover? I speculated two weeks ago that it might be Darkstar #1, and asked readers to let me know of any earlier ones. Lo and […]