Nice Art: Welcome to Showside by Ian McGinty and friends


We’ve been telling you about the big plans from new publisher Z2 Comics for a while now, including their launch of a line of periodical comics. The flagship title is Ian McGinty’s Welcome to Showside, a charming all-ages tale about Kit, a friendly little demon, and his pals and Kit’s desire to escape from the […]

2015 Ignatz Award Nominees showcase a diverse slate


This year’s Ignatz Award nominees have just been announced, and if you needed a reminder that 2014 was an awesome year for comics, here you go. This year’s judges— Lamar Abrams, Cara Bean, Robyn Chapman, Sophie Goldstein and Corrine Mucha—have a great selection from the fairly popular (March, SuperMutant Magic Academy) to the up and comers (Sophie Goldstein’s The Oven, Sophia Foster-Dimino’s Sex Fantasy.)

Fall Preview: Merry Misadventures in Julia Wertz’s Drinking at the Movies


Continuing our look at this fall’s top graphic novels, Koyama Press is reissuing Julia Wertz’s Drinking at the Movies, originally published by Three RIvers press but here reissued with all new material and an intro by Janeane Garaofolo. Wertz’s comic strips are autobiographical, but fearless in their honesty, and forgiving in bringing a light touch to […]

This Weekend: Autoptic in Minneapolis


This weekend’s premiere comics event is Autoptic, the Minneapolis stop on the ongoing indie comics festival tour. Guests include Josh Bayer, Gabrielle Bell, Charles Burns, Ines Estrada, Edie Fake, Sammy Harkham, Aidan Koch, Laura Park Jillian Tamaki, and the exhibitor list is impressive, so it’s A-list all the way. The show has a few previews […]

Fall Preview: Dean Haspiel’s Beef With Tomato sparks a “conversational flame”


Rolling along with the Fall line-up for comics, here’s another September release, Hang Dai Studios has teamed with Alternative Comics to release their fall schedule, which includes three titles Beef with Tomato by Dean Haspiel, Smoke by Gregory Benton, and Schmuck by Seth Kushner and an all-star line-up of cartoonists. It’s a powerhouse line-up of talent, each book with its […]

SPX and Nickelodeon team for Call For Submissions for animation

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 Here’s a on offer that many people might just get excited about: The Small Press Expo and Nickelodeon are teaming for a Call for Submissions where cartoonists can pitch ideas for an animated short. One person will be selected and get a cartoon made, working with the Nickelodeon animation staff. The offer is open to exhibitors […]

Koyama Press Fall Preview: Lose #7 — now in color


It’s time to get back to what’s best in life: COMICS. The fall publishing season has been announced (and Spring ’16 is coming soon) so here’s some previews of what’s coming starting with Koyama Press . Next month will see the publication of Michael DeForge’s acclaimed series Lose with issues #7, now for the first time […]

Small Press show/CAF news briefs: APE, TopatoCon, CXC


A lot of information on small press, indie. CAF evets have piled up in my inbox. Here’s some of the news: • The newly revamped APE (Alternative Press Expo) in San Jose has put out a call for programming— The Alternative Press Expo (APE), taking place in San Jose’s Convention Center on October 3 and […]

Darby Pop teams with Magnetic Press


It’s team up time. Magnetic Press, best known as publisher of a bunch of award-winning and magnificent French comics in the US, has partnered with Darby Pop, a comics studio founded by writer/producer Jeff Kline. Darby Pop’s line of graphic novels will be published as an imprint of Magnetic, starting with October’s SIDE-KICKED by writer […]