SPX (Small Press Expo) is this weekend! I’m on a bus to SPX right this minute! SO excited – maybe because I’ve had the equivalent of five cups of canned coffee in the last four hours. There is too much wonderful going on at SPX to encapsulate in a single post, but you can see […]
Youth in Decline‘s long-running series Frontier is coming back after a nine month hiatus. For those who may not have encountered Frontier yet, is a quarterly comic series focusing on a single artist whose either an up and coming talent, an international artist or an established artist doing a singular project of interest. The format remains the […]
For the past couple of years the Small Press Expo in Bethesda has only deepened its reputation as “Summer Camp for Comics” by adding a prom on Saturday night, each year with a theme. This time out it’s a Slumber Party, so get your swankiest jam jams out. Heidi MacDonaldHeidi MacDonald is the founder and […]
Nice art The above images are from Ann Xu. I like her work and her use of colour. I’ve bookmarked her website as something to check out. I’m on vacation this week and am looking forward to dive into her comics. — Plugs § I can’t possibly keep up with all the Patreon pages […]
At its most basic Jam In The Band is a pretty insightful and — just from my small knowledge on the subject — a realistic portrayal of the life of an indie band working its way through the levels to try and make something of itself, and just for that alone, it’s a winning comic. […]
Portland’s LInework NW comic arts festival is on indefinite hold, meaning Comics Town, USA doens’t have its own indie show.
The 2017 Ignatz Award nominations have just been announced, and this years honorees are a solid mix of mainstream (March Book 3), indie (My Favorite Thing is Monsters) and micro-press/self-published (Carolyn Nowak, Sabin Cauldron). I draw no wider implications from the list except that comics 2017 artistically speaking are strong. Emil Ferris’s My Favorite Thing is Monsters – kind of the To Kill a Mockingbird of comics at this point – lead with three noms including Outstanding Artist, GN and Story.
I have a feeling that quite a lot of us would rather be somewhere else these days. It wouldn’t be so bad to be trapped in a place that was separate from the logic and awareness that we understand and accept as our own universe. If it was a place where perception changed in such […]
Minnesota-based publisher 2dcloud has launched it’s quarterly crowdfunding campaign for it’s 2017 summer collection. 2dcloud has been using crowdfunding as a mechanism for pre-orders and to create curated book bundles. 2dcloud is a publisher from which you never know what to expect. They keep selecting new and innovative work to publish that always defy and satisfy your expectations. Their […]
Here’s a “comic book gets optioned” story that has a bit more bite than usual. Black by Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3 (with additional art by Khary Randolph and Jamal Igle) has been optioned for a film by Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8, Deadline reports. And as they point out, Black’s story of a world where only African-Americans […]