What is an indie comics publisher? NO one seems to have the definitive answer!
Spotlighting free comics on ComiXology, how about RASL #1 by Jeff Smith. A follow up of sorts to Bone, his beloved classic all ages fantasy, Rasl is a little more overtly darker, the story of an art thief named Rasl who uses something called “The Drift” to steal priceless artifacts from other dimensions.
It seems Karen Berger and Shelly Bond aren’t the only ex-Vertigo editors who can’t stay away from the comics game. Alisa Kwitney, who worked at Vertigo back in the day has launched Liminal Comics, as an imprint of Brain Mill Press, an indie publisher that specializes in “love books for humans.” Liminal was set up at MoCCA […]
Though it’s tempting to pronounce the atmosphere in James Albon’s Her Bark And Her Bite as retro or even nostalgic, timeless might be the better word. It pulls from a fantasy version of an older era, but manages to do so in a way that is neither entrenched in the era it evokes or lodged […]
I’m still putting together my MoCCA thoughts, but in the meantime, here are the winners of the fourth annual MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence, which are presented by a judging panel. I dont’ think nominees were ever announced, and I was given winner’s names only not the works they won for but I’ll update when I get […]
Returning to Anaheim this is year is the “fan-loved” WonderCon. For those who attended WonderCon last year, the highly-adored comic convention brought to us by none other than Comic-Con International was temporarily held in Los Angeles last year due to scheduling conflicts with the Anaheim Convention Center. To my joy, it has returned to Anaheim […]
In Sloane Leong’s latest comic, A Hollowing, a young girl named Casey discovers that the nature of horror is guilt. It posits that horror stems from a profound feeling of helplessness and guilt. It comes from the frustration of having been unable to help someone you love when they needed you. Horror is feeling like […]
Underneath the surreal nightmare presented by Swedish cartoonist Max Andersson and despite the dream logic to so much of the action in The Excavation, there’s a truthful core that many of us can take to heart. This is essentially the story of a guy bringing his girlfriend to meet his estranged family for an uncomfortable visit that […]
In this age of reprints for all, there are a bunch of holy grail comics that are returning to print or seeing print for the first time – from Miracleman to the lost Kamandi story….and now the cult comic Neil the Horse is finally coming back to print in a collected edition from Conundrum Press. And even more […]
The key to understanding Frank Santoro’s work in Escape to the Unfinished #2 lies in the feelings memories evoke. A river running under a multi-span bridge, a silhouette standing at the end of a hiking trail in the woods, an industrial building surrounded by overgrown vegetation. All of these anchored by the recurring image of a woman. […]