BookCon 2016 was a hit….will there be even more of them in the future?

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Speaking of ReedPOP, BookCon, the festival of literary superstars that owes more to Comic-Con than to a book faire, was held as a one day event following this year’s BEA (Book Expo America) in Chicago. According to PW’s Claire Kirch, it was a hit: The biggest complaint from attendees at this year’s BookCon literary fanfest […]

Dynamite preps new Battlestar Galactica ongoing for liftoff with Bunn and Sanchez

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Author Cullen Bunn (Sinestro) has a few holes in his schedule thanks to his landmark title, Sinestro coming to an end along with his other DC work. While the writer moved onto X-Men as part of Marvel’s All-New, All-Different line of books, the author still has the time for a Battlestar Galactica ongoing at Dynamite […]

Rokudenashiko events in New York

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Arigato #rokudenashiko at #tcaf today! pic.twitter.com/EvfrJO83Jj — Shelley Savor (@shelleysavor) May 15, 2016 “Good for nothing” manko artist Rokudenashiko was the hit of TCAF and she’s in New York for a series of events. Tonights talk is sold out (DAMN IT ALL) but she’s also appearing at the Lady Tech Guild and at a Manko […]

Review: Tracing Dylan Horrocks

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This collection of work from acclaimed New Zealand cartoonist Dylan Horrocks goes as far back as 1986, and it compiles a trajectory that makes a lot of sense. Incomplete Works from Alternative Comics reveals that Horrocks’ earliest creations were is that of a cartoonist who starts out well-realized and with an  enticing depth, and who manages to build […]

This August John Ostrander Returns to SUICIDE SQUAD

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The Task Force X, also known as the Suicide Squad, first appeared in a DC Entertainment comic book called The Brave and The Bold written by Robert Kanigher (The Metal Men) and drawn by Ross Andru (The Amazing Spider-Man) in 1959. A revamped version debuted again in Legends #3 and spun off into an ongoing comic book […]

DC adds last minute changes to Justice League and Action Comics Before Rebirth

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DC is altering their superhero line with brand new continuity for each of the different heroes changing costumes, titles and more with the upcoming DC Rebirth reboot initiative. However, before entering a new era of DC, the publisher needs to close out the current version with issue #52’s on all the remaining major series that […]

The Marvel Rundown: Is Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther Too Opaque to Love?

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The first issue of Black Panther, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates (The Atlantic), drawn by Brian Stelfreeze (Wednesday Comics) and colored by Laura Martin (Thor) was a technical success. The character of Black Panther was fueled by an interesting cocktail of rage that propelled some of the issue at a nice pace. However, despite this title’s strengths, I’m not […]

Review: Japanese artist Rokudenashiko charts the real obscenity in her memoir

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Just yesterday it was reported that a Japanese court had found artist Rokudenashiko’s vagina figurines to be considered art and not obscenity, but less stressed in the headlines was that the court also found her guilty of “distributing digital data of indecent material” and hit her with a fine. It’s that last case that is […]

MATT CHATS: Jim Zub on Joining the Crowdfunding Game with Patreon

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I first became a fan of Jim Zub’s because his tutorials on the comics making process, so it’s fitting that my next interview with him is about a platform that lets people who have enjoyed that content support him financially. His Patreon account has already amassed a sizable contribution from others who’ve enjoyed his comics or his writing about his comics […]