Kickstarter alert: Comic Book People 2: Photographs from the 1990s by Jackie Estrada

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Somehow I have neglected to mention until this moment that Jackie Estrada is crowdfunding a second book of photos taken at conventions over the years, this one focusing on the 90s. The first volume was a roaring success. This second one (Despite not having me on the cover) looks to be just as good. And […]

Secret Wars Serves Up Second Zombie Title

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Secret Wars gets second scoop of Marvel Zombies with yet another tie-in book.

Society of Illustrators announces the complete Comic and Cartoon Art Annual winners

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Last year the Society of Illustrators added a medal competition for comics arts, parallel to those they have long given out for illustration. And here are the 2015 winners. While the judges weren’t revealed, The judges, chaired by Steven Guarnaccis and R. Sikoryak, are a prestigious let, . A complete list of artists selected for […]

KIbbles /n/ Bits 2/26/15: High Moon is back!

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§ High Moon, the werewolf/cowboy comic by David Gallaher and Steve Ellis is back. After running on DC’s Zuda webcomic site (remember that?) and seeing a print edition, four new pages will be posted every Monday, in a mobile responsive interface, and available on Tapastic and Comixology as well. Nerdist has a preview , and […]

Review: Thor Annual is Best In The World

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Thor of all ages and genders find themselves well represented by creators of varying experiences.

Cosby and Salas Bestow Fantastic Presentation upon Prince Valiant (Review)

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Writer: Nate Cosby Pencils: Ron Salas Color: Luigi Anderson Letters: Marshall Dillon Cover: Darwyn Cooke Dynamite’s recent relaunch of King heroes is finally here. This week’s title is Prince Valiant. While I’m not familiar with Valiant, author Nate Cosby, or even artist Ron Salas, I did find an emotional hook here that is incredibly distinctive. This […]

Review: Punk rock and questionable choices are the ties that bind in Curb Stomp #1

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The time period of Boom Studio’s limited series Curb Stomp is somewhat tough to pin down. The clothing styles vacillate from the 50s through the 70s, which of course form the template for the hot styles of today. The convenience stores have a modern look, as does the one television set I spotted (there’s nary a cell phone or a computer to be found). At least for now, it doesn’t really matter: Curb Stomp traffics in a genre defined by the pulp novels and exploitation films of those aforementioned eras, so it makes sense that the look of it is something of a review of these periods.

Review: Spider-Gwen #1 Packs a Pun-ch

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200,000 pre-orders and many months in the making, Spider-Gwen #1 has finally arrived, bringing with her vibrant artwork and what is surely an outrageous cell phone bill.

Secret Wars Brings Starkat to Battleworld

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Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde take their relationship to the Battleworld level.

“Imma let Bilal finish but Jodorowsky is one of the most inspiring artists of our time.”

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Via Alexander Jodorowsky is the visionary filmmaker behind El Topo and Santa Sangre. He’s also kind of the original “films to comics” crossover creator, since filmmaking is very expensive but comics aren’t—in recent years The Incal, Bouncer, Tehcnopreists and many other weird and wonderful books. Kanye West is a well known collaborator with Paul McCartney. […]

TCAF reveals festival poster by Charles Burns

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ERT ERT ERT! So awesome. In the spirit of his amazing Nitnit trilogy, Charles Burns sums up the joy of TCAF and comics with a creepy/fun image.

SO there.

Nice Art: Sorrentino goes Marvel Exclusive, Shows off X-Men Artwork

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Marvel welcomed artist Andrea Sorrentino to the Bendis-verse with Uncanny X-Men Annual #1. The penciller is continuing his work with author Brian Michael Bendis and Marvel with the upcoming All-New X-Men #38 and his exclusive Marvel contract. The comic is the fourth entry into the Black Vortex crossover with the X-Men and the Guardians of the […]

Curb Stompage, Tiger Law and More with Ryan Ferrier [Interview]

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By Matt O’Keefe Ryan Ferrier jumpstarted his comic book writing career with the self-published Tiger Lawyer in 2010. In it he playfully poked at the wide breadth of interpretations of licensed characters, both story-wise and artistically, by splitting his creator-owned comic into two parts: one goofy and broad and the other dark and gritty, but both about the same protagonist. From […]

Preview: Russian Olive to Red King by Kathryn Immonen and Stuart Immonen is gorgeous

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Kathryn and Stuart Immonen are of course well known for their stellar superhero work, but in their “spare time” they turn out some more personal work which though smalelr and quiter, has an even greater scope. 2010’s Moving Pictures was a thoughtful and tense exploration of the relationship between a museum curator in Nazi occupied France, […]

Secret Wars Answers the Question “Zombies or Robots?”

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Marvel’s ark adds more of everything to the Secret Wars boat.

Comics Portal Hiveworks announces 12 million users in January

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According to a news blast they just sent out, Hiveworks, a digital comics portal, had 12,000,000 users in January—alst year it had a total of 65,000,000, so it’s on track for a lot of growth. But what kind of growth? According to their about page, “Hiveworks is a creator owned publisher and studio that helps webcomic and online media creators turn their creative endeavors into sustainable businesses. We serve as mentors and as a home for many comics.”