CXC 15: Skelly wins first Emerging Artist Prize


Congrats to Katie Skelly @nurse_nurse on being the first recipient of the @cxcfestival award! The festival was amazing can’t wait for next year’s #atmakescbus A photo posted by Columbus Makes Art (@artmakescbus) on Oct 3, 2015 at 2:30pm PDT Columbus Makes Art on Instagram: “Congrats to Katie Skelly @nurse_nurse on being the first recipient of […]


One more Masashki Kishimoto event added for NYCC week


As you might guess, the first ever appearance of Naruto creator Masashki Kishimoto during NYCC has led to a lot of excitement…and sold out events. To give fans one more chance to see The Man, a talk at the Apple store Soho has been added on October 7th at 7PM. 

Kishimoto is here to promote […]


Interview: Cracking Secret Coders, Balancing Education and Entertainment, and What’s Next for Eisner Winner Gene Luen Yang


Gene Luen Yang, multiple Eisner winner and National Book Award finalist, has released his latest work for younger readers, a collaboration with Adventure Time artist Mike Holmes entitled Secret Coders. This exciting new volume from First Second, the home of Yang’s award-winning American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, and The Shadow Hero, centers on a young […]


NYCC ’15: Here’s Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto’s schedule


Masashi Kishimoto, creator of Naruto is making his first public appearance ANYWHERE at this year’s New York Comic Con, and while many of his events are already sold out, you can still pick up a raffle ticket at the Viz Booth #1346 between 10:00am and 1:00pm on Thursday October 8th for a chance to win […]


Preview: Glenn Head’s Chicago


Cartoonist Glenn Head is a comics lifer, with a sensibility filtered through the undergrounds and decanted into the best of 90s alternatives. And how he’s crafted a autobiographical comic called Chicago (Fantagraphics) that should be called “portrait of the artist as a young jerk” — with Jerk meant in the most loving sense possible. It’s quite a statement from a creator who hasn’t gotten the attention he should in today’s comics-loving wold. But Chicago, on sale today, will change that. And here’s why.


Interview: Ben Hatke meditates on friendship in newest graphic novel, Little Robot

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Renowned for his wonderful children’s series, Zita the Space Girl and last year’s Julia’s House for Lost Creatures, Ben Hatke is one of the leading talents in young person’s graphic literature. His latest effort, Little Robot, which releases in stores today, tells the tale of a young girl who discovers a robot in the woods. […]


Interview: Paul Johnson on “Mercy,” “Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight,” and “The Invisibles”

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by Alex Dueben Paul Johnson worked in comics for a relatively short time, but during those years, the British artist and painter worked with some of the most talented writers in comics. His collaborators included Neil Gaiman (Books of Magic), James Robinson (London’s Dark, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight), Grant Morrison (The Invisibles), Steve […]


Talking Homage, Adapting from Nothing, and Atmosphere with ‘Over The Garden Wall’ creator Pat McHale


The Beat chats with Pat McHale, creator of the Cartoon Network miniseries “Over The Garden Wall” and writer of the 4-issue limited series at BOOM.


Kirby: to recolor or not


A lot of people celebrated Jack Kirby’s birthday on Friday by posting a lot of his art, and it is always pleasant to page through galleries of the King. One thing that I did notice on all this art was how stunning (to me anyway) the original limited coloring looks.


It’s Jack Kirby’s 98th birthday…why not give to the Hero Initiative today


Jack Kirby, the titanic force of US comics, would have been 98 years old today. While it makes you wonder what exciting things we’ll be doing for his centenary, it’s also a reminder that it’s a good day to contribute to The Hero Initiative, as Kirby’s granddaughter Jillian suggests in the above video.

For several years, Jillian has promoted the Kirby4Heroes campaign to raise funds for the charity which aids creators in need. I can attest to the many people that this organization has helped, and in a field where 401ks are non existent, it’s sometimes the only safety net poplar have.


Dylan Horrocks announces first US tour in ten years


  UPDATE: Please note that Horrocks will be in Columbus from October 1-4 as part of the Cartoon Crossroads show, not just one day. It’s a little late since the book came out earlier this year, but an appearance by Dylan Horrocks in the US is always welcome. In fact, it’s been more than 10 years […]


Nice Art: Adrian Tomine’s New Yorker cover gallery a snapshot of gentrification


Adrian Tomine, whose collection Killing and Dying is what everyone is going to be talking about this fall, has the cover of this week’s New Yorker and it’s s typically note perfect image of gentrification in the face of raw sewage, otherwise known as Life In These Here Five Boroughs. The above link has a gallery of Tomine’s other covers and they are all equally perfect, although I’m particularly partial to the one about moving to Jersey. Others love this updated “Shop round the Corner” image from 2008.


Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 8/24/15: Kirby is still the King


§ Comics scholar Charles Hatfield has curated an exhibit of art by Jack Kirby, now on display at CSU Northridge: Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby | California State University, Northridge: Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby August 24 – October 10, 2015 Public Reception: Saturday, August 29 4-7 […]


Help wanted: Steve Rude seeks colorist


Legendary artist Steve Rude has an open submission form on his website for a colorist to color new Nexus and Moth stories.


Artist Roc Upchurch talks about his life following domestic violence arrest


A year ago Rat Queens artist Roc Unchurch was arrested on a domestic violence charge, resulting in his leaving the book. (Tess Fowler is now the artist.) Of course, professional concerns are only part of the story of such a personal matter, and now Unchurch has given a frank and open interview to Casey Gilley regarding what happened and where he is now. The arrest has been expunged from his record and he’s trying to get things together.


NYCC ’15: Bryan Cranston, Game of Thrones Stars, and “Two Brothers” authors Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon Announced as Guests


So Walter White; Loras Tyrell; and Obara Sand, daughter of Oberyn Martell, walk into a bar.  The bartender asks, “who do you fight for?” ReedPOP just announced a bunch of new guests for New York Comic Con 2015.  On the filmed media front, fans will get to lovingly gaze upon Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, Marvel writer […]