Money Matters Must Read: The Salary of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

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Sonny Liew’s The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is already a classic in his native Singapore, as the first graphic novel to win a major literary award, and its one of the most startling and original graphic novels of the year anywhere. Displaying cartooning skills, vision and a sense of Singapore history, it’s the equivalent […]

Hang Dai, Hypothetical Island and DrawBridge art studios are getting evicted at the end of the month

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At the end of the month, the thriving scene of artists studios centered in the Gowanus part of Brooklyn will be no more. As reported last year (but not imediately connected to the comics world) a massive collection of old warehouses that have been turned into artists studios, in the classic NYC sense, are now being turned into…well condos, probably. The area is located near the toxic Gowanus Canal and not considered safe for habitation but that won’t stop anyone. Maybe a bank or a organic dog treat store or a prozen yogurt shop will open up.

Dean Haspiel gave a speech at the Harveys. What happened next had people in tears.

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Dean Haspiel gave the keynote speech at the Harveys and although there were a lot of joking catcalls from the audience, his speech had most people stunned by the end. It was a heartfelt tribute to the power of the comics community, while also refelcting the uncertain times that artists have in New York and, really, any community where real estate has soared beyond their reach. With eprmission, here’s the entrie text of the speech.

It can suck to be a middle aged comics pro case study #1: Phil Hester

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Phil Hester is the artist on Shipwreck, the upcoming book written by Warren Ellis about a very strange shipwreck, so he seems to be doing jsut fine in the comics world, especially with a large and well liked body of work behind him. BUt as he revelas in an interview at Comics Bulletina vision problem […]

Cometbus #57 covers comics in New York City…yes there are still comics in NYC

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It’s true there’s been a huge exodus of cartoonists (and other non rich creative types) from New York City in the last few years, but there are a few doughty souls still sticking it out, and Aaron Cometbus’s long running zine (look it up) takes it on in issue #57: The comics scene is thriving […]

The long, strange journey of Trevor Von Eeden

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Artist Trevor von Eeden has a secure place in comics history for a couple of reasons. First, he was one of the most distinct and powerful mainstream comics artists of the Bronze Age, with significant work on Black Lighning (which he co-created drew the first appearance of), Black Canary, and perhaps most memorably, the challenging, […]