SDCC ’15: Watchtower Tuesday: There’s no earthly way of knowing / Which direction we are going…

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…and we’re back! Comic-Con won’t start for another day, but the newsfeeds have been full of it today! There’s all sorts of anticipation, it’s kinda thrilling and scary! We’re ensconced at Stately Beat Manor, keeping house (Heidi, don’t worry about the Eisner fresco. Since the pigment is part of the plaster, it’s easy to clean. […]

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PREVIEW: THE HUMANS are actually apes on bikes

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One of the more offbeat titles of the Image Renaissance. THE HUMANS by Keenan Marshall Keller (Galactic Breakdown) and artist Tom Neely (Henry and Glenn Forever) will be collected in March at the popular $9.99 price point. Set in 1070 Bakersfield, it’s about a gang of bikers who are…apes. It’s biker exploitation action as you like with added MONKEYS.

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SDCC: The HUMANS are coming to Image – Exclusive Preview and Interview

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First it was vampires, then it was zombies. After that it was bronies but now? It’s all about monkeys and Image Comics is one step ahead of the latest ape craze with a new creator owned series, The Humans – an epic tale of big hairy apes on badass choppers looking for sleazy, biker gang exploitation style kicks in […]

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes uses Charles Burns’ Black Hole as a plot point

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which opens today, tells of how the enhanced apes, led by Caesar, strive with humans for supremacy in a disease ravaged world. Apparently there is one scene where a human youth bonds with an orangutan over… Black Hole ??? Charles Burns’ sinister, haunting graphic novel about a disfiguring […]

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SDCC13: Watchtower Thursday

How many have you read?

Okay… here’s a sampling of what’s been being fed through the newswires today from the Comic-Carnival in San Diego…

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INTERVIEW: Greg Pak and Jonathan Coulton Team Up on Kickstarter!

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Kick up the Kick-Watcher! Today sees the launch of Code Monkey Save World, a new 60-page graphic novel from Greg Pak and Jonathan Coulton, to be brought to life by the artistic team of Takeshi Miyazawa, Jessica Kholinne, and Simon Bowland. Wait – Jonathan Coulton, the musician, sir? Yes sir, that’d be him! The graphic […]

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INTERVIEW: Allison Baker on Year One of Monkeybrain Comics

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2012 was the year we saw Marvel relaunch, DC reboot, Image rise, and Valiant return. And yet perhaps one of the biggest success stories of the year was the founding of Monkeybrain Comics by Allison Baker and Chris Roberson.

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Scratching the Surface of Thought Bubble 2012

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This weekend saw Thought Bubble 2012’s convention, and…. phew, it was busy. I did my best to talk to everybody, but don’t think I managed to get to even half of all the people who were there. It was a brilliant show, and I’ll try to do justice to it with my rundown. Get ready….!

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Monkeybrain Pledge all November Profits to The Hero Initiative

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  Chris Roberson, co-founder of the digital publisher Monkeybrain Comics, has put out an open letter today explaining that for the whole of November, all profits made by the company will be donated directly to The Hero Initative. Along with Allison Baker, Roberson set up the company earlier this year as a way to put […]

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Digital Comics: $3 spent

If you are one of the last souls who has yet to buy WANDER or DRACULA THE UNCONQUERED #2, allow me to convince you. Put away that latte money for I have something better for you to enjoy.

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SDCC12: Watchtower Wednesday

So, what did I find while I waited for Comic-Con to gather up steam for warp speed? LEGOs! Star Trek! Walking Dead! Margaret Atwood!

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Book Expo America 2012: MY Three-Day Vacation in Bookland

Book Expo America 2012 just concluded here in New York, and once again it’s been an interesting trade show. Some stuff was normal, some was new, and overall, I felt it was a good show. My thoughts and discoveries follow.

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Dandelion Seeds: An Introduction and Explanation

“You’ve just won the MegaMillions lottery! What are you going to do with your winnings?”

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Warren Ellis and Sam Henderson on Monkeys or man on the moon

Recently, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich declared his support for the idea of a moon colony. Even more recently, he was roundly mocked for this even thoughmanned space flight is one of the glories of American history. Wired asked space enthusiast Warren Elliswhat he thought of the plan:

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Archaia switches to PGW, publishes APES

Archaia is making some moves, both with a new distributor — PGW — and its first illustrated novel, strong>Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes.

Buried in a PR on the Ape book is the news that Archaia is leaving Diamond for PGW, which already distributes Cartoon Books. PGW distributes over 100 independent publishers, so picking up a few GN publishers makes sense. And Archaia’s new books-only plan is also a good bit for a books-only distributor.

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Coming Attactions: January 2011

So, this month is a bit light. There are always some significant titles every month, so here’s the list for January.

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