Kilgore Books & Comics announces ambitious fall schedule with van Sciver, Gennis and more

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  Denver-based comics publisher Kilgore Books & Comics has announced its fall publishing lineup via a crowdfunding campaign. The crowdfunding campaign aims to help publish those 4 new comics and also serves as a pre-ordering incentive. The list of comics includes The Plunge by Emi Gennis, a story about the first person (Annie Taylor Edison) to go […]

Weekend reading and preview: The Solar Grid by Ganzeer is a dark, thought provoking piece of SF

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Fans of Vertigo Comics and Image Comics recent turn to intelligent SF, here’s another comic you should be checking out: The Solar Grid by Ganzeer. Ganzeer is an Egyptian muralist and graphic designer who was forced to leave his home after being targeted by the current Egyptian regime as a terrorist after he made some […]

Disney is rebooting The Rocketeer as a black female character

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No scrap of IP goes wasted at Disney and they’ve dusted off The Rocketeer, Dave Stevens’ classic pulp-inspired character, with a projected reboot that will star a black female heroine. Max Winkler and Matt Spicer have been hired to develop a script, and Brigham Taylor (The Jungle Book) is producing this along with Blake Griffin […]

CXC announces programming with Trudeau, Telegemeier, Smith and more

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Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) has announced the programming for its second edition, to be held October 13-16. Expanding from its inaugural 2-day outing, the 2016 show will offer 75 hours of programming. Highights include: • an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and generational icon Garry Trudeau in conversation with author Glen David Gold • a film slate […]

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Benjamin Frisch makes his graphic novel debut with THE FUN FAMILY

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Cartoonist Benjamin Frisch makes his graphic novel debut this summer with THE FUN FAMILY, a subversive look at the underbelly of the All-American family through the prism of Family Circus-esque Sunday morning comic strips. Frisch presents a surreal deconstruction of modern parenting, childhood nostalgia, and good old American narcissism. The book, which goes on sale […]

Warren Ellis and Phil Hester explore a strange ‘Shipwreck’ for AfterShock

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  All we know about Shipwreck, the new AfterShock book from Warren Ellis and Phil Hester is that is concerns “a very unusual and very secret shipwreck. Which, given the work of Warren Ellis is enough for me. Throw in Phil Hester and it’s a pre-order must. The book comes out in October and has […]

INTERVIEW: The Monster Elementary Vol 1 collection might be your new favorite all-ages comic

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What’s your definition of all-ages comics? Often these book are mistakenly synonymous with kids comics. Yet there is a big difference between a book filed with drawings to catch the minimal attention spans kids have left and a book young children can read while not having themes or ideas diluted just to pander. Recently, Space Goat […]

Cerebus returns in collage comic Cerebus in Hell #0

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Cerebus, the controversial comics masterpiece by Dave Sim, is returning in a one shot that, perhaps inspired by Mike Mignola’s latest Hellboy saga, shows us how the earth pig will be doing in Hell. The issue goes on sale in September and if successful will be followed by a four issue mini-series. Cerebus died in […]

Step into The Jodoverse with this affordable collection

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Alexandro Jodorowsky is one of comics’ original crossover artists. An internationally acclaimed experimental filmmaker and novelist, he’s used comics as his chosen medium for some of his most powerful stories, including The Incal, The Metabarons, The Technopriests, and Megalex. Illustrated by artistic greats including Moebius and Juan Gimenez, his body of work contains is some of the […]

Ignatz Awards submissions close on June 7th

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More awards! The Ignatz awards, presented at the Small Press Expo to outstanding indie comics, are now accepting submissions, with a June 7th deadline. More info here but the basics are below:  Categories are: • Outstanding Artist • Outstanding Anthology or Collection • Outstanding Graphic Novel • Outstanding Story • Promising New Talent • Outstanding […]