SDCC ’15: Brooklyn Gladiator debuts from Dan Fogler, Andrew Harrison and Tom Hodges

Here’s one of the more offbeat comic debuting at this year’s Comic-Con: Brooklyn Gladiator by Dan Fogler, Andrew Harrison and Tom Hodges with a cover by Glenn Fabry will be available in a Con special ashcan edition at booth #1223.

The book was kickstarted earlier this year and features a wild storyline that involves, well, everything:

SDCC ’15: Slave Labor signing schedule with Vasquez and some APE news

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Rounding out our pre-game with a few of the signing schedules not widely spotlighted. SLG/Slave Labor will be occupying a prime slot at the con as they have for the last 20 years, and mainstay Jhonen Vasquez will be signing multiple times. Here’s the schedule: SLG Publishing announced Jhonen Vasquez’s signing schedule for Comic-Con 2015. […]

Interview: Jennifer Crute Opens Up in Jennifer’s Journal

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By Nick Eskey Jennifer Crute is a native New York City artist, turned comic creator. She began her love for making art at an early age, surrounded by other creative people such as her mother and brother. Jennifer spent years drawing and painting, and later graphic design. From some prompting from friends, she found herself […]

Anti-Bullying Comics Anthology RISE to Release Third Volume

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by Melanie Burke Images courtesy of Northwest Press “It’s like an after school special but it’s a good one,” says Adam Pruett of the anti-bullying comics anthology RISE. “I’m not just saying that because it’s my book and I want to promote it—I actually believe in the material.” Born from a frustration with caustic attitudes […]

HeroesCon Interview with Michel Fiffe Part 1: The Challenges/Merits of Self-Publishing and the Appeal of the Analogy

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For me, COPRA is the one of the few superhero comics that really matter. A few years ago, I was at a point where I had basically given up on everything produced within the arena of the “Big Two”. Sure, I enjoyed the occasional Grant Morrison comic when they would rear their head, but for the most part I […]

MATT CHATS: Editor Glenn Moane on the “Outré” Theory

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Outré is a little-known but very well-polished anthology series that releases new issues twice a year, free on their website and for $0.99 on ComiXology. Even though they receive relatively few submissions, the stories have a consistent and impressive level of quality. Intrigued by it, I spoke to one of the editors, Glenn Moane, about […]

Interview: Brandon Graham on Humor, Fantasy, and Art in 21st Century Comics

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Brandon Graham is a maverick. He is most famous for his work on 2009’s King City, but has worked in comics since the 1990s, getting his start in sequential porn before moving into work for Dark Horse, Oni Press, and Image Comics.    Known for his clever wit, graffiti-inspired illustration style, and fascination with butts, Graham has […]

Indie Comics Month-to-Month Sales February 2015: Orphan Black is #1

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Spring has sprung for the indie comics titles this month, with Orphan Black leading the charge. The first issue sold nearly half a million copies, which is almost more than the combined sales of the top fifty selling indie comics this month. Spawn’s 250th issue also spurred a selling frenzy, catapulting the title to the top of the chart – between The Walking Dead and Saga.

This month 138 titles hit the top 300 list, which is slightly down from last month’s 142. The Orphan Black phenomenon brought sales up 41.6%; 1,969,396 sales in February compared to 1,391,241 in January. This brings the average number of comics sold to 14,271, which is also up from last month’s average of 9,867. We’ll see how next month fairs without a knock-out hit like Orphan Black.