Farce or tragedy? By August we’ll know. But New Yorker’s cartoonist Shannon Wheeler (God is Disappointed in You, Grandpa Won’t Wake Up) is wasting no time with an ode to our President’s greatest medium: the tweet.
Variant covers are an accepted practice in comics publishing and collecting, but is Diamond enforcing its own rules on minimum orders? Retailer Brian Hibbs looks at the plusses and minuses of the world of variants.
A while ago we COMICSBEAT told you that Garth Ennis has a new title coming from Aftershock, Jimmy’s Bastards, but the artist wasn’t listed. Now it’s been revealed that it’s frequent Ennis collaborator Russ Braun (Fables), a great choice for many reasons. The story involves a super spy who spreads his “baby batter” a bit too flagrantly […]
We’ve lost yet another legendary cartoonist, underground pioneers Skip Williamson, 73, whose Snappy Sammy Smoot was the best known of his creations. Patrick Rozenkrantz, the Boswell of the underground movement has the detailed obituary and appreciation:: Williamson’s underground style, steeped in Art Deco flatness and crammed with calculatedly unhip scatology (“Holy cow! Some elephant doody!”), […]
The finalists for the Cartoonist Studio Prize, presented annually by Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies, have just been announced, and it’s a real comics greatest hits 2016 list, including blockbuster March Book Three, critical darlings Rosalie Lightning and Libby’s Dad, On a Sunbeam and so on. The finalists are selected in two categories, […]
Reggie…or should I say, SIR REGINALD, takes center stage in this week’s World of Archie Jumbo Digest #67. As part of Archie Comics’ ongoing Storybook Month, the fashion-conscious Sir Reginald gets a new groove when he discovers that his pricey, sleek wardrobe isn’t landing him the dates he wants. However, will the used clothes he decides […]
“…something old, something new, a patchwork of fabric, of feelings.”
GWAR, if you’re not familiar with them, is a particularly theatrical metal band that’s been around since 1984. They wear elaborate costumes (see video below), style the band’s characters as intergalactic barbarians, throw a LOT of fake blood at the audience at shows, and generally carry on with a tongue-in-cheek mix of extreme violence, off-color […]
Legendary horror artist and friends Bernie Wrightson lost his battle with brain cancer last night, his wife Liz reported on Facebook and his webpage. He was 68. He had been fighting the illness for a few years and last fall announced that he was no longer able to draw or attend conventions. In addition to […]
Comixology Sunday! If you’ve never been introduced to Mike Mignola’s sardonic demon, the Hellboy Sampler will do just that, All stories are written by Mignola, with art by him, Fabio Moon (below) and Cameron Stewart. And exar fun pages by R. Sikoryak. Hellboy the franchise is known for always having awesome art, as you can […]