The Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics announces 2017 judges

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Entering its third year, the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics is a prestigious honor and a wonderful way to keep McDuffie’s spirit alive. The judges for 2017 have just been announced, and entries are open. And disclaimer, I am once again a judge and extremely honored to do so. The awards have a new […]

Diamond: Comics sales up 40% from a year ago and DC sells nearly half of them

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Great scott! Diamond has been leaking word that sales in August were okay, and now we see why: Not only are they proudly announcing 10.26 million UNITS shipped  – the highest number since 1996 – but in year to year comparisons, August 2016 was up more than 40% from August 2015!  Now granted that’s five weeks […]

Webcomic Review: Family Man: Adventures in 18th Century Academia! And Maybe Werewolves! But Mostly Academia!

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In 1768 Germany, or what will one day become Germany, Luther Levy has been kicked out of school for his unpopular opinions on Spinoza (and reportedly flipping a table). Having returned home to find his way again, he is offered a position at a remote university on the edge of Bohemia. Accepting the position, he […]

I Used To Sell You Comics: Kids Love Comics (And how that makes comics better for everybody)

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by Rosie Knight Over the last year I spent some time in comics retail, working at my favourite local comic shop, London’s renowned Orbital Comics. In this series of articles, I’ll be looking at some of the trends I observed whilst I was there, focusing on the positive changes that are happening in the industry. […]

EXCLUSIVE: Limerence Press Will Publish New OH JOY SEX TOY, THE QUEER HEALTH FIELD GUIDE, & THE GLASS MOUNTAIN COLORING BOOK (NSFW)

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Limerence Press announces a new Oh Joy Sex Toy and expands their offerings to include a queer guide to health and an erotic coloring book.

Exclusive: Abadzis and Dye Reveal ‘Pigs Might Fly’ from First Second

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  Lily is a young girl who dreams of helping her father, Professor Hercules Fatchops, in his quest to build a flying machine. But they’ll have to speed up their efforts – and throw a bit of Lily’s magic into the science – to save the Pigdom from invading warthogs who have sophisticated flying machines. […]

The state of the industry UPDATED AND CORRECTED

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Those who think comics need to ditch the direct market right this minute had better not read the latest news about Barnes and Noble. The last big box chain had a dismal quarter, fired its CEO, and is looking to shore things up. Concern about Barnes & Noble’s Nook business gave way to worries about […]