31 Days of Halloween: Pokémon Go’s Halloween Event offers Ghosts and Lots and Lots of Candy!


OH boy! As one of the five last people playing Pokémon Go I’m pretty darn excited by this! Those who stopped playing are missing out as it’s proven that playing increases one’s physical activity by 25%, which was the whole point of the game. For Halloween Pokemon GO has just rolled out spooky spawnings of haunters, cubones […]

Bestselling author Chelsea Cain driven off Twitter by harassment from comics “fans” – UPDATED


Mockingbird writer Chelsea Cain, the bestselling author of Heartsick and other thrillers, deleted her Twitter account today after receiving abusive tweets yesterday.   In a now vanished series of tweets (one screencapped above)  Cain noted that she was getting harassing tweets, presumably over the above Mockingbird cover and her work there in general. It’s possible that she was […]

To Do: Kunzle and Sandlin at the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium next week


  The NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium is a weekly series of lectures organized by the great Ben Katchor covering a vast range of topics on comics history and craft. Next week they’ll have three events instead of of their usual one, and while this isn’t affiliated with that weekend’s Comic Arts Brooklyn Festival, it can be […]

Review: Uncivilized Books demands more of its readers


Houses Of The Holy by Caitlin Skaalrud Caitlin Skaalrud’s Houses Of The Holy is, on its a surface, a psychedelic and psychological journey through the mind of a woman, with a heavy visual focus that carries a dreamlike surrealism of an almost Felliniesque quality. The idea, from the descriptions, is that this is a plunge […]

Review: Slapstick #1: A New Deadpool For Those Kind of Bored of Deadpool


by Defne Sastim He’s invincible, he’s a smart-mouthed mercenary that kicks ass and calls people names, he’s sailing into a new ongoing for the first time in nearly two decades, and he’s…. Not Deadpool? That’s right, the new ongoing by Reilly Brown and Fred Van Lente, Slapstick, is surprisingly not yet another Deadpool comic (though it […]