Preview: Glenn Head’s Chicago


Cartoonist Glenn Head is a comics lifer, with a sensibility filtered through the undergrounds and decanted into the best of 90s alternatives. And how he’s crafted a autobiographical comic called Chicago (Fantagraphics) that should be called “portrait of the artist as a young jerk” — with Jerk meant in the most loving sense possible. It’s quite a statement from a creator who hasn’t gotten the attention he should in today’s comics-loving wold. But Chicago, on sale today, will change that. And here’s why.


Interview: Ben Hatke meditates on friendship in newest graphic novel, Little Robot

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Renowned for his wonderful children’s series, Zita the Space Girl and last year’s Julia’s House for Lost Creatures, Ben Hatke is one of the leading talents in young person’s graphic literature. His latest effort, Little Robot, which releases in stores today, tells the tale of a young girl who discovers a robot in the woods. […]


Interview: Paul Johnson on “Mercy,” “Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight,” and “The Invisibles”

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by Alex Dueben Paul Johnson worked in comics for a relatively short time, but during those years, the British artist and painter worked with some of the most talented writers in comics. His collaborators included Neil Gaiman (Books of Magic), James Robinson (London’s Dark, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight), Grant Morrison (The Invisibles), Steve […]


Talking Homage, Adapting from Nothing, and Atmosphere with ‘Over The Garden Wall’ creator Pat McHale


The Beat chats with Pat McHale, creator of the Cartoon Network miniseries “Over The Garden Wall” and writer of the 4-issue limited series at BOOM.


Job watch: courtroom sketch artist takes another crack at Tom Brady today


As we all know, paying jobs for artists can be in short supply. One of the more obscure but potentially full-time gigs is courtroom sketch artist—although cameras are increasingly allowed in courtrooms, sometimes a sketch is still the only way to bring the drama to the public. The cautionary tale of Jane Rosenberg would remain […]


Interview: Descender’s Mail-Bot Speaks About Plutona and All Things Jeff-Bot


Descender’s Mail-bot reveals comic creators who are in fact actually robots and speaks about all things Plutona. The answers may shock you.


Kirby: to recolor or not


A lot of people celebrated Jack Kirby’s birthday on Friday by posting a lot of his art, and it is always pleasant to page through galleries of the King. One thing that I did notice on all this art was how stunning (to me anyway) the original limited coloring looks.


Bitch Planet leggings now available —and in larger sizes


Bitch Planet—the comic by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine DeLeandro that launched “Noncompliant” meme has expanded to a line of leggings from Bombsheller. DeConnick collaborated with the fashion line to make them available in sizes up to 6XL, part of a move to make pop culture fashions open to more consumers. As Bombshelter posted: If […]


New owners appear to have wiped The Palm’s once cartoon-covered walls


The famous murals at New York’s Palm restaurant appear to be gone.


NO a school did not ban a cute Wonder Woman lunchbox


Was that letter everyone linked to about a sweet Wonder Woman lunchbox getting banned at a child’s school real? Or are we all just sheeple who believe everything we read on the internet?


It’s Jack Kirby’s 98th birthday…why not give to the Hero Initiative today


Jack Kirby, the titanic force of US comics, would have been 98 years old today. While it makes you wonder what exciting things we’ll be doing for his centenary, it’s also a reminder that it’s a good day to contribute to The Hero Initiative, as Kirby’s granddaughter Jillian suggests in the above video.

For several years, Jillian has promoted the Kirby4Heroes campaign to raise funds for the charity which aids creators in need. I can attest to the many people that this organization has helped, and in a field where 401ks are non existent, it’s sometimes the only safety net poplar have.


Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez’s Work on the DC Style Guide is the Coolest Thing You’ll See Today


Ever wondered what the exact Pantone shade of Batman’s cowl is (circa 1980)?  How about Superman’s skin?  Or perhaps what parts, exactly, are visible in Wonder Woman’s invisible jet?  Well look no further, because legendary DC artist Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez has you covered.  He posted the 1982 DC Comics Style Guide on his Facebook page today. The Style […]


Dylan Horrocks announces first US tour in ten years


  UPDATE: Please note that Horrocks will be in Columbus from October 1-4 as part of the Cartoon Crossroads show, not just one day. It’s a little late since the book came out earlier this year, but an appearance by Dylan Horrocks in the US is always welcome. In fact, it’s been more than 10 years […]


MATT CHATS: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman Building Their ‘Invisible Republic’


Though it’s called Invisible Republic, the Image series from Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko has quickly made its presence felt. In five issues the husband and wife duo (along colorist Jordan Boyd and designer Dylan Todd) have managed to introduce a rich futuristic setting and a compelling set of characters. To celebrate the release of the first volume […]


Flame Con announces 2016 return: twice as long, new location


2016 Flame Con will be held for TWO days this time. And that’s not all: they’re moving to a bigger location too


Nice Art: Adrian Tomine’s New Yorker cover gallery a snapshot of gentrification


Adrian Tomine, whose collection Killing and Dying is what everyone is going to be talking about this fall, has the cover of this week’s New Yorker and it’s s typically note perfect image of gentrification in the face of raw sewage, otherwise known as Life In These Here Five Boroughs. The above link has a gallery of Tomine’s other covers and they are all equally perfect, although I’m particularly partial to the one about moving to Jersey. Others love this updated “Shop round the Corner” image from 2008.