Hold on, some people are actually making money at comics!

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After yesterday’s gloom parade over the economics of comics, and the small number of people who seem to be making a good wage from making them, writer Kieron Gillen delivered another set of metrics that was far more cheerful. He wrote it in response to a website’s concern trolling over sales of The Wicked + […]

Creator Signing: How To Get Up Close and Huggable with The Wuvable Oaf

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By Victor Van Scoit With San Diego Comic-Con around the corner, press releases titled “San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Exclusive” are coming fast and furious (where’s Vin Diesel when we need him?). It’s safe to assume that the norm is for the best goodies to be available only at San Diego. Leave it to James Sime, the […]

Being a cartoonist by the numbers…and the numbers are ugly

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  Being in comics is great, it’s a golden era, new readers, yadda yadda. But this golden era is mostly the product of people slaving away at drawing boards and computers for long hours and a meagre living. And now here are some numbers to prove it. David Harper, formerly of Multiversity, has just launched […]

Batman Day returns in September

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It’s going to be Batman day again! But it’s a great promotion and adds another holiday to the Comics Calendar. Celebrate by brooding and going to a charity ball.

SDCC ’15 Exclusive Funko Toy Announcements

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By Nick Eskey Funko, the company best known for their “POP!” line of figurines, will be releasing a plethora (great word huh?) of Comic Con exclusives this year. A new list of additions will be released every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until June 29th, so make sure you check back for the latest news. This […]

The Peanuts Movie trailer showcases a potential November gem

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The new trailer for The Peanuts Movie has arrived, and it’s a 2015 release that hasn’t gotten a lot of notice, but based on what we see below, this might be an animated year-end surprise (though I’m not sure “Baba O’Riley” was the best music choice here). Commemorating the 65th anniversary of Charles M. Schulz‘ […]

Neil Gaiman’s American Gods tv series officially green lit by Starz

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Fans of the Sandman scribe rejoice: Starz announced today that they have officially green lit an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s New York Times bestselling novel American Gods.

Jurassic World is #1: you got what you deserved — UPDATED

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UPDATE: Even Marvel Studios Head Kevin Feige has saluted Jurassic World’s triumph with a gracious tweet that still manages to remind everyone that New Mega Star Chris Pratt got his big action break (and got into shape for the first time) for a MARVEL movie. Well played! Art in the tweet by Ande Parks. Congrats […]

12th Doctor and Clara land at the San Diego convention center in a story only available at SDCC

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The 12th Doctor and Clara battle an Alien force at SDCC in a con-exclusive issue is center stage among the con-exclusive offerings from Titan which also include a triptych of interlocking covers featuring Tennant, Capaldi and Smith and 10th doctor figures.

HIstory: DiDio always had it in for Robin and the Superman/Lois marriage

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Every once and a while you come across some old files you don't remember. Here's an oldie but goodie (2004) from the… Posted by Dan DiDio on Monday, June 15, 2015 DC Entertainment co-publisher Dan DiDio is packing up his house and as he did with his office he’s sharing some of the historical items […]

The Strange World of EternalCon

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There is nothing quite like EternalCon. It’s a throwback comics show with longboxes, cartoonists, wrestlers, Star Trek Cast members, toys and masks…all set in an aviation museum, namely the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, LI. This year’s event expanded quite a bit from last year, and artists alley was set up in the actual museum, so you could wander around and buy a comic from Greg Pak and then look at a Spitfire, or buy some old books while perusing the terrain of Mars. I saw a lot of oddball robotic sculptures dotting the premises and I never figured out of they were part of the con or part of the museum.

D&Q’s 25th Anniversary spotlights the long march of female cartoonists

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Over the weekend, Drawn & Quarterly got some much deserved attention in the New York Times for their 25th Anniversary and the astonishing accompanying book. First in a round-up of creators and books, and then a longer profile called 25 Years of Drawn & Quarterly, Champion of Female Cartoonists, which probably isn’t the headline you […]

Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona is getting the animated treatment by Feast director

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It’s been a good couple of weeks for Noelle Stevenson. Just two weeks after the announcement that her collaborative Boom! Studios comic Lumberjanes was getting a live-action adaptation, now comes word that her Eisner winning solo venture, Nimona, is going to be an animated feature. In a report from THR, FOX Animation has picked up […]

Interview: Trees Artist Jason Howard on How Warren Ellis “Breaks His Heart”

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Jason Howard is a prolific illustrator whose work has been featured in a number of hugely popular titles such as Superior Spider-Man and Invincible.  He’s currently the series artist on Trees, collaborating with writer Warren Ellis to tell a uniquely human science fiction story. When a group of monolithic alien towers, colloquially referred to as Trees, touch down around the […]

Kickstarter Fail – A Federal Offense?

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The Federal Trade Commission has just sent a press release touting its first successful action against a failed Kickstarter campaign.

Some notes on making money, exhibiting, and throwing Comic Cons

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With all the comic cons and comic arts festivals going on, creators and exhibitors are becoming increasingly picky about what shows they go to. A lot of it is scheduling, but more and more what makes a good show is whether it’s profitable or not. You may recall the the Devastator and The Beat did a survey to get an idea of how and how much money people are making at shows. And of course there have been various arguments over whether cosplay, celebrities or hot dogs on a stick have more effect on poor sales at shows.