#SDCC ’16 Comics of Tomorrow: Has Technology changed the Comic Book Industry for Better AND Worse?

MattDunfordHeadshots201636

For the last decade, the status of the comic book industry has been a great concern among both fans and the industry itself. Growing technologies and widening options for digital media are vying for the attentions of consumers. The comic book industry can’t keep relying on their built in fan bases to carry them with […]

#SDCC ’16 Batman: The Killing Joke Kills the Audience, Complete with Call from the Joker

Left to Right: Sam Liu, Brian Azzarello, Bruce Timm, Ray Wise, Tara Strong, and Kevin Conroy

By: Nicholas Eskey Those who were unfortunate enough to not be at San Diego Comic-Con’s Ballroom 20 missed out on the world premiere of the animated movie Batman: The Killing Joke. The movie is based off of the graphic novel of the same name, which has gone down as one of the most brutal Batman […]

SDCC ’16: Comic Book Women Discuss Their Roles as Letterers and Colorists

(Left to Right) Amy Chu, Christy Sawyer, Maria Victoria Robado, Kelly Fitzpatrick, and Lea Hernandez

By: Nicholas Eskey Often in the comic book industry we focus our admiration on the artist, shortly followed by the writer. But what about those unsung individuals that separate comic books from just fancy drawings? I’m talking about the colorists and the letterers. Yesterday in room 24D of the Convention Center, 5 people in those […]

SDCC 2016: DC Collectibles Round-Up – The Rise of the Wonder Woman!

20160721ComicCon_0080

By Nicholas Eskey I didn’t need to attend this year’s DC Collectibles’ Press Room to know that this is an exciting year for both DC Entertainment and DC Collectibles. I did attend, though, so I could get up close with some live merchandise (and free food of course). Though the jury is still out critically […]

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Benjamin Frisch makes his graphic novel debut with THE FUN FAMILY

Fun Family cover (100dpi)

Cartoonist Benjamin Frisch makes his graphic novel debut this summer with THE FUN FAMILY, a subversive look at the underbelly of the All-American family through the prism of Family Circus-esque Sunday morning comic strips. Frisch presents a surreal deconstruction of modern parenting, childhood nostalgia, and good old American narcissism. The book, which goes on sale […]

Podcorn Podcast 05/10/16 — Talking “CIVIL WAR II: KINGPIN” With Ricardo Lopez Ortiz

CivilWarIIKingpin

A couple of weeks ago, Wolf artist Ricardo Lopez Ortiz joined the Podcorn Gang to talk about this year’s Image Expo announcements. We teased it briefly then, but the time has finally come to let the world know: Ricardo is about to hit it big. He was recently announced as the artist on Marvels’ Civil War […]