By Its Cover (Week Of 5.14.14): Q&A

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Being that it’s the column’s one month anniversary, I thought I’d do some reader questions. Except I don’t have any reader questions, so instead I’m going to ask you the questions. 1) What’s your favorite part of the column so far, the opening topics or the weekly cover picks? 2) How would you feel if the […]

By Its Cover (Week Of 05.07.14): Rethinking The Traditional Trade Dress

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Last week I asked: “why does anyone still use this layout at all?” My question was answered via a link in the comments to a previous installment of Brian Hibb’s Tilting At Windmills. The short version is that there are still comic shops that overlap the covers of new comics out of necessity, though I recommend reading […]

Kirsten Dunst actually wore that Rodarte Star Wars dress to the Met Gala

Kirsten Dunst actually wore that Rodarte Star Wars dress to the Met Galahttp://ift.tt/1qaJFYO Tweet There is only one night of the year to challenge the Oscars as the fashion highlight of the year, and it’s the Metropolitan Museum of Arts’ annual Costume Institute Gala, this year celebrating designer Charles James and Vogue icon Anna Wintour. […]

By Its Cover (Week Of 04.30.14): Thoughts On The Traditional Trade Dress

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If you’ve been reading comics for more than a few years, you’re probably familiar with the traditional comics trade dress layout: publication information at upper left, maybe a character image or some floating heads, and title logo centered in the remaining space to the right. For many of us, that’s just how comics always looked. […]

By Its Cover (Week Of 04.23.14): Let’s Talk Comic Cover Design

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They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but that’s never stopped us. We can’t help it. If we could, publishers wouldn’t be hiring the industry’s top names to illustrate them.  Covers are the first thing we see, and its important that they make a good first impression. Every week I’ll select a few […]

DC’s July comics announcements; The coming of Grayson and what’s coming in September

DC’s July comics announcements; The coming of Grayson and what’s coming in Septemberhttp://ift.tt/1gPzNtP Tweet Here’s the DCU and New 52 solicits for July — and as a BONUS becuase of the lead time needed for the lenticular covers, the September Future’s End solicits, with NO CREATIVE TEAMS ATTACHED, probably because ANYTHING could happen between now […]

Awards Deadlines Ahoy: The Eisners and the Ignatzes

Awards Deadlines Ahoy: The Eisners and the Ignatzeshttp://ift.tt/PAecPy Tweet A couple of awards season notes. * Monday March 17 is the deadline for Eisner Award submissions! Don’t drink too much Guinness and forget. Details available here. * Ignatz Award submissions are open! The deadline is June 7th. And here are the rules: Submissions are open […]

Awards Deadlines Ahoy: The Eisners and the Ignatzes

Awards Deadlines Ahoy: The Eisners and the Ignatzeshttp://ift.tt/PAecPy Tweet A couple of awards season notes. * Monday March 17 is the deadline for Eisner Award submissions! Don’t drink too much Guinness and forget. Details available here. * Ignatz Award submissions are open! The deadline is June 7th. And here are the rules: Submissions are open […]

Inaki Miranda’s TRIBES to be re-released in deluxe edition this June

Inaki Miranda’s TRIBES to be re-released in deluxe edition this Junehttp://ift.tt/1kfDTiF Tweet TRIBES the Dog Years is a SF graphic novel about a world where no one lives past he age of 30, that came out a few years ago. Written by Mike Geszel and Peter Spinetta, it featured gobsmacking art by Spanish artist Imaki […]

Inaki Miranda’s TRIBES to be re-released in deluxe edition this June

Inaki Miranda’s TRIBES to be re-released in deluxe edition this Junehttp://ift.tt/1kfDTiF Tweet TRIBES the Dog Years is a SF graphic novel about a world where no one lives past he age of 30, that came out a few years ago. Written by Mike Geszel and Peter Spinetta, it featured gobsmacking art by Spanish artist Imaki […]

And here’s a quick first look at The Flash costume

And here’s a quick first look at The Flash costumehttp://ift.tt/1lvJTnf Tweet A Flash pilot is on the way starring Grant Gustin as Barry Allen—and here’s the first look at his costume. It was designed by Academy Ward winner Colleen Atwood, who also works on ARROW. (Her Oscars include Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha […]

And here’s a quick first look at The Flash costume

And here’s a quick first look at The Flash costumehttp://ift.tt/1lvJTnf Tweet A Flash pilot is on the way starring Grant Gustin as Barry Allen—and here’s the first look at his costume. It was designed by Academy Ward winner Colleen Atwood, who also works on ARROW. (Her Oscars include Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha […]

Interview: IDW’s Ted Adams “No 10-year-old is hanging out in the bookstore section at Target”

Interview: IDW’s Ted Adams “No 10-year-old is hanging out in the bookstore section at Target”http://ift.tt/1lSI1ba Tweet [IDW publisher Ted Adams is one of the most personable executives in the industry, and one of the most forward looking when it comes to expanding to new markets. As IDW celebrates its 15th anniversary, we chatted with Adams […]

Interview: IDW’s Ted Adams “No 10-year-old is hanging out in the bookstore section at Target”

Interview: IDW’s Ted Adams “No 10-year-old is hanging out in the bookstore section at Target”http://ift.tt/1lSI1ba Tweet [IDW publisher Ted Adams is one of the most personable executives in the industry, and one of the most forward looking when it comes to expanding to new markets. As IDW celebrates its 15th anniversary, we chatted with Adams […]

Boom gets first look with Cartoon Network starting with Steven Universe

Boom gets first look with Cartoon Network starting with Steven Universehttp://ift.tt/1fla2oc Tweet Following their huge success with their Adventure Time and Regular Show comics, Boom! Studios has signed a “first look” deal with Cartoon Network, meaning they get first crack at getting the license to adapt their cartoons — and theyr’e kicking off the new […]

Boom gets first look with Cartoon Network starting with Steven Universe

Boom gets first look with Cartoon Network starting with Steven Universehttp://ift.tt/1fla2oc Tweet Following their huge success with their Adventure Time and Regular Show comics, Boom! Studios has signed a “first look” deal with Cartoon Network, meaning they get first crack at getting the license to adapt their cartoons — and theyr’e kicking off the new […]