To step into the world of writer Jonathan Baylis’ So Buttons is to step into the best of pure comics storytelling. The acclaimed anthology series—now out in a new edition from Alternative Comics—present slices from the life of Baylis. Sometimes surreal, sometimes poignant, the vignettes that constitute the book are always absorbing and wonderfully rendered. […]
Today marks the first ever Jewish Comic Con at Congregation Kol Israel in Brooklyn, NY. As a day of celebration of the contribution that Jews have made as pioneers in the comics industry, there will be many opportunities for attendees to enjoy panels and interact with leading comix creators & authors. More so, the Jewish […]
With the uptick of fan culture leading to the proliferation of comic conventions all across the country, surely the thought of introducing another one to the mix would leave people exhausted. Right? WRONG! This Sunday November 13th marks the inaugural edition of the Jewish Comic-Con, to be held at Congregation Kol Israel in Brooklyn (603 […]
You’ve read about Dean Haspiel’s moving speech at the Harvey Awards. Now you can watch it and more from the Harvey Awards and Baltimore Comic Con, all courtesy of Jeff Newelt AKA Jahfurry who took the photos and video on behalf of Harvey Awards host Vivek J. Tiwary (writer/producer of ‘The Fifth Beatle’). You can see all the […]
Dean Haspiel gave the keynote speech at the Harveys and although there were a lot of joking catcalls from the audience, his speech had most people stunned by the end. It was a heartfelt tribute to the power of the comics community, while also refelcting the uncertain times that artists have in New York and, really, any community where real estate has soared beyond their reach. With eprmission, here’s the entrie text of the speech.
LINE Webtoon’s series of theme months continues with July’s “Superheroes” launch. The mobile-based comics platform is rolling out several series including the second comic in the New Brooklyn superhero universe, the return of Heroine Chic, and the debut of The Badguys, winner of the Stan Lee/POW! Entertainment Superhero Comics Contest.
We’ve been reporting various activities by LINE Webtoon, a line of digital comics available via an app for iOS and Google Play. Here’s their first big original launch: New Brooklyn, a line of adventure comics brainstormed by Dean Haspiel and created by his studio mates Vito Delsante, Ricardo Venâncio, the late Seth Kushner, and Shamus […]
Rolling along with the Fall line-up for comics, here’s another September release, Hang Dai Studios has teamed with Alternative Comics to release their fall schedule, which includes three titles Beef with Tomato by Dean Haspiel, Smoke by Gregory Benton, and Schmuck by Seth Kushner and an all-star line-up of cartoonists. It’s a powerhouse line-up of talent, each book with its […]
I’m not the kind of critic that likes to wax poetic about the production of a piece of art. I believe that, although an artist’s life always influences their creations, a work should be judged on its own merits. However, occasionally, as is the case with Seth Kushner’s comic anthology Secret Sauce, exceptions must be made. […]