§ Nice art: Above the Timberline by Gregory Manchess is described as a “painted novel.” As you can see, it’s kind of a graphic novel but with 120 paintings and the script below them. Hybrid! Anyway the art is very, very nice if you like polar bears and dirigibles and adventure. The story is about a young man […]
After thirty years, Disney has had the opportunity and good fortune to bring audiences of all ages back to Duckburg for a reboot of the richly beloved animated series Duck Tales. This worthy revival—airing on Disney XD—has been hotly anticipated since Disney first announced the reboot all the way back in 2015. Over the past […]
This year, on August the twenty-eighth, comic legend Jack Kirby would have celebrated his one-hundredth birthday. For family and friends, not a day passes that they don’t think of the icon, to whom he was not Jack Kirby or Mr. Kirby, but simply Jack. To Mark Evanier, long-time friend and Jack Kirby historian, these conventions […]
Flexing the intersection of their comics and television IPs, Disney previewed an ambitious upcoming slate of comics produced in partnership with IDW during the “From Screen to Panel: Disney Comics Come to Life with New Series” presentation at Comic Con. What was debuted for attendees was an eclectic mix of material dipping deep into Disney’s […]
Does this latest Spider-Man outing live up to the quality of its fellow Marvel Studios brethren?
2017 may technically be the Year of the Rooster but for anyone who grew up in the 90’s watching The Disney Afternoon, perhaps Year of the Duck is more fitting. Announced last year, fans have eagerly awaiting details on what to expect from this new DuckTales reboot. DisneyXD has already been in full swing with […]
This year the festival of all things Disney, D23 , happens the weekend before SDCC. From July 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center, fans will get to see exhibits and presentations from Disney theme parks, networks, and Star Wars. Not to be left out, Marvel is doubling down on their presence at the show by bringing […]
Has the current Great Licensing Era crested or is it still growing? As The Beat’s Taimur Dar wrote the other day, toys and other licensing items are a ever bigger part of IP farming. And here’s a very interesting story in the NY Times about toy marketing picking up the slack as movie ticket and home […]
Some job listings for those interested in comics careers; full details in links. Oni is hiring an Associate Editor! Oni Press, Inc., is the premier comic book and graphic novel publisher in Portland, Oregon. We publish creator-owned and licensed comics such as Scott Pilgrim, Letter 44, The Sixth Gun, Hopeless Savages, Rick and Morty, Invader Zim, […]
What is an indie comics publisher? NO one seems to have the definitive answer!