Weekend reading and preview: The Solar Grid by Ganzeer is a dark, thought provoking piece of SF


Fans of Vertigo Comics and Image Comics recent turn to intelligent SF, here’s another comic you should be checking out: The Solar Grid by Ganzeer. Ganzeer is an Egyptian muralist and graphic designer who was forced to leave his home after being targeted by the current Egyptian regime as a terrorist after he made some […]

Disney is rebooting The Rocketeer as a black female character


No scrap of IP goes wasted at Disney and they’ve dusted off The Rocketeer, Dave Stevens’ classic pulp-inspired character, with a projected reboot that will star a black female heroine. Max Winkler and Matt Spicer have been hired to develop a script, and Brigham Taylor (The Jungle Book) is producing this along with Blake Griffin […]

CXC announces programming with Trudeau, Telegemeier, Smith and more


Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) has announced the programming for its second edition, to be held October 13-16. Expanding from its inaugural 2-day outing, the 2016 show will offer 75 hours of programming. Highights include: • an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and generational icon Garry Trudeau in conversation with author Glen David Gold • a film slate […]

Warren Ellis and Phil Hester explore a strange ‘Shipwreck’ for AfterShock


  All we know about Shipwreck, the new AfterShock book from Warren Ellis and Phil Hester is that is concerns “a very unusual and very secret shipwreck. Which, given the work of Warren Ellis is enough for me. Throw in Phil Hester and it’s a pre-order must. The book comes out in October and has […]

Cerebus returns in collage comic Cerebus in Hell #0


Cerebus, the controversial comics masterpiece by Dave Sim, is returning in a one shot that, perhaps inspired by Mike Mignola’s latest Hellboy saga, shows us how the earth pig will be doing in Hell. The issue goes on sale in September and if successful will be followed by a four issue mini-series. Cerebus died in […]

Ignatz Awards submissions close on June 7th


More awards! The Ignatz awards, presented at the Small Press Expo to outstanding indie comics, are now accepting submissions, with a June 7th deadline. More info here but the basics are below:  Categories are: • Outstanding Artist • Outstanding Anthology or Collection • Outstanding Graphic Novel • Outstanding Story • Promising New Talent • Outstanding […]

SPX/Nickelodeon collab puts Wittert’s ‘Best Baddies’ into production


Last year, SPX (The small Press Expo) announced it was joining with Nickelodeon to allow attendees to pitch animated shows to the net. The announcement met with a mixed response–some saw it as a logical evolution of the career development that the expo always offered; others felt it was a corporate invasion. Whatever you’re feelings, […]

More digital comics: now there is an app for Comicker


Boutique apps for digital comics aren’t the big thing they once were, but they are still out there. Comicker, a website that was introduced earlier this year with five comics series, just launched an iOS app, powered by the Horizon Factory. The app is free; a monthly subscription is $2.99. Comicker series will remain available […]