Steve Hamaker ranks tragically high in the ratio of most read to least recognizable cartoonists. Jeff Smith BONE was a giant indie success as a black-and-white comic book series, but it hit the mainstream when it was released as a series of graphic novels by Scholastic with vibrant colors from Hamaker. Hamaker went on to […]
Each week, Alex Lu is highlighting the work of some of the coolest illustrators of our generation. Know anyone who should be featured (including yourself)? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. This Week: Danny Zabbal is an artist of many talents. He has not only worked in comics, but in gaming and professional illustration as well. The Toronto-based illustrator’s work blends […]
Each week, Alex Lu is highlighting the work of some of the coolest illustrators of our generation. Know anyone who should be featured (including yourself)? Email email@example.com. This Week: This week, we speak to Natasha Petrovic, who, along with her partner Ali Leriger, is creating one of the coolest webcomics I’ve seen in a long time. In Ophiuchus, […]
When I think of words to describe cartoonist Gigi D.G., I can’t help but be effusive. Her work is simply stunning. It’s often poignant. It’s vibrant and always, always, always hilarious. Gigi’s best known work, the webcomic Cucumber Quest, features an incredibly reluctant hero who’s forced to answer a call to adventure in order to save […]
The inaugural edition of a new weekly column dedicated to spotlighting the latest and greatest artists in comics!
Who is Antonio Luna? He’s definitely insanely rich. He’s fought monsters, traveled through incredibly inhospitable terrain and is, in all probability, actually insane. He calls himself an adventurer, but nobody has ever heard of him. And with all these incredible feats in his back pocket, you’d think somebody would have written a book about the man already! Enter Valentine […]
Writer and comics creator Rich Tommaso is known for his anthropomorphic spy-thriller series Spy Seal and his horror-based series She Wolf, both reflecting the 1970s and 1980s crime and horror movies that have influenced him. Dry County, totted as “The EVERYMAN Crime Series,” is one of Rich’s newest projects among others. This first comic, published […]
The DC co-publisher and co-writer of this week’s SIDEWAYS reveals his plans for the series, the importance of the New Age of Heroes lineup, and how Grant Morrison will explore the Dark Multiverse.
Lawrence Lindell (From Black Boy With Love) is an artist, musician and educator from California. I came across his comic, Couldn’t Afford Therapy, So I Made This, in late 2017. It’s a 126-page black and white book that deals with mental health, his to be exact. Lindell wrote the comic to help cope with his mental well-being, […]
In 2008, at the dawning of what was supposed to be the era of a “post-racial” America, writer Mat Johnson and artist Warren Pleece released Incognegro. A gripping (and often disturbing) piece of graphic fiction, the book followed the work of Zane Pinchback, a Harlem-based journalist who exposed the brutality of commonplace racism in the […]