James Romberger went to the Big Apple Con and solved one of the great mysteries of comics history: who drew Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story.
Dean Haspiel’s prowess as a cartoonist is well known, but he’s now an emerging playwright as well. His new play, The Last Bar at the End of the World opens tomorrow at Urban Stages in Manhattan – you can buy tickets here. Directed by Phillip Cruise, and starring Cruise, Tarik Davis, Lex Friedman, Seth Gilliam, […]
BOOM! If you wanted to start seeing some bold moves out of WB/DC Films, you just got your wish. Deadline is reporting that Selma/A Wrinkle In Time auteur Ava DuVernay is closing in on a deal with WB to direct an adaptation of The New Gods, a major piece of the “epic of our times” […]
Devil Dinosaur has always been one of my favorite Kirby creations, and when Phil Hester did his first round of Jack Kirby drawings to benefit The Hero Initiative, I knew right away the big red guy was going to be my first pick! Since then, the character has made a huge comeback, with Moon Boy […]
With two months left until this year’s San Diego Comic Fest, there is still a world of work ahead for the convention’s organizers. Despite certain groans of having a volunteer meeting on Super Bowl Sunday, Mike Towry, organizer for Comic Fest and one of the original founders of San Diego Comic-Con, and Comic Fest chairman […]
Since I was a child, Jack Kirby stood out as THE preeminent American cartoonist and I still and always will count him as one of my favorite artists. He remains the master of inventive technorganic design and deep space multifigure compositions in which all elements display unparalleled weight and thrust. I consider his work to […]
Let’s investigate one of the most haunting quotes ever attributed to a cartoonist.
Faith Erin Hicks is the Canadian cartoonist, mostly known for drawing many graphic novels including, some written by her – like The Nameless City and Friend with Boys – some written by others – like Brain Camp – but now she’s written a words-only novel – but the title is still close to her: Comics […]
There have been a number of Kirby projects this year, but here’s one that’s a little more unique. Amigos Comics is issuing a full color reprint of the Jack Kirby/Wally Wood (and the unrelated Wood brothers) comic strip, Sky Masters of the Space Force. For being produced by the Kirby/Wood team, this strip hasn’t had a lot […]
Rick Veitch’s Heroica Universe is one of the masterpieces of dystopian superhero fiction. More horryfying than Dark Knight, more visceral than Watchmen, it’s a deconstruction of the genre via the real life exploitation of those who created the characters. Published via Veitch’s own King Hell press in the 90s, Brat Pack and Maximortal came out but […]