WOW: DC’s Christmas Party from 1945 is a window into the Golden Age

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WOW! Talk about historic finds! DC Comics just tweeted this historic photo from a comics industry Christmas party from 70 years ago. While there is a slight Shining view to it (is that Hank Kanalz I see in the back?), it’s also an amazing view into the Golden Age. After it was tweeted DC Comics was kind enough to send me a high res scan which I am sharing with you so all the comics historians out there can pour over it. There is a handwritten guest list as well, but its provenance isn’t known so I am not posting it.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits: The secret of comics and feet

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§ One of the Smart And Nice People of Comics, Mariah Huehner, has opened her own Etsy Store and is taking commissions prior to her appearance at Thought Bubble. Check em out. § I seem to have bookmarked the blog of designer Randy Dahlk months ago and never posted it. On his site he talks […]

IDW Announce Artist Editions for Sam Kieth, Mike Mignola, Walt Simonson and more

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One of IDW’s biggest successes has been their Artist Edition collection, which publish black and white art from some of the very best artists of all time – we’re talking Will Eisner, David Mazzucchelli and John Romita, here – in wonderful detail. This year at SDCC the company have announced that more artists will be experiencing […]

MEGA-INTERVIEW: Cliff Galbraith on the Meteoric Rise of the Asbury Park Comicon

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If you’ve been following the history of the Asbury Park Comicon, which opened only a year ago in March of 2012, you know it’s been a strange, yet rather astonishing ride, but imagine how much stranger it must be for founder and indie comics creator Cliff Galbraith. What started in a bowling alley turned music […]

INTERVIEW: ARCHIE’S Fernando Ruiz on Life and Work at The Kubert School

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Anyone who has ever worked with Fernando Ruiz or benefitted from his teaching skills knows what a seriously impressive contributor he is to the future of comics. From his personal work as writer and artist on ARCHIE comics and a range of other freelancing projects to the intense mileage he puts in as an instructor […]