NYCC ’15: “Using Tumblr to Sell Your Ideas” Liveblog

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We’re live at the “Using Tumblr to Sell Your Ideas” panel.  Our panelists include Ghost Rider writer Felipe Smith, My Little Pony artist Katie Cook, and The Wicked + the Divine writer Kieron Gillen.  You can even submit questions to their blog [but not anymore…the past has passed…-ed.]. General Information If someone steals content you originally posted […]

Discussion Points: What Can’t We Recycle?

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Let’s talk about originality in art. The Wicked + The Divine #14 came out this week, and while I know I sound like a broken record at this point whenever I talk about it online, the whole team is really outdoing themselves this arc.  Kieron Gillen has trumpeting this one as an “oddball” and “the most audacious […]

Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #1 is a Deep Comic About Shallowness

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By Cal Cleary “… what really matters is what you like, not what you are like.” – High Fidelity Welcome back to Phonogram, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie‘s long-running ode to music, criticism, and… well, themselves, kind of? In Phonogram, we deal with Phonomancers, a group of magicians who draw their power from music. Not music […]

Kieron Gillen Joins the Marvel Break Exodus

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Writer Kieron Gillen (Young Avengers, The Wicked + The Divine) took to his Tumblr today to state that he would be taking a break from Marvel superhero books following Secret Wars.  He confirms what many have suspected for a few weeks now, given his notable absence from the “All-New, All-Different” solicitations that have been rolling out at a […]

The Wicked + The Divine’s Fandemonium Trailer Will Have You Losing Your Head

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Once again, we return to the end of another arc in Kieron Gillen’s, Jamie McKelvie’s, Matthew Wilson’s, and Clayton Cowles’ Image hit, The Wicked + The Divine.  The trade that collects the “Fandemonium” story will hit store shelves on Wednesday, July 1st.  To celebrate, designer James Leech has put together an expertly animated trailer featuring sad […]

Hold on, some people are actually making money at comics!

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After yesterday’s gloom parade over the economics of comics, and the small number of people who seem to be making a good wage from making them, writer Kieron Gillen delivered another set of metrics that was far more cheerful. He wrote it in response to a website’s concern trolling over sales of The Wicked + […]

Traumatic Thursdays: Reactions to The Wicked + The Divine #11’s Shocking End

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Dear Kieron, Jamie, Matt, and Clayton: I hate you. I woke up this morning, put on my Wic+Div shirt, ran to the comics shop, and strapped on my seatbelt.  I was happy that it was that time of month again.  I was excited.   I was wrong and everything is awful. #comics #wicdiv A photo […]

Cruel Portents: Looking at the Past and the Future of The Wicked + The Divine

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In Kieron Gillen’s talk on Alan Moore’s and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen, Gillen emphasizes themes of time and cyclicality present in Moore’s graphic novel.  Temporal symbolism recurs in everything from the Doomsday clock interstitials between chapters to Rorschach’s ever-shifting face to Dr. Manhattan’s past as the son of a watchmaker.  Gillen, working alongside artist Jamie McKelvie, […]

The Beat’s Annual Comics Industry Survey, Part Two: from Kieron Gillen to Steve Morris

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Yet more previews and prognostication from a wide swatch of comics industry personnel, with picks from Kieron Gillen and Janelle Asselin to Bryan Talbot and Steve Morris. Lots of news of new projects are thrown in also for those with a keen eye!