The Week in Comics Events: 9/6-9/13


COMIC BOOK CLUB w/DEAN HASPIEL! On this week’s Comic Book Club we have Emmy-winning Writer/Artist DEAN HASPIEL! He’s got an awesome new auto-biographical collection out called BEEF WITH TOMATO from Alternative Press. We’re going to talk about the book, New York City, Dean’s work on THE FOX and LIFE IN GENERAL. PLUS we’re going to […]

Person of interest sought in sexual assault at DragonCon


Dragon-Con has the reputation for being an no holds barred exploration of fantasy and cosplay. It draws a lot of lookie-loos, as well, and there have been reports of harassment incidents for some time. Now, sadly, there is a report of a sexual assault that took place Sunday night. The victim has been drinking and […]

SDCC ’15: Top Cow Reveals New Lineup, Including: Sejic’s Blood Stain, Rommulus, September Mourning, and Symmetry


Image Comics imprint Top Cow announced a slew of new titles today at SDCC. First up, we have Blood Stain, a series penned and drawn by Linda Šejić, wife of Sunstone and Rat Queens illustrator Stjepan Šejić.  Like Sunstone, Blood Stain debuted as a webcomic.  The series focuses on Elliot Torres, a chemistry major who’s fallen on hard times and takes […]

Hill hired, Gonia promoted at Top Cow


Top Cow has just announced a few personnel changes, with writer Bryan Hill coming on board as Story Editor, and Betsy Gonia promoted from Managing Editor to Editor. Hill co-wrote Postal with publisher Matt Hawkins and had been helping Hawkins on a a number of projects. This is a new position, “created specifically to use Bryan’s talents to best facilitate making Top Cow stories better,” says Hawkins.

SDCC ’15: Invader Zim is back, and he’s brought variant covers


The first issue the Invader Zim comics, based on Jhonen Vazquez’s cult cartoon, arrives on July 8th, and Oni is making a big deal out of it because…well it is a big deal. The alien conqueror’s return will be celebrated in several ways: A panel The Return of Invader Zim, Saturday 7/11 at 2 pm in Room […]

The Beat podcasts with Top Cow’s Matt Hawkins on publishing economics


Many people ask me, “Why don’t you do a podcast?” and I reply, “I do!” It’s called More to Come and it’s produced by Publishers Weekly. This week, I chat with Matt Hawkins, president and coo of Top Cow. Matt is more than just an inimitable Facebook poster (if you’ve read his stories about standing in line at the grocery store, you know what I mean.) He’s also an industry veteran who’s seen the highest highs and the lowest lows, and in this talk he dishes on the early days of Image and much more.

Bunjevic, Fitzgerald, Willumsen and Ting win 2015 Doug Wright Awards


Although I live tweeted the ceremony with its grandeur and tradition, I neglected to list the WINNERS of the 2015 Doug Wright Awards which honor the finest in Canadian cartooning. The awards were presented Saturday night during TCAF in a ceremony enlivened by beloved antics from Seth, David Collier and author Don McKeller. The winners […]

Read all of Top Cow’s Tales of Honor: Bred to Kill #1 right here FREE


TOHv2000_Press It’s Free Comic Book Day worldwide, and even if you can’t get to a shop, here’s one free comic you can read right now, Top Cow’s Free Comic Book Day book Tales of Honor: Bred to Kill #1 by Matt Hawkins and Linda Sejic. This issue is a zero issue for a new arc […]

April Fool’s round-up: it’s hard to make anything outrageous any more


See I tolja, it’s hard to be funny about this stuff any more with satirical sites the Onion and Clickhole, let alone ACTUAL sites like Daily Caller, Upworthy and thenTaboola promising 10 celebrity dogs who have aged badly at the end of everything we read on the ‘Net. A few people tried. io9 of all places had the old DC, Marvel Announce Merger story, albeit with some nice characterization:

Review: crime makes a strange exit to Eden in Postal #1


Strange small towns commanded by dogmatic despots have long been a staple of post-apocalyptic fare like The Walking Dead. So when Postal # 1 opens on a church sermon delivered by a preacher waving a gun at a man who is bound at the foot of the altar, it seems a familiar scenario. Perhaps this is what the comic wants us to think, lulling us into a false sense of narrative security to contrast with it’s intriguing final pages.