2016 Eisner Nominations: women receive a record 61 nominations


The nominations are out! This year’s Eisners are a pretty diverse bunch, and this year’s panel REALLY broke away from thye Marvel/DC axis, with Fantagraphics and Image getting the most nominations. ONly a handful of books garnered more than one nod, as the jury seemed to go with the “lets honor as many as possible” model. Four […]

All the new titles from Image Expo with more art and quotes


Well that was a heck of a day for Image Expo. The return of the Batgirl of Burnside team with motorcycles, and of the award-winning Azzarello/Risso team with Moonshine were big, but the appearance of Karen Berger brought down Twitter, and I’m sure, the house in Seattle. Berger is a genuine comics legend, and while editing one book is just a smallish thing, just having her back on deck feels right somehow. It’s worth noting that SURGEON X, the book she’s editing, written by Sara Kenney, is funded by a grant from Society Award from Wellcome Trust; perhaps the charitable nature of the project helped lure her to the Image Expo stage.

The Deadpool Movie Isn’t Faithful To The Comics, And I Approve


A lot has been said about how the new Deadpool movie is true to the comics, but not as much focus has been put on how different it actually is. This isn’t too surprising, given that it’s nearly impossible to retell a serialized story as a two-hour self-contained one without changes being made. Those changes […]

Steranko’s Ages of Comics: naming our eras


In addition to popularizing “Sterankoing,” artist Jim Steranko is quite a tweeter. Every Sunday night he holds a regular talk, and last night he started identifying The Ages of Comics. Steranko, best known for his innovative comics work of the 60s, and his current painting, also has a history as a publisher—Prevue Magazine was an […]

The original Steve Rogers is coming back as Captain America in a few months


Last night something totally unprecedented in human history occurred: there were infomercials for upcoming superhero projects on two different networks, with Marvel’s Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years taking up a FULL HOUR before the season premiere of Agent Carter on Disney-owned ABC. (An hour later two special son various DC-themed movie and TV properties aired on the CW but we’ll get to that in a bit.)

Help Wanted: Top Cow hiring an assistant editor


LA-based publisher Top Cow is hiring an an assistant editor to work out of their Culver City location. Qualifications include 2+ years of experience; duties include working with the creative team to traffic and schedule work flow. Good communication a must! Resumes can be submitted to matt@topcow.com. Top Cow is the Image publisher run by […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/14/16: 12 people who read the internet; #7 will shock you


§ Film site One Perfect Shot has a nice piece on Gabriel Hardman’s storyboard work—for stuff like Inception, above—he is a very talented fellow indeed. Gabriel Hardman is an artist of compelling talent. How compelling? Compelling enough that Christopher Nolan has used him as a storyboard artist for the last three films he’s directed: INTERSTELLAR, […]