Lauren Purje’s ‘You Might Be An Artist If…’ coming in 2017 from Top Shelf

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Cute comics strips about the artistic life…nothing radical but somehow always enjoyable, especially when as well done as Lauren  Purje You Might Be an Artist If… coming in 2017 from Top Shelf and available for pre order now. Purje is based in Brooklyn and you can read some of her other comics on Hyperallergic. Flights of fancy, bitter […]

MATT CHATS: Mike Norton on the End of Battlepug, Doing an Eisner Award-Winning Webcomic “Wrong”

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I talked with Mike once before about Battlepug, and was happy to do it again following its recent grande finale. I asked him more about the process for his webcomic, how he feels about ending it and his Image series Revival. Read on to learn how Mike’s grown as an artist and his experiences concurrently drawing […]

Weekend Reading: Operation: Pineapple Sparkle by François Vigneault

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It’s been a heck of a week, so I’m just going to leave readers with some reading, as in webcomics or free to download comics that may help get us through the garbage fire of international politics we now live in. Operation: Pineapple Sparkle is a sponsored comic that was created by Area 1 Security, […]

Nice Art: Jillian Tamaki’s print for Gosh! Comic’s 30th Anniversary

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Gosh! Comics is one of London’s premiere comics shops, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. And to mark the occasion they’re selling a print by Jillian Tamaki entitled “Nancy and Tonya,” which I think you’ll agree is stunning. The title seemingly refers to the great Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding figure skating scandal of the early 90s, […]

Homestuck ends its seven-year run with a nine-minute cartoon

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Andrew Hussie’s Homestuck has been one of the most successful webcomics of the last decade, with thousands of ardent readers, cosplayers and fanatics, and, oh yeah, a $2.4 million Kickstarter for a companion game. The game, called Hivewarp, has been in development since then, however, and has yet to appear. The webcomic, which is highly […]

Kickstarter is increasingly crucial to indie comics publishing

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Comics publishing has hit a bit of a slowdown, as I’ve noted a few times, and Kickstarter seems to be picking up the slack for a lot of publishers. Comicker’s Dave Acampo wrote a piece looking at this is mostly about his own Kickstarter for Comicker, but has some general observations and a pie chart of where the money goes prepared by Comicker publisher Sean Williams:

Webcomics Alert: Downton Crabby by Rina Ayuyang — SPOILERS

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Confession. I have never seen an episode of Downton Abbey in my life. But many of the rest of you have. So be warned, here there by spoilers in this new webcomic by Rina Ayuyang entitled Downton Crabby, a follow-up to her previous PghPolka. Like I said SPOILERs, but if you want, go to the rest of Rina’s blog for recipes and more comics. MM, chestnut filled mochi!

Some Hourly Comics 2016 collected: Cathy Johnson, Joe Decie, Tillie Walden and more

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Monday, February 1 was Hourly Comic Day, where cartoonists challenge themselves to draw comics every…hour. The results are quotidian and charming slices of lives from around the world. The idea is credited to John Campbell (Pictures for Sad Children) and started back in 2006. Now some of the best cartoonists do them. Alex Jones already […]