The great Norwegian cartoonist Jason recently got a boxed set of Paul Newman movies and has been reviewing them — for instance, THE DROWNING POOL:
Hm, is the multi-talented Thompson working on something Archie Style? After tweeting this art, she tweeted the following:
[Yesterday we chatted with one half of the Bonfire Agency, Ed Catto. Today we grill Steve Rotterdam on the nerd marketing equation, Bonfire's research and consulting activities, and whether Patton Oswalt was right about too much geek being a bad thing.
Steve Rotterdam served as partner and Chief Creative Officer at the East West Agency before joining DC Comics as Sr. VP Sales and Marketing for three years. His background gives his take on the comics industry and where it is going an informed and unique perspective.]
Canadian artist Clément Sauvé (1977-2011) has died at the tragically young age of 33 after a battle with cancer. He entered comics working as an assistant to Yanick Paquette but made his own mark with pencils on projects including G.I Joe, JLA Secret Files, Stormwatch and the fondly remembered Human Defense League. Most recently he had been working in character design.
ComiXology, the leading digital comics provider, is going to let brick and mortar comics shops set up affiliate storefronts on their sites, building on comiXology’s existing programs for retailers, such as digital pull lists and so on. Prominent retailer Chris Powell explains, “Having seen comiXology’s Retailer Tools and Pull List services, we trust comiXology’s technology to help us thrive in a market where customers are interested in both print and digital comics. ComiXology will help us provide the one-stop shopping that customers are looking for. Digital comics can be a great tool for reaching out to new or lapsed customers, and retailers should not be afraid of this new format. Instead, they should look for ways to make the digital format complement their existing print business.”
An astonishing icepunk adventure by the great French cartoonist Jacques Tardi is coming in March from Fantagraphics. It looks incredible.
It was only the golden age of last week that Marvel and ComicsPRO, the organization for comics retailers, announced a special promotion for FORMIC WARS #1: ComicsPRO member stores would be able to release the issue on TUESDAY, 2/15, instead of the customary Wednesday.
That’s the original from “Silver #22″ but the reimagining by Robert Goodin is even more disturbing — please click on the link to enjoy!
But we couldn’t help wondering…what is this “Silver”? An early comic by Jim Woodring or Hans Rickheit? The work of an unknown cousin to Fletcher Hanks? Or a spin-off from KRAMERS ERGOT? Surely only the fecund imaginations of a contemporary indie cartoonist could imagine a calfskin giving birth to an Indian, face first, through a large vagina in its throat. Right?
Tweet After two melted servers and a stressful stress test that saw 1000 tickets sold in 60 seconds despite maddening lag times, Comic-Con International: San Diego is giving it a go again, putting passes to the annual 4-day nerd fest on sale at 9 am PST on Saturday, February 5th. The entire process of just [...]
Tweet As more folks start off their year with funding announcements, Graphicly has just announced that they have received $3 million in VC via various entities. According to the PR, the funding will lead to the addition of all sorts of multimedia capabilities — video and audio and so on — to their downloadable comics [...]
Before there was JOE THE BARBARIAN, there was Sean Murphy’s OFF ROAD, the story of some guys on a weekend trip that becomes, by turns, confessional and dangerous. Kind of like the Breakfast Club in a jeep. IDW has released a new edition today — the original was published by Oni. More proof that when you OWN YOUR WORK you can keep making money off it.