Sales Books: Barnes & Noble

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Here are some books on clearance at BarnesAndNoble.com! Some of these books are cheaper than a Marvel comic!

Mitch O'Connell has given us the funniest comics blog post of all time

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Mitch O’Connell is known as a wonderful artist in a vintage/pin-up style. He also has a huge collection of old comics. And at a perhaps unthinkable cost to himself, he’s used that collection to give us one of the great treasures of our age: Sex in Comic! The top 100 strangest, suggestive and steamy vintage comic book panels of all time!
Here are three excerpts but the whole thing has us gasping for air.

TCAF will promote Canadian cartoonists at the Kaigai Manga Festa in Tokyo

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Now here’s a nice example of “comics across the world.” TCAF, the Toronto Arts Festival, has taken a booth at Tokyo’s Kagai Manga Festa on November 18th, and will allow certain Canadian cartoonists to exhibit at the booth for free.

Ben Affleck to direct JUSTICE LEAGUE movie for WB?

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Well, despite what you’re thinking Affleck’s directing career—THE TOWN and GONE BABY GONE—is much admired within the halls of Warners. So much so that they are thinking of giving over the proposed Justice League film to Affleck. After all, he played a superhero once. He also knows Kevin Smith personally.

Kick-Watcher: Golem and Igle's MOLLY DANGER

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TweetBy: Henry Barajas The comic books projects on Kickstarter just keeps getting better and better. Here are two projects that I found exceptional and worth advocating. Project: Golem Talent/Project Manager: Hilary Goldstein Days to Go: 22 Goal: $8,000 “Golem is a graphic novel created and written by Hilary Goldstein (that’s me!) with art by Giovanni P. Timpano (G.I. Joe: Infection), […]

Valentine is coming from Image

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Another digital to print success story—Alex De Campi and Christine Larsen’s VALENTINE, which made headlines as a digital only comic that was translated into multiple languages. As noted below it was a true digital pioneer, with more than 350,000 downloads.

And now…you can hold it in your hand.

The Outhousers starts campaign to save Joss Whedon's Avengers TV show from cancellation

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Tweet Realizing it is never too soon to start a preemptive strike, the Outhousers website has already started a much-needed campaign to save Joss Whedon’s unknown Avengers-related TV show from cancellation: The Outhouse hates to see fans suffer like the Browncoats, fanatical fans of Whedon’s popular Firefly, also known as Firebronies, have for the past […]

How to be a poor cartoonist from Brooklyn

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Brooklyn is, despite the gentrification covering a huge swath of the entire borough, still home to a few people who don’t shop at Kitsuné; and most of these urban poor seem to be cartoonists, which Brooklyn also has a huge population. The local website Brokelyn catches up with a few of them for survival tips. Brendan Leach, Leslie Stein and Lisa Hanawalt, (whose book on farts for children is excerpted above) give their recipes for ketchup soup and other practical hints:

New this fall: Diary Comics 4 by Dustin Harbin

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Koyama Press will be publishing Volume 4 of Dustin Harbin’s Diary Comics this fall, presumably in time for the fall comics show circuit. If you can’t get enough of @dustinharbin on twitter or his website, this collection should definitely amuse and enlighten.

Retro posters a-go-go: Star Trek division

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The collectible retro poster craze is burning up, man. Now artist Juan Ortiz is creating 80 retro style Star Trek posters– one for each episode of the Classic Trek. The first four posters, from Quantum Mechanix, are a set of 18×24 plated-printed lithographs on 100-pound, aqueous-coated, satin-finish paper. The set is available for a mere $34.95 from startrek.com and many other fine retailers.

Future comics: Susie Cagle's "Down in Smoke"

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Cartoonist Susie Cagle and Cartoon Movement are at it again with “Down in Smoke” a report on the pot wars of Oakland. All of Cartoon Movements comics are thoughtful piece of original journalism—but it’s also on the cutting edge of comics technology, with charts, timelines, animation and in this case, an “audio comic’ that includes embedded interviews with the people in the comics. Impressive.

Six of the most awesome panels of the day: Matt Madden on comics evolution

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Matt Madden nails the history of comics in six panels. To see the thing full size, you’ll need to go here, to a long essay by Professor Paul Lopes of Colgate University, on why comics are a great artform—something that some in the academic world must still be persuaded of.