MUTTS honors Charles M. Schulz in a week of comic strips

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TweetThe late Charles M. Schulz has previously praised the long running comic strip MUTTS as “one of the best comic strips of all time.” Now Patrick McDonnell, MUTTS creator and artist, is paying homage by    featuring a nod to Schulz for the week of September 10 – 15.

Marvel NOW watch: Hopeless and Larroca are WANTED

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Tweet Here’s today’s teaser: Dennis Hopeless. Salvador Larroca. December 2012 Paging Robert Langdon! What could this lettering mean?

Introducing….Flashbacca

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Tweet You can buy a print of Ming Doyle’s art here.

DC edges out Marvel in tight August battle

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Although only a few hundredths of a point apart in units, DC edged out Marvel in dollars for a win in August’s sales charts. DC was led by BATMAN: EARTH ONE and the rest of its Batman franchise; while Marvel’s two issues of AVX led the single issue charts.
Sales month over month, year to year and year to date were all up significantly.

The number of American video gamers is….shrinking???

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A new survey shows console sales are down! Suggesting that the US gaming audience is shrinking, with a mere 211.5 million people playing video games in 2012, as opposed to 223 million in 2012.

And speaking of the dignity of the creator…

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A few months ago we repeatedly asked: Would WB treat J.K. Rowling the way DC treated Alan Moore? We may never know the answer to that one, but we can now definitely answer this: Lana and Andy Wachowski would not treat CLOUD ATLAS author David Mitchell that way

Hope Larson's future collaborations with Pantoja, Urbaniak, etc.

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Hope Larson‘s epic comics adaptation of A WRINKLE IN TIME has barely hit shelves but she’s already talking about her next projects, including a graphic novel she’s written with art by Tintin Pantoja called WHO IS A.C.?. Planned as the start of a series, it debuts next spring.

Hope Larson’s future collaborations with Pantoja, Urbaniak, etc.

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Hope Larson‘s epic comics adaptation of A WRINKLE IN TIME has barely hit shelves but she’s already talking about her next projects, including a graphic novel she’s written with art by Tintin Pantoja called WHO IS A.C.?. Planned as the start of a series, it debuts next spring.

Starlin: Marvel and I are now talking

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One of the topics we’ve all had our eyes on here at Creator Watch 2012 is the Jim Starlin Situation. In brief, as you all know, Thanos was teased as a villain at the end of THE AVENGERS, and the announced Guardians of the Galaxy seems to be setting up some kind of cosmic menace for Marvel’s movie universe. And it just so happens that Thanos — and Gamora, who is a member of the GotG — were both created by Starlin as part of his run on Warlock.

In the case of Thanos, Starlin has posted evidence showing that he created the character prior to working at Marvel. And when asked about the character’s appearance in the third highest grossing movie of all time, it turned out that he had been in the dark about it. As if that wasn’t ominous enough, a Thanos miniseries to be written by Joe Keatinge was announced with great fanfare and then very hastily canceled, with no reason given, leaving room for all kinds of speculation that the character might be in some kind of ownership tussle.

Oni ups Rohac

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Oni’s former Operations Director George Rohac has been promoted to Director of Business Development, the company announced today. Rohac will relocate to the East Coast in order to pursue working with various Oni partners. Rohac joined the company in 2009.

Dark Horse Adapt 'Husbands' as a Digital Comic

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TweetBy Steve Morris We’ve reported on a comic becoming a show, now here’s a show becoming a comic. The Insider reports that Jane Espenson and Brad Bell’s webseries ‘Husbands’ will be adapted by Dark Horse comics as a digital-only comic, starting in October.

Future Comics Review: Thunderpaw: In the Ashes of Fire Mountain

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Tweetby Serhend Sirkecioglu From her Tumblr all I know about Jen Lee is she’s a freelancer from Idaho, with a boyfriend, two dogs, two cats, and farmland critters. From all this plus her comics/illustrations on her tumblr, it makes up a gem of a cartoonist. The comic in particular I’m talking about is Thunderpaw: In […]