Stephen King’s Webcomic

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TweetYou may recall Stephen King likes to write a comic every now and again.  Well, he’s at it again.  Or rather one of his works is being adapted on his website.  “Little Green God of Agony” is being updated M-W-F (a traditional webcomics schedule, as it were). Little Green God of Agony is an adaption […]

Preview: Tom Hart’s heartbreak, RL Book 2

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TweetIt’s often said that there are few life experiences more painful than when a parent loses a child. Cartoonist and educator, Tom Hart, has taken that pain – a grief no one should ever have to endure  – and created a comic that everyone should read with it.

Beat Chat! with Wolverine & The X-Men’s Creative Team

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TweetMarvel called again tonight, wanting to talk to me about another one of their Marvel Now comics. This time however, their focus was on a continuing series rather than a new relaunch, in the form of Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw’s Wolverine & The X-Men. Joining them was editor Nick Lowe, who, yes, sang to himself […]

Hurricane Sandy: Jack Kirby foresaw it!

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Tweet Jack Kirby had some imagination, as the first issue of KAMANDI shows. Some of it even came true!

Advance Review: Shadowman #1

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TweetWhile Shadowman #1 isn’t due out for a couple weeks, I had an advance look at the comic.  And it’s pretty good.  We ran a preview not quite two months back of the first few pages, which might be a good reference point here, since one of the main attractions is the art.

Frankenstorm Reading: Weathering the Evacuation Blues

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TweetOn Sunday, I went out and got groceries from the already Walking Dead-like store with its empty shelves and zombie walkers and then I stashed everything that could be blown around outside my house, causing damage. Then I settled in for some 30 Rock on demand and snatched some Halloween candy from the pile, getting […]

Comic-Con renews contract to stay in San Diego through 2016

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How times change. Whereas in past years, San Diego city fathers and mothers were indifferent at best to the pop culture behemoth running through their streets, the battle for the con in 2010 seems to have permanently changed attitudes. After a protracted negotation over where to hold the show in 2013 and beyond, Comic-Con and the city agreed to a three-year contract, running through 2015. However, perhaps fearful of another battle for the con, SD mayor Jerry Sanders has preemptively announced Comic-Con has signed a one year extension for 2016.

Visitors to Wellington now greeted by giant statue of Gollum

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Tweet New Zealand is proud of its role as the home of the Lord of the Rings movies, and now the Hobbit trilogy. And to show it, a a huge statue of Gollum has just been installed at the Wellington airport. Like the rest of the sets, costumes and CGI elements, Gollum was designed by […]

Random House and Penguin announce merger

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Tweet As rumored last week, two major publishing companies Random House and Penguin have merged, creating one big Franken-publisher that will control 25% of the book market. Random House is the biggest publisher in the business, and is owned by German conglomerate Bertelsmann. Penguin is owned by British parent Pearson. The move is part of […]

Monday Hurricane Cat Blogging: Catten down the hatches!

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Tweet Lucy Mona Tinúviel and Charlie Victor Finrod have been doing their part for storm prep, building up morale among workers and rationing their kibble. With most of the East Coast shut down, all of the NYC-based comics businesses are closed for the day. Marvel’s daily call is taking place, however, so we’ll have coverage […]

Kicking Skulls and Making A Name For Himself: Jim Zub on Story, Sales & A Career In Comics

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TweetBy Matt O’Keefe Jim Zubkavich has been creating comics since he began self-publishing Makeshift Miracle in 2001, but he really broke onto the scene in 2010 with Skullkickers, an ongoing series from Image Comics which Zub describes as a buddy cop film slammed into Conan the Barbarian. In addition to his jobs as Project Manager […]

INTERVIEW: David Gallaher, King of Digital

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Over the last ten or so years, one thing has been guaranteed: where there are new ways of developing and progressing digital comics, there you will find David Gallaher. Writer for a variety of comics including High Moon, Box 13, Darkstar & The Winter Guard and Deadlands, Gallaher has been at the forefront of digital comics for years. Amongst others he was involved with the DC digital project Zuda, had the first original content published by ComiXology, and has recently successfully brought his new graphic novel Only Living Boy to Kickstarter.

Preview: Sunday in The Park With Boys by Jane Mai

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Tweet Looking into Jane Mai’s work thus far, spanning from comics and zines to an extremely active advice page on her Tumblr, one can’t help but see inklings of some of the greatest autobiographical cartoonists. Jane is the opposite of censored; she lets every aspect of her personal life come through her work, often unabashedly […]

Marvel’s Next Big Thing: Captain America

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TweetThe final Marvel phonecall of the week was for Rick Remender and John Romita Jr’s Captain America relaunch. More than the other calls, this was perhaps the conversation most centred on craft and design, although we did at one point get a vivid description of Remender’s love for taking his trousers off in public. Fun […]

31 Days of Halloween: Mary Shelley vs Frankenstein

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By Finnish artist Janne Tervamäki. Via Boing Being.

Studio Coffee Run: Arrow, The Walking Dead, Kickass 2, The Hobbit, etc.

Alo' Govnah - David Morrisey makes his eagerly anticipated debut in this Sunday's episode, Walk With Me

Tweet  While the 2nd episode of Season 3 of The Walking Dead dropped in the ratings from the first episode, it still topped the ratings for all non-sports related programming ratings ages 18 – 49.