Dennis Hopeless Discusses Avengers Arena

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Onto our second conference call of the week, with Dennis Hopeless inviting various comics bloggers for a fireside chat on his tigerskin rug. We’re now a month away from the first issue of Avengers Arena, the book he’s launching with Kev Walker for Marvel Now, so what better time to get a more realised look […]

Interview: Karl Kerschl is Abominable

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For over four years Karl Kerschl has been writing and drawing his award-winning The Abominable Charles Christopher, releasing a new strip every Wednesday. I spoke to him about singlehandedly writing, drawing, printing, and distributing his weekly webcomic and got teasers about upcoming projects. Warning: there are spoilers of Charles in the interview. You can read the entire story for free on the Abominable site.

You know what I can’t stand? Bitches in those skimpy costumes.

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Amiright or amiright?

TRIP CITY at One Year: Chris Miskiewicz and Jeffrey Burandt Talk Multi-Media

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It’s anniversary week for TRIP CITY, the Brooklyn-filtered literary arts salon that launched digitally one year ago in November 2011 under the guidance of founding members and curators Dean Haspiel (BILLY DOGMA, BORED TO DEATH), Seth Kushner (CulturePOP, LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS, SCHMUCK), Chris Miskiewicz (EVERYWHERE), and Jeffrey Burandt (AMERICANS UK). TRIP CITY has also chosen […]

Ann Nocenti explains the thing about Girls Who Cosplay

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Marvel hits the radio waves with Marvel NOW! ads

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Marvel has announced it is turning to radio to advertise its Marvel NOW! initiative. This follows in the footsteps of DC’s use of cable TV ads for things like the New 52 and THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. DC’s TV campaigns have generally been considered successful in getting the word out; radio doesn’t seem […]

And then they came for the cosplayers…

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A few people sent this to me last night, but out of respect for Tony Harris’s great art, I couldn’t bring myself to post it, but now that he’s asked people to retweet it, here you go: I cant remember if Ive said this before, but Im gonna say it anyway. I dont give a […]

Warren Ellis on writing dialogue

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In response to a reader, Warren Ellis passed along the following notes for writing dialog which strike us as very useful. With apologies, here’s the whole thing:

A new comics shop has opened in LA: Thank You Comics & Books

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While we’re not privy to the local scene, based on this, it seems that LA’s popular Secret Headquarters comics shop has officially opened a new branch, called Thank You Comics, in Highland Park. New comics shops are the lifeblood of the industry…for the last few years, Diamond has estimated the number of new stores at […]

Walking Dead gelatin molds allow us to consume wobby zombies

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If just watching the feel-good, life affirming adventures on THE WALKING DEAD isn’t enough for you, maybe buying these officially sanctioned jello molds from Diamond Select Toys will enable you to extend the brand right in your own home. You can make ice cubes or jello shots in the shape of disembodied limbs, or for the piece de resistance make a big, gloppy head—preferably in cherry or orange flavor. Perfect centerpiece for a viewing party.

CAKE is taking applications

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With people still coming down from their Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest high, another indie show has just announced its plans for 2013. CAKE, the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, will be held June 15-16, at a new location, Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, in the Lake View neighborhood of Chicago. CAKE is free to the public and exhibitor applications are now being taken with a deadline of January 1, 2013.

It’s a curated show that attempts to show the diversity of Chicago’s indie comics heritage.