TweetEveryone’s a little puzzled by the strange choice of number on this issue, somewhere between a #0 traditional origin story and a #1 launch of what’s rumored to be a major contributor to the Marvel Universe this year and beyond in the lead up to the 2014 film release of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. If [...]
TweetEmerald City Comicon kicks off tomorrow in Seattle. If you happen to be out that way, Dynamite has announced it’s convention schedule. If you haven’t noticed, Dynamite’s been adding more “name” creators lately, with another one set to be unveiled… well, there’s a 2pm signing Friday, so the creator pretty much has to be there, [...]
TweetAre you one of those people who’s miffed at the reshuffling that Vertigo is undergoing? Mad about Hellblazer going mainstream? I might have something for you. You remember Mike Carey? He had a long run on Hellblazer, might be better known for Lucifer (personally, I always had a soft spot for My Faith In Frankie) and also had a [...]
About four times a year, noted cartoonist Robert Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics) hosts Carousel: Cartoon Slide Shows and Other Projected Pictures. This is an event where artists and writers present their comics though a slide show while vocalizing the dialogue and narrative, sometimes incorporating music and sound design. For those in attendance, the resulting experience comes closer to watching a play than a movie or an animation. Sikoryak describes it as “a cross-pollination of theater and comics.”
Tweet Perhaps taking a note from recent Anglouleme-winner Glyn Dillon’s triumphant return to comics with THE NAO OF BROWN, Abrams ComicArts and SelfMadeHero are releasing a new graphic novel from another accoladed artist, Patrick McEown, who previously worked on such popular series as GRENDEL: WAR CHILD as well as collaborating with Mike Mignola. With [...]
London’s Tate Gallery are running an exhibition of work by Roy Lichtenstein, who is famous for
stealing ‘appropriating’ panels from comics and representing them as works of high art. The exhibition runs until the 27th of May, if you’re interested.
It’s a one of a kind gift, so don’t go looking for one.
Daunted by the idea of jumping into the immense canon of Los Bros Hernandez? You’re missing a world of wrestling, gangs, whispering trees and unexpected heartache. If you’re confused about how to read the books, Jeffrey O. Gustafson of Jim Hanley’s universe has just posted a Definitive Guide to Comics’ Supreme Masterpiece that explains which volume comes where.
Popular webcomics getting immense Kickstarters is a real dog bites man story, but here it is: Aaron Diaz has a print project for his fantasy webcomics Dresden Codak up and after a day or so it has $189,773 with 27 days to go. The initial goal was a mere $30,000. It’s already the 8th biggest comics Kickstarter of all times, and who knows how big it will get.
Diamond will once again be holding its annual retailer summit at C2E2 this year, from Wednesday, April 24 to Friday, April 26. The event is only open to retailers and a few industry professionalss but the schedule includes breakfast, dinners and, of course, a hearty lunch. The full schedule can be viewed here.
§ Now this is what I call marketing a graphic novel. Rep. John Lewis, who is co-authoring March, the history of his actions in the civil rights rights movement will be appearing at Book Expo America at an authors breakfast along with “Bridget Jones” author Helen Fielding and “Outlander” author Diana Gabaldon, and moderator Chris Matthews.