REVIEW: A Hero Reborn in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #0.1

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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 […]

Viz Joins iVerse’s Library App

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TweetiVerse’s “ComicsPlus: Library Edition” app just got a big boost.  They’ve added Viz to their roster.

Dynamite Announces Emerald City Con Schedule

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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, […]

Review: Houses of the Holy (Mike Carey’s Horror Comic At MadeFire)

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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 […]

Carousel brings comics and their creators to the stage

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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.”

San Diego Comic-Con hotels sold out in about 2 minutes

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As the lamentwitterations filter over the land, the results of this year’s Hoteloween are being discovered. And while the lucky ones who got their first hotel choice smile to themselves, the tweets of the homeless fill the air.

Preview: Hair Shirt By Patrick McEown

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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 HAIR […]

WHAAM! – Rian Hughes, Roy Lichtenstein, and IMAGE DUPLICATOR

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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.

Erin Polgreen has a gorgeous Krazy Kat lamp

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It’s a one of a kind gift, so don’t go looking for one.

Riordan reveals cover for new Percy Jackson graphic novel

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Tweet The trend of adapting prose authors into GN form seems to have slowed down a bit, but the third volume of the GN version of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series is coming out this fall. Riordan unveiled the cover on his blog. The comics version is by the busy Robert Vendetti with art by […]

How to read Love and Rockets

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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.

Dresden Codak is fastest funded comics project yet

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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 announces plans for 2013 Retailer Summit

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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.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 2/28/13: please don’t hate me anymore

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§ 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.