RIP Kim Thompson

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Photo by Lynn Emmert. Fantagraphics co-founder and industry titan Kim Thompson has lost his battle with lung cancer. A statement was released below, but I am crying as I type this, as are so many of you reading this. The news was not unexpected, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Kim was one of […]

Review: The Suitcase: what not to do with dead pets

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The Suitcase by Dan Berry Blank Slate Books It begins with an ordinary, yet unfortunate, circumstance. After agreeing to feed her neighbour’s cat and dog while they’re on a weekend break, Helen, on a visit to feed the pets, finds the dog dead. Nothing untoward; Cruncher had had, by all accounts, a long and good […]

Henry and Glenn #1 sells 71,000 copies — to celebrate, here’s a preview of issue #2

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Tom Neely’s HENRY & GLENN FOREVER is a reinvention—totally fictional—of two rock icons combined with some razor sharp cartooning and the result is a comics classic. A POPULAR, comics classic: Publisher, Microcosm’s Joe Biel, lets it drop in this interview that HENRY & GLENN FOREVER has sold 71,000 copies. Given that it costs a mere […]

2013 CAKE Programming: Shiga, Renier and more on graphic narrative

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Alongside TCAF and SPX, CAKE has aptly been described as one of the best indie comic events around today. This year’s expo swept by just this past weekend and was inarguable amassed with an outpouring of talented artists and creators, brilliant comics, and all around good vibes. The programming this year round was notably shorter […]

DiDio: appearance of turmoil at DC is caused by social media

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DC is holding four “retailer roadshows” over the next few weeks to boost retailer confidence and tell them what’s coming up. If you were wondering why there was such a DC news dump on Monday, this is why: projects like JLA 3000 and Superman/Wonder Woman were unveiled to NYC area retailers on that day and […]

Michael DeForge draws Groo

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Blogger and critic Matt Brady went to CAKE in Chicago and got a ton of sketches of Groo including the above by Michael DeForge. Lots more great sketches in the link. And now the circle is complete.

Exclusive Sneak Peek: Ballistic #1 by Adam Egypt Mortimer & Darick Robertson

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A super duper exclusive look at two of my favourite pages from the upcoming brilliantly deranged miniseries that is one part Spider Jerusalem punk, one part Mieville madness, and a dash of Cronenberg with a psychedelic Mortimer cherry on top.

Charles Soule on Superman/Wonder Woman: It “will help both characters grow significantly”

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As I noted the other day, there was a lot of hullabaloo about the Superman/Wonder Woman book from those who favor the Clark/Lois pairing and a non-romantically-entangled Wonder Woman. Writer Charles Soule has commented on his blog and dropped a few more hints about the book: This sort of thing has been done in the […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, June 19, 2013: FINALLY James Franco has spoken out on superhero movies!

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§ Paul Cornell on a woman-friendly SF con in Birmingham, UK of all places: I’m pleased to say that I’m one of the Guests of Honour at Andromeda One, a new one day SF convention in Birmingham with a feminist outlook. The other GoH is the great Jaine Fenn, and there are loads of other […]

On the Scene: Neil Gaiman Launches “Most Personal” Book’s Tour in Brooklyn

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Neil Gaiman’s latest book, THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE, launched onto the market in a flurry of early glowing reviews on June 18th, and it was a long and “surreal” day for Gaiman, fresh from a plane in from London to usher the work into the hands of UK and US fans. […]

Titan to Collect ‘Marada The She-Wolf’ by Chris Claremont and John Bolton

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Coming this November, Titan Comics have announced that they’ll be collecting together Chris Claremont and John Bolton’s series Marada The She Wolf. This will be the first time that the series has ever been collected in full, and will come with restored artwork from Bolton as well as concept sketches and other artwork.