And finally….from Tumblr to the New Yorker

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Jack Hunter’s sure-to-be-iconic cover for next week’s New Yorker hits so many notes…it’s what makes The New Yorker the New Yorker. But it was originally submitted via Tumblr for one of art director Francoise Mouly’s cover contests and had a different context. Still…it’s perfect for this moment. Enjoy the weekend with whomever you love, faithful […]

Nice art: Levon Jihanian’s if the X-men were real

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As we go out for the weekend… Via

FILM REVIEW: CARTOON COLLEGE Gets Under the Skin of Making Comics

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Representing comics production in popular culture has long been missing a piece of the puzzle. We’ve had excellent documentaries about ground-breaking creators like Will Eisner, characters like Wonder Woman, and even explorations of rising con-culture in the USA, but the least likely to receive attention, the mode of indie comics production right now, has come […]

Nice Art: Kazu Kibuishi’s cover for Prisoner of Azkaban revealed

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The third in Kazu Kibuishi’s 15th anniversary edition covers for the Harry Potter series has just been released. Prisoner of Azkaban is the one where things really begin to heat up, and a personal favorite in both the book and film editions. Kibuishi chose to illustrate a seminal, dark moment from near the end of […]

Daily dose of awesome: John Allison’s Hulk comic, Smallville tribute

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When someone is comic-ly consistently excellent as John Allison is -and he truly is excellent, folks- updating his ScaryGoRound web-comics, Bad Machinery and more recently, Giant Days , 4 times a week (!)  with excellently written witty and sharp cartoons, it is easy, as readers, to slip into a state of take-it-for-granted-ness.

SDCC ’13 exclusive: Tony Millionaire covers Quantum and Woody for the CBLDF

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You read that right. The offbeat Valiant buddy comedy is getting a variant cover for comic-con, by indie idol Tony Millionaire. Only 750 copies will be available at the CBLDF booth in San Diego: Valiant is proud to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) with the Quantum and Woody #1 Liberty Variant with a […]

Editorial: Why I won’t be watching Man of Steel

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Okay, I’m prepped for ridicule. I know people say you can’t judge a film without having seen it, but if a trailer acts as an advertisement to entice viewers to pay to watch the full thing, I knew I wouldn’t be watching Man of Steel early on.

New issue of The Private Eye is out

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Issue #3 of THE PRIVATE EYE, the webcomic by Brian K Vaughan and Marcos Martin, is now available. As before it’s in a pay what you want model. The SF story concerns a world where there is no internet and privacy issues allow people to wear masks. So far it’s been a thought-provoking tale. The […]

UPDATED: Ghost Rider trial set for November — jury not a sure thing

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It’s on! Or it will be in November, when a POSSIBLE 8 person jury gets to decide if Gary Friedrich or Marvel own Ghost Rider: Eight jurors will decide this fall if Marvel actually owns the copyright to Ghost Rider or not. That was the order (read it here) issued today by a federal judge who […]

No Ordinary team up: Rob Williams and D’Israeli announce new title

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An exciting new creator-owned comics is always a thing to celebrate, and this one  is certainly packing some talent, bringing together writer Rob Williams (Amazing Spiderman, Wolverine, Star Wars, 2000AD) and illustrator extraordinaire, D’Israeli- aka Matt Brooker (Stickleback, Leviathan, Scarlet Traces, 2000AD). Like me you, may be tired of yet another spin on the superhero […]

SDCC ’13: get ready to wander through the Ender’s Game mini-theme park

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Each year at Comic-Con we wonder what will be the big display outside the Hilton Gaslamp? There’s a little grassy patch there and it’s near and dear to movie studio marketing teams. One year it was Chinese clay warriors. Last year it was Frankenweenie. This year, it will be Ender’s Game based on the Orson […]

This Weekend New York Gets the Wizard World Comic Con New York Experience

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Comics events in the Big Apple have been gangbusters for the last few years, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to put on a show. Venues are small and expensive, transit is an issue and everyone wants to know, will I be able to see Norman Reedus? This weekend Wizard World returns to New York […]

Hollywood mystery: Who is trying to kill Pacific Rim?

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You know those thrillers where you see a mysterious, black glove hand coming from behind a corner, putting ipecac or arsenic in people’s drinks? And not until the end of the movie do we know who was wearing the glove? Someone…or someTHING….is doing that right now with PACIFIC RIM, Guillermo del Toro’s giant robots vs […]

Action Labs picks up Hernandez’s The Garlicks

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The Garlicks by Lea Hernandez got a lot of attention when it was on Kickstarter and then Indiegogo. The all-ages vampire tale was unquestionably great looking, but the release date has been up in the air. but now it seems Action Lab is picking it up. Still no release date, but it definitely fits in […]

The Phoenix Presents: Gary Northfield on Gary’s Garden!

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Every Friday, Stately Beat Mansion invites round a comic creator or two for a cup of tea, complementary Kit Kat, and a chat about their work in The Phoenix. The Phoenix is a UK series which features a range of the best all-ages comics available, from all kinds of wonderful creators – all compiled into a […]