NYCC ’13: Road War – Boom Vs Valiant Vs Image Vs Dark Horse

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TweetValiant’s editors were talking about something strange on Twitter yesterday. Boom’s editors were doing the same today. They kept going on about cars and something called #NYCCKOTR, which nobody would explain when I asked about it. Well! Today this weird list of letters has been revealed to be New York Comic Con: King of the […]

Review: Dash Shaw’s New School is Pretty “Artsy” Stuff

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I find Dash Shaw’s work to be strangely invigorating. I admit I had some reservations when I first saw the daunting heft of his Bottomless Belly Button, with its absurdly extended passage of a man running and profusely sweating, drawn in a style so crunchy that it makes Gary Panter look slick. The idea that all we cartoonists must now draw books that are at least three inches thick and that take several years of deprivation to accomplish thanks to the efforts of obviously dedicated workhorses such as Shaw and Craig Thompson was not a pretty one. But I was eventually to resign myself to this new order.

LIsten to The Beat, Michael Emerson. Carrie Preston, Kevin Maguire and even Jimmy Aquino on Comic News Insider: Episode 500

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Tweet Comic NEws Insider is a very well established podcast at this point—and it just posted its 500th episode with a gala list of guests including Michael Emerson, Carrie Preston, Veronica Taylor, Kevin Maguire, ChrisCross, Rafael Kayanan, Simon Fraser, Michelle Mozes, Qui Nguyen and even The Beat Herself! There’s lots of fascinating talk on the […]

Madefire raises $5.2 million in VC money

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Tweet Launched last year at San Diego Comic-Con, Madefire aims to be both a publishers and platform for developing next level motion comics/future comics/whatever you want to call them. And now, in traditional start-up fashion. they’ve just announced a $5.2 million round of funding, which was led by original funder True Ventures, with participation from […]

MUST-READ: Mark Waid’s Open Letter to Young Freelancers

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TweetMark Waid’s taken to his blog to write some advice for freelance writers who are just breaking in – or trying to break in – to the industry. And as expected, it’s thoroughly compelling, smart, and invaluable stuff. If Mark Waid were ever to take off his glasses, it seems almost certain that we’ll all […]

Reviewed! Every Issue of Villains Month – the final issues

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TweetThere are no new issues of Villain’s Month left from DC, and business goes back to business this week. But there were six issues which slipped through my new previously, and I’ve now gone back to review them all. It’s over! Villains Month has been conquered! Here are the final reviews, which include facial mutilation, […]

Natalie Portman Launches STEM Mentoring Program with Marvel

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TweetSTEM being Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Marvel have launched a campaign looking to offer a mentoring program for girls aged fourteen and over, spearheaded by Natalie Portman – with the goal being to fill the country with a whole army of Jane Fosters. The program has kicked off with a competition which you can […]

Steve Bissette: no money YET for Constantine TV show

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Tweet By now everyone including the Hollywood trades has linked to Steve Bissette’s Facebook post about the Constantine TV show and the fact that he won’t get any money for the script currently being written: As of this morning, it appears there will be NO payment to the Constantine creators for this series. This option […]

31 Days of Halloween: Nightworld: A Gothic Treasure

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Tweet The comic miniseries Nightworld is a saga of psychodramas between cunning devils, gross monsters, and the inner demons of regret of lost love. It’s a monster mash-up horror movie romance with slapstick gags, which your whole pack of bad wolf friends will howl over. The story stars anti-hero Plenilunio, who was transformed into a […]

Dark Horse moves to Random House for book distribution

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TweetHere’s a pretty huge story that kind of slipped below the radar yesterday: Dark Horse Book has shifted from Diamond to Random House for its bookstore distribution. Diamond will, of course, continue to distribute Dark Horse periodicals. That leaves Image and IDW the biggest bookstore accounts at Diamond—along with many smaller ones, including Archaia, Top […]

Jeff Smith joins the CBLDF Board of Directors

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Tweet Like it says, the man behind Bone and Rasl and soon Tüki Save The Humans is also fighting for free speech by joining the board of the CBLDF. PR below. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund proudly announces that Jeff Smith, the celebrated creator of Bone and RASL has been unanimously elected to serve on the organization’s Board […]