Kibbles ‘n’ Bits: more than 1000 conventions in the US

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Welcome back from what I trust was a wonderful holiday that did not result in too much indigestion for all of you. I’ve spent the holiday eating and sleeping and then doing some much needed maintenance around the virtual Stately Beat Manor. Probably not enough, but a good few important projects for 2014 got at […]

PictureBox shutting down on December 31st

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Dan Nadel’s art comix publishing company PictureBox will shut down on December 31st, he announced on his tumblr, while also announcing a 50% off sale which everyone should hop on like white on rice:

Cyber Monday: a few quick sales – Marvel, Bud Plant, comiXology, etc

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This post may be added to throughout the day. Comixology is adding DC to it’s sale offerings. Bud PLant Books has it’s first ever cybersale with some great savings on a ton of fantastic art and historical books. Marvel has a sale allowing you to get Marvel Unlimited PLus for the price of Marvel Unlimited […]

The cost of art theft: from Spike Lee to Rachel Dukes

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I’m sure over the holiday you heard about how graphic designer Juan Luis Garcia presented pretty compelling evidence that his striking design for a poster for the Oldboy remake was shamelessly ripped off by studio Film District. When Garcia complained, director Spike Lee didn’t seem too sympathetic: I Never Heard Of This Guy Juan Luis […]

Frontier Magazine announces new issues devoted to Ping Zhu and Sam Alden

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Youth In Decline’s Frontier Magazine has become an impressive little art magazine showcasing various comics notables. The first two issues spotlighted Uno Morales and Hellen Jo. Sascha Hommer was announced for issue ##, but now the lineup for #4 and 5 has been announced: Brooklyn-based Ping Zhu and fast-rising Sam Alden. Info: Frontier #3: Sascha […]

31 Days of Winter Festivals: A Chrismukkah tale

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Continuing our “Winter Festival” parade, here’s Jonathan Baylis (So Buttons) and T.J. Kiersch (She Died in Terrebonne) with A Christmas/Hannukah mashup as told By Baylis’s wife Ophira. Keep those cards and letters coming!

Mark Evanier may have solved the Al Plastino/JFK/Superman mystery

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Just before he died a few days ago, Golden Age artist Al Plastino got a lot of ink for what seemed like a sad story: in 1963, he drew a comics story featuring JFK and Superman extolling fitness that was canceled when President Kennedy was shot. Although the story eventually ran, Plastino was told the […]

First look: Daniel Krall’s DOOMCANNON from Offset

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The first completed page of an Offset title has been revealed! Ivan Brandon’s imprint has remained mysterious since it was first announced last year.