Lucy Knisley signs two book deal with Fantagraphics for two travelogues

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Tweet Lucy Knisley was one of the breakout cartoonists of 2013 with Relish, a charming, warm illustrated memoir mixing food and memory which even included recipes. The book ended up on many Best ofs lists for the year and established Knisley as agraphic novelist to watch out for. It seems in 2014 she’ll be even […]

Sales Charts: The Top 1000 Periodical Comics of 2013

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TweetAnd here’s Diamond’s chart of the top 1000 comic books of the year, led by Walking Dead #115—giving Image a 2-for-2 topping the year end charts. JLA #1 was DC’s top selling book, while Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy toped their own list. According to John Jackson Miller’s preliminary analysis, the Top 1000 Comics for […]

Sales Charts: The Top 1000 Graphic Novels of 2013

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TweetDiamond has released the entire 1000-long list of GNs in 2013, and there is a lot of data mining here…like the fact that Image KILLED IT with seven of the top 10 and more from there on. Even though there are no numbers attached to this, there is still a lot of relative information to […]

It came from Tumblr: Talya Modlin

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Tweet Talya Modlin is a Chicago based cartoonist/art type.

Numbercruncher’s Trade Comes Out This Week: Here’s The Trailer

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TweetWith the upcoming release of the thoroughly Beat-approved series Numbercruncher in trade, Titan Comics have shared a trailer video with us that catches people up on the book. The series – by Si Spurrier, PJ Holden, Jordie Bellaire and Simon Bowland - was pretty well acclaimed by everyone, so if you missed it first time round, […]

Bill Paxton is coming in to rescue Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Tweet Has there ever been a bigger disappointment on TV than Agents of SHIELD? On paper it look like a slam dunk, but when Joss Whedon’s involvement was negligible, and Disney decided to equip it with a budget and look that seemed more like an extended episode of The Suite Life — Helicarrier than the […]

Comixology was the #1 grossing non-game app on iPad in 2013 with four billion comics pages served

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Tweet ComiXology sent out a little horn tooting this morning, but it was deserved. The Comics by comiXology iOS app charted as iTunes’ #1 Top Grossing non-game iPad App for 2013 and ranked #11 overall.   They also released some new stats: they have served over 6 billion pages of comic books and graphic novels […]

Jim Carrey delivers Shia LaBeouf diss at Golden Globes

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Tweet I know you are all sick of LaBeouf-gate, but while we in the comics trenches have been laughing at Labeouf’s twitter and skywriting antics over the last few weeks—and such entertainment figures as Patton Oswalt have been merciless on Twitter—we’ve been curious to see if he would become a comedy punchline. While we haven’t […]

Comic-Con changes the way you buy badges

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Tweet As you may have heard, the San Diego Comic-Con has adjusted the way you are going to buy your badges. I saw some anxiety cropping up when the traditional badge registration was delayed, and now we know why: the system has been overhauled. No longer can you buy a four day badge — only […]

Paper Jam, a new small press show in NYC in February

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Tweet Robin Enrico has announced yet another new small press show for the busy New York market, Paper Jam, which will be held February 8, 2014 at The Silent Barn in Brooklyn. This is the home of the Ditko! ‘Zine Library, a collection of zines and comical things, which is hosting the show. Enrico writes: […]

Still running on impulse power

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Tweet My computer will be in the shop most of the week, so I’m still working on my old G4 with its amazing 1.25 gigs of RAM. So I’m going to have to take it easy for the week because it takes forever to do anything on this computer, and I’m not going to invest […]