Nice art: Very early Jack Kirby

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Via. More if you poke around.

Dynamite Week: Red Sonja and Cub from Jim Zub and Jonathan Lau

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The next announcement from Dynamite is the arrival of an oversized one-shot coming out in April from creators Jim Zub and Jonathan Lau, Red Sonja and Cub.

Angoulême 2014 : Bill Watterson, Katsuhiro Otomo and Alan Moore are the finalists for the Grand Prix

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Well, it looks like I picked a good year for my first ever visit to the Angoulême comics festival, because this year is already seething with intrigue. Take the choice of the Grand Prix winner for instance. This award—presented to one and only one cartoonist each and every year—is one of the greatest honors in […]

Meanwhile, Amigo Comics is retrenching

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And speaking of the indie world of publishers below the Top Seven, Amigo Comics is a periodical publisher that launched last year with the hope of putting out “creator owned comics”. It was the brainchild of Spain-based creator El Torres (Nancy in Hell) and to be honest we didn’t pay that much attention to it, […]

Is Ape Entertainment dunzo?

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While PictureBox was the first big casualty of the potential Great ShakeOut of ’13-14, it seems that Ape Entertainment may have actually preceded it to the big hiatus box in the sky by just stopping without much notice or mention. It was Detective Carlson who first noticed it was missing from recent activity line-ups with all orders for comics cancelled.

Mark Trail in black fly shocker

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It all started when someone wrote to The Black Mountain News of North Carolina to point out a shocking misstatement in a recent Mark Trail comic strip: There was a very misleading cartoon in the Jan. 12 Citizen-Times. Mark Trail supposedly gives worthwhile advice about spending time in the great outdoors. This particular cartoon implied […]

Read a 14-page excerpt of The Love Bunglers

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Fantagraphics has posted an except from Jaime Hernandez’s The Love Bunglers, coming in April. This reprints the story from Love and Rockets #3-4 which is one of the pinnacles of comics art, a heartbreaking but ultimately life-affirming story about how we conspire to run away from the things that we need and how things can […]

Derf announces new graphic novel for 2015: Trashed

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Over at his blog, Derf Backderf, author of My Friend Dahmer, has announced his next book: a 288-page GN based on his Trashed webcomic. Abrams will publish it in Fall 2015. Trashed concerns the comedic adventures of a bunch of garbage collectors. SOLD! My Friend Dahmer—about Derf’s high school friendship with the future serial killer—has […]

It’s Martin Luther King Day

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It’s a holiday for many of us, and what better way to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luthor King than to suggest that if you haven’t already, you may purchase a digital copy of MARCH by Rep John Lewis, which comes bundled with a digital copy of MARTIN LUTHER KING AND THE MONTGOMERY STORY, the […]

Dynamite Week: Parker, Shaner and Bellaire Bring Back Flash Gordon

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Dynamite Week is going on this week, and so say Dynamite themselves. There’ll be several announcements coming from the company over the next few days – and the first of which is a new Flash Gordon series for the character’s 80th Anniversary, written by Jeff Parker, drawn by Evan ‘Doc’ Shaner, and coloured by Jordie […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/20/14: This blogger tried to gather some links about comics, and she nails it.

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Via Sean Howe § Neal Adams was interviewed at Flying Colors in Concord, Ca, and if yuo’ve ever seen Neal Adams talk you know it’s priceless. Here he is with stories about Jim Warren, Harlan Ellison, Archie Goodwin, Denny O’Neil, his hair and more. § A nice report on Jane IRwin signing at Green Brain. […]