Nice Art: Toshiro crew reimagines The Beat as a sufragette

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Toshiro is a new graphic novel from Dark Horse by writer Jai Nitz (Dream Thief) and artist Janusz Pawlak. According to Nitz, it’s a mash-up of “Victorian steampunk, alternate history, Lovecraftian monsters, and the magic of Tezuka’s Astro Boy.” The story involved a mechano-samurai named Toshiro who travels back to a Victorian clockwork world, fighting Lovecraftian […]

Bandette’s Coover and Tobin Talk about Digital Comics Going into Print [Interview]

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One of the real breakout comics of 2013 was Bandette, from the husband and wife team Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin. A digital comic that is creator-owned and sold by Monkeybrain for only 99¢, the tale of young Parisian cat-thief Bandette and her team of accessories has been a hit both creatively and commercially. Awarded […]

Paul Levitz joins the board of Boom!; speaks on Eisner tonight.

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Oh yeah, the other major news coming out of ComicsPRO, was the return of Paul Levitz, former publisher and president at DC Comics. Levitz stepped down as President a couple of years ago, although remaining on as a writer, but evidently his contract is over and instead of just sticking it out at his typewriter, […]

Lena Dunham to pen an Archie comic; Aguirre-Sacasa named CCO

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Archie Comics continues its march to diversity, naming playwright/screenwriter/comics scripter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to the post of Chief Creative Officer. Aguirre-Sacasa’s hire was announced in this NY Times profile. The lone-time Archie fan—whose credits include many Marvel titles and script doctor on the Spider-man musical—has been scripting some major Archie series for a while, including the […]

Read 15,000 Marvel comics for 99¢ for one month

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Marvel is planning some big digital announcements at SXSWi, it interactve conference taking place at the end of the week, it seems, and to kick things offer they’re making all the comics in their Marvel Unlimited app available for 99¢ for the next two weeks. You can also download 12 of the comics for free. This is an introductory subscription offer—similar to those you get for the Franklin Mint series of Presidential Chia Pets, for instance—in subsequent months you’ll be billed at the going rate for Marvel Unlimited.

ComicsPRO 2014: Eric Stephenson and Julius Schwartz win Industry Appreciation Awards

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The 2014 ComicsPRO meeting wrapped up on Saturday and retailer/reporter Matt Price has, as always, a fine recap of what went on. Among the doings, Image publisher ERic Stephenson won the Industry Appreciation Award, which is a leetle ironic since most of the industry definitely DID NOT appreciate much of what he said in his […]

The nerdiest and weirdest moments at the Oscars

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Well, the 2014 Oscars are history and the offensive Seth MacFarlane hosting era has been replaced by the bland Ellen Degeneres hosting era. In the Nerd Categories, FROZEN won best animated film, and Mr. Hublot by Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares (above) won Best Animated Short, a big upset for those who went with Torsten’s […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 3/3/14: Don Rosa stars in McDuck-themed rock video

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I believe we’ve mentioned before that Finnish prog-metal musician Tuomas Holopainen (think Toki from Dethklok only Finnish) is making a concept album devoted to Don Rosa’s classic The LIfe and Times of Scrooge McDuck, but now there is a VIDEO which stars Don Rosa. There’s also a video of Holopainen talking about the album. Rosa […]