Review: ‘Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present’ paints a worldly picture

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by Alexa Dickman Funny story: A few weeks ago, I got a message on Facebook from an old friend from college. He asked me if I was still blogging, because the publishing company he now works for had a comics history book coming out that took a global view of comics history from 1968 onwards, […]

Eisner Awards voting ends Friday, June 13th!

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Just a reminder, voting ends this Friday for the 2014 Eisner Awards. Get in there and vote!

Photo parade: Daniel Clowes exhibit opening at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

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Here’s a pretty awesome photo gallery of the Dan Clowes art show opening at the Wexner Center for the Arts All photos including the above by Katherine Spengler © Wexner Center for the Arts, 2014

The Retailer’s View: On Rocket Raccoon Orders Topping 300,000

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by Brandon Schatz When Marvel first announced the Rocket Raccoon book, I was fairly excited. Pairing the character with Skottie Young just as interest would crest for the movie seemed like a no-brainer, one that I could use to sell a few copies to interested parties. I was expecting healthy sales, but nothing that would […]

Crowd-watch: Paul Hornschemeier’s animated film, Giant Sloth, Paul Giamatti

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The first is already funded, but Paul Hornschemeier is trying to Kickstarter a second short animated film. The first is called Giant Sloth and it stars the voice of Paul Giamatti as a man who works in a museum and slowly losing his sanity. A giant sloth is involved. So we’ve got all out bases, […]

Boom reveals Adventure Time: Banana Guard Academy covers

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Next month, Boom offers a mini series called ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY, written by Kent Osborne, the head writer of the Adventure Time show, and drawn by Mad Rupert. It turns out that there is a lot to being a Banana Guard—but being a Banana is not mandatory. This crazy adventure follows Root Beer Guy as he […]

INTERVIEW: Dylan Todd on Designing Monkeybrain, Creating Covers, and Art Direction in Comics

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Comics design is something everybody appreciates whenever they walk into a store – in many cases, it’s one of the central reasons why they try a comic series they’ve never seen before. And yet it’s something which doesn’t get discussed as much as it perhaps should do, considering the importance of a good logo or […]

ReedPOP Announces Super Week for New York Comic Con with Neil DeGrasse Tyson and more

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As convention centers around the nation max out their capacity due to the public’s rabid frenzy over comic-cons and “nerd” culture, off-site and spin-off events are becoming more common. The way that San Diego Comic-Con takes over downtown all the way to the freeway is the clearest example of “If the convention center is packed, […]