ELCAF Previews Night: Robert Ball’s ‘Dark Times’

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TweetResponsible for some of last year’s most visually arresting comics in the form of Winter’s Knight: Year One, Robert Ball’s next project is going to be launched at ELCAF: ‘Dark Times’.

ELCAF Previews Night: Kristyna Baczynski’s ‘A Measure of Space’

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TweetAstounding designer and comic-maker Kristyna Baczynski will be at ELCAF, debuting what look to be a number of new pieces. One will be her zine ‘Intrepid’ which she says mixes a short existential story with “jungle girl drawings”. Which, now there’s a combination nobody could refuse, right? She’ll also be launching a new comic called […]

ELCAF Previews Night: Ricky Rouse Has A Gun

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TweetLaunching early for ELCAF (the full release isn’t slated until September), Jörg Tittel and John Aggs’ book ‘Ricky Rouse Has A Gun’ will be on offer at the SelfMadeHero booth. Possibly the most likely comic ever to get sued by Disney, the book takes aim at a certain familiar rodent, and the rest of his crew.

Brian Wood Comics Return To Print From Dark Horse

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Tweetby Brandon Schatz Over at Publisher’s Weekly, they’ve announced that a couple of Brain Wood series will return to print from Dark Horse, as part of a focus on YA content from the company. In November, a collection of the two New York Four/Five volumes the writer did with artist Ryan Kelly for DC’s  Minx line, […]

ONE AND DONE: ‘She-Hulk’ #5 and the Joy of Polite Comics

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Tweet One of my favorite things about monthly comics is the intro page. It has taken on special significance in recent years–I’d say it’s thanks to the wild success of Hawkeye. But I can’t say that authoritatively, mostly because I’m the guy who only buys one comic per week. But it’s a good example. Every […]

ELCAF Previews Night: Isabel Greenberg

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TweetIsabel Greenberg, who can’t walk five minutes down the road without another well-deserved award being lobbed at her head, will be debuting a new zine at ELCAF. Spinning off from her Encyclopaedia of Early Earth, this one is called “Rites, Customs and Histories of the Great Empire of Migdal Bave”.

ELCAF Preview Night: Dan Berry’s ‘The End’

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TweetELCAF is tomorrow, and all sorts of wonderous and startling comics and arts are going to be going on all day. Remember the Kokiri Forest from Ocarina of Time? It’s essentially going to be like that, only with more pixies floating through the sky at any given moment. It’s a magical sort of festival, and […]

To do tonight: Reception and Awards Ceremony for SoI’s Comic and Cartoon Art Annual

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Tweet Tonight it’s a shindig for the Society of Illustrators first Comic and Cartoon Art Annual. Winners from the Long Form and Comic Strip categories will be on the walls (up until the 21st) and there will be a cash bar a buffet. Tickets are $15, but winners get two free tickets. As we strive to […]

To do tonight: It’s About Comics at the Scott Eder Gallery

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Tweet As part of Special Edition week, Brooklyn’s Ecott Eder gallery is having a special show, It’s About Comics featuring art by Phil Hale | Ashley Wood | Jeremy Geddes | Jim Woodring | Robert Crumb | Will Eisner | Jeffrey Brown | Jim Mahfood | Basil Wolverton | Tom Taggart | Jaime Hernandez | […]

Preview: Special Edition: NYC—including all the programming

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Tweet The sprawling New York Comic Con gets a little brother with Special Edition, a cartoonist-centric show held in the north hall of the Javits Center. The idea for the show, as I understand it, is that Artist Alley at NYCC was such a hit why not have a summer show that was just creators […]

Preview: EternalCon

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Tweet EternalCon runs all weekend at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY. Guests include Mick Foley, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Adam Kubert, Rebecca Mader, and Al Snow. There’s a big costume contest, and a film festival at the Museum’s IMAX theater. Programming is here. I’ll be on this panel at 4:20 Saturday: […]

Preview: New York Comic Fest

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Tweet From the makers of the Asbury Park ComicCon, it’s the New York Comic Fest, held at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Guest list is here, including Mark Waid, Scott Snyder, Evan Dorkin and many other folks. As with Asbury Park, this is an old school comics only event; it’s also a first […]

Metro New York’s busy con weekend

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So this weekend there will be THREE comics/pop culture shows in the metropolitan New York area. What’s a fan to do?

By Its Cover (Week Of 06.11.14): Design Vs. Illustration

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Tweet For anyone who was still curious, here’s the answer to which covers were used in the By Its Cover title. I tried to include several different genres and eras. My focus on design each week has led to my skipping over illustrations that were unfortunate enough to be ruined by the text laid on top […]