Unassuming Barber Shop: The Watcher

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Unassuming Barber Shop: The Watcherhttp://ift.tt/1dmwTyW Tweet If you’ve been reading Marvel’s latest summer event series Original Sin, you know that (spoiler alert) the Watcher is dead. Uatu will no doubt return someday. Until then, I wonder how many Marvel writers are furious. I would be. The Watcher is the perfect cliffhanger. Spider-man: “Hey Shocker, this […]

Marvel Month-to-Month Sales July 2014: Raucous Raccoon Rockets up the Ranks

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Marvel Month-to-Month Sales July 2014: Raucous Raccoon Rockets up the Rankshttp://ift.tt/1AsipH2 Tweet This is a pretty standard month. Overall, comics sales were strong this month, and while many ongoing Marvel books followed standard attrition rates, they made up for those losses with several anniversary specials and new debuts that posted strong numbers. The big brand […]

Randall Munroe wins Hugo Award for “Time”

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Randall Munroe wins Hugo Award for “Time”http://ift.tt/1w1Dedu Tweet When Randall Munroe finished “Time,” a hugely vast comic which unfurled as one giant image over the next 123 days, I felt certain this astounding, one-of-a-kind achievement would get some Eisner notice, but this year’s jury had other ideas, and that’s okay. However it was nominated and […]

Unassuming Barber Shop: The Watcher

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If you’ve been reading Marvel’s latest summer event series Original Sin, you know that (spoiler alert) the Watcher is dead. Uatu will no doubt return someday. Until then, I wonder how many Marvel writers are furious. I would be. The Watcher is the perfect cliffhanger. Spider-man: “Hey Shocker, this is just a run-of-the-mill bank heist, […]

2014 Ignatz Nominees announced: Yang, Shiga, Dietch among nominees

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2014 Ignatz Nominees announced: Yang, Shiga, Dietch among nomineeshttp://ift.tt/VzvUFm Tweet The 2014 Ignatz Awards have announced their nominations. As usual with this indie-comics focused award the nominees are an eclectic bunch, maybe even more eclectic than usual, going from the National Book Award-nominees Boxers and Saints in the Outstaind Graphic Novel category, to a mix […]

Webcomics alert: Daryl Cunningham’s “You Might as Well Live”

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Webcomics alert: Daryl Cunningham’s “You Might as Well Live”http://ift.tt/1BtxucX Tweet The national dialogue on the subject of mental health and depression following the suicide of Robi0n Williams continues. Daryl Cunningham, author of the really excellent Psychatric Tales, has been blunt about his own battles with depression in the past and offers You Might As Well […]

Today is the Harvey Awards voting deadline — hurry hurry

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Today is the Harvey Awards voting deadline — hurry hurryhttp://ift.tt/1ArvPDb Tweet Industry professionals may cast the votes in the 2014 Harvey Awards — no time stamp is mentioned but I’d hurry up and get it done if I were you. 
The Harveys will be handed out on September 6, 2014 during the Baltimore Comic-Con. #call_to_action […]

Marvel Month-to-Month Sales July 2014: Raucous Raccoon Rockets up the Ranks

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This is a pretty standard month. Overall, comics sales were strong this month, and while many ongoing Marvel books followed standard attrition rates, they made up for those losses with several anniversary specials and new debuts that posted strong numbers. The big brand to follow is Guardians of the Galaxy which launches several new spin-off series this month to capitalize on the movie release. Let’s look at a breakdown of this month’s Marvel books.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 8/17/14: Definitive proof that you cannot fight in high heels

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 8/17/14: Definitive proof that you cannot fight in high heelshttp://ift.tt/1pyuxlX Tweet § Cartoonist Julia Gfrörer has begun a column for TCJ.com called Symbol Reader, in which she analyses comics for their deeper meanings and how those meanings are conveyed, as with “These Cans” by Joe Decie: It’s a paradox: the thing which exists […]

2014 Ignatz Nominees announced: Yang, Shiga, Deitch among nominees

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The 2014 Ignatz Awards have announced their nominations. As usual with this indie-comics focused award the nominees are an eclectic bunch, maybe even more eclectic than usual, going from the National Book Award-nominees Boxers and Saints in the Outstaind Graphic Novel category, to a mix of mostly little known outside indie circles nominees in Newcomer, […]

Webcomics alert: Daryl Cunningham’s “You Might as Well Live”

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The national dialogue on the subject of mental health and depression following the suicide of Robi0n Williams continues. Daryl Cunningham, author of the really excellent Psychatric Tales, has been blunt about his own battles with depression in the past and offers You Might As Well Live, about the finality of suicide. The ink is via […]

Today is the Harvey Awards voting deadline — hurry hurry

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Industry professionals may cast the votes in the 2014 Harvey Awards — no time stamp is mentioned but I’d hurry up and get it done if I were you. 
The Harveys will be handed out on September 6, 2014 during the Baltimore Comic-Con.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 8/17/14: Definitive proof that you cannot fight in high heels

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§ Cartoonist Julia Gfrörer has begun a column for TCJ.com called Symbol Reader, in which she analyses comics for their deeper meanings and how those meanings are conveyed, as with “These Cans” by Joe Decie: It’s a paradox: the thing which exists does not really exist because its material state goes unappreciated; the consumer interacts primarily […]

Randall Munroe wins Hugo Award for “Time”

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When Randall Munroe finished “Time,” a hugely vast comic which unfurled as one giant image over the next 123 days, I felt certain this astounding, one-of-a-kind achievement would get some Eisner notice, but this year’s jury had other ideas, and that’s okay. However it was nominated and won the Graphic Story Hugo Award, which were […]