Last Call: Rocket and Groot make The New Yorker

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Last Call: Rocket and Groot make The New Yorkerhttp://ift.tt/H76Yf2 Tweet When I first saw the Rocket Raccoon and Groot toys at Toy Fair back in February—or maybe earlier when I first saw the Guardians of the Galaxy footage—I was pretty sure that they would become, to use a banned word, “iconic” but I had no […]

Must Read: Gene Luen Yang on the importance of diversity ’s rousing diversity speech at the 2014 National Book Festival gala – The Washington Post

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Must Read: Gene Luen Yang on the importance of diversity ’s rousing diversity speech at the 2014 National Book Festival gala – The Washington Posthttp://ift.tt/H76Yf2 Tweet Okay this isn’t “The Comics Diversity Times” but, issues of diversity and identity seem to be the most pressing ones these days. And so to cleanse the palette, here’s […]

Bookmark: Small Press Previews

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Bookmark: Small Press Previewshttp://ift.tt/H76Yf2 Tweet Here’s a good idea: Small Press Previews, a new site that I was informed of by Jared Smith. They have 46 publishers signed up to create a single spot to see previews of small press comics coming out each month. For instance I didn’t know there was a new Derf […]

It was a rotten week to be a woman on the internet

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It was a rotten week to be a woman on the internethttp://ift.tt/H76Yf2 Tweet What a tiring week it has been even though I’m technically on vacation. You are probably sick and tired of reading about the irrational, emotion-based attacks on women who write about pop culture on the internet, specifically video games. Andrew Todd’s Video […]

Last Call: Rocket and Groot make The New Yorker

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When I first saw the Rocket Raccoon and Groot toys at Toy Fair back in February—or maybe earlier when I first saw the Guardians of the Galaxy footage—I was pretty sure that they would become, to use a banned word, “iconic” but I had no idea they’d be embraced as part of the pop culture […]

Spider-Woman’s Butt: unfortunate but unforgettable

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Spider-Woman’s Butt: unfortunate but unforgettablehttp://ift.tt/H76Yf2 Tweet I know I promised that I would never write about Spider-Woman’s butt again, but the topic has proven incredibly durable. The Telegraph was only the latest mainstream entity to look at the overall semiotics of it, and referred to many experiments in the captivating pose imagined by Italian erotic […]

“What if Superheroes were Real?” – D.J. Kirkbride incites The Bigger Bang [Interview]

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“What if Superheroes were Real?” – D.J. Kirkbride incites The Bigger Bang [Interview]http://ift.tt/H76Yf2 Tweet Author D.J. Kirkbride has been an important force in the comics’ industry for years now spearheading projects like Amelia Cole for Monkey Brain Comics with Co-Author Adam Knave and artist Nick Brokenshire. As Amelia Cole continued to grow larger, the author […]

Julia Wertz to debut new mini at SPX

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Julia Wertz to debut new mini at SPXhttp://ift.tt/H76Yf2 Tweet Following the hilarity of Fart Party and the hilarity tinged with self-examination of Drinking at the Movies and The Infinite Wait, cartoonist Julia Wertz proved herself one of the sharpest observers out there. However she’s been in hiatus from making new comics for the last two […]

Must Read: Gene Luen Yang on the importance of diversity

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Okay this isn’t “The Comics Diversity Times” but, issues of diversity and identity seem to be the most pressing ones these days. And so to cleanse the palette, here’s a transcript of Gene Luen Yang’s speech at the 2014 National Book Festival this weekend. With American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints and now The Shadow Hero, Yang has become one of the best selling and most important graphic novelists and he’s also one of those heroes I was alluding to earlier, standing up for people who don’t have as big a voice.

ICv2 announces The New Comics Customer conference at NYCC

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ICv2 announces The New Comics Customer conference at NYCChttp://ift.tt/H76Yf2 Tweet ICv2 will once again hold a conference the day before New York Comic-Con officially kicks off, on Wednesday, October 8th. This year’s conference has a timely theme: “The New Comics Customer” — given all the quickly changing demographic info we’ve been seeing in the last […]

Protected: Iron Man in Comic vs Movies

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It was a rotten week to be a woman on the internet

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What a tiring week it has been even though I’m technically on vacation. You are probably sick and tired of reading about the irrational, emotion-based attacks on women who write about pop culture on the internet, specifically video games. Andrew Todd’s Video Games, Misogyny, And Terrorism: A Guide To Assholes pretty much summed it up, […]

Bookmark: Small Press Previews

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Here’s a good idea: Small Press Previews, a new site that I was informed of by Jared Smith. They have 46 publishers signed up to create a single spot to see previews of small press comics coming out each month.
For instance I didn’t know there was a new Derf coming from Alternative Press!

Wizard World announce 24-date 2015 Schedule

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Wizard Worldannounce 24-date 2015 Schedulehttp://ift.tt/H76Yf2 Tweet Summer 2014 behind us it’s time to move on to 2015 planning, as Wizard World has confirmed two more dates for 2015, adding Louisville, KY and Reno, NV to its 2015 and bringing the total number of planned shows to 24. Tickets are now in sale for the first […]

Spider-Woman’s Butt: unfortunate but unforgettable

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I know I promised that I would never write about Spider-Woman’s butt again, but the topic has proven incredibly durable. The Telegraph was only the latest mainstream entity to look at the overall semiotics of it, and referred to many experiments in the captivating pose imagined by Italian erotic master Milo Manara. For instance, this Reddit user rendered the pose in 3D and the result was a hideously deformed freak that will haunt all our nightmares. “Crouching like a Jaguar” indeed.

“A Cosmic Fairytale” – D.J. Kirkbride incites The Bigger Bang [Interview]

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Author D.J. Kirkbride has been an important force in the comics’ industry for years now spearheading projects like Amelia Cole for Monkey Brain Comics with Co-Author Adam Knave and artist Nick Brokenshire. As Amelia Cole continued to grow larger, the author then shifted gears along with Adam Knave to work on Never Ending, a book […]