Tweet¶ In a review of Donald Duck; The Old Castle’s Secret, K.C. Carlson explains a bit about why the work of Carl Barks has such staying power: I’ve read this story before, so I’m not surprised that I recall some things about it. But I’m remembering everything exactly as I read it before — not [...]
As usual I’m the very last out of the gate with my TCAF wrap-up (although I was early with my newsier report). But like many I feel compelled to write a memoir about it because it was so generally awesome. Last year’s TCAF — my first—was among the top five comics-related experiences of my life, and maybe partly because I hyped it so much, more people I knew made the first time trek this year. TCAF ’13 wasn’t quite as glorious as TCAF ’12, but it was still fairly glorious.
And now, because both blogging and illustration are dead here’s a link to an awesome art site, Brushwick Studio which unites six fantastic illustrators who you can all see under the cut. As you might guess, the stdio is located in Bushwick, Brooklyn, so maybe there is live in those boros after all.
In this week’s More To Come 50: Brooklyn Loses a Conme—the Beat!—Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons discuss this year’s Toronto Comics Arts Festival, the demise of the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, the new Anime Sol anime crowdfunding site, the Comics Chameleon webcomic app, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Kevin Keller’s GLAAD Media Award, our 50th episode memories and much more. And if you listen to the whole thing you are eligible to enter a drawing for a SPECIAL PRIZE!
Ulp. I guess blogging is dead. Artist John Martz just announced he’s ending his art blog, Drawn which was one of the most influential art blogs of the last 10 years or so. Martz started it in 2005 linking to tons of creator websites, and art pieces over the years. But as he notes, 2013 is not 2005:
Brad Ricca digs into Siegel and Shuster comics from More Fun and Fun Comics that featurevarious precursors to Lois Lane from comics they did before Superman.
And just like that, Yahoo head Marissa Mayer become the most important person in comics.
As you may have heard, Yahoo is planning to buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion, a move that aims to make the recently moribund internet giant a bit more relevant to the social media world.
Tweet Print on demand supplier ComiXpress has shut down after nine years. In a statement on their site, they wrote: When we started ComiXpress back in 2004 it was just a handful of comic book creators with a dream to use new technologies to help their fellow creators get their books into print. We were [...]
Tweet Even indie comics are getting to be, if not big business, then extremely popular. More popular than a street fair, even. The last two years, perhaps inspired by BCGF and TCAF, have seen indie shows spring up in many cities from Minneapolis Autopic, to Portland’s The Projects to Chicago’s CAKE. While we noted that [...]
Tweet The winners of the Bill Finger Award for 2013 have been announced and they are Steve Gerber and Don Rosa. The award was created in 2005 to recognize writers—one living, one deceased—who have yet to receive adequate notice for their work. Gerber and Rosa are certainly exemplary choices. Gerber’s work on Howard the [...]
Fangrabs is a comics rental site. You pick up the books in your queue have them mailed to you, you read em and mail em back. Just like Netflix. They have over 6,500 titles to choose from, including manga, Walking Dead, DC, Marvel. etc. Several plans are available, including $15 for two books a month and unlimited plans starting at $20 a month.
Tweet Brooklyn’s Scott Eder Gallery has announced an impressive show for next month devoted to art, sketches and other drawings from Will Eisner’s A Contract With God, the groundbreaking graphic novel that helped inspire comics storytelling in the US. IT’s the first time the art hyas been shown and offered for sale, so it should [...]
Tweet Even as the glow of great comics at TCAF is drifting away, some bad news for great indie comics festivals: according to a post on their Tumblr, The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival is being suspended. We have decided not to continue with BCGF. We had a great run and thank all of our [...]
The AGE OF ULTRON crossover anchored Marvel’s line in April, with tie-in issues spreading across a range of titles. As often happens when event titles are underway, it’s a quiet month for new releases, with the notable exception of the THANOS RISING origin mini. And of course, as the months roll on, we’re getting an increasingly clear picture of how the assorted Marvel Now launches and relaunches are working out.
Tweet Note: This Zeus Comics is in no way associated with the well known Texas store Zeus Comics. Back on April 1, we told you about Zeus Comics—a purported line of salacious 50s comics that had recently been rediscovered. Given the date and people involved we correctly deduced it was an elaborate April Fools [...]