The Gaiman Foundation Contributes $60,000 to CBLDF for Education Program


Yesterday morning, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announced that longtime supporter and board member Neil Gaiman contributed $60,000 to the non-profit’s growing education program. Gaiman, who has been a member of the CBLDF for more than a decade, retired from the Board of Directors earlier this year, and his generous contribution proves to be […]

Preview: Looking Out by Philippa Rice

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New Jersey comic publisher Hic & Hoc have an arsenal of BCGF releases that look almost too enticing to pass up on. Amongst them is UK cartoonist Philippa Rice’s LOOKING OUT. If you’re unfamiliar with her work, there may a good chance you have seen one her incredibly detailed and lovely dioramas at a recent […]

Preview: WINDOWPANE By Joe Kessler


The UK’s Nobrow has been putting out some of the most refreshing and visually compelling graphic and comic books thus far this year. In just a few days, they’ll be making the trek over to Brooklyn for BCGF, mixing in their own new releases amongst a flock of other notable debuts. Joe Kessler, a 24-year […]

Shorties! The Best of The Graphic Short Story Prize


For the past six years, the UK’s Observer newspaper has been hand choosing and rewarding the best of the year’s up and coming graphic novelists for their Graphic Short Story Prize. In conjunction with publishing house Jonathan Cape and the London International Comics Festival (which, if you happen to be on that side of the […]

Preview: Space Face Books November Releases


Independent publisher Space Face Books is gearing up for some awesome November releases, many of which are debuting this Saturday at BCGF. A complete list is available on their website, and while all of them look quite fetching, here’s a glance at three noteworthy pieces: Michael DeForge’s MOLECULES, Alex Schubert’s CYBER SURFER, and Simon Hanselmann’s L […]

Tomorrow: Celebrate the beginning of BCGF with Gabrielle Bell, Julia Wertz, and more!


Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival is less than a week away, and with the horrendous effects of Sandy slowly alleviating, there’s no better way to begin the countdown with some fantastic cartoonists and company! Tomorrow (Monday) at Public Assembly in North Wiliamsburg, comedy and variety show hosts, The Moon, have prepared a night of readings, […]

Preview: GANG BANG BONG #3


Adding to what is going to be an exceptional surplus of releases for next month’s BCGF is the third installment of the unconventional and visually dazzling GANG BANG BONG, a bilingual comic anthology completely removed from any confining narrative structure; rather, editors Ines Estrada and Ginette Lapalme explore new mediums of visual storytelling through a […]

Preview: Sunday in The Park With Boys by Jane Mai


Looking into Jane Mai’s work thus far, spanning from comics and zines to an extremely active advice page on her Tumblr, one can’t help but see inklings of some of the greatest autobiographical cartoonists. Jane is the opposite of censored; she lets every aspect of her personal life come through her work, often unabashedly addressing […]

Preview: The Return of the Magic Whistle by Sam Henderson


It’s been quite some time since Sam Henderson inked a new issue of MAGIC WHISTLE (almost four years in fact), but finally his return is upon us! Returning to his previous 32-page format, MAGIC WHISTLE has been an ongoing project for Henderson since 1993. The 12th issue, appropriately titled THE RETURN OF THE MAGIC WHISTLE, […]

Cleveland Public Library Presents Its New Harvey Pekar Card


Beginning this past Monday, the Cleveland Public Library just started releasing their new Harvey Pekar library cards. Pekar, the native Clevelander, has become cemented in Cleveland history with his own limited edition membership cards, not to mention a bronze statue erected in his honor right outside the library. Cleveland Public Library director Felton Thomas, a […]

To Do Tomorrow: Chris Ware and Charles Burns Talk Shop With Chip Kidd


Not to keep adding to the pre-NYCC extravaganzas galore, tomorrow (WEDNESDAY), the Strand Bookstore is playing host to a talk that features CHARLES BURNS, CHRIS WARE, AND CHIP KIDD. It is definitely worth checking out if you want to get your NYCC brain-juices flowing; or perhaps if you weren’t able to get your hands on […]

TONIGHT: Fifty Shades of Banned!


Banned books week is upon us, and the CBLDF is doing its part by hosting what will be a night of erotically sensational readings and an all around fabulous time. Fifty Shades of Banned will feature dramatic readings from censored literature, including The Story of O,Joe Blow, Howl, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, and Fifty Shades of Grey. Performers include sexologist […]

Megaskull: The Interview

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At this year’s SPX, London’s Nobrow Press booth was indeed one of the shining surprises of the weekend. Filled with some of the most artistically intuitive graphic novels and then some, one of the newest highlights was indefinitely Kyle Platt’s MEGASKULL. While not in attendance, MEGASKULL was released at a party in its honor at […]

Manga-Camera App: Turning 2D dreams into Smartphone reality


Comicsalliance just unveiled what could possibly be the best App EVER (or maybe just for you die hard otakus). With the commonality of Instagram’s “vintage” effects already upon the masses, this new (and FREE) Manga-Camera App lets you turn any old picture on your phone into that black-and-white /moire-filled manga styling that is beyond cool. There is […]

Preview: Amelia Cole and the Unknown World #3


    Monkeybrain Comics continues its spot on releases with the upcoming AMELIA COLE AND THE UNKNOWN WORLD #3. As one of the launch titles for Monkeybrain, Amelia Cole is a young female magician, living between two worlds whilst being trapped in a third world. Written by Adam P Knave and DJ Kirkbride with art […]

MUTTS honors Charles M. Schulz in a week of comic strips


The late Charles M. Schulz has previously praised the long running comic strip MUTTS as “one of the best comic strips of all time.” Now Patrick McDonnell, MUTTS creator and artist, is paying homage by    featuring a nod to Schulz for the week of September 10 – 15.