TweetIf we’re doing Halloween, then that seems like a great chance for me to catch up on Afterlife with Archie, the company’s first mature comic set in the world of their mascot. Now, I don’t know much about Archie other than “Sugar Sugar” – the comics aren’t released over in my part of the UK, […]
TweetDigital comics have been growing at a tremendous rate over the past years, with initiatives like Thrillbent gaining prominence on top of individual projects like Dinosaur Comics, or Dr McNinja. People are trying new things with content and accessibility, as well as community – which is where Tapastic comes into play.
TweetIt’s always nice to review something which shakes things around a little, and I’m sure nobody would have expected Task Force Rad Squad to show up on The Beat. Written by Caleb Goellner and drawn by Buster Moody, with colours from Ryan Hill, you can try the first issue of TFRS by clicking through here […]
TweetModerated by Heidi MacDonald, this was a panel featuring a line-up of European artists discussing the rise and change in foreign comic markets. Panellists Stephanie Hans, Will Sliney, Emma Vieceli and Alvaro Martinez spoke for an hour about the respective comics industries in their home countries, as well as their move into comics and influences.
TweetRichard Bruton at Forbidden Planet International reports that Jamie Smart’s Fish-Head Steve is the first comic to be shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in the 6-year history of the award. Smart’s work joins five other nominees in the “funniest book for children aged 7-14″ category, with the winner due to be announced in […]
TweetIn the December solicitations for IDW, there was an interesting new book launch – one called Indestructible, which was being published through a new publisher called Darby Pop. Now, I didn’t realise that IDW had imprints within their company, and it appears that Darby Pop are the first imprint to run original material through them. […]
TweetStarting with moderator Mike Molcher quickly breaking two microphones in a row and ending with him soliciting selected members of the audience for sexual favours, the 2000AD Panel lived up to the reputation carefully cultivated by the company. He was joined onstage by Ian Edginton, Al Ewing, and Andy Diggle to talk about all the […]
TweetAfter floods damaged his home in Austin over a week ago, writer Steve Niles and his family have had to move out and into a friend’s guestroom. The comics community have immediately gathered around to help out in the immediate aftermath of the flooding, and Matt Miner has today launched an eBay auction to raise […]
TweetOne of the small-press books which has been making most waves within the British comics scene this year has been Porcelain, a fantasy series from Benjamin Read and Chris Wildgoose. A regular fixture at conventions like Thought Bubble, this week it’s been announced that the success of the first book has led to a deal […]
TweetGraphic novel app Sequential have teamed up with Malaria No More UK to set up a win-win offer. For every download of Neil Gaiman’s Lost Tales collection made through the app, 50p will be donated to charity. The best thing? The 100-page Gaiman collection is free. So you get a free collection of Neil Gaiman […]
TweetThis was an announcement Heidi told me about at the convention with perhaps the most excitement I’ve ever seen present within a human person at any singular point in time. As revealed in interview with Laura Hudson at Wired, Kate Beaton has announced a new project with publishers Scholastic – which will be about her […]