QMx releases DC Bombshells posters by Ant Lucia

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TweetDC has been doing themed variant cover months such as the recent Steampunk on, and in June it’s Bombshells based on artist Ant Lucia’s popular figurines which recast DC heroines as WWII pin-ups. I just report the news, folks. And you know, different strokes. ANYWAY, collectibles company Quantum Mechanix Inc. (QMx), is releasing posters based […]

Comics Sans has been updated!!!

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Tweet Comic Sans is the worst thing in history, and like many horrible things in history, its growth has spread unchecked, even marking the Papacy with its sinister sigil. But now some humanitarian has updated it! Designer Craig Rozynski has given it a kernlift as Comic Neue writing: Comic Sans wasn’t designed to be the […]

Three Days Remain to enter the Dorkly Fan Art Contest

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Dorkly is a sister site of College Humor that offers a lot of comics and gaming-related humor, but in a positive, not mean spirited, way. They’re ramping up a lot of their offerings including launching a a series of events based around nerd-centric gatherings.

One of the first is the Dorkly Fan Art Expo , where fan art will be displayed at C2E2 April 25-27.

Scott Pilgrim art is selling fast…and relatively cheap

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Tweet We noted the other day that a new art dealer—Felix Comic Art— was offering rarely seen pages from Bryan Lee O’ Malley’s Scott Pilgrim books. Well, the sale is now live and as you can see the pages are flying off the site. Priced from about $200-500 I would have to say these are […]

Richard Corben’s Luke Cage…as you’ve never seen him before

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TweetSpeaking of Marvel and diversity, in 2002, Marvel published a Cage mini written by Brian Azzarello with art by Richard Corben. It was rough, gritty and unforgettable. However, on one page, Corben—known for his take-no-prisoners, wear-no-pants underground comics—drew Luke Cage au natural. Colorist Jose Villarubia played “Il Braghettone” to this particular incident, putting some shadows […]

Felix Comic Art offers rare Scott Pilgrim art

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Tweet Felix Lu writes to tell us he’s just opened Felix Comic Art, as art rep for Garry Brown, Nick Dragotta, Chris Mooneyham, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Nick Pitarra, Riley Rossmo, Cody Schibi, Ramon Villalobos and others. O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim art in particular isn’t offered much and after ECCC Lu will have several pages available (only one is up now, with price TBD), so […]

Awesomeness alert: Todd Spence’s True Detective Hardy Boys Mashup

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So this is why God gave us the internet: Todd Spence created these True Detective homages in the form of Hardy Boys detective novel covers. More in the link.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Kitty Kelly

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Above art by Jill Bauman, a World Fantasy Award nominated artist who specializes in horror and fantasy. Bauman has a whole set of cat holiday paintings in the link. Confession: back in the day I had a bunch of these prints hanging up in my office at Vertigo. Bauman is an accomplished artist but I find these cats a bit more disturbing than endearing! I’m not sure if that was the intent or not, but one thing is certain: YOU CAN’T LOOK AWAY.

Jimmie Robinson on Five Weapons, the Convention Craze and Digital Challenges

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TweetBy Bruce Lidl The Sacramento Wizard World convention was an opportunity for comic fans in Northern California to gather and celebrate their passions with other fans and celebrities. It was also a chance for Jimmie Robinson, a veteran Bay Area comic book creator (and frequent commentator at The Beat) to meet his readers and spread […]

Nice Art: Marvel Reveals Alex Ross Miracleman variant cover

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Tweet I know you were wondering to yourself, “When is Alex Ross going to do a variant cover for Marvel’s reprints of MIRACLEMAN?” I KNOW you were so don’t try to hide it. The answer is: May! With issue #5 of the reprint series, Alex Ross has given MM a fantastic dragon suit that would […]

Nice Art: first look at a page of Walt Simonsons’s Ragnarök

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Walt Simonson’s new book from IDW is coming out this summer and the pitch is as simple as it is irresistible. It’s called Ragnarök, and it is Simonson’s take on the original Norse Mythology. Considering what he did with this raw material in his beloved run on Thor, this should be a treat.

Epic win nice art: Lisa Hanawalt + Tim Kreider + cats

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Yesterday’s Sunday NY Times contained a seminal essay by sometime cartoonist Tim Kreider on the subject of his love for his cat. Yes there are “cat dudes” too, and Kreider is one, as revealed by the elegantly written piece. Plus it contained creepy cute illustrations by Lisa Hanawalt of men and cats. Hanawalt (My Dumb Dirty Eyes) is known for her anthropomorphic humor comics so this was a win all the way.

Joyful Shigeru Mizuki

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TweetJust in case anyone has the Monday Blues … here's Shigeru Mizuki in a wig for you. pic.twitter.com/BHfROnd3VP — Zack Davisson (@ZackDavisson) February 17, 2014 Shigeru Mizuki was born in 1924, meaning he is 90 years old. He served in World War Ii for Japan and lost his left arm in the conflict. His fictionalized […]

Nice Art: Jae Lee’s Dynamite Cover Gallery

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Tweet Here’s another special for Dynamite’s 10th Anniversary , a gallery of Jae Lee’s covers for the company. Reading about the decline of the comics artist seems all the more ridiculous when you look at the amazing work being done by veterans like Lee, who is just hitting his stride with an even more impressive […]

Nice Art: Jillian Tamaki’s illustrations for Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas

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Tweet The Folio Society is a UK company that specializes in lovingly produced, high end print versions of classic books. They are pricey—current editions are $74.99 each—but lovely objects for the well appointed home. They are also beautifully designed with new illustrations by skilled artists. Jillian Tamaki has a big year coming up with This […]

Five days of Valentines Day Cards: Snow White’s touchy situation

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Tweet I’m sure no one ever had an impure thought about THIS vintage Disney Valentine, No sir! More here Do you have a Valentine set to spotlight in this feature? Tell The Beat!