Angry Birds comics coming from IDW

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One of the worlds biggest franchises is getting its own comics series, as IDW has announced it will publish Angry Birds comics starting in June.

Jeff Parker and Paul Tobin are among those crafting the tales of Red, Chuck, Bomb, Stella, Matilda, King Pig and so on. The deal is being run on Rovio’s end by Jukka Heiskanen, Rovio’s Editor-In-Chief of Comics.

TCAF release second poster and announces kids programming

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The Toronto Comic Arts Festival has released its second psoter, this one by Isabelle Arsenault while also announcing a line-up of kids programming. Partticipating creators include Arsenault, Fanny Britt, Kazu Kibuishi, Jimmy Gownley, Ben Hatke, Darren Rawlings, Jason Caffoe, Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, and more to come. TCAF will present two full days of kids-oriented […]

Thought Bubble 2013: A Reading List in Review!

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This isn’t a convention write-up. Instead, it’s a review roundup of every new comic I came across at Thought Bubble 2013. Because I want to share them with as many people as possible, and as part apology for forcing people at the event to go and pick up everything I had come across and loved […]

Reviews: Comics from Comic Art Brooklyn and beyond

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  Here for your perusal, I examine a pile of worthy comics and graphic novelish books that I have found in my travels to Brooklyn; from a few book release parties at Bergen Street Comics, The Brooklyn Book Festival and most recently, Desert Island owner Gabe Fowler’s brand spanking new Comic Arts Brooklyn festival. ______________________________________________________________ […]

Interview: Tod Emko Talks A Piggy’s Tale and the Real Life Super Piggy

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I’ve spoken before about A Piggy’s Tale, a very loveable animal adventure comic that is currently in the last week of its Kickstarter campaign, written by Tod Emko and illustrated by Ethan Young. I loved it so much that I wanted to chat to Emko himself, a known conservationist featured on the popular TV show […]

Review: Cosmic Canine Capers in Astrodog!

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Of the many comics I picked up at the recent Lakes International Comic Art Festival, there was one comic in particular that caught my eye as I turned around one of those giant rooms. A small little book, nestled amongst publishers large and booming, that shone out with a cover that immediately made me smile: […]

All Ages Comic: A Piggy’s Tale

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A loveable pup, a street smart cat, and a magical pig – here is a comic that really grabbed my attention!

Interview: Jamal Igle on Molly Danger

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by Jeffrey O. Gustafson Jamal Igle is having a good week. His new Kickstarter-funded creator-owned graphic novel Molly Danger was released, with a huge release party at JHU Comic Books Saturday Night in Manhattan. Molly Danger, about an apparently ten year old superhero, is that rare gem of a comic, steeped in genre yet remixing […]

TINY TITANS is coming back—kids at DC are okay again

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Big news out of DC comics and @dandidio1 says so: can you say : Tiny Titans? — Franco (@awyeahfranco) October 12, 2013 TINY TITANS by Art Baltazar and Franco launched their kids line that was a welcome break from the grim ‘n’ gritty of the main line for a while, but despite engaging kids and […]

My Little Pony leads to their big sales for IDW: 1 million copies

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There can’t be that many bronies, can there? IDW has announced that they have sold 1 million copies of their My Little Pony comics, launched late last year. An interview with IDW’s Ted Adams at ICv2 reveals the secret weapon: outside comics shop distribution including Hot Topics and the holy grail of all comics sales: […]

The Phoenix Presents….. An Evil Emperor Penguin Takeover?!

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Every Friday, Stately Beat Mansion invites round a comic creator or two for a cup of tea, complementary Kit Kat, and a chat about their work in The Phoenix. The Phoenix is a UK series which features a range of the best all-ages comics available, from all kinds of wonderful creators – all compiled into a […]

The Beat Podcasts! – Heidi interviews Jeff Smith!

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Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In a More To Come interview special episode,  Heidi talks with acclaimed indie comics creator Jeff Smith about his Eisner-winning kids’ fantasy epic Bone, his adult sci-fi tale RASL, the […]

The Cover for Wimpy Kid #8: Hard Luck has been revealed

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They are the rites of fall: kids buy new pencil cases, Jet Coach Rex Ryan says something stupid, turkeys look back on their life and sigh….and a new Wimpy Kid book by Jeff Kinney comes out. The eighth installment of the Wimpy Kid Saga—which is depending on how you look at it either the best […]

Kean Soo’s Jellaby is coming back into print!

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A couple of years ago I wrote about Kean Soo’s Jellaby going out of print from Hyperion, despite a second volume still being available. It was emblematic of what happened to many of the cartoonists signed up by big book houses in the early days of the graphic novel gold rush: the books were misunderstood, […]

The Phoenix Presents: Neill Cameron on How To Make Awesome Comics!

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Every Friday, Stately Beat Mansion invites round a comic creator or two for a cup of tea, complementary Kit Kat, and a chat about their work in The Phoenix. The Phoenix is a UK series which features a range of the best all-ages comics available, from all kinds of wonderful creators – all compiled into a […]

Great Beast Announce New All-Ages Series from Isabel Greenberg

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Wisely avoiding the press of San Diego, UK publisher Great Beast (who publish books by Adam Cadwell, Marc Ellerby and Robert Ball amongst others) have today announced a new ongoing comic series from Isabel Greenberg. Tall Tales and Outrageous Adventures will be both written and drawn (and lettered!) by Greenberg, and is due for launch […]