SDCC’13: Big Happenings in Small Press

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TweetBy Carolina Cooney Small Press is always one of my favorite areas to visit at San Diego Comic-Con. For the bargain hunter, there can be big payoffs, as the artists here are often amazing but relatively unknown and thus attractively priced. Small Press is definitely the place to go to find “the next big thing”. […]

Hic & Hoc announce The Illustrated Journal of Humour Vol 2

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TweetAs told to Comics Reporter, Hic & Hoc have announced a follow-up volume to their first Illustrated Journal of Humour. Edited by Joe List and Lizz Lunney, the volume will feature work from Becky Barnicoat, Gareth Brookes, Stephen Collins, Joe Decie, Luke Pearson and Philippa Rice. Clark Burscough has also revealed his involvement in the book, before […]

The Beat’s Timely On-Time Not Late ELCAF Report

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TweetLast weekend saw the second ELCAF take place in London, an indie comic festival which headlined with publishers Nobrow, SelfMadeHero, and Blank Slate. It was a popular event, drawing in a large crowd eager to see the latest self-published or small-press comics and graphic novels. Figuring that maybe there was something to this whole ‘independent […]

REVIEW: Noah Van Sciver Draws What He Wants to Draw in BLAMMO 8

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Tweet Noah Van Sciver possesses one of the most original voices in indie comics. There’s little doubt about that. But he’s been on a strange road of personal exploration that has led to some big successes and currently he’s taking stock of what he wants to draw and how, while also continuing to work on […]

Quick Review: Deep in the Woods (with teenage girls)

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Tweet Deep in the Woods by Noah van Sciver, Nic Breutzman You might  remember Deep in the Woods from it’s modest Kickstarter campaign late last year, of which I’m glad I was a backer.  One of the things I’m really interested in seeing in comics is experimentation with format, so when 2D Cloud put out […]

Autoptic Festival: official poster, more guests announced

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Tweet We promised to keep you updated and so here we are with more details and updates from the new Minneapolis-based comics/art/music festival, Autoptic. Back in February,when the festival was initially announced, the only special guest known to be attending was Jamie Hernandez. Well, Autoptic have been steadily adding to that list, with Marc Bell, Genevieve […]

PREVIEW REVIEW: Shipwrecked with BREAKERS

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Tweet It’s a strange guide to a mysterious treasure, this tome launching April 25th at Desert Island (eerily appropriate venue name!) from So What? Press, edited by Lara Antal and Dave Kelly. BREAKERS is the culmination of the Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency Program’s three weeks of seclusion for 26 comics creators in the […]

To Do This Weekend: Comica Comiket in London

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TweetAre you in London? Your weekend just got planned! Comica Comket starts on Friday, hosting comic creators including Frazer Irving, Julia Scheele, Brian Bolland, and David Hine, amongst many others. And it’s free to enter!

My New View of Mocca Fest 2013

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TweetBy Dre Grigoropol I have always been a fan of the Society of Illustrators.  When I found out they were taking the Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art permanently under their wing, I felt positive.  After seeing what the museum is like at the SoI compared to its old space I would have to say […]

REVIEW: 10 Debuts at MoCCA Fest 2013

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Tweet MoCCA Fest simulates the surreal experience of swimming in comics, even this year when things were more neatly arranged within their red curtained aisles, and perhaps it was more of a spa experience than it has been in the past. Being more orderly just meant that you were exposed to even more dizzyingly interesting […]

MoCCA Debuts 2013: Modan, Boulet, Hernandez (x2), Tamaki and MORE

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New books that are out just in time for MoCCA, which will be held at the Lexington Armory this weekend. This is what folks emailed us, and if the past is any indicator about five seconds after this post goes up a million voices will cry out in terror at not having emailed me, so expect a part two later today!

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Kate Brown

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Tweet I first came across Kate Brown’s work via the now defunct DFC  Library, for whom she produced a gorgeous comic called The Spider Moon, a fantasy adventure with distinct Studio Ghibli undertones. I still harbour the comic fan’s popular dream of seeing that story finished one day, but Brown has since moved on. In […]

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Hannah Berry

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Tweet I’ve never met Hannah Berry, but the thing that has always struck me from her online presence (and a somewhat reluctant one!), is that she comes across as such a lovely person: level-headed, and funny and -this is important- having a life beyond comics. But that doesn’t really tell you much about her work, […]

Hitting Soon: Supermag by Jim Rugg

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Tweet Holy moly. How superb does this new Jim Rugg project from AdHouse Books look? I’d heard (or read) of its announcement here and there, but only recently got around to actually checking out the preview pages Adhouse have up on their site.  A glossy, 4-colour, magazine format book, it weighs in at a good […]

REVIEW: Changing the Dynamic with ‘Halcyon and Tenderfoot’

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TweetI was sent the first issue of this miniseries from Art Heroes a few months ago, where it seemed like a fun, all-ages series about a superhero duo. But then the story suddenly went off in a radically unexpected direction, and proved itself to be a thorough and startling deconstruction of superhero comics as a […]

You Can Never Be Me: Bat-tales from Patrick Kyle

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TweetYou Can Never Be Me by Patrick Kyle There’s a meme (as I believe they’re called) that I see cropping up fairly regularly in my forays of Internet yonder. Here, allow me to show you: Batman is a seductive fellow, isn’t he? Fetishes aside, one of the main appeals of the character is that, theoretically, anybody […]