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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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 2011, […]

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Hannah Berry

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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, apart […]

Hitting Soon: Supermag by Jim Rugg

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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 56 […]

REVIEW: Changing the Dynamic with ‘Halcyon and Tenderfoot’

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I 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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You 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 […]

New Autoptic comics and art event announces Jamie Hernandez as guest star

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It’s all still a bit cloak and dagger (and very early days), but there’s a new and upcoming  event in Minneapolis this August. Cooked up by Zak Sally, Anders Nilsen, Tom Kaczynski (all of whom are currently faculty members at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design), local publishers 2D Cloud, TalkWeird Press, Grimalkin press and […]

You should buy this: Farel Dalrymple’s It Will All Hurt

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I’ll hold my hands up and admit I’m not a digital reader at all- there are a few web-comics which I love and keep up with and that’s it. I’ve tried reading comics on an e-reader but as idealistic and romanticised and dinosaurish as it may sound, the experience is simply too impersonal for me […]

Review: Nobrow’s 17×23 Showcase: moon men and hopeful dystopias

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17×23 Showcase Contributors: Isaac Lenkiewicz, Kyle Platts, Henry McCausland, Nick Sheehy, Joe Kessler Nobrow Press Following on from the success of the excellent Nobrow anthology- a bi-annual publication of two halves: one comics and one illustration, and their Showcase series, a smaller format paperback comic which launched Luke Pearson’s much-lauded Hilda adventures, Nobrow produced this last July : […]

‘Seconds’ from Bryan Lee O’Malley Delayed until 2014

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Over on his Tumblr blog, writer/artist/Backstreet Boys maven Bryan Lee O’Malley has explained that – due to a shoulder injury he suffered last year – his next project Seconds will be delayed until 2014.

Becky Cloonan Reveals New Mini-Comic, ‘Demeter’

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Becky Cloonan, she of making universally acclaimed mini-comics when not drawing Batman, Swamp Thing, Northlanders and Demo fame, has just announced that this year she’ll be publishing her third mini-comic. This will follow the previous success of her self-published comics Wolves and The Mire. Called Demeter, here’s the teaser image for the comic Cloonan revealed only scant moments […]

Holiday Reading Review: I WILL BITE YOU by Joseph Lambert

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Though I attended MoCCA Fest 2012 where I WILL BITE YOU debuted, it went under my overwhelmed radar, but fortunately, it caught my attention at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival. Several people who saw me carrying my copy commented on what a worthy book it was, and that I certainly ought to read it. […]

INTERVIEW: Allison Baker on Year One of Monkeybrain Comics

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2012 was the year we saw Marvel relaunch, DC reboot, Image rise, and Valiant return. And yet perhaps one of the biggest success stories of the year was the founding of Monkeybrain Comics by Allison Baker and Chris Roberson.

INTERVIEW: Barry Nugent, live at Thought Bubble!

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After his first novel was published in 1999, when Barry Nugent went on to self-publish his second novel Unseen Shadows: Fallen Heroes five years later, he couldn’t have seen what was coming. Ostensibly the first novel in a trilogy (he’s currently working on the second book, which is tentatively scheduled for next year), Fallen Heroes grew […]

To Do Today: Canny Comic Con and Leeds Alternative Comics Fair

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Christmas is being held on December 25th this year, so you’ve only got a few weeks left to find something decent to give your family and friends. But never tremble with frostbitten fear! Because there are still places you can go, events you can take part in, and presents you can get for your demanding […]

Monsters, Zines, and MonsterZines with Stephen Bissette

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Weird tales and comics naturally go together. From the days of pulp stories with enthralling illustrations, through EC’s Wertham-harried evocation of the fantastic and grotesque, to the heydays of Vertigo and Darkhorse, readers want to see an artist’s interpretation of the strange and bizarre. And the most exciting weird comics bring visual elements to the […]