Interview: Jeff McComsey on FUBAR: Mother Russia Post-Kickstarter

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By Matt O’Keefe Since 2008 Jeff McComsey has been immersed in all things FUBAR. The New York Times best selling zombie series has consisted of three anthology-style graphic novels and a number of individual issues. In September Jeff ran a wildly successful Kickstarter for Mother Russia, the first FUBAR graphic novel to feature one extended story. I talked to him […]

Jen Sorensen wins the Herblock Prize

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Jen Sorenson has become the first woman to win the Herblock Prize, awarded each year to an editorial cartoonist “to encourage editorial cartooning as an essential tool for preserving the rights of the American people through freedom of speech and the right of expression.” Along with the praise, it offers a $15,000 prize. Sorenson’s Slowpoke […]

Bill Watterson creates poster art for STRIPPED

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While the odds are still low on him showing up to fulfill his duties as Grand Prix winner, Bill Watterson is slightly less reclusive of late than he has been for most of the 19 years since he quite Calvin and Hobbes. For instance he has drawn the poster for the film STRIPPED, a documentary about comic strip artists which also features an interview with Watterson. The piece is billed as Watterson’s first cartoon in 19 years (he’s shown a painting since then, a contribution to Project Cul-de-sac.)

Must Read: Remembering Morrie Turner by Jimmie Robinson

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Artist Jimmie Robinson remembers his fellow Bay Area cartoonist Morrie Turner, who died this weekend, and what Turner meant to him. You should read the whole thing, because its important: Morrie Turner, died over the weekend (as of this writing) at the age of 90.  He was a pioneer in many ways, but most of […]

Marjane Satrapi’s new horror film makes a splash at Sundance

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What could be cuter than the above image of Ryan Reynolds talking to a kitty and a puppy and…a woman’s severed head? Oops. It’s all part of Marjane Satrapi’s directing career. Satrapi’s Persepolis led the way for the Graphic Novel boom of the Aughts, and she could probably coast along as an ink-slinger for a […]

Nice art: Very early Jack Kirby

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Via. More if you poke around.

National Cartoonists Society honors Russ Heath with the Milton Caniff Award

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The NCS has just announced that Russ Heath will receive The Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award . The Caniff is presented to a cartoonist for “a lifetime of outstanding and accomplished work to a cartoonist who has not previously won the organization’s highest honor, the Reuben Award.” Heath is best known for his DC war […]

Webcomics alert: Whit Taylor on survival

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A lot of people have been linking toWhite Taylor’s comic about surviving a sexual assault. It’s tough reading and brave but a needed reminder about the real life pain that certain acts people blog and tweet about all day actually have. Taylor writes:

Julia Wertz on alcoholism, cartooning and life

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The hysterically funny Julia Wertz hasn’t been cartooning as much lately, as she deals with staying sober and improving her life. Over at Narrative, she writes with humor about her ups and downs and shares some her private diary comics.

It came from Tumblr: Talya Modlin

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Talya Modlin is a Chicago based cartoonist/art type.

Please keep Stan Sakai and his family in your thoughts

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Usagi Yojimbo creator and legendary nice guy Stan Sakai has had a difficult year as his wife Sharon has been undergoing many medical troubles. However, another tragedy struck the Sakai family, as Stan’s 20 month old grandson Leo has passed away after being found unconscious and not breathing. This is an unimaginable tragedy for anyone, […]

Neither Frank Miller’s 300 sequel nor Detective #27 cover happening for the time being

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What ever happened to Frank Miller? In its weekly retailer advisory, DC announced that hes variant cover for the jumbo size celebratory Detective Comics #27 has been cancelled. ICv2 reports that his XERXES sequel won’t be out in time for next year’s 300: RISE OF HTE EMPIRE movie. While two issues of XERXES have been […]

Catching Up With: Todd Stashwick and Dennis Calero on moving between comics and TV

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Artist Denis Calero and actor Todd Stashwick have struck up a partnership that had produced several webcomics. The’s Pam Auditore catches up with them to find out what’s next for the duo.

Alison Bechdel and Hillary Chute Reunite At NYU for a Distinguished Faculty Lecture

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It’s been more than a year since Alison Bechdel and Hillary Chute publicly convened at 2012’s momentous Comics: Philosophy and Practice conference, an event personally significant to both Chute and Bechdel due in part to their collaborative efforts in originating the influential assemblage along with their own partnership in teaching a University of Chicago course […]

Spotlight Cartoonist: Connie Sun –“Snow Hunks”

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Spotlight Cartoonist: Connie Sun –“The Universe is Generous”

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