Trick-or-Treat! Diamond Reveals Halloween ComicFest Titles!

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TweetYes, Summer officially started last Friday.  You’re probably haven’t even done your grocery shopping for the Fourth of July cookout!  Or started packing for San Diego! But for retailers and publishers, they think months in advance!  Comics shipping in October must be ordered in August.  Publishers usually try to think six months in advance! So […]

Celebrate Torsten’s “Nerd Birthday” With His Crazy Party Favors!

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TweetEveryone has milestone events which they remember (or wish to forget).  Some are small memories, like a first kiss, while others can be momentous anniversaries marked each year. May 25th is one such day for me.This Star Wars Day/International Towel Day marks thirty years of my actively reading, collecting, studying, proselytizing comics.  May 25, 1984, […]

Eleanor Davis illustrates Google Doodle for the first day of Spring

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Here for the moment, on the Google homepage you’ll find a lovely animation by Eleanor Davis celebrating the first day of Spring. Of course it’s barely scraping 40°F as I type this. Hurry, Spring, hurry!

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.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 3/17/14: Top o’ the Kibble to ye!

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Let’s start out this late St. Patricks Day roundup with Shaenon Garrity on two webcomics that adapt Irish Mythology:

And finally, Happy Valentine’s Day from Valiant

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Tweet Because nothing says love like Armstrong. Hope you’re having day with your loved one, and if you don’t have a Valentine…remember, love yourself and others will follow. Card design by Kalman Andrasofszky

Vaentine’s Day Special: Love and Romance with…Dean Haspiel

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Five Days of Valentines: Bad for You Valentine Heart Brakers

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Tweet BAD FOR YOU is a new book by Scott Cunningham and Kevin Pyle that illustrates extremes of, well, overprotectiveness, the nanny state and people going too far. The authors created some Valentines at Boing Boing—you’ll need to go to the link for the stories behind these, but there are some doozies.

Valentines Day Special: 24 Hours of Love Sucks at Comics Vanguard

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Tweet To Celebrate the season, our own Steve Morris is running a series called Love Sucks at his own Comics Vanguard site. If you’[re going to be bummed out, make it an all day thing with comics!

Five days of Valentines: Weird Love

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Tweet This is a teaser for an upcoming book called Weird Love, edited by Craig Yoe about which you will learn more today, I believe,

Announcing: New Jeffrey Brown Star Wars book, Goodnight Darth Vader, with BONUS VALENTINES

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Tweet Five Days of Valentines supplemental: Jeffrey Brown’s two Star Wars cartoon books—Darth Vader and Son, and Vader’s Little Princess—have been huge sellers so to no one’s surprise a third book is coming out, called Goodnight Darth Vader. The cover has just been revealed, above. Like the first two it’s a surprisingly touching use of […]

Five days of Valentines: Young Avengers Valentines

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Tweet NOTE: I originally attributed these valentines to Suzene Campos — but she merely sent me the link. Apologies to the ACTUAL artist, callmekitto, about whom I only know is named Lauren. (Although I suck, I can’t help but note Tumblr is a great credit stealer.) Anyway, enjoy and thanks Suzene and Lauren! The Young […]

Five days of Valentines: 1966 Batman Valentines

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Tweet Was everything about Batman in 1966 bizarre and surreal? Based on these vintage Valentines, the answer is yes. But imagine the thrill you would have had being told your Valentine would like to pursue you in his/her Bat-copter. Sheesh. More in the link.

Five Days of Valentines: Matt Bors X-Men Valentines

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Matt Bors has not only been killing it at Medium, he’s made a yearly tradition of making X-Men Valentines, and this year’s batch is a great way to tell the mutant in your life just how you feel about him/her/it/they. Hit the link for the whole set!

It’s Martin Luther King Day

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Tweet It’s a holiday for many of us, and what better way to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luthor King than to suggest that if you haven’t already, you may purchase a digital copy of MARCH by Rep John Lewis, which comes bundled with a digital copy of MARTIN LUTHER KING AND THE MONTGOMERY STORY, […]

31 Days of Winter Festivals Supplemental: Ty Templeton

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Ty Templeton’s Bun Toons are always a delight. He currently running down the year in cartoons.