31 days of Winter Festivals: Salem Hyde’s 12 Days of Chistmas by Frank Cammuso


The Misadventures Salem Hyde is a rather charming kids comic that came out earlier this year featuring a young watch named Salem Hyde and her cat familiar Lord Percival J. Whamsford III. Creator Frank Cammuso has brought the duo back fora new version of The 12 Days of Christmas in which Salem misremembers the lyrics […]

31 days of Winter Festivals: Dustin Nguyen’s Lil Gotham Christmas


I would buy these. Via Goonie’s tumblr which is all Christmas all the time now.

31 Days of Winter Festivals: Jill Thompson’s Grinch


The great Jill Thompson brings the Seuss on her Tumblr. What has Jill Thompson been working on anyway? Besides a new Beasts of Burden? Every time we saw her all summer she had some secret project she couldn’t talk about. The first page, which we managed to sneak a look at, had an island on […]

31 Days of Winter Festivals: comiXology gives away free comics in 12 Days of Free Comics


Okay might have gotten carried away with all the holiday flash up there but the short version is that yesterday kicked off 12 Days of Free Comics at Comixology. Firts up was Batman #13 by Snyder, Capullo and Glapion which is a good jumping on point a darned good start. See what he fuss is about, as […]

31 Days of Winter Festivals: Mid Century Santa


Heather David has a rockin’ Flickr set of Mid-Century Santa, which I can’t download, but rust me one click and you’ll be mesmerized. It was a time of pastel backgrounds and Santa on a shaver.

31 Days of Winter Festivals: Bah, Hembeck!


Before there was tumblr and social media and blogs and places to put out fan comics anywhere you liked in every media known, there was Fred Hembeck, whose spiral-kneed superheroes were always good for a laugh. Hembeck makes an appearance at 13th Dimension with a SUPER-STAR HOLIDAY SPECIAL in which he discusses comics gifts of […]

31 Days of Winter Festivals: Ugly Pop Culture Christmas Sweaters


Is there such as thing as a “beautiful Christmas sweater?” Doubtful.

31 Days of Winter Festivals: KRAMPUS!


Image has been on a roll, and they aren’t missing a chance to cash in on the hottest winter holiday of them all with KRAMPUS! by Brian Jones and Dean Kotz, a new series about the evil Saint Nick: Brian Joines and Dean Kotz team up to add a frosty touch to the festive season […]

31 Days of Winter Festivals: A Chrismukkah tale


Continuing our “Winter Festival” parade, here’s Jonathan Baylis (So Buttons) and T.J. Kiersch (She Died in Terrebonne) with A Christmas/Hannukah mashup as told By Baylis’s wife Ophira. Keep those cards and letters coming!

31 Days of Winter Festivals: A Very Sticks Angelica Christmas


This year we’re celebrating not only Christmas, but Hannukah (early this year but still in December), Kwanzaa, Saturnalia, Festivus, Krampus and anything else you care to mark with drawings and hats. First up, Michael DeForge: with a holiday tale from his longform Sticks Angelica comic strip. If you have art for this feature — please […]

Grand Comics Tour: 2013: Visiting Omaha’s Comics Shops on Black Friday!

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Once again, my nephew and I set out on Black Friday, in a quest to visit as many comics shops and related geeky retailers in the Greater Omaha Metro Area. (Here is the 2012 travelogue.)

Happy Turkey to all


It’s a good day to reflect and truly be thankful. And also to eat more food than anyone should possibly eat in one sitting. I’m thankful for my health and the general well-being of my loved ones. I’m thankful to be able to work in a field that I find infinitely rewarding and constantly surprising. […]

Happy All Saints’ Day!


I never get tired of this.

24 Hours of Halloween: Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Cards


Of everything I looked ah while compiling my annual Halloween clow=out, nothing disturbed me as much as this. Did you own these cards and think, like I did, that they would explain all mysteries? A talisman of some other realm? The disquieting expectations and memories of childhood are the most magical and terrifying emotions of […]

24 Hours of Halloween: Junjo Ito’s Uzumaki


It doesn’t get any more disturbing than this.

24 Hours of Halloween: Weird Mystery Tales


Via Cover Browser