Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 10/2/14: Film Festival!

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Cartoonists doing thing, blabbing about it.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 9/29/14: Pow! Bam! Mainstream media gets literary comics!

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OKAY PEOPLE LISTEN UP, here are two links that show exactly HOW FAR comics have come as an artform; two pieces in the two biggest papers in the two biggest cities in the US which handle the subtleties of two comics beloved among comics insiders with intelligence and nuance.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 9/16/14: a lot to chew on

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I’ve been travelling for the last three weeks and there are even more kibbles and bits than usual piled up. Some of these are pretty old, but it would be so sad to let all those bookmarks I squirreled away go to waste. But first… § Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth has died […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 9/3/14: Lady with hawk breasts and a nation’s shame with Comic Sans

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§ Dara Naraghi’s Indie Cover Spotlight is celebrating its 200th post today with a proto-nerdlebrity comics that features likeness of Mark Hamill, Julie Strain, Kevin Eastman, Walter Koenig, Bill Mumy, and more. It also has a woman with extra breasts in the shape of hawks heads. Dig back in the achieves of this feature for […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 8/27/14: Hulk statue ahoy!

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§ You will need to go through several sign-up tests to get to this Psychiatric Times article about the use of comics in psychiatric treatment, but inspired by the recent Comics and Medicine conference, the answer is “Yes.” After hearing that I spent a few days at a comics and medicine conference, an ordinarily taciturn […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 8/26/14: He liked it! Hey Mikey!

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§ Dark Horse, having had great success with their Avatar the Last Airbender OGNs, is adding more GNs for kids: Dark Horse announced plans to publish Rexodus, a sci-fi tale based on the notion that rather than becoming extinct, dinosaurs actually left the earth and resettled on another planet, created by Steelhouse Productions. Dark Horse […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 8/25/14: This I believe

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§ Many people gave artist Karine Charlebois grief for daring to redraw Milo Manara, but did anyone actually read why she did it? My point with this tumblr is not to put the men into sexy poses. No. I don’t have a problem with how the men are drawn, usually. What occurred to me is […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits: 8/22/14: Can’t we talk about something more pleasant

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§ Jules Feiffer’s astounding graphic novel Kill My Mother is coming out soon, and the press tour is rolling out — here’s an interview in the LA Times “Never having known how to work in this style, suddenly in my 80s, I discover I can,” he says by phone from his home on Long Island, […]

KIbbles ‘n’ Bits 8/20/14: big old catch up

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§ It seems a bunch of folks missed out on the Party Central main hotel for SPX. The Comics Reporter has info on the back up hotel. It’s true that one of the things that makes SPX so much fun is everyone being in one clubhouse but I think starting the day with a brisk 3/4 mile walk has its benefits as well.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 8/17/14: Definitive proof that you cannot fight in high heels

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§ Cartoonist Julia Gfrörer has begun a column for TCJ.com called Symbol Reader, in which she analyses comics for their deeper meanings and how those meanings are conveyed, as with “These Cans” by Joe Decie: It’s a paradox: the thing which exists does not really exist because its material state goes unappreciated; the consumer interacts primarily […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 8/15/14: I saw dry leaves rattling in the gutter yesterday

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§ I should have my rebuilt computer back next week and should get a lot more productive. I know everyone was anxious for an update on that so there you go. § Chris Sims claims that Sean Ryan’s Suicide Squad is good: To be fair, there’s a good chance that I’m reading a little too […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 8/14/14: links about things we were linking about before

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§ Illustrators and cartoonists salute Robin Williams in a gallery at Vice. Above by Zack Soto. § Actually, I didn’t cover this before, but Tom Spurgeon explains how cartoonists Ruben Bolling and Adam Koford were initially denied pro passes at NYCC, but now it’s all good. I haven’t been covering all the NYCC ticket stuff, […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 8/11/14: Watterson pages sell for $74,040

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Happy Monday, people. Hope you enjoyed that Supermoon. § I have several excellent candidates for the new indie chart analyst here, including some writers I wasn’t previously aware of, so I’ll be sifting through those this week. In the meantime, Chris Rice…paging Chris Rice… § I promise I will do a San Diego wrap-up piece […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 8/4/14: Home is the hunter from the hill

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Comics have begun their new fiscal year! Here are some links to get you going, and some discussion of a very rarely discussed phenomenon: sexism in comics!

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 6/18/14: To canon or not to canon?

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§ Multiversity has been killin’ it lately with a bunch of industry analyses and convention reports. Here’s David Harper on Creator-Owned and the Thin Line Between “To Be Continued” and “The End” whch spins out of a comment Brandon Montclare made right here at The Beat. What that commenter fails to realize, and what Montclare […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 6/12/14: There is this thing called the World Cup…

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§ I guess I need to update this post. § What makes this cartoon by Peter Arno perfect? Paul Karasik explains. When the stars of the convention appeared, they found out that their hotel rooms hadn’t been paid for. They were forced to pay out of their own pockets. As the con progressed, it became […]