Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/30/13: At first you thought these were just links. But a closer look left you speechless.

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Tweet§ Matt Fraction talks about being in recovery and offers some words of advice for those seeking help with an addiction: And I heard something so true that once again a meeting made me cry and I stood up and said my name and took my first chip and began the process of adding real […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/20/13: How to enter a bouncy house

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TweetThanks for all the great emails yesterday, people. They are much appreciated. § MUST READ: More on Neil Cohn’s experiments in how comics are read. He actually put electrodes on people’s brains to figure this out. Cohn says any language has a “holy triumvirate” of elements: expressive form, grammar, and meaning. Comics, he argues, meet […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/19/13: These amazing links will change the way you think about clicking on links

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Tweet§ The Comics Reporter Holiday Interview series has kicked off with Paul Pope! Your morning coffee reading is assured for the next few weeks. § The Hollywood Reporter’s legal reporter Eriq Gardner has a devil’s advocate In Defense of Shia LaBeouf suggesting that LaBeouf “seemed to be making the case for his transformative “fair use” […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/17/13: Molly Crabapple visits Art Spiegelman and then all hell breaks loose!

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TweetOh man between a new attempt to summit Sandman, and LaBeouf-gate, all hell totally broke loose last night! The hell was rolling around untethered, knocking things down, and it stove a big hole right in the drywall over in the mud room. Damn. § Meanwhile, in SoHo, Molly Crabapple went to interview Art Spiegelman and […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/12/13: These cranky comments by the creator of Rambo just about made my decade

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Tweet§ Great news! Israeli cartoonists Rutu Modan and Yirmi Pinkus have launched a line of kids comics. Over the years, they have developed their skills and their creations now range from graphic novels to books of prose for adults. They both teach visual communications: Modan at Bezalel and Pinkus at the Shenkar School of Engineering […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/11/13: These cartoons by Ad Reinhardt will make you jump up and run around the room

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Tweet§ Congrats to Beat alumna Hannah Means-Shannon on being named editor-in-chief of Bleeding Cool. Poor Rich Johnston—writing for the site less than a year and she’s already taken it over. Seriously, congrats to Hannah, who is one of the hardest workers I know. Avatar Press’s Editor-in-Chief William Christensen explains, “Hannah is simply the only candidate […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/10/13: Emily Carroll’s THROUGH THE WOODS previewed and it will blow your mind

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Tweet § Holy crap! A preview of Through the Woods, the first collectino of Emily Carroll’s comics. It’s coming nextyear from Simon & Shuster(!). Zainab has more: Carroll is, to my mind, the only web-comic creator, along with Boulet, to make a fuller use of the platform, testing and exploring it in innovative ways. Her […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/9/13: You’ll love comics even more after you read this!

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Tweet§ It isn’t just here, folks: in India a cartoonist has been arrested for harassing a woman over the phone. A female translator who hired him to illustrate a cover for a book complained that the unnamed cartoonist was calling her late at night with crank calls. The perp was found to have four other […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/6/13: Lonely Superman

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Tweet§ The DC Comics blog actually marshals the evidence for why Superman is lonely: building robot friends, putting a cape on his dog, that kind of thing. § I stayed the hell away from that Sound of Music thing last night. WHY. § And yet I’m intrigued by the first picture of Quvenzhané Wallis as […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/04/13: Cartoonists start fighting and you won’t believe what happens next!

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Roiling tensions! Some sad, some silly.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 11/27/13: Boreas, how I fear thee

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This fellow here is Boreas, the Greek god of the north wind. Today he is going to make a lot of people very very unhappy; I hope I’m not one of them.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 11/21/13: We must all go to Columbus now

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Tweet§ Bill Kartalopoulos went to the The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum opening and he thought it was pretty awesome. Another major holding is the International Museum of Comic Art Collection, a large and diverse body of comics artwork and related materials in multiple formats and genres originally collected by Mort Walker for his […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 11/18/13: RIP Doris Lessing

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Tweet § Tim Gibson’s Moth City is a fine looking webcomic—it’a now running on Thrillbent— and Gibson talks some about the web/print paradigm shift here. It doesn’t sound sexy, but distribution is everything now. The ability to disperse comics to waiting readers all over the world for effectively no cost has the power to change […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 11/15/13: I’ll cry if I want to

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Tweet§ First off, a bunch of Filipino comics artists, including Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan, JB Casacop, Allen Geneta, and Mico Suayan have started an eBay auction to benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan which has killed 2,390 and affected 11 million people. § I had a good time last night at Dare2Draw, and interviewed Bill […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 11/12/13: One Piece sold 17 million copies in 2013

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Tweet § Just how popular is One Piece? Very. Der. It’s reported that the 72-volume series has sold 130 million copies since 2009; but that’s less than half of the 300 million copies that are in print overall. 17 million of those sales came only this year, and 1.5 million of them since volume 72 […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 11/11/13 — wow a lot happened this weekend

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Tweet§ I hope to have more thoughts on the NC Comicon, DICE in Durham, reports from CAB and MORE in the next few days, but while I try to catch up on much needed sleep, here’s a few notes: § If you had said ten years ago that the comics event season would still be […]