Cartoonist who got paying job hired another cartoonist for job!

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TweetAlert the media! Everyone was excited last year when Award-winning cartoonist Matt Bors got hired by the Medium to edit an actual comics page, The Nib, the cartooning world stood up and cheered at an editorial cartoonsits getting a paying job. And not he’s turned around and hired another cartoonist! Tasmanian transplant Eleri Mai Harris […]

Rocket Raccoon #1′s Initial Orders Inflated By Single Source

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Tweetby Brandon Schatz A few days before the book’s final order cut-off with retailers, Marvel let it slip that their upcoming Rocket Raccoon series had garnered over 300,000 initial orders, well above expected estimates for the series. Yesterday, the other shoe dropped as reports came in regarding mass quantities of the book having been ordered […]

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

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Tweet§ 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 […]

The Retailer’s View: On Rocket Raccoon Orders Topping 300,000

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Tweetby Brandon Schatz When Marvel first announced the Rocket Raccoon book, I was fairly excited. Pairing the character with Skottie Young just as interest would crest for the movie seemed like a no-brainer, one that I could use to sell a few copies to interested parties. I was expecting healthy sales, but nothing that would […]

INTERVIEW: Dylan Todd on Designing Monkeybrain, Creating Covers, and Art Direction in Comics

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TweetComics design is something everybody appreciates whenever they walk into a store – in many cases, it’s one of the central reasons why they try a comic series they’ve never seen before. And yet it’s something which doesn’t get discussed as much as it perhaps should do, considering the importance of a good logo or […]

Viz joins Comixology

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Tweet After a long wooing period, Viz has finally joined Comixology. Viz has its own ebook portal for manga and so was no stranger to digital, despite the difficulties inherent in getting Japanese material on digital. However now some 500 titles are available via the Comixology paltform.  Among them some of the world’s most popular […]

On the scene: MCM Belfast Comic Con and cosplay photos

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Tweet by Angeline B. Adams and Remco van Straten 7th June 2014, King’s Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland Typical Belfast: it was raining, and the bus was late. Bedraggled youths in comic book shirts and young families with superhero-onesied kids crammed themselves into the bus shelter. When the bus finally departed it was chased by a […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 6/10/14: four people rocket into space!

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Tweet§ While we’re all pining away for The Fantastic Four who may be going on hiatus for whatever reason, Dark Horse’s Project Black Sky webcomic has launched a comic called…The Launch. It’s by Fred van Lente and Michael Broussard and its part of Dark Horse’s superhero project. The tale involves four astronauts in 1961 who […]

The Retailer’s View: On Art, Business, and Brian Wood

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Tweetby Brandon Schatz A few weeks ago, Marvel’s August solicitations revealed some alarming news: Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey would be leaving Moon Knight after a short run of six issues. For those who have followed Ellis over the past few years, this does not come as a big surprise. Ellis has been keeping his […]

Conservative comics: if only we hadn’t gotten rid of the Comics Code

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TweetLast week I told you about The Forgotten Man, a graphic novel adaptation of Amity Shlaes’ history of the Great Depression by Chuck Dixon and Paul Rivoche. As Shlaes is a well known conservative pundit, she’s been using outlets like National Review and Pajames Media to call for the Right to use comics as effectively […]

Previews: Megahex, Gast and Masters of Comics

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TweetFantagraphics has released a bunch of previews of their summer hits, including Simon Hansellman’s Megahex, Carol Swain’s Gast and the Drew Friedman cartoonist portrait books, Heroes of the Comics. And here for your pleasure are the previews. MEGAHEX Megg is a depressed, drug-addicted witch. Mogg is her black cat. Their friend, Owl, is an anthropomorphized […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 6/8/14: Amazon Examined

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TweetJust a reminder: if you see something that is kibblish, or bittable, please drop me a line. You know what we like around here! § Is Amazon Really the Devil? Calvin Reid (with some help by Rachel Deahl) dig into the answer to that question at Publishers Weekly in the wake of the Online Giant’s™battle […]

The Hermit of Shooters Hill – An Interview with Steve Moore, Part 2

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TweetHere’s the second part of my interview with Steve Moore, with more to follow. The first part can be found here, along with some explanation of how the interview came about. PÓM: Did you go to many SF cons? SM: Only two or three, I think … at least, that’s all I remember! They were […]

Fat Jack’s Comicrypt celebrates its 38th Anniversary tomorrow with wrestlers Daniels and Kazarian

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Tweet I’m not exactly certain how many US comics shops can celebrate a 38th anniversary, but it isn’t a whole lot. Fat Jack’s Comicrypt is not only Philadelphia’s first comics shop, it’s an institution in its own right. But you never stop learning and growing and they are throwing their first ever anniversary party—so what […]

Cebulski transitioning from talent scout position at Marvel

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Tweet World traveller, gourmet and beer enthusiast CB Cebulski is moving to an international business development role at Disney/.Marvel. In between tweeting and (in the past) blogging about eating everything from wagyu burgers to porcini larvae, and traveling the globe, Cebulski has filled the role of talent scout and developer at Marvel for years, going […]

SDCC ’14: MTV announces FanFest, mtvU Fandom Awards and Linkin Park

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Tweet It begins. Actually it’s been beginning for a while but here comes the avalanche. If my crumbling memory be accurate, MTV had a FanFest-y thing at PetCo last year, and this time it’s even more extensive with a concert by LINKIN PARK!!!! and a new thing called the mtvu Fandom Awards Grammy-winning rock band […]