TweetIt’s often said that there are few life experiences more painful than when a parent loses a child. Cartoonist and educator, Tom Hart, has taken that pain – a grief no one should ever have to endure – and created a comic that everyone should read with it.
Tweet Looking into Jane Mai’s work thus far, spanning from comics and zines to an extremely active advice page on her Tumblr, one can’t help but see inklings of some of the greatest autobiographical cartoonists. Jane is the opposite of censored; she lets every aspect of her personal life come through her work, often unabashedly […]
TweetBy Steve Morris As spotted by Jarrod on the CBR forums (hi Jarrod!), a Mike Perkins fight sequence from next week’s Astonishing X-Men #55 clearly pays tribute to a previous fight sequence drawn years ago by Alan Davis for Uncanny X-Men. As you can see in the images below, Perkins has taken aspects of Davis’ […]
Tweet…or at least in the UK. Forbidden Planet has a preview of October & November comics and it includes a pretty amazing line-up of books. A Posy Simmonds collection of her Guardian strips from the 70s and 80s. A new Hilda book by Luke Pearson Diana Thurg’s AUGUST MOON The Julio’s Day collection by Gilbert […]
Tweet Monkeybrain Comics continues its spot on releases with the upcoming AMELIA COLE AND THE UNKNOWN WORLD #3. As one of the launch titles for Monkeybrain, Amelia Cole is a young female magician, living between two worlds whilst being trapped in a third world. Written by Adam P Knave and DJ Kirkbride with art […]
TweetAmong fall’s many anticipated releases, INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE: CLAUDIA’S STORY is an interesting twist on the graphic novel anticipation. Although Anne Rice’s much-loved vampire classic has been adapted before, in both traditional comics and manga, this book has an interesting twist: it’s told from the viewpoint of Claudia, the tragic child vampire of the […]
TweetBy Todd Allen Valiant’s roll out continues. If you’re familiar with the original, you caught an Eternal Warrior reference in the first issues of Archer and Armstrong. Sure enough, on Saturday’s Valiant panel at the Baltimore Comic-Con (2PM), there’s going to be an announcement about “Wrath of the Eternal Warrior.” Also some surprise guests. Given that […]
Glyn Dillon marks his return to comics with the stunning release of THE NAO OF BROWN, a graphic novel that is shockingly different to his previous work with Vertigo. A sweeping story of a “hafu”(half Japanese and half English) young woman by the name of Nao, Dillon explores her unique form of OCD, one in which she constantly has violent and gruesome fantasies of deaths around. At the core of Nao’s self exploration is a search for perfect love, and what she finds is that the real world is as warped and convoluted as her own morbid imaginings.
Top Cow’s President Matt Hawkins has gone back to the keyboard as the co-creator and writer of THINK TANK, an ongoing B&W series about a government scientist who starts coming up with some tech that is too hot to handle. The artist is Rahsan Ekedal, who previously drew ECHOES and THE CRAZIES for Top Cow. The book is part of their more experimental Minotaur line, and so far it’s a pretty taut thriller. Issue #2 comes out next week. Here’s a preview of issue #1.
Ethan Rilly’s POPE HATS is a throwback to the golden era of indie comic books—a time undreamed of when LOVE AND ROCKETS and EIGHTBALL and HATE and YUMMY FUR came out every two months or so, and the comics periodical was an actual discrete unit of entertainment. It’s also a reference to the finely observed, beautifully drawn comics…and yeah, it only comes out once a year or so, but it’s worth waiting for.
I’ve been handed a preview for Harbinger #3 by Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans and Lewis LaRosa, due out on August 15th. In this chapter, our hero finally lands at the Harbinger Foundation. As I’ve said before, and probably will be saying for the foreseeable future, this is a comic that does not flinch at embracing the dark side of super powers. It looks like the slow build towards a particularly twisted conflict of moral agendas is picking up a little momentum.