Buy a copy of The Walking Dead Vol. 1 with an original oil painting by Ben Templesmith for an absurdly low price

Well, $412 seems absurdly low to us, anyway.

Renowned horror/fantasy artist Templesmith has been experimenting with hand-painted covers for several books, and this is an original one of a kind oil painting done on a copy of The Walking Dead Volume 1. The painting was varnished, and I don’t know if you can read the book inside, but it seems to me that this is a pretty darned sweet collectible…especially for Halloween.

Also…Christmas is coming.

More Templesmith stuff at the 78Squid retail website.

Long Beach Comic Con Programming begins roll-out

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The convention season never stops, and West Coasters will be enjoying the sights and sounds of the Long Beach Comic Con on September 27-28th at the Long Beach Convention Center. Now in its sixth year, LBCC has found a spot for itself as a comics focused show on a seaside setting. You can check out the eclectic line-up of […]

Sales Analysis: October 2013 the biggest month in 16 years

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by John Jackson Miller [Reprinted with permission from Comichron] The comics industry’s momentum showed few signs of dissipating in October, as Direct Market shops in North America ordered more than $50 million worth of comic books and graphic novels for the first time in the 16 years that Diamond Comic Distributors has been the exclusive sales agent […]

Indie year ends with the Locust Moon Comics Festival in Philadelphia

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The indie comics circuit is squeezing ONE LAST SHOW in just before the holidays: On December 16th the Locust Moon Comics Festival will host a diverse group of guests from various ends of the comics industry, but mostly from the vibrant Philadelphia scene. The sponsor, Locust Comics is incredibly active in putting on events and […]

Indie Month-to-Month Sales October 2012

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By Paul Mellerick The usual suspects of Walking Dead (returning to the top ten), Buffy, Adventure Time and Fatale are joined by two new Image books, Happy & Bedlam, and a relaunched Dr Who, along with the Who/ Trek crossover. Overall the indie books this month are a bit more stable than last month, towards […]

News and Notes: George Wunder, Judd Apatow

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• Hermes Press is going to publish an archival reprint of George Wunder’s Terry and the Pirates. Although not as good or well-known as Milton Caniff, Wunder drew the strip for 27 years or so after creator Caniff’s departure to draw Steve Canyon, so there is a lot to reprint. Personally, I found something hypnotic […]

Shopping list: Diamond to start carrying Tezuka merch

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Diamond has announced that they have signed an agreement to distribute merchandise from Tezuka Productions — which means you can now get your Astro Boy, Jungle Emperor Leo and other vinyl, resin and apparel items. “Tezuka Osamu often said that manga and animation were just like the international auxiliary language of Esperanto, which increases understanding […]

Shopping Guide: Julia Wertz on Etsy

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Cartoonist Julia Wertz (Fart Party, The Infinite Wait and Other Stories) has just launched Julia’s Junk Shop on Etsy, and if you are looking for gifts for that certain someone, you might find something here. besides Wertz’s own very funny books, there is jewelry made of Peanuts, earrings made of sea glass, and many other […]