Mike Dawson on George Orwell and the Disney Princesses

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Tweet Mike Dawson of Troop 142 fame—whose new GN this year, Angie Bongiolatti (Secret Acres) should be much talked about— has a daughter and now an awesome comic up on Slate about Sofia the First, the Disney message and George Orwell’s fallacy of arictocracy. I love comics.

ZEN PENCILS collection coming from Andrews McMeel in 2014

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Tweet Over the objections of Abhay Khosla, ZEN PENCILS, the webcomic that turns famous essays and quotes into comics, is being turned into a book, artist Gavin Aung Than has announced: Many of you have wanted this and I can now finally reveal that I’VE SIGNED A BOOK DEAL!!! Yes, I’m very excited to say […]

Webcomic alert: Johnny Negron’s Blonde Cobra

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Tweet Ulli Lust’s Electrocomics site is a repository of not only her own work, but webcomics by many other top-notch cartoonists. Here’s Johnny Negron’s Blonde Cobra, formerly seen in a sold out mini comic. It’s the story of a woman on a blind date and the things that go wrong. NSFW!

Catching Up With: Todd Stashwick and Dennis Calero on moving between comics and TV

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Artist Denis Calero and actor Todd Stashwick have struck up a partnership that had produced several webcomics. The’s Pam Auditore catches up with them to find out what’s next for the duo.

Comic of the Week: My So-Called Secret Identity

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TweetOne fiercely intelligent young woman, one city in which superheroes and villains are the norm, and one comic in which diversity is as natural as the real world, with one kickass female hero to cheer for. And now, in print!

Webcomic alert: The Secret Room by Ehud Lavski

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Tweet Ehud Lavski is a sometime cartoonist and screenwriter, and he has a bunch of often clever comics posted on his tumblr. His latest is called The Secret Room and it quickly racked up 100K views on Reddit if you go by that thing. It involves a couple who find a secret room in their […]

Artist of the Day: Elias Ericson

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TweetYou’ve perhaps seen some of Elias Ericson’s comics and illustrations already as they have a tendency to pop up, uncredited, on many an internet comment thread. Thanks to the wonders of google image search I spent much of today engrossed in his work, which I highly recommend!

Webcomic alert: Maralinga 1956 by Jen Breach and Douglas Holgate

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Tweet Jen Breach and Douglas Holgate are Australian creators who have been working on a huge graphic novel called Clem Heatherington and the Ironwood Race for many years. To take a break from this long project, they started ANOTHER huge project, a webcomic called,Maralinga 1956. Here’s the pitch: Maralinga spins an alternative history from the […]

Kicktrolling is on the rise as funders become scammers

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Tweet “Kicktrolling” is a new word and one you may, sadly, be hearing a lot more about. The Beat broke the story last month about Kickstarter scammer “Encik Farhan”, who was funding over 100 projects at the highest level only to then dispute the charges and still get the goods. We’ve been hearing that this […]

Penny Arcade raises hackles again with help wanted ad

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TweetOh Penny Arcade. If it isn’t rape jokes, or confusing Kickstarters, now it’s this help wanted ad, which seeks an IT person who will do four jobs at once and be on call 24/7 for seemingly low pay. So yes, we run lean. Most of us would say maybe a little TOO lean, but being […]

Jeff Smith’s Tüki Save the Humans has launched!

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Tweet HERE! Smith’s much talked about new webcomic is set 2,000,000 years in the past and follows the first humans to leave Africa and their adventures. The comic will run every day until a first “episode” is finished. OH BOY!

WEbcomic alert: Jed McGowan’s Hawaii

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Now this is why I love comics: a beautifully painted ecological history of Hawaii for Xeric Winner Jed McGowan.

NEW webcomic alert: Thanos, Darkseid and Dr. Doom – Carpool Buddies

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Tweet Aaaaand Justin Jordan and Rafer Roberts have updated their mundane villainy series with a brand new epic–in which Darkseid and Thanos get a new ride along buddy, Dr. Victor von Doom. PREVIOUSLY: This has been around for a while, but we never got round to posting it. Justin Jordan and Rafer Roberts have created […]

New Tumblr alert: Gagz by Lauren Weinstein

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Lauren Weinstein has been posting a few gag comics. They are VERY NSFW, so NSFW that I could only post an excerpt from one. There are only a couple up so please so encourage her to do more.

Webcomic Alert: Sam Alden’s The Man That Dances In The Meadow

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Tweet The breakout cartoonist of 2013, Sam Alden has done it again.

Tapastic Announce Webtoon Based on Mobile Game ‘Golf Star’

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TweetYou’ll be hearing quite a bit from Tapastic over the next few years, I’d imagine, so here’s one to start with. This week the webtoon publisher have announced a deal with mobile game developer Com2uS to publish a webcomic based on their ‘Golf Star’ game.