Richard Corben’s Luke Cage…as you’ve never seen him before

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TweetSpeaking of Marvel and diversity, in 2002, Marvel published a Cage mini written by Brian Azzarello with art by Richard Corben. It was rough, gritty and unforgettable. However, on one page, Corben—known for his take-no-prisoners, wear-no-pants underground comics—drew Luke Cage au natural. Colorist Jose Villarubia played “Il Braghettone” to this particular incident, putting some shadows […]

Felix Comic Art offers rare Scott Pilgrim art

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Tweet Felix Lu writes to tell us he’s just opened Felix Comic Art, as art rep for Garry Brown, Nick Dragotta, Chris Mooneyham, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Nick Pitarra, Riley Rossmo, Cody Schibi, Ramon Villalobos and others. O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim art in particular isn’t offered much and after ECCC Lu will have several pages available (only one is up now, with price TBD), so […]

Awesomeness alert: Todd Spence’s True Detective Hardy Boys Mashup

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So this is why God gave us the internet: Todd Spence created these True Detective homages in the form of Hardy Boys detective novel covers. More in the link.

“You Choose” Alison Sampson and Nathan Edmondson on “Genesis” [Interview]

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TweetOut this April comes a one-shot from Image Comics by the creative team of Nathan Edmondson, Alison Sampson and Jason Wordie. Called Genesis, this is a story is all about imagination and creation, and restriction, and limits. When given unfettered ability to shape and create the world in your own imagination, how far would you […]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Kitty Kelly

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Above art by Jill Bauman, a World Fantasy Award nominated artist who specializes in horror and fantasy. Bauman has a whole set of cat holiday paintings in the link. Confession: back in the day I had a bunch of these prints hanging up in my office at Vertigo. Bauman is an accomplished artist but I find these cats a bit more disturbing than endearing! I’m not sure if that was the intent or not, but one thing is certain: YOU CAN’T LOOK AWAY.

Nice Art: Marvel Reveals Alex Ross Miracleman variant cover

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Tweet I know you were wondering to yourself, “When is Alex Ross going to do a variant cover for Marvel’s reprints of MIRACLEMAN?” I KNOW you were so don’t try to hide it. The answer is: May! With issue #5 of the reprint series, Alex Ross has given MM a fantastic dragon suit that would […]

Nice Art: first look at a page of Walt Simonsons’s Ragnarök

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Walt Simonson’s new book from IDW is coming out this summer and the pitch is as simple as it is irresistible. It’s called Ragnarök, and it is Simonson’s take on the original Norse Mythology. Considering what he did with this raw material in his beloved run on Thor, this should be a treat.

Epic win nice art: Lisa Hanawalt + Tim Kreider + cats

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Yesterday’s Sunday NY Times contained a seminal essay by sometime cartoonist Tim Kreider on the subject of his love for his cat. Yes there are “cat dudes” too, and Kreider is one, as revealed by the elegantly written piece. Plus it contained creepy cute illustrations by Lisa Hanawalt of men and cats. Hanawalt (My Dumb Dirty Eyes) is known for her anthropomorphic humor comics so this was a win all the way.

Joyful Shigeru Mizuki

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TweetJust in case anyone has the Monday Blues … here's Shigeru Mizuki in a wig for you. pic.twitter.com/BHfROnd3VP — Zack Davisson (@ZackDavisson) February 17, 2014 Shigeru Mizuki was born in 1924, meaning he is 90 years old. He served in World War Ii for Japan and lost his left arm in the conflict. His fictionalized […]

Nice Art: Jae Lee’s Dynamite Cover Gallery

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Tweet Here’s another special for Dynamite’s 10th Anniversary , a gallery of Jae Lee’s covers for the company. Reading about the decline of the comics artist seems all the more ridiculous when you look at the amazing work being done by veterans like Lee, who is just hitting his stride with an even more impressive […]

Nice Art: Jillian Tamaki’s illustrations for Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas

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Tweet The Folio Society is a UK company that specializes in lovingly produced, high end print versions of classic books. They are pricey—current editions are $74.99 each—but lovely objects for the well appointed home. They are also beautifully designed with new illustrations by skilled artists. Jillian Tamaki has a big year coming up with This […]

Five days of Valentines Day Cards: Snow White’s touchy situation

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Tweet I’m sure no one ever had an impure thought about THIS vintage Disney Valentine, No sir! More here Do you have a Valentine set to spotlight in this feature? Tell The Beat!

Preview: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell and friends

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Tweet For a few years, P. Craig Russell and a handpicked gang of friends, have been working on a graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Newberry Award winning Graveyard Book, the story of a boy raised in a graveyard by ghosts. The result will be published by Harper Collins in two volumes, with the first […]

Five Days of Valentines: Matt Bors X-Men Valentines

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Matt Bors has not only been killing it at Medium, he’s made a yearly tradition of making X-Men Valentines, and this year’s batch is a great way to tell the mutant in your life just how you feel about him/her/it/they. Hit the link for the whole set!

Getting Into Inking with Mark Morales [Interview]

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TweetMark Morales is a comic book superstar. Having worked on many of the best-selling Marvel titles of the last few years, he’s worked as an inker alongside artists like Olivier Coipel, Jim Cheung, and Leinil Yu on comics like Infinity, Avengers Vs X-Men, Children’s Crusade, Fear Itself… if Marvel have a big storyline they want […]

Mimi Yoon defends her Powerpuff Girls cover

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Tweet And down the rabbit hole we go…artist Mimi Yoon has defended her “grown up Powerpuff Girls” cover for the comic that was withdrawn after some complaints online. The cover—showing adult versions of the girls drawn in a very tame version of a more fetishy, girlie style that Yoon often uses—was criticized for being an […]