Spotlight Cartoonist: Connie Sun

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Spotlight Cartoonist: Connie Sun “How I Decide Whether I Will Click”

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Spotlight Cartoonist: Connie Sun — “Introvert’s Conundrum”

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RIP: Nick Cardy

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Tweet Famed DC artist Nick Cardy passed away at age 93 last night, it was reported on FB and elsewhere. Cardy’s long time friend Todd Dezago has posted on his failing health over the weekend: “Thank you, thank you, thank you–to everyone who replied to the news of Nick’s failing health with kind words and […]

Video alert: Kagan McLeod and friends revive the Tit for Tat drawing video

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Tweet Kagan “infinite Kung Fu” McLeod writes to tell of a cool video project he put together at this year’s TCAF: a collaborative drawing vdeo starring McLeod, Paul Pope, David B, Sam Hiti, and Frederik Peeters. He writes: Between 1969 and 1975 the French television broadcast Tac Au Tac (Tit for Tat in english) assembled […]

Al Jaffee archives going to Columbia University

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Tweet Librarian Karen Green has done it again! She’s gotten venerable cartoonist Al Jaffee (The Mad fold-in guy) to give his archives to the growing collection at Columbia University. : Karen Green, a Columbia librarian, approached Mr. Jaffee at last year’s New York Comic Con, a gathering place for popular-culture fans, and asked him if […]

On the Scene— Jeff Smith at CCAD/MIX: Avoiding Garfield

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Tweet by Christian Hoffer As part of the Columbus College of Arts and Design’s MIX Comic Symposium, Tom Spurgeon (of Comics Reporter fame) interviewed Jeff Smith at the college’s Canzani Center Friday evening. Smith was the keynote guest of the two day academic symposium, which featured a variety of panels, workshops and presentations about the […]

Man of the Day, Ed Piskor

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Tweet Ed Piskor’s HIP HOP FAMILY TREE is one of the cooler comics of the season—a detailed history of the music and the people who made it drawn in an obsessively retro style—and he’s getting a bunch of deserved press, including the above video from Time Magazine. He also sat down for an interview with […]

SPX Shocker: Jeff Smith and Kate Beaton are RELATED

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Tweet As revealed in Beaton’s comic recounting the momentous event, during some SPX chit chat, it turned out they are both related to a family in the same small Canadian town. Needless to say, those are some strong cartooning genes.

SPX 2013: 600 cartoonists walk into a bar…

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Tweet [Comic via Tumblr by Gabriel Calderon] That is not a joke. It is definitely not a joke. With the SPX floor increased by a third to encompass the whole exhibition space it meant there were 280 tables, and with 2-4 people per table it meant that there were some 600 registered cartoonists at the […]

The lost world of Cartoon House profiled

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Tweet Indie comics folk around Brooklyn and beyond have been quietly grieving over the imminent end of Cartoon House, a giant loft in South Williamsburg inhabited by a bevy of cartoonists over the years, and scene of many someday legendary comic book people events. In the first in a series of micropress profiles for Publishers […]

Making of iconic cover examined in new book on Françoise Mouly

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TweetEsteemed comics scholar Jeet Heer has just written a book about RAW and New Yorker Art Director Françoise Mouly entitled In Love with Art: Françoise Mouly’s Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman. Art comics enthusiasts won’t need to know much more than that, but here’s an excerpt that reveals the behind the scenes story of […]

Kickwatcher: The Scary Godmother Doll by Jill Thompson

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Tweet Okay this is one project that really truly deserves all your support! IT’s The Scary Godmother Doll designed by creator Jill Thompson. As you can see from the pictures the detail and appearance is amazing. And for $5 you get A BRAND NEW JUST FOR THIS KICKSTARTER SCARY GODMOTHER COMIC. A brand new, 10 […]

Ben Templesmith: “I’m alive.”

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Tweet When the story broke about J. Michael Straczynski replacing Ben Templesmith with CP Smith, as artist on his Image series Ten Grand after Templesmith went into extreme radio silence, many wondered if Templesmith was okay. We reached out to him and he emailed back to say he had apologized to JMS, and the communication […]

Jeff Smith on tour for RASL all fall

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Tweet The complete RASL by Jeff Smith is out this week, and he’ll be touring all over the place—from SPC to CAB—throughout the fall. Here’s his schedule: September 12, 2013 Washington, DC – Politics & Prose Store Signing http://www.politics-prose.com/event/2013/09/28/month/all/all/1 September 14-15, 2013 Bethesda, MD – Guest of SPX http://www.spxpo.com/ September 22, 2013 Brooklyn, NY – […]

Neil Gaiman and Grant Morrison having tea together

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We’ve seen some pretty funny mash-ups photos floating around the web of Grant Morrison and Alan Moore together, photos which are a little ironic since the two titans of comics are not actually besties IRL. However, the above photo of Morrison and Neil Gaiman is 100% real.