Following in the mini comics subscription model used by Oily Comics, Retrofit has announced its Spring series with comics by Simon Moreton, Andrew White, Ze Jian Shen, Josh Bayer (Raw Power 2), Sophia Foster Diminio and Roman Muradov, plus a summer release from publisher Box Brown.
I’m glad the holidays are over and everyone is off their ass making back to making some comic books. Something’s in the water or there just are some great project with a lot of heart and soul. We have some bright new faces, an industry favorite and a successful project manager looking for repeated success.
Tweet It looks like award season for comics is in full swing, and here’s another prize announcement: The 2012 SPACE PRizes, given to the best of books collected from the SPACE Festival in Columbus Ohio. And the winners are: General Category 1st Place (Tie) Kiss & Tell A Romantic Resume Ages 0 to 22 Harper [...]
After our mentioning how much the world needs the return of NFL Superpro just the other day, a well-sourced rumor claims that NFL Superpro may make an appearance in Action Lab’s new NFL RUSH ZONE comics.
Walking Dead is only the number three indie book this month, as IDW’s My Little Pony, and Dynamite’s Masks take the top two spots on their first issues. Saga, Spawn & Adventure Time all see good jumps, and there are decent launches for Judge Dredd, Shadowman and Clone. Elsewhere it’s relatively quiet. There are a clutch of new books launching, notably Great Pacific, which is getting great write-ups, and the final series of Locke & Key, hitting new heights.
Tweet It was a must-go sight unseen but now that it’s been seen, we’re dialing up Porter Air for tickets. This year’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival—held May 11-12th—not only presents manga legends Taiyo Matsumoto and Gengoroh Tagame, but Euro comics master Blutch and US icons Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly. It’s gonna be awesome. Fans of [...]
Tweet With everything going so great sales wise for comics, the only thing that was missing was a new creator-owned imprint, and Titan has stepped in to remedy that with the announcement of a July launch for a new Titan Comics line. It launches with two creator-owned miniseries and four new collections, and a new [...]
Tweet The Comics Reporter’s year-end interview series is full of notable quotables, as usual, and spans quite an array of newsmakers and creators. I was happy to see Uncivilized Books’ publisher Tom Kaczynski interviewed because the company had such a strong roll out this year—Gabrielle Bell’s The Voyeurs, True Swamp, James Romberger—but did it in [...]
Tweet Not much news this peaceful time, as folks enjoy either going back to work or the US equivalent of Boxing Day, but the Stumptown Festival has announced its guests and it’s a top notch lineup with stars from both indie and mainstream. Stumptown will be held April 27th and 28th, 2013 at the Oregon [...]
Tweetby Dre Grigoropol This past Sunday marked the first Locust Moon Comics Fest, a rookie comics show in West Philadelphia organized by the two owners of Locust Moon Comics. This show filled the hole left behind by Philadelphia Alternative Comic Con when organizer Pat Aulisio decided to focus more strongly on creating comics. It was [...]
Tweet 90s/00s publisher Devil’s Due has been on the bench for a while following cash flow problems and the loss of most of its top titles—The GI Joe license, which Devils Due pioneered, went to IDW, and so forth. However, no one in comics ever really goes away, and they’ve just launched a new website [...]
The wonderful thing about Thought Bubble, an annual festival in Leeds that encompasses the academic Comics Forum and a two day comics convention covering all sequential art from Bunny to Batman, is that two people can attend the event and come away with a completely different experience. So while Steve Morris brilliantly scratched the surface, the following is the tale of my adventures as I visited one of the UK’s most popular conventions for the very first time.
Walking Dead continues at the top, although it’s likely to get pushed down a little by the upcoming juggernaut of, um, My Little Pony. The usual suspects are joined this month by Grant Morrison’s Happy, and X)-Manowar and Spawn push back into the top part of the indie chart. However, things are not good further down the chart. There are a lot of longer-running titles, from the likes of Aspen, Top Cow and Dynamite amongst others, that seem to be selling fractions of what they once sold, and that maybe need to be retired in favour of new concepts. The retailers and more importantly customers seem to be voting with their dollars in that respect, and some dead horses are being hopelessly flogged towards the lower end of the chart.
With people still coming down from their Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest high, another indie show has just announced its plans for 2013. CAKE, the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, will be held June 15-16, at a new location, Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, in the Lake View neighborhood of Chicago. CAKE is free to the public and exhibitor applications are now being taken with a deadline of January 1, 2013.
It’s a curated show that attempts to show the diversity of Chicago’s indie comics heritage.