MoCCA Festival Announces Programming

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Programming has been announced for this year’s MoCCA Festival, to beheld May 4-5 in NYC. Tickets can be purchased at the above link the poster by Michael DeForge has been unveiled, all systems are go.

Small Press Expo 2013 reveals guests, poster

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Tweet Over the weekend this year’s Small Press rolled out their first poster by Jeremy Sorese, and the first hint ogf this year’s guests: Lisa Hanawalt, Gene Yang, Frank Santoro, Gary Panter and Seth. Great guests, great poster, great show.

Show the love: Third Annual Mini-Comics Day

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Tweet I’m a HUGE mini-comics fan; I think they encapsulate the potential and diversity of the medium perfectly in the way in which they combine storytelling, art, and innovation with accessibility and a do-it-yourself attitude. Its currently a very good time to be fond of the floppy- the format has been experiencing somewhat of a revival in the past […]

Retrofit Comics Spring Subscription series announced

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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.

Kick-Watcher: Raised by Raptors, Gumshoes 4 Hire, Ultrasylvania Vol. 2

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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.

2012 SPACE Prize winners announced

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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
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Shocker! NFL SuperPro may be appearing in the NFL RUSH ZONE comics

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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.

Indie Month-to-Month Sales November 2012

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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.

Matsumoto, Blutch, Spiegelman, Mouly headline 2013 TCAF

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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 […]

New creator-owned comics line launches in July: Titan Comics

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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 […]

90s Nostalgia comics-style: Jon Lewis and Tom Hart

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A couple of recent interviews looks back on the 90s Seattle comics scene—a key movement which spawned much of the whole indie comics world of today—with two creators who are still very much in the mix, Jon Lewis and Tom Hart.

Quote of the Day; Tom Kaczynski on the practicalities of being a comics publisher

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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 […]

Stumptown announces 2013 guests

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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 […]

On the Scene: Locust Moon Comics Fest

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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 […]

Devil’s Due Entertainment is back with new pubs, goals

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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 […]

On the Scene: Thought Bubble!

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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.