24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Andrea Tsurumi

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Tweet Andrea Tsurumi is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist working on a number of platforms. She’s a Harvard graduate currently pursuing an MFA at the School of Visual Arts, but in the meantime her work has been published by Penguin Books and The New York Times. Her long work DANCE PARTY (featured above) appears on […]

On the Scene: NIGHT JOB Salon Gets Personal

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Tweet On March 21st 2013 at the Union Hall bar, restaurant, and music venue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, comics creator and TRIP CITY co-curator Dean Haspiel and comedian/actress Katharine Heller launched what may be the first of several salon events featuring comics, comedy, prose, and musical performances entitled “NIGHT JOB”. Though it was a new […]

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 […]