Kate Beaton’s DUCKS is finished

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Tweet Kate Beaton’s DUCKS, an autobiographical comic about her time working at Fort McMurrayruns five parts and here are links. Fort McMurray is part of ming operation around the Athabasca oil sands in northern Alberta. Warning: it’s the opposite of funny.

Margaret Trauth on Decrypting Rita: “I’m in an Intensely Experimental Phase Right Now” [Interview]

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TweetEvery so often a comic arrests you on the spot, and you’re drawn wholly into a new world, style, and story. It happens sometimes completely by chance, which is what happened when I first came across the webcomic Decrypting Rita, by Margaret Trauth. Starting out with a single world, the series quickly develops and shows […]

FINALLY: go read Jeff Smith’s wonderfui webcomic Tüki Save the Humans as it was meant to be seen

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Jeff Smith’s webcomic Tuki Save The Humans is back in a redesigned website that shows how spectacular the comic is.

webcomic Alert: The Key by Grant Morrison and Rian Hughes

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Tweet   Grant Morrison and Rian Hughes have created a new webcomic called The Key as part of the BC’s Freedom2014 project spotlight free speech issues. “We have a rebel who wears a key around his neck. His key represents his own individual expression, explains Morrison in an interview. “With the state seeming to execute […]

Steve Ellis on The Only Living Boy: “He’s a Classic Hero” [Interview]

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TweetA year or two ago I spoke to the creative team of The Only Living Boy about their project, a successful Kickstarter which led to a print comic coming out in two volumes subsequently. And now one half of that creative team – artist Steve Ellis, who works on the comic along with writer David […]

REVIEW: NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette by Nathan W. Pyle

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NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette
Nathan W. Pyle
William Morrow/HarperCollins
$10, 144 pages
ISBN 978-0-06-230311-0

I kept expecting this book of cartoon tips to be funny and it wasn’t. Then I realized it wasn’t meant to be funny. It was meant to be what the title says: tips and etiquette.

Webcomic Alert: Default Trigger, a SF comic about student loans

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TweetOver the last few years I’ve done a series of panels called “How to Get News Coverage” (organized by Rik Offenberger) at various cons and I often talk about how you must send out press releases, followed by saying how hard it is to get me to open an email with a press release — […]

New autobio comic by Kate Beaton: Ducks

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Tweet Before she was a world-famous cartoonist, Kate Beaton studied history and worked at a oil mine in remote Fort McMurry Canada. Once in a while she does a comic about her experiences there. Here’s one. RT: I'm starting to sketch out another Fort McMurray story, this one is called Ducks, and here is the […]

Bookmark: Richard Sala’s SUPER-ENIGMATIX

Tweet  Richard Sala is running another Tumblr comic, SUPER-ENIGMATIX. IT includes mysterious masked figures, pretty girls, enigmas and other Sala trademarks.   You know you want it.  

ShiftyLook to mostly shut down at the end of the month

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Tweet Launched in 2011 with much fanfare, ShiftyLook was a fun idea: redeveloping old Namco/Bandai video game properties as webcomics with an eye to further developing animation and new video games. And now the experiment is ending, publisher Rob Pereyda has announced. Given Japanese video game companies’ penchant for pulling the plug at a moments […]

Kelly Angel: “Put a tiny hat on a snake and people go crazy” [Interview]

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TweetKelly Angel is the writer and artist of Anything About Nothing, a webcomic which describes itself better than I ever could. But I shall describe it anyway! A collection of strips, longer-form comics, illustrations and worries about her cats, Anything About Nothing is one of the biggest and most popular web series on Tapastic. Down […]

Dave Windett Unravels The Kaci Bell Mysteries [Interview]

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TweetI never actually expect anybody to take part in International Darkstar Day. But last year a number of people were kind enough to join in, and one of them was Dave Windett. And as I started following up on his work, I came across his series with writer John Gatehouse: The Kaci Bell Mysteries. A […]

ALERT! Jason Shiga has a new webcomic called DEMON

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Tweet STOP THE PRESSES!!!!! There’s a new Jason Shiga comic! It’s called Demon and it seems to be about a guy with powers. Granted it’s only six pages in—but it already promises twists and turns and more of that Jason Shiga magic. If you know who Jason Shiga is, you are already rushing to the […]

Webcomic alert: The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew

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Tweet The Shadow Hero is a graphic novel due later this year from the team of Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew that reimagines the actual comic book hero The Green Turtle—one of the first American comics to have an Asian-American creator. But before they completed the graphic novel, Yang and Liew created a short […]

Webcomic alert: Lucas Adam’s Modern Farmer comics

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Tweet Beat pal Lucas Adams has been doing some comics for the Modern Farmer website, and they deal with….well, the greatest crimes in farming history. Here’s An Illustrated Account of the Pleasant Valley Sheep War and the follow up An Illustrated Account of the Great Maple Syrup Heist. I did not know there were such […]

Mike Dawson on George Orwell and the Disney Princesses

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Tweet Mike Dawson of Troop 142 fame—whose new GN this year, Angie Bongiolatti (Secret Acres) should be much talked about— has a daughter and now an awesome comic up on Slate about Sofia the First, the Disney message and George Orwell’s fallacy of arictocracy. I love comics.