ZEN PENCILS collection coming from Andrews McMeel in 2014

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Over the objections of Abhay Khosla, ZEN PENCILS, the webcomic that turns famous essays and quotes into comics, is being turned into a book, artist Gavin Aung Than has announced: Many of you have wanted this and I can now finally reveal that I’VE SIGNED A BOOK DEAL!!! Yes, I’m very excited to say there […]

Webcomic alert: Johnny Negron’s Blonde Cobra

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Ulli Lust’s Electrocomics site is a repository of not only her own work, but webcomics by many other top-notch cartoonists. Here’s Johnny Negron’s Blonde Cobra, formerly seen in a sold out mini comic. It’s the story of a woman on a blind date and the things that go wrong. NSFW!

Webcomic alert: The Secret Room by Ehud Lavski

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Ehud Lavski is a sometime cartoonist and screenwriter, and he has a bunch of often clever comics posted on his tumblr. His latest is called The Secret Room and it quickly racked up 100K views on Reddit if you go by that thing. It involves a couple who find a secret room in their apartment. […]

Webcomic alert: Maralinga 1956 by Jen Breach and Douglas Holgate

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Jen Breach and Douglas Holgate are Australian creators who have been working on a huge graphic novel called Clem Heatherington and the Ironwood Race for many years. To take a break from this long project, they started ANOTHER huge project, a webcomic called,Maralinga 1956. Here’s the pitch: Maralinga spins an alternative history from the 1956 […]

Kicktrolling is on the rise as funders become scammers

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“Kicktrolling” is a new word and one you may, sadly, be hearing a lot more about. The Beat broke the story last month about Kickstarter scammer “Encik Farhan”, who was funding over 100 projects at the highest level only to then dispute the charges and still get the goods. We’ve been hearing that this kind […]

Jeff Smith’s Tüki Save the Humans has launched!

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HERE! Smith’s much talked about new webcomic is set 2,000,000 years in the past and follows the first humans to leave Africa and their adventures. The comic will run every day until a first “episode” is finished. OH BOY!

NEW webcomic alert: Thanos, Darkseid and Dr. Doom – Carpool Buddies

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Aaaaand Justin Jordan and Rafer Roberts have updated their mundane villainy series with a brand new epic–in which Darkseid and Thanos get a new ride along buddy, Dr. Victor von Doom. PREVIOUSLY: This has been around for a while, but we never got round to posting it. Justin Jordan and Rafer Roberts have created a […]

Webcomic Alert: Sam Alden’s The Man That Dances In The Meadow

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The breakout cartoonist of 2013, Sam Alden has done it again.

Tapastic Announce Webtoon Based on Mobile Game ‘Golf Star’

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You’ll be hearing quite a bit from Tapastic over the next few years, I’d imagine, so here’s one to start with. This week the webtoon publisher have announced a deal with mobile game developer Com2uS to publish a webcomic based on their ‘Golf Star’ game.

Oni Press Announce Bad Machinery Vol 2

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Blummin’ great news out today, as Oni Press have announced a release date for Volume 2 of Bad Machinery, John Allison’s webcomic. This follows on from the success of volume one, which collected together his story The Case of the Team Spirit. Due in March next year, volume 2 will collect The Case of the […]

INTERVIEW: Paul Duffield Announces ‘The Firelight Isle’

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Paul Duffield has been working on a huge new project for a long time now, following the finale of his co-created web series Freakangels with Warren Ellis. But today we can exclusively reveal his next big work – The Firelight Isle, a webseries which will debut online and then subsequently be published through David Fickling […]

Allie Brosh is probably the best selling cartoonist of the year

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Allie Brosh’s debut book Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened came out earlier this week, and it’s selling very well. I took a snapshot of Amazon sales on Wednesday and just now. On Wednesday it was the #5 book over all, and it’s still the #8 […]

24 Hours of Halloween: Samhain Night

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Peggy Wolohan von Burkleo sent me along a link to her manga-style webcomic Samhain Night, which she describes as “a dark modern Celtic faerietale set in modern times.” Samnahain is of course the origianl Celtic name for the holiday we call Halloween, a time when the borders between worlds become thin. van Burkleo has contributed […]

INTERVIEW: Entering the Digital World of Tapastic

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Digital comics have been growing at a tremendous rate over the past years, with initiatives like Thrillbent gaining prominence on top of individual projects like Dinosaur Comics, or Dr McNinja. People are trying new things with content and accessibility, as well as community – which is where Tapastic comes into play.

Webcomic Alert: Bani Garu, Lea Hernandez’s history of Gainax

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BoingBoing has just introduced a new webcomic and it’s a doozy: Bani Garu, a history of Gainax Studio, the legendary Japanese animation studio. There’s an intro to the strip here and here’s the first episode. BOOKMARK IT. In 1989, I was an Ascended Anime Fangirl: I was picked to be the vice-president of General Products […]

First peek at Jeff Smith’s Tuki Save the Humans!, with CBLDF future unveiling

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With RASL running up the sales chart and soon to start racking up awards, Jeff Smith’s next project—a webcomic called Tüki Save the Humans! has been kept under wraps. But a teaser image has finally been released, and it’s been announced that Smith will officially unveil it November 10th a benefit brunch for the CBLDF […]