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26. Black Comics Month: Clusterf@#K

I’m a firm believer that we shouldn’t celebrate black history or women’s history only one month a year, but 365 days (or even 366 days) a year. However Black History Month has given rise to Black Comics Month and a a website covering all kinds of comics. By special arrangement with that site’s mastermind, Miz […]

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27. Review: Meags Fitzgerald continues to her autobiographical innovations with Long Red Hair

In Meags Fitzgerald’s previous book, Photobooth: A Biography, which documented just about anything you ever wondered about photo booths, she went far beyond her central subject, wrapping in segments of autobiography, making it a work about a wider swathe that her more intimate moments exist within. For Long Red Hair she does the exact opposite, focusing […]

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28. MATT CHATS: IDW Editor Bobby Curnow on the Balance Between Licenses and Original Concepts

TET REG COVER ISSUE01IDW is mainly known for its publication of licensed work, such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers and My Little Pony. But the publisher has been transitioning lately with a renewed focus on creator-owned comics, first by acquiring Top Shelf and now by starting the Comics Experience imprint, home to some great titles like Tet and Gutter Magic. Editor Bobby Curnow is […]

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29. Lemire and Nguyen’s DESCENDER enlists a screenwriter

DESCENDERJeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s lovely Image series Descender was picked up by Sony for adaptation into a feature film last year before the first issue even hit the stands. It was even the subject of a big bidding war between studios, with the “House of Spidey” winning out. Just a little over 12 months later (by […]

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30. Four French women cartoonists turn down knighthoods to protest poor treatment

20160131-monty.jpgby Xavier Lancel [Editor’s note: our French correspondent Xavier Lancel turned in a more knowledgeable view of the ongoing controversy surrounding Angouleme, but the minute he turned it in, a NEW phase of the controversy arose: four female cartoonists turning down their selection as Knights of Letters. Male winner Riad Sattouf has accepted his but […]

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31. Avatar schedules a monthly visit to the movies with CINEMA PURGATORIO

photo-originalAvatar Press might not be a publisher that most fans keep their eye on, however the company publishes key titles from important creators like Alan Moore (V for Vendetta) and Kevin O’Neil (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen). Avatar recently launched a Kickstarter for the newest project from the two creators titled Cinema Purgatorio with a […]

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32. Jansson and Burgos elected to Eisner Hall of Fame; 14 more nominees

As is tradition, this year’s Eisner Awards judges have selected two cartonists to be automaticallyinducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for 2016: Carl Burgos (Golden Age creator of The Human Torch) and Tove Jansson (cartoonist of the internationally popular “Moomins”). An additional 14 nominees were announced, from which four will be selected: […]

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33. DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales December 2015: “And Lo, There Shall Be a Rebirth…”

dktmr-cv2-1-25-var-a9a7dWhat does Rebirth mean for DC's financial futures?

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34. The gigantic beard that was on one comic book writer is no more…

jason aaron beardFor a long time, writer Jason Aaron (Star Wars and Southern Bastards to name but two) has had one of the most impressive beard in comics. But last night, as shown in Instagram, all that ended.

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35. The Dark Knight Film Tie-in Game That Might Have Been

Batman-the-dark-knight-7358620-1600-1200Before Rocksteady’s Batman Arkham trilogy proved how top tier comic book properties could be perfectly adapted in the world of blockbuster video games; Electronic Arts was setting up to once again release a tie-in Batman game alongside Christopher Nolan’s second Bat film, The Dark Knight in 2008 . It would not have been their first Batman endeavor […]

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36. Review: Two rich offerings in Nobrow’s 17 x 23 series

Nobrow Press’ 17 x 23 series highlights accomplished smaller works in a pleasing package that speaks to graphic novel consumers who might not seek out short comics stories. Two recent releases are particularly success in the way they take story forms of old and present them through a modern lens, making traditional lessons applicable to […]

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37. The Best (so far) of Hourly Comics Day 2016: The Dinosaurs are Still Dead

CaJzgH-UcAEQvXYThe best (so far) of Hourly Comics Day 2016!

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38. Support diversity in comics? You need to support the BLACK kickstarter

There's been a lot of tweeting and tumblring about the need for more diversity in comics. And now you can make comics more diverse! Here is a chance to actually support a project by African-American creators that deals frankly with racial issues from a non-white perspective. BLACK is a new kickstarter for a graphic novel written by Kwanza Osajyefo (aka Kwanza Johnson)and Tim Smith III with art by Jamal Igle with additional art by Khary Randolph. Former Vertigo editor Sarah Litt will oversee the production. The story is high concept: what if only black people could become superheroes? Let your mind wander over that.

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39. Marvel cancels Black Knight with issue #5

Writer Frank Tieri has confirmed that Marvel’s Black Knight will end with issue #5: Ok, bad news time, folks… I can officially talk about this now and can confirm that yeah, issue #5 of BLACK KNIGHT will indeed be our last. It sucks and there’s a lot I could say about it but in the […]

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40. Angoulême controversy just won’t stop, as the jury issues an apology and Franck Bondoux continues to be un douchebag gigantesque

The controversy over the “faux Fauves” at Saturday’s awards ceremony at the Angoulême comics festival just won’t die down, and festival director Frank Bondous has been revealed as even more of a Sepp Blatter-like asshole enormé – AS IF THAT WERE EVEN POSSIBLE. And yet it is. As you may recall. on Saturday night, the […]

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41. Alan Payne joins Dynamite as vp of Sales and Marketing

Completing today’s personnel merry go round, Alan Payne, formerly of IDW, has joined Dynamite as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Payne perviously worked at ToykoPop, Malibu and Dream Haven Books, so suffice to say he’s one of comics most experienced execs in the book trade, and he should do a lot to grow Dynamite’s […]

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42. Personnel moves at Oni: Yarwood, Reed and McIntire

It’s hiring season in comics! Portland’s Oni Press has joined the party, hiring Andrew McIntire as Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Rachel Reed as publicity coordinator, and promoting Ari Yarwood to Managing Editor. I think we don’t really think about Oni a lot of the time when talking about comics publishers, but they’ve been […]

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43. Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 2/1/16: Cartoonist arrested for running a website without a license

venture_lg§ Nice Art: Artist Patrick Léger created a series of posters for The Venture Bros. Because THE VENTURE BROS. ARE BACK. He even designed a mural. And here’s more. This guy is so good! My Venture Bros billboard is going up as a mural in Williamsburg! :D pic.twitter.com/RGqsqZNiJx — Patrick Léger (@frenchprinter) January 27, 2016 […]

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44. Young Adult Librarians Select Great Graphic Novels for Teens!

Since 2007, YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, part of the American Library Association, has been releasing lists of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. The long list (112 titles this year!), and Top Ten titles, are released in January, after the Midwinter Conference. Although not as prestigious as the Newbery or Caldecott honors, the […]

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45. MoCCA Festival 2016 announces guests of honor: Bell, Blechman, Gloeckner, Liew and Sugar

The 2016 MoCCA Arts Festival has just announced this year’s Guests of Honor and they are: Cece Bell, author of the phenomenal middle grade graphic memoir El Deafo (winner of the Newberry Honor and an Eisner Award) R.O. Blechman, Emmy Award-winning illustrator, animator, cartoonist and author. Phoebe Gloeckner, whose subversive classic The Diary of a […]

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46. In the spirit of giving, Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter donates $1 million to Donald Trump fundraiser

Last night, as you may have heard, Donald Trump showed how he was the toughest guy on the planet, who can stand up to Putin and Kim Jong Il, by running away from Megyn Kelly, the world’s most terrifying person. Instead of being grilled by Fox personnel on the GOP debate, Trump launched his own, […]

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47. On The Scene: Our Comics,Ourselves Illuminates The History of Comics Diversity

20160121_204212Interference Archive's Our Comics, Ourselves ongoing art exhibit is a powerful reminder of how comics have always been an expression of personal issues from many viewpoints.

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48. JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION coming to Cartoon Network

JLA_Poster_v3b1-2-720x1080The days of not having the Justice League on television are coming to an end, as it was announced today that Justice League Action, a new quarter hour animated series starring the team is coming to Cartoon Network.

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49. First look: Faith #2 and how Valiant got a viral hit

Valiant Comics relaunched as a publisher in 2012, and they’ve certainly done most things right since then, putting out quality comics with high level talent, and reaching out to fans on all levels—as the support for CEO Dinesh Shamdasani in our Person of the Year voting shows. They’ve gotten attention for relaunches of long running […]

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50. Angoulême Festival manages to get even worse by humiliating cartoonists with “Faux Fauves”

Angoulême has really jumped the shark this year. Not content with showing a medieval level knowledge of art and comics history by claiming that there were no significant women in the history of comics, the Festival has outraged everyone with what, from Google translate and the flood of legit outrage on my social media, was […]

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