Author: Annie Bulloch

Cook Your Comics: Monitor Duty Lasagna

Monitor duty: it’s the superhero team job for which I am best suited, what with my lack of superpowers or fighting skills. I’m good at staring at screens for long periods of time, occasionally pointing at something and saying, “Hey, we need to fix that!” A big part of my job is writing and editing and monitoring social media. It’s easy enough for me to fix any issues in written pieces I’m working on, but it’s very difficult to do anything about the awful, ignorant, hateful things some people say to and about each other online. As much as...

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An Interview with LUMBERJANES Writer Grace Ellis and Artist Brooke A. Allen

Grace Ellis is a writer most well-known for co-creating Lumberjanes and her work on the site Autostraddle. She is a proud native of wondrous Ohio and when she’s not coming up with amazing mix-tapes, she’s most likely enjoying nature and the great outdoors. Brooke Allen is a cartoonist/illustrator spending most days in DC with her best pup Dog Linus drawing Lumberjanes and doing covers and shorts for glorious things like Regular Show, Adventure Time, and Bravest Warriors. When it launched in 2014, Lumberjanes became an immediate hit for BOOM! Studios, and remains one of the publisher’s bestselling original series. Lumberjanes was created by writers...

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Review: Darth Vader #1

Darth Vader #1 Writer: Kieron Gillen (W), Salvatore Larroca (A), Adi Granov (cover) Marvel Comics February 11, 2015 (This essay contains minor plot spoilers for Darth Vader #1.) Last month, I raved about how much fun I had reading Star Wars #1. In that piece, I mentioned enjoying something cool Darth Vader did, and talked a little about how the audience’s familiarity with Vader could be a disadvantage. He’s been a big part of our culture since 1977. And now that everyone knows all about his childhood too, “it’s easy to take him for granted and forget how dangerous...

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Cook Your Comics: Big Bertha’s Big Molasses Muffins

Not familiar with Bitch Planet? Check out our other coverage of this series and read all about it! As soon as I read Bitch Planet #3, the origin story of the indomitable Penny Rolle, I wanted the recipe to make the muffins that were such an integral part of the story. I also felt like crying and cheering and getting a “non-compliant” tattoo, but there’s a big part of my brain that fixated on the muffins right away. That part of my brain is loud and persistent. I love to cook, and I love to eat. I always have....

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Con Season Survival Guide

Con season is already underway for many of us, and while surviving a con may not be as stressful as surviving a zombie apocalypse, they’re pretty damn close. So, I polled our amazing staff and contributors, who are seasoned con pros, mind you, to share their tips for surviving con season. 1. Cardio (or maintain your energy) Maintaining optimum energy levels is a must at cons. Laura B. says you should “eat a large breakfast before you hit the con floor to fuel you throughout the day.” Angel recommends granola bars and water for midday cravings, or in some cases, when you end up...

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