Author: KM Bezner

Incredible Indie Tuesday: #VisibleWomen

On Sunday, the unofficial queen of comics, Kelly Sue DeConnick, put out a call for women artists under the hashtag #VisibleWomen… Women comic book artists who'd like a signal boost, tweet me yr portfolio links today/tomorrow & I'll RT. #VisibleWomen — Kelly Sue Demonic (@kellysue) March 6, 2016 …and by Monday, hundreds of artists had responded with links to their comics and portfolios. Though DeConnick had to stop retweeting around noon on Monday, many creators have continued to boost the hashtag and share their work. Some folks have even used it as an opportunity to seek out new talent or...

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Incredible Indie Tuesday: Kickstart All the Comics

Hi everyone! My name is KM, and I’m takin’ over this ship. You’ll still get your weekly dose of indie comics goodness, you just might see a bit more about webcomics and self-published comics because I spend too much time on the internet. But enough about that. Let’s talk comics! This month has seen a lot of excellent comic Kickstarters. Last week, Annie Stoll (Ode), and Kevin Jay Stanton (FEZZINE) raised nearly $300,000 for the stunning three volume feminist anthology 1001 Knights. The anthology features the work of over 250 artists, and will be available for non-backers to purchase...

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Dogears: Fifteen Epic Heart-Shaped Dogs

Helen and Troy’s Epic Road Quest A. Lee Martinez Orbit July 16, 2013 I have a couple of authors that I follow closely, anxiously awaiting the release of their next books. Martinez was one of those authors for many years, I’ve read everything he’s written since his first book, Gil’s All Fright Diner, in 2005. But this one slipped past me somehow and I was overjoyed when I picked it up at 57th Street Books. Helen is just like most teenage girls: she has a light crush on a boy, the boy everyone has a crush on, named Troy....

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Dogears: Go Big or Go Home

Anything Could Happen Will Walton PUSH, an imprint of Scholastic May 26, 2015 Tretch Farm is in love with his best friend. That would be hard enough for any teenager but his best friend is Matt Gooby and they live in a small Southern town where it’s not easy to be gay. What’s even worse is that Matt wants Tretch to help him date beautiful Amy, and Lana the bookstore clerk seems to be crushing on Tretch herself! It’s all too much when he just really wants to kiss Matt. But that’s not how it works out. This cute teen...

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Reading Diaries: Ravens, Sparrows, and Horror Oh My!

Christa: I’m sure I read other books/comics this month, but the one at the forefront of my mind is The Heart Goes Last—the latest novel from literary giant Margaret Atwood. Like The Handmaid’s Tale and the MaddAddam Trilogy, The Heart Goes Last takes place in the future. But not quite as far into the future as her other books. I don’t think it’s her strongest novel, but it’s filled with Atwood’s classic dark humour, and I was deeply intrigued by the story and the lengths the character’s would go to just for some economic security and a semblance of...

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