Author: Rosie Knight

Women Making Comics: Tillie Walden Talks Process and Creation

Tillie Walden is one of the most exciting cartoonists alive. From her beautiful brutally honest diary comics which ran for almost a year on her Patreon, through her small press comics about queer teens, to her epic sci-fi webcomic On a Sunbeam, Walden has staked her name as a creative force to reckoned with. To celebrate the release of Tillie’s brand new autobiographical ice skating graphic novel Spinning I chatted to Tillie about her process as a cartoonist and creator. Tillie is a prolific creator, creating comics at a startling rate, Spinning was no different for the 22 year...

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5 Creepy Christmas Comic Book Covers

In the word’s of everyone’s favorite British beard-rock band Wizard, “It’s CHRIIIISSTTTMMASSS!!” Which means that it’s the perfect time to look at some weird old comics, and say, “What the fuck were they thinking?” So stuff your stockings full of these seriously strange Christmas covers from the big two, and then remember that whatever you’re working on is valid and amazing and at least you’ve yet to make a cover showing a cowboy shooting Santa in the face in front of a smiling family to make sure he spreads Christmas cheer. Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #122  Because gun-toting...

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5 Terrible Image Crossover Comics

Before Image Comics was a bastion of creator rights (lol), they too were just a publisher putting out shitty crossovers. Yes, the Image Boys were born and raised in the Big Two, so why on Earth would they do anything differently? These crossovers were almost all terrible—like much of Image’s early output—and occasionally included some seminal creators on some really weird stories. Heck, Kirkman wishes he was a founder so bad that he actually tried to reboot the Image crossover tradition in 2009 … and failed miserably (but more on that later). For now, enjoy these terrible, horrible, very...

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Comics Has An Abuse Problem: Taneka Stotts Opens Up About Her Assault At SDCC

Comics has long been an industry rife with abuse, exploitation, and seriously problematic behavior from creators and publishers alike. But despite the apparently inevitable, many of us strive to make the space better, to excommunicate those who harm others, and to create authentic work that speaks to our lived experience whilst navigating the often racist, misogynist, and homophobic minefield that is the comics industry. Taneka Stotts is a writer, creator, and editor who constantly works to generate spaces for marginalized people in comics. Her work includes putting together anthologies like Elements and the Beyond series to give platform to...

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7 Horrible Superhero Gifts for Your Arch Nemesis

As the holiday season creeps closer, we’re inundated with shining, glittering things trying to tempt us away from our money. But for every incredible fun gift idea we see, there are at least 100 awful things that no one would (or sometimes should!) ever want. So I collected together seven of the worst possible comic book themed things you could buy for anyone on Kal-El’s green Earth. Maybe you’ve picked someone in Secret Santa who used your work mug? Maybe you hate the holidays? Or maybe you just love bad stuff like me? Whatever the reason you clicked on...

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