Year: 2013

Webcomics Capsules: orphans, fantasy and unicorns

Welcome to another round of webcomics short reviews! This week we have comedies and mysteries, newbies and long-runners. If you like fantasy, this is for you: disney-esque irony, fairy tales or medieval quests, they are all here. Camp Weedonwantcha KATIE RICE UPDATES: MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS GENRE: SURREAL DRAMEDY The premise of Camp Weedonwantcha is a…

Three Fall Conventions

As part of my resolution to reconnect with my geeky pursuits, I made it out to three conventions this fall: The Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo, GeekGirlCon, and Pure Speculation. The Edmonton Expo – Edmonton, Canada; September 28 & 29, 2013 I arrived at the new Northlands Expo Centre on a sunny autumn afternoon to find…

Buying Last Minute? Buy Local!

It’s less than a week before Christmas and you may have a few (or like me, several) gifts left to purchase. The gift certificates and pre-paid credit cards hanging on the wrack at the grocery store check out lane are looking more tempting with each passing day. “Who doesn’t like scratch-offs and chocolate?” you ask…

Last Minute Gift Guide 2: Stuff and things

Wait, you’re STILL shopping? Girl, I thought we had you covered with that last round of recommendations. Oh, you’re looking for some seeing-you-after-Christmas-so-I-can-be-horrendously-late gifts! Well then. We’ve got you covered with these online buys. Like our last roundup of cool things, we’ve held back on posting prices, due to the internationality of our readership (and…

Awesome Comics Awards: Seeking nominations!

We’re looking for the best of 2013–according to you. We’ve got lots of categories, so skip the ones that you’re stumped by. In the comments, nominate up to 3 people/things per category. If we haven’t specified, the category is open to people doing print and/or web work. So tell us, dear readers, what did your…

News & Things: Wet Hot Ant-Man Summer

News Paul Rudd in Talks for Ant-Man We may have our Hank Pym! Paul Rudd is in early negotiations for Edgar Wright’s long-gestating Ant-Man film. Lauren Faust on Super Best Friends Forever DC Collectibles talks to Faust about her SBFF (“SssBOOFs!”) character designs. 27 Pieces of Denys Cowan Art Missing Original concept art and comic…

Shiagiarism 2: Electric LaBeoufaloo

Today Buzzfeed reported that Shia not only plagiarized Dan Clowes in his short film, and Yahoo! Answers in his apology for plagiarizing Dan Clowes, he also plagiarized Charles Bukowski and several other writers in his original comics. And then he plagiarized Tiger Woods in his apology for plagiarizing Bukowski. Is Shia for real with all…

Last Minute Gift Guide: Books and Comics

Still shopping, huh? Don’t worry, we’ve got some ideas for you. We’ve held back on prices—availability, shipping, and prices vary so much—but rest assured, a wide variety of price points is represented. Today we’ve got book and comic book recommendations. Come back Friday for recommendations on geeky stuff and things.

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