• Interview with Ryan North

    Interview with Ryan North

    Dinosaur Comics. Machine of Death. Galaga. To Be Or Not To Be. Whispered Apologies. That’s right. We’re talking about that mad genius Ryan North. Earlier this week he took the time to answer my questions about webcomics and other such coolness. First things first, what is your favorite dinosaur? T. rex is my favourite species,

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  • Interview: Amy T. Falcone on Clique Refresh

    Interview: Amy T. Falcone on Clique Refresh

    Amy T. Falcone is a freelance illustrator and comic creator. Like many denizens of the internet, I was introduced to Falcone when she was a contestant on the Penny Arcade reality webseries Strip Search. After the series concluded, Falcone relocated to Seattle, WA to pursue a career in comics; it has been a pleasure to

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  • Comics! Archery! Shooting Lines: Shannon’s answers

    The first response to my archery-comics crossover survey comes from Hawkeye fan Shannon Cooke! Find out more about this series of mini-interviews, and get involved, here. Tell us about yourself. Are you currently an active archer? When did you first take up a bow? I actually recently stopped because of a lot of drama surrounding the current place

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  • Kate Beaton and Lynn Johnston at TCAF 2014

    This year, the Toronto Comic Arts Festival kicked off with an hour-long panel discussion with Kate Beaton and Lynn Johnston, moderated by Raina Telgemeier. Almost an embarrassment of riches for the audience, the cartoonists chatted informally about their careers, their ambitions, and the state of the comics and cartooning industries. It was savvy scheduling, particularly with the recent finalization

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  • Batman75: The Origin of Huntress

    This Batman75 essay is just a part of what guest poster Diane Darcy could say about the history of the Huntress mantle. Originally planning to take us through a long and troubled history in celebration of Helenas — no matter the surname, a strong-willed, straight-shooting, purple force for justice — this in-depth piece introduces us to the

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  • Short & Sweet: Into The Woods

    Dolltopia Abby Denson Green Candy Press Dolltopia is a society for weary dolls. Dolls that are tired of being forced into tired gender roles, constantly smiling no matter what they feel, and living out warped human fantasies of what life is supposed to be like. The story follows Kitty from the time she is assembled

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  • That Goddamn Flash Trailer

    That Goddamn Flash Trailer

    As David Uzumeri said to me on Twitter, “not just me!” We are apparently alone in our disdain for the CW’s upcoming Flash television series. Team Superhero, you have lost me with this one — a bloodless, note-perfect execution of one superhero trope after another. But little more than that. We open with a slow pan

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  • Accent Status, A Review of the Constantine Trailer

    As a Hellblazer reader with very strong opinions about adaptations, I wasn’t planning to watch the trailer for NBC’s upcoming Constantine. However, the reactions to it across my social media networks were pretty positive, so I thought I should give it a chance. Immediate reactions to the trailer, in real time: If this is set

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  • Rainbow Rowell Interviewed At The Toronto Public Library

    Rainbow Rowell Interviewed At The Toronto Public Library

    YA bestselling author Rainbow Rowell visited the Toronto Public Library this past Thursday to answer questions from Elaine Lui, creator of LaineyGossip, author of The Squawking Chicken and overall Rainbow Rowell fangirl. They spoke in a crowded room of fans about Rowell’s life, her books, the upcoming Eleanor and Park movie and the importance of diversity.

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  • Archery! Comics! Shooting Lines: Laura’s answers

    Archery! Comics! Shooting Lines: Laura’s answers

    Back again, with another perspective on how comics and other genre media can support your love of archery. Today’s response to my archery-comics crossover survey comes from  enthusiast Laura! Find out more about this series of mini-interviews, and get involved, here. Can you relate to Laura’s journey? Tell us about yourself. Are you currently an active archer? When

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  • News & Things: Awesome Comic Adaptations, Ahoy!

    News & Things: Awesome Comic Adaptations, Ahoy!

    Walking Dead videogame debuts new trailer for upcoming Episode 3 Tomorrow is the release of the latest episode of the much-praised The Waking Dead: The Game Season Two.  The series, which follows different characters set in the same universe as the comic, is notable for its sophisticated storytelling and emotional depth of its characters. For anyone who

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  • BookCon Notices #WeNeedDiverseBooks

    BookCon Notices #WeNeedDiverseBooks

    The same day ReedPOP, the company behind BookCon, added more diverse authors to their line up, they announced a panel called “The World Agrees: #WeNeedDiverseBooks,” based on the popular hashtag that trended around the world.  ReedPOP has suffered under the backlash of public indignation at the lack of diversity in their original lineup, yet, like

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  • BrickFair: LEGO Fan Festival

    This weekend, BrickFair New England hit Manchester, NH. From their site, they boast LEGO models, displays and trains over 30,000 square feet. I arrived around 1pm and the exhibit hall was busy. The event appeared to attract mostly families and there were games and activities geared towards younger children. For $5, you could buy a

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  • Review: X-Men: No More Humans

    X-Men: No More Humans Mike Carey Salvador Larroca Marvel Comics “No more mutants” was the cry heard ‘round the Marvel Universe, when the conclusion to the “House of M” event in 2005 decimated the mutant population and made the X-Men bigger outcasts than they had ever been before. X-Men: No More Humans obviously wants to

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  • Brian Wood Leaving X-Men

    Brian Wood Leaving X-Men

    Brian Wood has left X-Men, he stated on Twitter today. “FYI, I left the title on my own accord, no drama, no pressure, just moving on,” he wrote. He has been on the title since May of last year, after penning runs on X-Men, Volume 3 and Ultimate Comics: X-Men. Brian’s last issue will be

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  • Batwoman and DADT, Karen K. Burrows

    Batwoman and DADT, Karen K. Burrows

    When Kate Kane admits she’s gay in Detective Comics 859 (November 2009, Greg Rucka / J.H. Williams III), she does a lot more than out herself. Under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), the US law that prohibited gays and lesbians from serving openly in the country’s military, she gets herself kicked out of college and

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