• Old Man Grumpus at the Con: How to Win Friends and Influence Sales

    Old Man Grumpus at the Con: How to Win Friends and Influence Sales

    EYES ON THE PRIZE: How to get new and youthful punters to approach your table, as an art-man working largely before the current generation could even read! Some creators find it easy — gaining fans, treating them well, and improving the social side of the industry as they get new, excited eyes on the goods that

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  • Multifarious: Welcome to the Future

    Multifarious: Welcome to the Future

    Famous Avant Garde Painting Discovered…in Stuart Little’s Living Room? Discovery of famous lost pieces of art aren’t completely unknown, but you don’t exactly expect to see them in the house of a CGI mouse voiced by Michael J. Fox. A work by Hungarian avant-garde artist Róbert Berény was recently unearthed when an art historian spotted

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  • Old Guard Comics Dudes: Stop Hiding Behind Your Cosplay Hate

    Old Guard Comics Dudes: Stop Hiding Behind Your Cosplay Hate

     Comics artist Pat Broderick once drew Batman: Year Three, Doom 2099, and Micronauts. He quit drawing those things in the 90’s and left the industry, during a time when many were doing so, because comics suuuuuuuucked to work in due to the industry bottoming out after what is called the “speculator boom.” Now he’s back

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  • Preacher Adaptation Gets an AMC Pilot

    Preacher Adaptation Gets an AMC Pilot

    The small-screen adaptations of beloved comics series continue: AMC has picked up a pilot episode of the TV adaptation of Preacher. Executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, as well as episode writer/showrunner Breaking Bad alumnus Sam Catlin, will be bringing the first of (hopefully) many episodes to geek and non-geek audiences alike. No word

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  • It’s Show Time: IDW Announces Jem Comic Creative Team

    It’s Show Time: IDW Announces Jem Comic Creative Team

    IDW Publishing has officially released the creative lineup for their new Jem and the Holograms comic, which is set to debut in early 2015. Writer Kelly Thompson and artist Ross Campbell are responsible for bringing the popular 80s cartoon to a modern audience in comic format. On her blog, Thompson stated: Ross’s and my pitch to

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  • Con Diaries: Metatopia

    Con Diaries: Metatopia

    Metatopia bills itself as a game design festival, not a game conference. The difference lies in the purpose: Metatopia is for game design professionals to playtest their current projects. You can’t buy most of the games there yet, although you may recognize some of the game titles from a Kickstarter. You can register as a

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  • Bruise: Sarah Horrocks at Sacred Prism

    Bruise: Sarah Horrocks at Sacred Prism

    Sarah Horrocks talks comics with high standards, entry level requirements, and no quarter given. Reviewing her work feels like an exam. I’m raising my hand in McGonagall’s class. Bruise, her 2014 risograph from Sacred Prism, is the first time I’ve read Horrocks’ comic output. I’ve looked at her art before, I’ve read her crit, and

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  • The Twin Peaks Log: S.1 E.6

    The Twin Peaks Log: S.1 E.6

    Welcome to our biweekly roundtable of Twin Peaks where we are working our way through every. Single. Episode. Some of us are regulars and some of us newbies, but none of our experiences are the same. So get yourself a damn fine cup of coffee, watch along with us, and feel free to chime in

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