• 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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  • Incredible Indie Tuesdays: Oodles of Interviews

    Incredible Indie Tuesdays: Oodles of Interviews

    Big news in the indie comics-sphere was scant this week, probably thanks to the holiday, but there were lots of interesting, meaty interviews posted, on comics you don’t hear about every day.

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  • Thunderpaw: When a GIF is a Comic is Something New

    Thunderpaw: When a GIF is a Comic is Something New

    GIFs! GIFs in comics. Okay. I am WILD excited about gifs in comics. GIFs in comics push the definitions, question your complacency. WHY do you like “comics?” What makes “a comic?” This is animation, this is animated, but is it not a comic? It is. It takes what a comic has to be (a series of

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  • WWAC on the Town: Lush Launches Sandlewood Smugglers Graphic Novel

    WWAC on the Town: Lush Launches Sandlewood Smugglers Graphic Novel

    Gorilla Perfume, an offshoot of Lush Cosmetics, have published their first graphic novel: On the Trail of Sandalwood Smugglers – a “true tale of deceit, duplicity and decapitation.” It’s the story behind the new Smugglers’ Soul unisex perfume, which uses the sought-after ingredient sandalwood oil and whose bottle features the image of notorious sandalwood baron

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  • A Positronic Woman’s Plea: Include Trans Women In Fiction

    A Positronic Woman’s Plea: Include Trans Women In Fiction

    Earlier this year, Andrew Wheeler of ComicsAlliance listed resolutions that he wanted the comics industry to achieve. Among these resolutions was trans representation in the Big Two for superheroes. This has not yet come to pass in a prominent way. Al Ewing has Loki freely changing their appearance between male and female in Marvel Comics’ Loki:

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  • [NSFW] Sex Criminals Review: The Perfect Cervix

    [NSFW] Sex Criminals Review: The Perfect Cervix

    Sex Criminals #8 Matt Fraction (W), Chip Zdarsky (A) Image Comics The last issue ended with Suzie, Jon, and Rach adrift in a sea of black, with Suzie and Jon’s crimes suddenly exposed for Rach to see. This issue takes place a little bit later, so we aren’t shown what happened immediately after the end

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  • Fans Rally to #SaveStorm

    Fans Rally to #SaveStorm

    If you haven’t heard of #SaveStorm you’ve either been living under a rock or surfing space with Captain Marvel. Recent sales for Storm have been less than great, sending a ripple of anxiety fabout the series’ longevity in fans’ hearts everywhere. The cancellations of New Warriors, She-Hulk, Elektra, and All New X-Factor are just recent examples

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  • [TW] Belief Is Radical: Believe Shia LaBeouf

    [TW] Belief Is Radical: Believe Shia LaBeouf

    During an interview with Dazed Digital earlier this week, actor Shia LaBeouf shared the knowledge that he was raped during a performance art project. We believe him. General response to the news was familiar: you don’t need me to tell you how people reacted to a man, a famous man, saying that he was raped. Abused

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  • Recommended Listening: James Baldwin, The Fire This Time

    Recommended Listening: James Baldwin, The Fire This Time

    The Sunday Edition is a long-running CBC Radio program. This morning, host Michael Enright interviewed famed American dancer and coreographer, now the executive artistic director of New York Live Arts, Bill T. Jones. The group staged a performance this year called James Baldwin, This Time! based on the writer and critic’s work. Enright and Jones had a

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