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When Cape & Cowl Comics in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, fell upon tough times, customers organized a “cash mob,” with each participant spending at least $10 at the store.
In a rare video interview, Hajime Isayama discusses the inspiration for the blockbuster manga, and enduring repeated rejection by publishers.
With a metro population of 20 million, Cairo suffers from all the traffic, pollution and noise problems you’d expect from the wold’s 10th-largest urban area. Even lifelong residents can find daily life in the city’s crowded streets to be a struggle. But how would a superhero fare in Egypt’s capital? That’s what 20-year-old Hossam Atef […]
Despite what you might believe, the problem isn’t that female superheroes are oversexualized in comics and on film — no, according to Fox & Friends, it’s they’re not being sexualized enough. In a particularly odd segment of Sunday’s show that frequently tipped into full-on parody, co-host Clayton Morris began by worrying that test footage from […]
Street Angel and Afrodisiac creator Jim Rugg was participating in one of those 10-question interviews when the website asked one he found problematic: F, Marry, or Kill. They used to play this game a lot on Howard Stern, so since I have no original ideas we’re going to play The Comics Tavern version. You must […]
AdHouse will collect Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca ‘s classic Street Angel into a fancy 176-page hardcover. According to The Comics Reporter, the collection will resemble AdHouse’s Afrodisiac volume (which was, indeed, pretty fancy). It also looks like the publisher is releasing a slipcase version so you can house your copies of Afrodisiac and Street […]
Digital comics | The Korea Times takes a look at the comics market in that country, where government suppression of comic books in the 1990s (and school-sponsored book burnings even before that) has combined with the current demand for free digital material (in the form of the wildly popular “webtoons”) to create an uncertain environment […]
After growing to 2 percent the size of the direct market in the last quarter of 2013, the crowdfunding sector of comics stumbled in January, even while the younger Patreon expanded. Following up on my number-crunching and analysis from last month, I’ve continued tracking the progress of a market within comics that’s only beginning to […]
Retailing | Fans of the Fall River, Massachusetts, retailer StillPoint Comics, Cards & Games kicked in $5,000 in a GoFundMe campaign to keep the store in business. The shop, which opened in 1997, had to close for 10 days last month after its power was shut off. [The Herald News] Publishing | Following confirmation last […]
It’s difficult to find solid synergy between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the current comics line. On one hand, that’s a good thing; not everything should stop and shift on a Hollywood dime. On the other, you’d think there would be at least one book that followed the Avengers movie characters. Anyone familiar with the […]
Jim Rugg is an interesting and fun guy to talk to. The Pittsburgh-based cartoonists, whose resume includes such diverse genre work as Street Angel, Adventure Time and the Plain Jane series for DC’s late Minx imprint, is someone who has clearly studied comics -– and certain comic artists specifically -– very closely, and has a genuine […]
These Jim Rugg-drawn variant covers for IDW Publishing’s G.I. Joe Special Missions comic aren’t exactly new, and in fact some of them have already been released into the wild, but I thought they were worth sharing because a) they’re awesome, b) I haven’t seen them before, at least not all together, so maybe you haven’t […]
Some people wear their influences on their sleeve, while others absorb it into their own style and, from time to time, shout it from the rooftops. Jim Rugg is doing the latter in a stunning pin-up he created for the recent Extreme Comics fanzine Rub The Blood. Extreme is the brainchild of Rob Liefeld, whose […]
While many of us are preoccupied with Tuesday’s election, Guy Fawkes Day or what titles we’ll pick up at the comic store, Matt Hawkins’ mind is on something far more important, and far more personal: that day, exactly two years ago, when he nearly took his own life. On his Facebook page, the president and […]
Jim Rugg has a fascinating post on his blog spelling out how he made his latest zine, a collection of old comics ads. It starts with an idea and runs through every part of the creation process, including such nuts-and-bolts matters as getting paper and refurbished printer cartridges to cut down the cost. Rugg and […]