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End of the world, with cats: Andrew MacLean on ‘ApocalyptiGirl’

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Andrew MacLean is one of many artists I’ve enjoyed following over the past few years, from his self-published work on the two volumes of Head Lopper to his collaborations with writers like Jim Gibbons, Nolan T Jones and Jamie Gambell. This year he’ll be hitting comics in a big way with the release of ApocalyptiGirl, a graphic novel about a girl, a cat and an apocalypse.

Due out May 20 from Dark Horse (and listed in the current Previews), ApocalyptiGirl is both written and drawn by MacLean. I spoke with him about the book, as well as his plans for more Head Lopper.

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Schubert’s ‘Blobby Boys’ returns in May from Koyama Press

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“Imagine The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as pot-smoking punks.”

Courtesy of Koyama Press, we’re pleased to offer a look at Blobby Boys 2, the follow-up to Alex Schubert’s award-winning comic. Schubert’s bold, machine-precise images, tell the story of a band of “salacious and slimy Saturday Morning cast-offs,” and the wannabe keyboardist/fan who wants to join them.

Check out the preview and more information below. Blobby Boys 2 arrives in May.

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Exclusive preview | John Leguizamo’s ‘Ghetto Klown’

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As part of ROBOT 6’s sixth anniversary celebration, we’re pleased to present an exclusive look at Ghetto Klown, the graphic novel adaptation of John Leguizamo’s award-winning one-man Broadway show, from Abrams ComicArts.

Airing in 2014 as an HBO comedy special, Ghetto Klown takes audiences from the actor/comedian’s memories of his adolescence in Queens, New York, to his involvement in ’80s avant-garde theater to his motion-picture career, introducing some of the colorful characters he encountered along the way.

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Preview | Mummies play hoops (for keeps) in ‘Fantasy Sports’

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While basketball season will be over by the time the summer rolls around, fans jonesin’ for some hoops in July can check out Sam Bosma‘s Fantasy Sports, the Nobrow Press expanded edition of his self-published comic Fantasy Basketball.

Previously available directly from Bosma on Gumroad, the new edition expands the original award-winning comic into an oversized hardcover. Combining elements of sports manga, video games and old-fashioned tomb raiding, this new version is in full color, which makes Bosma’s beautiful drawings pop.

Check out a preview, as well as additional information on the book, below.

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Brian shares his Hulk-sized Shelf Porn

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Welcome to Shelf Porn, our weekly trip into the abode of a fan. Today Brian invites us into his home, showing us his graphic novels, toys and much more.

If you’d like to see your collection here, you can find instructions on how to submit it at the end of this post.

Now here’s Brian …

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Emily Carroll webcomic delivers a few nightmares before Christmas

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Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods is currently making the rounds on various year-end “Best of” lists and no doubt will be under a few trees later this week. But if you want a little horror in your holidays before you get to the unwrapping, the webcomics creator has posted a brand new holiday-themed horror tale titled “All Along the Wall” on her website.

So grab some eggnog, curl up with your favorite electronic device and beware the monster in the corner …

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Amazing Spider-Fan shows us his Shelf Porn

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Happy holidays and welcome to Shelf Porn, your weekly look at one fan’s collection. Today we show off the web-tangled shelves of Alex in the Philippines, a huge fan of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

If you’d like to see your collection here, you can find instructions on how to submit it at the end of this post.

And now let’s swing into things with Alex …

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Shelf Porn | Action figures and more from Nebraska

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn, our weekly look at one fan’s collection. Today’s shelves come from Brendan in Nebraska, who shares his collection of action figures and more.

If you’d like to see your collection here, you can find instructions on how to submit it at the end of this post.

And now here’s Brendan …

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Everybody wants a piece of the action (figures) in today’s Shelf Porn

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn, our weekly look at one fan’s collection. Today Michael shows us his action figures and more, including his own TARDIS!

If you’d like to see your collection featured here on ROBOT 6, you can find instructions on how to do so at the end of this post.

And now here’s Michael …

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When aliens make amends: Nolan T Jones on ‘Colonial Souls’

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After lifetimes spent conquering alien species, what happens when a race of humanoid bugs finds itself about to die out, and is forced to work with others to survive? That’s part of the premise of Colonial Souls by Nolan T Jones and Andrew MacLean, a four-issue science fiction series Jones is self-publishing digitally.

The first issue arrived earlier this month, and the second went live this morning on the comics’ website (where you can also find previews of both issues). In addition to buying single issues, you can also get a price break by opting to purchase a subscription to the full series.

I spoke with Nolan about the comic, its distribution method and his other projects, including the role-playing website roll20.net.

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Come for the Shelf Porn, stay for the arcade games

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Happy Saturday and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today’s collection comes from Tom, who shows us his collection of statues, original art, arcade games and more.

If you’d like to see your collection featured here on ROBOT 6, you can find instructions on how to do so at the end of this post.

And now here’s Tom …

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James Gunn reveals ‘Guardians’ secret ‘Awesome Mix Vol. Zero’

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The name of the soundtrack for the Guardians of the Galaxy, Awesome Mix Volume 1, suggests that at some point we could see a second volume. However, before Volume 1 sold more than 500,000 copies, there was actually a “Volume Zero” — or at least a playlist put together by director James Gunn and production sound mixer Simon Hayes and used between takes on the set of the Marvel blockbuster.

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Albert Monteys’ ‘Universe!’ debuts on Panel Syndicate

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Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin’s Panel Syndicate imprint has announced its second “pay what you’d like” digital series:  Universe! by Spanish cartoonist Albert Monteys.

Monteys is the former director for and contributor to the satirical magazine El Jueves, from which he resigned this summer after the owners refused to use a cover featuring the King of Spain.

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Jake Parker brings extra Groot to ‘Rocket Raccoon #5′

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[Editor’s note: Each Sunday, Robot 6 contributors discuss the best in comics from the last seven days — from news and announcements to a great comic that came out to something cool creators or fans have done.]

Note: This post contains potential spoilers for Rocket Raccoon #5

Rocket Raccoon is one of several comics coming out of Marvel right now where they’ve paired the perfect creator — in this case Skottie Young — with the perfect character, and just let them go wild. (See also: Kaare Andrews on Iron Fist). So when you hear that an issue is going to have a fill-in artist, you have to wonder what kind of effect that’s going to have, if it’s really going to work or not. It all just depends on who they choose, right?

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Academia meets pop culture in this office Shelf Porn

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today’s collection comes from Dan O’Rourke, who teaches courses like “American Comics,” thus giving him a reason to decorate his office with the likes of Superman, Captain America and more.

If you’d like to see your collection featured here on ROBOT 6, you can find instructions on how to do so at the end of this post.

And now here’s Dan …

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