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Hornschemeier, Pope, Rugg and more in Marvel anthology

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  • Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 at 2:15 PM EST

Because I was at WonderCon, I missed this past weekend’s MyCup ‘o Joe when it popped up on MySpace, but Paul Hornschemeier points out a question from a fan about Marvel’s upcoming “indie project,” for lack of a better name (and I’m sure there is one) that’ll feature stories by Hornschemeier, Jim Rugg, Stan Sakai, […]

Rugg provides artwork for Street Angel short film

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  • Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 at 9:54 AM EST

Earlier this month Kevin posted about a Street Angel short film, based on Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca’s acclaimed mini-series from SLG. Now MTV’s Splash Page posts some new art by Rugg, created for an animated sequence in the film. The director, Lucas Testro, told MTV that the animated sequence will reveal the origin story […]

Grumpy Old Fan | Stick a fork in DC’s March solicitations

A while back I wrote that DC Comics could stand to cancel some books, but this isn’t exactly what I had in mind. DC’s March solicitations are among the most significant of the New 52. The August 2011 solicits, which were the last of their particular era, were relatively routine; back then, every superhero title […]

Comics A.M. | U.K. publisher Great Beast to close

Publishing | The British independent publisher Great Beast, which has released the work of Dan Berry, Marc Ellerby and Isabel Greenberg, among others, will close on Jan. 7. Founded in 2012 by Ellerby and Adam Cadwell, the publisher was something of a victim of its own success, as Cadwell explains: “As the group got bigger, […]

Conversing on Comics with Dan McDaid

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  • Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 9:00 AM EST

You can do things in comics you can’t do in any other medium, and U.K. cartoonist Dan McDaid has taken advantage of that in his work on Time Lords, superheroes, gods, monsters and apes — and he’s done it all without sacrificing his style. In fact, it’s only invigorated him further. McDaid is currently illustrating […]

Comics A.M. | WonderCon announces first wave of 2015 guests

Conventions | WonderCon Anaheim has announced the first round of guests for its April 3-5 show: Neal Adams, Becky Cloonan, Aaron Kuder, Kevin Maguire and Dustin Nguyen. [Toucan Blog] Publishing | Oni Press is seeking a new director of publicity, following the departure last month of John Schork. [Oni Press] Publishing | Magnetic Press is […]

Grumpy Old Fan | Can ‘The Flash’ be a pacesetter?

A little over a year ago, I asked, “what do we want out of a [superhero] comic-based TV series?” This season, DC Comics fans have plenty of material to fuel that debate. I still haven’t seen any of Gotham or Constantine, but I’ve really enjoyed the combination of The Flash and Arrow. With both shows […]

Eric Orchard on ‘Maddy Kettle,’ depression and mental illness

On one level, Eric Orchard’s Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch is a classic adventure tale about a girl who has to go find the witch who turned her parents into kangaroo rats, in order to undo the spell. The art is reminiscent of children’s fantasy tales, and Maddy meets a fanciful assortment of friends […]

Drunk Aquaman is sick of the Justice League’s crap

Aquaman has never led an easy life, what with the years of ridicule (thanks, Super Friends), that harpoon hand, struggling sales and brooding beards. However, this video from UCB Comedy finds the King of Atlantis at a particularly low point, even as the members of the Justice League gather to celebrate an anniversary. But Aquaman, […]

Grumpy Old Fan | ‘Crisis’ at 30, Part 1

Thirty years ago, as part of the first ship week in December 1984, the debut issue of Crisis on Infinite Earths arrived in comics shops. Cover-dated April 1985, and scheduled to appear on newsstands during the first week of January, it was the flagship title of DC Comics’ year-long 50th-anniversary celebration. The two-year Who’s Who […]

Comics A.M. | Wizard World won’t return to San Antonio in 2015

Conventions | It looks as if Wizard World’s convention won’t be returning to San Antonio, Texas, in 2015. A Wizard World spokesman said the company couldn’t come up with a date that fit the schedule of the city’s Henry B. Gomez Convention Center, adding, “We hope to revisit the possibility for 2016.” However, reporter Rene […]

Fan writes his own amazing obituary, reveals he’s Spider-Man

By all indications, Aaron Purmort was the kind of person most of us wish we knew. Warm and funny, he somehow kept his sense of humor, even while waging a losing battle against cancer. And in the end, it was the Minneapolis art director and comic book fan who got the last laugh. Before his […]

Conversing on Comics with Christopher Sebela

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  • Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 at 11:00 AM EST

The best way to learn how to make comics is to simply make comics, and writer Christopher Sebela found his way in by coloring and lettering. He’s the first to admit he wasn’t the best, but it helped him to learn the industry while he continued to hone his writing skills. After years of work, […]

Talking Comics with Tim | Curt Pires on ‘POP’

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  • Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 2:30 PM EST

POP, writer Curt Pires‘ collaboration with artist Jason Copland and colorist Pete Toms, wraps up this week with the release of Issue 4 from Dark Horse. One thing I consistently enjoy about Pires’ storytelling is how it works on two levels: You have a plot replete with action that always keeps the reader engaged, along […]

New book celebrates 30 years of Voltron

Just as Voltron was assembled from other robots, the original Voltron television series was put together from several different Japanese anime — and it benefited in part from a happy accident. Debuting in September 1984, the hugely popular cartoon was developed by World Events Productions, a small television production company based in St. Louis, Missouri. […]


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