Not Just Good Art, But Neat Web Presentation

The New Yorker has an online article about a little-known painting by Charles Addams featuring his famous Addams Family characters at the beach. It’s a nifty little discovery, and I always enjoy seeing more of his work. (The Addams characters first appeared in The New Yorker, by the way, in 1938.) What’s neat, beyond seeing a cartoon-ish seasonal piece of art, is how the site presents the painting. The second half of the article analyzes the layout and some of […]

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Should Sex Work Be Illegal? A Comic

Erika Moen and Lux Alptraum put together a comic called “Feminists Should Support Decriminalizing Sex Work. Here’s Why.” It’s great cartooning and insightful education on a topic many people haven’t thought about. To keep the focus on the content instead of prurient images, sex work is represented as a red umbrella, an excellent choice of symbolism. Although there’s a lot of text in this piece, as there needs to be, the images contribute understanding instead of simply illustrating what’s being […]

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MST3K Comics Are Going to Happen!

Dark Horse originally announced over a year ago that they would be releasing a Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) comic series. Now comes a couple of covers and a release date. Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Comic will run six issues, with the first on sale September 9. Created for comics by series creator Joel Hodgson, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Comic finds Jonah Heston, Crow T. Robot, Tom Servo, and Gypsy thrust into the 2-D world of public domain […]

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Skip to the End Preview: Can a Time-Traveling Guitar Prevent a Suicide?

You may know Insight Editions as the publisher of such books as The Art of Harley Quinn and DC Comics Variant Covers: The Complete Visual History, but they also have a burgeoning comic line. Out in two weeks (June 12) from this line is a graphic novel inspired by the history of Nirvana called Skip to the End. Written by Jeremy Holt with art by Alex Diotto, it’s the story of Jonny Wells, former musician, now junkie. The bassist of […]

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Natalie Nourigat’s Memoir Comic About Getting an Animation Job

Boom! Studios has announced that they will be publishing Natalie Nourigat’s graphic novel I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation in December. I enjoyed her previous book of diary comics, Between Gears, so I’m eagerly anticipating this memoir, particularly given the unique topic. When she left her life in Portland to move to Los Angeles and pursue a job in animation, Natalie Nourigat realized that despite her research, nothing truly prepared her for the wild world that awaited […]

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Preview of John Allison’s New Series for Boom!

Staring next month, Boom! Studios will launch By Night, a twelve-issue monthly series written by John Allison (Giant Days) and illustrated by Christine Larsen (Adventure Time). It’s “about coming home, discovering identity, and accidentally smashing a hole to another dimension”, and it will be available on June 13. Aspiring documentarian (and actual chemistry major) Jane has recently reunited with her former best friend Heather, amateur urban explorer. When a trip into an abandoned industrial building leads them to another world, […]

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Are Iron Man Variant Covers a New Low in Creativity or a Clever Way to Block Shelf Space?

Tony Stark is going to be back as Iron Man in the comics — which makes sense, since that’s who the mass, movie-going audience thinks should be in the armor. To promote the release of Tony Stark Iron Man #1, written by Dan Slott, illustrated by Valerio Schiti, and out this June, Marvel has announced 20 variant covers. You’ll notice, from the gallery below, that there’s an odd similarity to them. Looks like someone has been having fun with Photoshop. […]

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Celebrate the Avengers Movie by Dressing Your Tech Gear

I wasn’t previously familiar with Skinit, but now I’m amazed that they put out so many different cases and vinyl decal skins and designs for so many types of devices: smartphones, gaming devices, tablets, laptops, headphones, and more. They have official licenses from DC, NFL, MLB, NBA, Hello Kitty, Disney, and Marvel, including for the new movie Avengers: Infinity War. That’s why they got in touch with me, because they have a whole line of Avengers designs. They sent me […]

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