I’m Part of Love and Capes Now!

Thom Zahler offered a chance to buy his MegaCon Orlando print and get drawn in line with Mark and Abby, so that’s me and KC there on the left. (In green and purple. Together, we’re a supervillain.) I’m thrilled to be part of the Love and Capes universe, since it’s one of my favorite comics going right now, never failing to make me smile. And since KC and I spent our tenth anniversary at the park that shall not be […]

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Kate Beaton Draws Reading

Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant) writes and draws about her reading style for The Globe and Mail. (Via Tom Spurgeon.) This illustration shows both her facility for capturing movement beautifully and her own twitchy poses. I can relate, especially that last one with the little stars. Ah, iconic cartoon language!

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Preview Life With Archie #16, Where Kevin Keller Gets Married

As promised last year, the issue of Life With Archie released tomorrow, #16, features the wedding of Kevin Keller, out soldier and war hero. (And as I hoped, the cover prominently features the event.) Archie Comics has provided the following set of action-packed preview pages showing some of Kevin’s military career and how he met Clay Walker, his physical therapist and later boyfriend; click for larger versions. Although it wasn’t specified, the first set of pages is from the “Archie […]

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Ever Feel Like a Dinosaur?

It’s almost the end of another year, and as is so typical of these times, I look back and think about years past. The older I get, sometimes, the older I feel. I was email chatting with Rob Walton (the talented cartoonist and animator behind Ragmop) about some of the recent changes in the comic industry, especially those involving restarts and reboots. I said something about “us dinosaurs have to stick together”, and in return, I got this charming cartoon […]

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Preview Archie #627, Where Archie Meets KISS

As announced this summer, tomorrow’s Archie #627 is part one of the “Archie Meets KISS” storyline, “Riverdale Rock City”. The publisher has provided the following preview story pages. As you can see, we don’t really meet KISS yet, although the situation is set up: Sabrina and the “Riverdale Monster Society” — a new invention that tells us that Archie and his buddies, including super-scientific Dilton, now a) know Sabrina the Teenage Witch, b) know she’s a witch, and c) believe […]

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Congratulations, Stan Sakai, on 200 Issues of Usagi Yojimbo!

The latest Usagi Yojimbo, #141, marks the 200th issue of the series overall. Issue #141, out now, is a stand-alone story, “200 Buddhas”, about a village terrorized by a gang and a kindly stonecutter who takes in the rabbit ronin. The stonecutter looks a bit familiar to fans of Mr. Sakai, and here, in the final page of the issue (which doesn’t spoil anything about the story), we get a wonderful message to readers and a lovely celebration of the […]

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DC Women in Sweaters — A Wonderful Welcome to Autumn

This is the best character redesign set ever! Hanie Mohd has drawn a bunch of DC favorite characters — Batgirl, Supergirl, Catwoman, and others — dressed more warmly for winter. Along the way, she captures some of the key characteristics that differentiate these women: Supergirl’s playfulness, Oracle’s knowledge, Batgirl’s youth, and so on. That’s a Project Rooftop post, but the artist has since posted more at her tumblr: Zatanna, Vixen (love the coat!), Donna Troy. I wish I could buy […]

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Exclusive Preview of Princeless, Due in October — Recommended!

Princeless is a new four-issue miniseries that I’m quite taken with. The first issue is available for order now from Action Lab Entertainment, Diamond code AUG11 0748, $3.99 US. Written by Jeremy Whitley and drawn and colored by M. Goodwin, it will be available in stores in October. As you can read in this four-page preview of the book’s opening pages, it’s a funny revamp take on the traditional fairytale story. Princess Adrienne is full of energy and will, so […]

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