Dash Graphic Novel Available for Order in Comic Shops

Dash, the retro gay private eye noir comic, had a successful Kickstarter this past summer. Now that the book is going to exist, you can order it through your local comic shop. Dash Volume 1: The Case of the Mysterious Zita Makara will be in stores in December and can be pre-ordered with Diamond code OCT20 1498. It contains six issues’ worth of story with 40 pages of new stories and an introduction by Steve Orlando. You can read a […]

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Bravo to a Very Late Kickstarter: Reality Check

One of the reasons I have been very pessimistic in the past about Kickstarters and crowdfunding is how some projects never deliver. I’ve got a few on my tracking list that have been there, undelivered, for years. Don’t get me wrong, many people are responsible, but the ones that aren’t are the ones that stick in people’s minds, and poison the well for others. So I want to congratulate Rikki Simons and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons. They funded a reprint collection of […]

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Patience & Esther Coming in January

Note: This headline originally said “coming in November”, but the artist has notified me that the publication date has been pushed back. The article has been updated to reflect the new date. This looks wonderful. Patience & Esther: An Edwardian Romance is an upcoming adults-only graphic novel by S.W. Searle published by Iron Circus. It’s historical! It’s about changing times! It’s women loving women! It’s got characters of different skin tones, heritage, and body shapes! It’s sex- and body-positive! Just […]

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Tea Dragon Series Conclusion Postponed Nine Months

Katie O’Neill’s gorgeous Tea Dragon Society series was scheduled to conclude with a third book, The Tea Dragon Tapestry, due out last month. Now Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group has announced that this book will be delayed until June 2021 “over concerns it does not meet our print production standards.” Publisher James Lucas Jones said, “While we are extremely disappointed to be delaying such a highly anticipated book, it was an essential move to ensure that Katie’s gorgeous and heart-warming series […]

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Will This Dark Peanuts Revision Get Published?

Source Point Press has announced they will be releasing Dial P for Peanuts, which sounds like a mash-up of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None with the cast of Charles Schulz’s comic strip. Here’s the publisher’s description: Childhood friends Charles, Lucille, Sally, Patricia, and the rest are brought back together in the most harrowingly way… Ten friends are invited to a mysterious home on the remote Isle of Man by the mysterious Mr. Iman. A closely knit group as […]

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AfterShock Comics Becomes Part of Media Company

AfterShock Comics has merged with Rive Gauche, a television company that focuses on “the production, co-production, acquisition, and global distribution of television formats and programming”, mostly “unscripted programming and high-end docu-series”. They’re going to use the acquisition to expand their “reach into original scripted content creation and conversion of original comic IP into film, television, gaming and podcasts using various business models.” Both companies will be part of AfterShock Media. There’s talk of turning the comics, “from the industry’s most […]

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CXC Online Panels Include Business Advice, Spotlights, Trivia

The online programming for this year’s Cartoon Crossroads Columbus — another entry on the long list of “events I wanted to go to this year before pandemic” — starts tomorrow, October 1, and there are some great options available. The show schedule is here for your browsing pleasure, but a few things I want to highlight are: “Financial Wellness for Artists” and “Your Art Is a Business”, two financial-focused webinars (registration required) that help guides artists in dealing with the […]

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Perhapanauts Returns!

I’m a long-time fan of the Perhapanauts series by Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau. It’s a creepy, fun adventure series about monster hunters that are themselves supernatural/mythical creatures. A psychic, a ghost, a sasquatch, a mystery man, and a partially evolved Chupacabra make up a team working for the organization BEDLAM. I like this book so much I have occasionally helped at Todd and Craig’s table pitching it to passers-by. Just to be clear on my enthusiasm (and appreciation for […]

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