Finder: Five Crazy Women

Five Crazy Women follows The Rescuers sequentially, but it’s got more in common with Mystery Date, the book before that. Both deal with that thorny topic of relationships, especially as they are complicated by sex. It’s the world’s most fruitful subject for art, because there are infinite combinations to explore and built-in reader interest. Especially when it comes to Jaeger’s lifestyle — he avoids the games most civilized people play and the facades they operate under. As the book opens, […]

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Comic Foundry Launches First Issue

Congratulations to Tim Leong (Editor-in-Chief) and Laura Hudson (Senior Writer) — after several struggles, their new magazine Comic Foundry arrives in comic shops this Wednesday. It looks terrific, with a very modern, professional design (although I do find myself agreeing with Diamond that it would be much better in color). It definitely fulfills Leong’s goal to do something unique, unlike any other comic periodical out there. The snarky sense of humor is evident from the cover, where near the top, […]

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Girl Genius 3: Agatha Heterodyne and the Monster Engine

Agatha Heterodyne is still figuring out how to get out of the Airship City in this third book in the series by Phil & Kaja Foglio, Girl Genius: Agatha Heterodyne and the Monster Engine. She’s now got a helper, an annoying talking cat. Before that, though, she and Gilgamesh are getting friendlier. He’s asked her to help in his private lab, where he can show off (he was a child genius! he created a mechanical orchestra! that plays music that […]

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Girl Genius 2: Agatha Heterodyne and the Airship City

Agatha Heterodyne and the Airship City follows the first volume by Phil & Kaja Foglio with the addition of color. Agatha has been kidnapped to the Baron’s blimp, where her gifts are as yet unknown. She’s thought just to be a bargaining chip, the floozy of a man with the real talents, although the Baron’s son Gilgamesh suspects otherwise. I love the many women who populate this world. There’s such a variety of personality (even if they all do have […]

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The Alchemy of Art: David Mack DVD

David Mack (Kabuki) has become known for his unique multimedia art style of making comics. For those who’d like to know more about his work, Hero Video Productions has released The Alchemy of Art: David Mack ($24.95 US), a DVD exploring his style and methods with copious examples of his art. There’s over an hour and a half of material, most of which is an interview with Mack in which he talks about his influences and early life and motivations. […]

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Pick Archie’s Next Title

Archie Comics has announced: In the 2nd quarter of 2008, Archie & Friends will be replaced with a new anthology title featuring both new characters and some of our best loved classic characters that have not seen the spotlight in some time. As part of the new title launch, 10 proposed titles will be placed on the archiecomics.com website and you can vote for the title you like best. The ballot’s up now; vote at the link. The choices are […]

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The Surrogates

The Surrogates is a strong debut by writer Robert Venditti, ably supported by artist Brett Weldele (Couscous Express). It reminds me of Fell in several ways: the cop investigating bizarre crimes, the grid-based layouts, the grimy, scratchy art. Venditti’s approaching his story as more traditional science fiction, though, taking an intriguing premise and playing out different implications within an action framework. Fifty years from now, most people interact through the use of surrogates, idealized robot forms that make virtual reality […]

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Sorcerers & Secretaries Volume 2

The short series by Amy Kim Ganter concludes in this second volume. (I previously recommended the first book.) As it opens, Nicole has told Josh that she doesn’t want to see him any more, choosing the perceived demands of her writing over real-life friendships. She quickly learns better, that relationships help your art instead of getting in its way. Josh, demonstrating unexpected depth for someone previously chasing girls just because he could get them easily, doesn’t let her get away […]

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