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Rat TimeBy Keiler RobertsKoyama Press Cartoonist Keiler Roberts has a very freeform approach to diary comics. As in free from the form of diary comics. As collected in Rat Time, there is no sense of the time passed other than the death of some of the rats mentioned in the title, and without that measurement,
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On Saturday at Rose City Comic Con, cartoonist Phillip Sevy, colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick, actor and writer David Dastmalchian, and artists Andy and Veronica Fish spoke on the “Peeling Back the Layers: The Process of Bringing a Comic to Life” panel, where they discussed their individual processes and how they work with collaborators on projects for Dark Horse, Archie, Image, and
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The winners of the 45th annual Saturn Awards were announced on Friday, September 13, at a ceremony at Hollywood’s Avalon Theater, hosted by Aisha Tyler. It’s probably very little surprise that Marvel cleaned up, mainly with its 2019 blockbuster Avengers: Endgame, but also getting awards for Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man: Far from Home and even one for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The latter
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Kicking off Rose City Comic Con 2019 in Portland, Ore. on Friday, Dark Horse Comics presented the “Artists Who Write: The Craft and Creation of Comics” panel, featuring creators Cassie Anderson (Extraordinary, Lifeformed), Phillip Sevy (Tomb Raider, Triage), Gabriel Bá (The Umbrella Academy, Hellboy, How to Talk to Girls at Parties), and Fábio Moon (Hellboy,
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Earlier in the week we reported on Cartoonists Against Amazon, a coalition of creators who released a statement calling for indie comics shows to stop accepting sponsorship from Comixology/Amazon because of Amazon’s business and labor practices. Although Comixology has sponsored SPX’s after-Ignatz party in years past, in 2019 they are not involved with the show.
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As revealed in a FB post and confirmed by The Beat, indie cartoonist Zack Soto has joined Oni Press as an editor. Soto – like Oni, located in Portland –  is best known for writing and drawing his Secret Voice comics, but he’s also the editor in chief of the Study Group webcomics collective and
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Blood and DrugsBy Lance WardBirdcage Bottom Books This SPX debut comic by cartoonist Lance Ward builds a narrative around Alcoholic Anonymous’ 12 steps by following Buster, the actual creator behind Blood and Drugs, a shambolic, self-published comic that has drifted into obscurity and legend. Buster’s entire life fell apart thanks to drug addictions, and Blood
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DC’s Year of the Villain will culminate this December with Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen, a mini-series from writer James Tynion IV and artist Steve Epting. DC unveiled the book today, and it’s essentially a collision of the Doom War storyline currently taking place in Justice League and the events in the newly-launched Batman Superman comic, which involves a
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What difference do appearances make? That’s the question at the heart of True Beauty by Yanogyi. The story follows Korean student Jugyeong Lim as she discovers the difference that makeup can make in the way she is perceived by the world (and the way that her perspective changes, as well). One of Jugyeon’s social media
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After a few days of teasers, Marvel has released a cover and solicitation information for the Incoming! one-shot, including creative team and story details. The info was revealed, along with details on a handful of other titles, during the latest episode of Marvel’s The Pull List webseries. The creative team listing for Incoming! includes 14 writers,
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Former WWE superstars Shad Gaspard and Marc Copani will be joined by artist Eder Messiah to launch Assassin & Son: Path of Vengeance at Scout Comics, a tale of revenge and family. According to pop culture site Pastrami Nation, Scout’s description of the series reads: “Set in the dark and gritty streets of New York’s five boroughs, Assassin & Son: Path of Vengeance tells the
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On Thursday, Dark Horse Comics announced the return of Criminal Macabre with the all-new series The Big Bleed Out, debuting in December. Series creator Steve Niles will team up with artist Gyula Németh and letterer Nate Piekos for this four-issue mini-series starring supernatural detective Cal McDonald. At the start of Criminal Macabre: The Big Bleed Out, Cal is wandering the streets as
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