So you couldn’t afford an original Bill Watterson oil painting of Cul de Sac character Petey, or any of the two original strips that went to auction earlier this year. But maybe you can afford to buy one of five autographed Complete Calvin and Hobbes by Watterson or maybe even one of the five Watterson [...]
Amazon has stepped in to the fray of releasing tools to help creators create digital versions of their comics for resale in different outlets. Apple has their iBooks Author, Comixology has Comixology Submit and now Amazon has released Kindle Comic Creator. It’s a free tool to help turn comics, graphic novels and manga into Kindle [...]
Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants is the number one book most likely to be challenged for removal from a school and library in America according to the annual study released by the American Library Association. The Huffington Post reports that it’s due to “offensive language, unsuited for age group”. From the Post: “It’s pretty exciting to [...]
The Eisner Award nominees have been announced. Several nominees are of interest to readers of this blog. Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman are nominated in the category of Best Humor Publication for their collection BBXX: Baby Blues Decades 1 & 2. Also in this category is a nomination for Naked Cartoonists edited by Gary Groth. [...]
We’re well int award season. The nominees for the Glyph Comic Award have been announced. The winner will be announced on May 17 at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in Philadelphia. The nominees are: Story of the year The Call, Steve Broome, writer and artist KOBK, C. J. Johnson, writer and SMACK!, [...]
IDW will release a new Artist Edition collection for Jeff Smith’s Bone series. No date is set yet, but it will be 144 pages and printed at the size of Jeff’s original art (12×7). Also Jeff announced that he’s starting a webcomic set in prehistoric times called, “Tüki Save the Humans”. No launch date on [...]
Comic Book Resources used Women’s History Month to highlight female creators in the industry. Creators included: Becky Cloonan, Danielle Corsetto, Joyce Farmer, Marjorie Liu, Ann Nocenti, Trina Robbins, Louise Simonson, and Noelle Stevenson. It’s an interesting series wherein the artists talk about gender roles in comics, gender gaps, and abortion, anger and Underground Comix.
Author and illustrator Mark Pett has released his second picture book today entitled The Boy and the Airplane. It’s a wordless story about a boy who receives a toy airplane as a gift. He plays with it. He loves it. He throws it. In throwing it, he finds it stuck on a nearby roof. The [...]
Comic Book Resources talks to Funky Winkerbean creator Tom Batiuk about his strip. The second volume of “The Complete Funky Winkerbean” is now available I know that you’ve gotten complaints about the dramatic stories, and though I love them, I can see how from a certain point of view, all the elements might sit uneasily [...]
This year’s Harvey Awards ballot is now available to comics professionals. Ballots are due May 6th. This year’s Harvey Awards will be presented Saturday, September 7th as part of the Baltimore Comic-Con. If you’re old school, you can download the ballot and send it via the post office.
When Richard Thompson retired his award winning comic strip, Cul de Sac, last year the one hope I had was that a complete collection would be released at some point. I’m happy to learn that such a collection will be released later this year. You can pre-order now on Amazon.
From Tom Richmond’s blog: I saw an unboxing video of this book some weeks ago and blogged about it being a drool-worthy, albeit expensive, item. Afraid it would sell out quickly, I immediately ordered a copy, much to the chagrin of my gift-idea-starved wife. I just got my copy and I can safely say it’s [...]
The first Snuffy Smith collection by John Rose is now available. The book is entitled The Bodacious Best of Snuffy Smith and contains John’s favorite strips from 2004 through 2013. “Having this collection published is truly a dream come true. Comic strip collections have lined the shelves of my bookcases for as long as I [...]
The Wall Street Journal (via Huffington Post) is reporting that Barnes & Noble has said that it will close about 20 stores a year for the next decade – about one-third of its stores. Since 2003, the company has shut an average of 15 stores a year – but it also opened more than 30 [...]
Soup to Nutz creator Rick Stromoski has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the printing of a second printed collection of his strip. The book will be 124 pages of his favorite dailies and Sundays from the fourth through sixth year of the feature’s run. Rick’s project needs $8,500 and just two days into it [...]