i cant even think of a proper way to end it
stick-arms, here’s another. gaypee here is the artist.
And focusing on Marvel and DC at the expense of the dozens of other publishers in comics, and then declaring comics a failure at San Diego Comic-Con, is incredibly myopic. It’s a mistake to think that Marvel and DC are all that mattered, that their new events or announcements dictate the future of capital-c Comics. Marvel and DC are comics, just like the other publishers, and they make some great ones when they let the creators do their own thing. But at this point? You can’t treat them like the entirety of the comics industry, or even two companies that can dictate the future of comics. They run the movies, and that’s cool, but running comics? It’s just not true any more. Image in particular outsells Marvel in the book market as far as trade paperbacks go, and that holds true in the comics market lately, too. That’s no coincidence. People enjoy Marvel and DC, but they want more than Marvel and DC.
If the announcements from the Big Two felt lackluster, but the fans still had a great time, how did comics fail? That sounds like a Marvel & DC problem. Vertical debuted Moyoco Anno’s brand new book In Clothes Called Fat at the show, a comic geared toward adult women. They sold out of Fumi Yoshinaga’s What Did You Eat Yesterday?, a romance/cooking comic. At Image, we sold out of Greg Tocchini & Rick Remender’s Low, an aquatic sci-fi tale, and Nick Dragotta & team’s Howtoons, a comic geared toward getting kids interested in the science through practical play. Boom! burned through Lumberjanes, a comic about girls at camp. These aren’t your normal comics, and people were eating them up."
After two bad “Comic-Con was bad for comics!”/”Comic-Con was good for comics!” pieces, io9 lets iamdavidbrothers do his thing, and the result is—surprise surprise—a great piece that’s head and shoulders above the traditional (print) comic coverage on the site*.
-great piece as usual by my brother David. And yeah, Vertical with a Big V killed it at SDCC. People ate up josei comics and gay comics up! They were all over our mecha manga. And as usual cat comics dominated like few pet genres can. We didn’t have a huge booth with huge lines. But we had a steady stream of hungry and knowledgeable readers, including many new ones introduced to us thru social and visual media.
I wanna thank all our readers for their support. And then give a special nod to our publisher friends - Image, Fantagraphics, First Second, Drawn & Quarterly, Top Shelf, Viz, Seven Seas, Funimation, Dark Horse and Oni Press - for their support. They were all winners at SDCC! (via vertical-inc)
Big scoop, boys and girls! Once again, you hear it here first: Titan Comics is bringing back Philippe Druillet! THE 6 JOURNEYS OF LONE SLOANE by Philippe Druillet
Adam O. Pruett is a fuckin’ champ for helping out with this. “Helping out” — what a measly way of describing his incredible efforts. Anyway, THANK YOU, Adam!
The COPRA: ROUND ONE trade paperback, collecting the first six issues of Michel Fiffe’s critically acclaimed superhero revenge series, is coming soon from the fine folks at Bergen Street Comics. Book design by Michel and me.
I’m looking over an advance copy and words cannot describe how happy I am with the finished product. 160 pages, lovely cream-colored paper, heavy covers with a nice toothy grain texture, nice inside flaps like on those Fanta Jason comics… I could go on and on. What Michel has done with Copra is pretty incredible, and I don’t think I’m overstating things when I say that this is a fucking cool book.
Updates to come as soon as a street date is nailed down.
I love the Artist Edition idea and all, I really do. But there’s nothing like getting the old art in its original presentation (with some flavor), warts, cheap reproduction and all.
STRANGE TALES #158. It came out the same year I was born.
Art by Steranko, super-florid prose by Stan Lee.
EDIT - This was shot with the pretty ridiculous “Expressive” color mode on the Leica and I didn’t notice. Probably have to chuck and reshoot because, really, it’s a little much.
I wrote just as many words about popgunwar's The Wrenchies as I did the entire Jodoverse because it’s the realest ish I’ve read all year.
Anonymous said: In Won Ton Soup did Stokoe based Johnny Boyo's cooking teacher off of you?
Mongoluis Grahm. Yup.
This scene has graffiti from a Big Pun song I would listen to over and over. “you nasty Twin! I dun currrrr”
I think most of the characters in Stokoe’s Wonton were based on real people who were around when he was drawing it. Corey Lewis is in there as a cooking contest host and Marley Zarcone is Boyo’s misses.