Tickets are already bought! And I’m not gonna eat a thing all day so I have more room for the gigantic Diet Coke and Popcorn combo I’ll be shoving in my face tonight. DATE NIGHT GUARDIANS, WOO!!
Star Lord by traddmoore
Guardians Month at Multiversity Comics
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*.
(* I specify print because Lauren does really good webcomics stuff over there, because Lauren is great.)
(Source: graemem, via faitherinhicks)
The Comics Reporter announces UR by Eric Haven
Only had time for quick colours on this thing…
US states with a smaller area than the largest county, San Bernardino
Animated GIF: Reverse(?) Fastball Special, featuring Wolverine and Kamala Khan!
Hey Pal- what the heck IS Blackhand Comics anyway…?
Well, I draw a book called Deadly Class right? So when I’m not doing that, I’m writing and drawing Blackhand Comics. It’s where I put all my ideas, whatever’s running around up there. There’s one genre, style, characters, etc.- that’s why I use the catch-all title “Blackhand.” I do a lot of experiments with “comic book language” and storytelling- with some interesting results.
They’re available to check out for free right now: www.blackhandcomics.com.
And in October Image Comics will be putting out a hardcover collection of the first three stories: “Gravedigger’s Union” “Circus Day” and “The Seed.”
Starting next month I’m going to be putting up two new stories on the site "Long Way Home" and "Martian Lust" (actually Long Way Home isn’t brand new but whatever).
When I’ve got a few more new ones wrapped up I’ll be putting out Blackhand Book 2, and on and on…
That’s the deal.
You can order the book at comic shops now using the code: AUG140574
(ABOVE: Image from Blackhand Comics collection.)