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London’s Orbital Comics to host “Treasury of British Comics” exhibition

London’s Orbital Comics welcomes 2000AD publisher Rebellion Publishing to the Orbital Gallery in a celebration of their imprint, The Treasury

Comics

2000AD Art Stars competition launched, offering artists chance to feature in Galaxy’s Greatest Comic

Soome of the biggest artists in comic books got their break at the legendary award-winning <b>2000AD</b> – and you could be joining them!<p>The comic’s new art …

Graphic Novels

Nick Drnaso, the graphic novelist behind the 'masterpiece' Sabrina

Where is Sabrina? Nick Drnaso’s second graphic novel begins as a mystery: a woman is missing, and no one is able to find her. Pretty soon, though, it becomes clear that his interest doesn’t lie so much with Sabrina’s fate as with the impact her death will have on those close to her: in particular, …

Graphic Novels

“How Far We’ve Come Since the 1980s!”: An Interview With Tim Truman | The Comics Journal

<i>Timothy Truman is one of the creators who emerged from independent comics in the 1980s. One of the early students at the Joe Kubert School, Truman</i> …

Graphic Novels

Cast: Judge Dredd Under Siege with Mark Russell

Writer on the new Judge Dredd series from IDW talks about his vision of Mega-City One and what he has planned for the lawman of the future!<p>11 hours …

Comics

Weekend Writing: You Received a Rejection, Now What?

Judy Blume is an author every preteen girl should know. Her books, <i>Are You There God? It's Me Margaret, Blubber, Deenie,</i> and more, cover topics …

Cam Kennedy: From the Drawing Board

Cam Kennedy: From the Drawing Board.Video of Cam Kennedy's talk at the University of Dundee. Please note: the sound quality is not brilliant.

‘My Data Request’ lists guides to get data about you

GDPR is right around the corner, so it’s time to prepare your personal data requests. If you live in the European Union, tech companies have to comply with personal data requests after May 25th. And there’s a handy website that helps you do just that.<p>My Data Request lists dozens of tech companies …

Personal Data

“Getting to the Heart of the Matter”: The John Porcellino Interview (Part One)

When I first approached John Porcellino to do an interview back in 2012, he said that he really wanted to talk about his work. None of his previous …

Graphic Novels

7 Writing Exercises That Help Me Get Back to the Writing Groove

I’ve heard others declare that writer’s block doesn’t exist, that it’s nothing but a feeble excuse some people have for not writing.I beg to …

Creative Writing

How to write blogs humans want to read

Here are 10 steps to take before every blog post:<p><b>1.</b> <b>Just start writing (or recording).</b><p>The first thing you want to do is sit down and write.<p>If you have …

Public Relations

Portsmouth Comic Con: Frank Quitely Speaks - TRIPWIRE

Talking Frankly<p>♦ Tripwire’s editor-in-chief JOEL MEADOWS hosted a number of panels at last weekend’s inaugural Portsmouth Comic Con. Here is his …

Comics

The Wild Woman of Comics

In May Drawn and Quarterly will publish <i>Love That Bunch,</i> a new hardcover edition that collects, for the first time, all of Aline Kominsky-Crumb’s …

Graphic Novels

New graphic novel from Rachael Smith

Any new comic from writer/artist Rachael Smith is worth a look, and her upcoming graphic novel <b>Isabella and Blodwen</b>, a 200 page hardback, sounds like …

INTERVIEW: Legacy and the test of loyalty in THE JOE SHUSTER STORY graphic novel.

This is the week Action Comics #1000 marks a milestone in the history of Superman. The symbol of El has redefined what the word “iconic” truly means. …

Comic Books

Art Spiegelman on Lynd Ward, the Forgotten Comics Pioneer Who Inspired Him

<i>This week, we assembled a list of 100 pages that shaped the course of American comic books. There are many candidates for the title of “first</i> …

“I’m Sick Of Graphic Novels”: An Interview with Craig Thompson | The Comics Journal

<i>When Craig Thompson’s</i> Carnet de Voyage<i> was released in 2004 it was a book that was immediately beloved by a lot of readers, and by a lot of artists</i> …

Graphic Novels

INTERVIEW: Justin Hall’s LGBTQ Comics Celebration, NO STRAIGHT LINES, to Become a Full-Length Documentary; Kickstarter Launched Today

"I remember the absolute last copy of the first print run, which I sold at Comic-Con. It was to a middle-aged, straight woman who was buying it for …

Graphic Novels

Comics and Storytelling: A Conversation with Mat Johnson

<i>IN SOME WAYS, Mat Johnson has two careers. On one hand, he is the acclaimed author of novels like</i> Loving Day <i>and</i> Pym <i>and a professor at the University</i> …

Graphic Novels

Do you want to be a professional comic book artist?  Come to The Kubert School Open House next Saturday, April 21, from 12-3pm!  There is…

Do you want to be a professional comic book artist? Come to The Kubert School Open House next Saturday, April 21, from 12-3pm! There is NO application fee on that day (both online and in-person)! Wow!<p>Click here for more details: http://www.kubertschool.edu/admissions/open-house.html

Original drawings by some of the greatest Golden Age artists from the sketchbook of George Roussos, circa 1942

Original drawings by some of the greatest Golden Age artists from the sketchbook of George Roussos, circa 1942.<p>The sketches above are by Frank Frazetta, Jack Kirby, Hal Foster, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Joe Simon, Dan Barry, Al Feldstein, Jerry Robinson, Charles Flanders, and Mort Meskin.

Here's just a few of the stack of rejection letters I accumulated in the years when I was breaking onto the business. Showing them here as an encouragement to those of you with ambitions and passions to keep following your dreams. Stick at it and good luck! #rejection #dedication https://t.co/1s4uG6CTYY

Murals of Angoulême

The vibrant buildings in the “capital of the comic strip” celebrate the art form that made it famous.<p>A stroll through this charming French city is …

'The man's a genius!': Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman on Eddie Campbell

Eddie Campbell is a genius. But don’t take my word for it, take Alan Moore’s. “Eddie’s is a genuine one-off talent, utterly idiosyncratic and personal,” he says. Or perhaps Neil Gaiman’s: “The man’s a genius, there’s an end to it.”<p>If you don’t know Campbell by name, you’ll know his comics: most …

Graphic Novels

Drink and Draw in Birmingham

It's always been my policy never to drink and draw, but there's an event that actually revels in it. All in good humour of course. No one's being …

Syndicated strip or graphic novel? Lynn Johnston on doing For Better or For Worse in the internet age

When I was barely 20 years old, I got married. My husband and I settled into an old apartment in Vancouver, near English Bay. He was working for the …

Featured Artist: Lorenzo Etherington!

<i>Lorenzo Etherington is a living legend! I put him right up there with Bill Watterson, Will Eisner, Walt Kelly, Winsor McCay etc. This guy can draw</i> …

Better Writing Makes Better Learning

In the current landscape of compressed language—text messaging replacing emails, emojis replacing text messages—it has become a guessing game to …

Political cartoonists – where would we be without them?

<i>© Martin Rowson</i> <b>Rupert Besley writes:</b>It’s now a year since power-sharing fell apart in Northern Ireland and the province was left without government. …

Northern Ireland