Sleepless Ends With Issue #11

I really like Sleepless, the incredible fantasy series by Sarah Vaughn and Leila del Duca. It’s got wonderful characters, an intriguing premise (what if a knight could give up sleep to better protect his princess?), strong world-building, and political intrigue that makes me want to know more. Now comes word from del Duca that the final issue is in sight. Just started inking the very last page of SLEEPLESS. This page has all of the elements I loved to draw […]

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It’s Alive Leaves IDW Next Year, Previews Family Man

Drew Ford launched It’s Alive in 2016 as a publishing imprint dedicated to reprinting comics by classic creators. (Previously, he did something similar for Dover Publications.) It was Kickstarter-funded with later distribution handled by IDW. Titles have included Red Range by Joe R. Lansdale and Sam Glanzman, Trina Robbins’ adaptation of Sax Rohmer’s Dope, and The Silver Metal Lover by Tanith Lee and Trina Robbins. It’s Alive is going to leave IDW next year “to become an independent publishing operation”. […]

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Image Eliminates Direct PDF Sales

As of tomorrow, Image Comics will no longer sell DRM-free digital comic versions through their website. Customers who have already purchased have until February to download. There was no press release, just an email message to existing customers, which also says Future titles will be available for purchase through our other digital vendor partners, and DRM-free versions through other services that offer it, like comiXology. Sounds as if they want to get out of the digital comic sales business, which […]

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Boom! Cancels Webcomic Collection Due to Plagarism

A few days ago, Boom! Studios announced that they would be publishing a collection next May of the webcomic Husband and Husband, a (not very visually exciting) strip about two guys together that’s been running since 2015. However, creators Jonathan and Aaron Ferrara launched this month a kickstarter for another comic project called Spellbound. They funded their goal of $10,00 in under a week, but there’s a snag. If you think those characters look familiar, you have likely seen the […]

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Dark Horse Takes Chinese Investor Money for Movie/TV Projects

Dark Horse has recently announced the following: Dark Horse Entertainment, L.L.C. and Vanguard Visionary Associates are proud to announce their new partnership to grow the Dark Horse brand internationally in both its media and pop culture businesses. The new venture will allow Dark Horse to fully finance development of properties from Dark Horse’s extensive content library as well as cultivate original ideas and acquire material for film and television, then co-finance the production of those projects. The deal will also […]

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Archie Cancels Marvel Digests

Archie’s Marvel digests, where they reprinted various Marvel comic stories in a smaller format, are ending. The Diamond Previews cancellation notices for November list Marvel Comics Digest #9, featuring X-Men and Wolverine, and Marvel Comics Digest #10, dedicated to Spider-Man, as cancelled by publisher. Could this be a side effect of Marvel’s deal with IDW? IDW is now putting out Marvel kids’ comics, but the difference is, Archie was reportedly strong in supermarkets (thus the digest format, which fit checkout […]

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Tea Dragon Universe Continues to Expand

The gorgeous graphic novel The Tea Dragon Society introduced creatures that readers were bound to want to know more about. Katie O’Neill’s world-building is excellent, and her beautiful pastels and lineless style established a world with a timeless feeling. O’Neill’s story of acceptance and caring and magical creatures now will have a companion book. The Tea Dragon Festival is due out September 2019. O’Neill’s Here’s the book description. Rinn has grown up with the Tea Dragons that inhabit their village, […]

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Wizard World Madison Announces Discount Early Pricing

It’s less than two months until the next Wizard World show here in Madison, Wisconsin. This, now in its fourth year, is not a spectacular show, with few guests interested in coming to the Midwest in late fall and little attention paid locally. Perhaps to compensate for that and make up for some of the recent cancellations, the organizer has announced “a revolutionary, fan-friendly pricing system with general admission as low as $9.99 for a limited time.” They’re driving advance […]

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