ComicsAlliance has confirmed that the live Inkstuds podcast event in Los Angeles next month will feature Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O'Malley, Love and Rockets cartoonist Jaime Hernandez, Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward, and White Clay author (and Adventure Time contributor) Thomas Herpich. Additionally, the already funded campaign will introduce a new stretch goal of $14,000 (CAD) to take the mobile cartoonist interview show to New York and the United Kingdom.
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Following complaints from bloggers and retailers, the organizers of Captial City Comic Con in Austin, Texas, have apologized for handing out a flier that depicted cropped, close-up art of Power Girl's breasts and had the slogan, "Everything is BIGGER in Austin."
On Saturday, Richard Neal of Zeus Comics in Dallas tweeted about the flier, asking whether he should refuse to display it or ask for another. That led blogs including DC Women Kicking Ass to bring further attention to the flier. The designer who made the ad has reportedly been fired.
Thanks to Netflix, an entire generation has had the opportunity to binge-watch Frasier, the 11-season Kelsey Grammer-starring Cheer's spinoff set in Seattle that chronicled the radio call-in show hosting, café-crawling sitcommery of Dr. Frasier Crane. A sample of this binge-watching population, of course, has been a vanguard of comics talent, including Nedroid's Anthony Clark, Gunshow's K.C. Green and many more. So it's only fitting that I've spent the past 10 months or so stoked to see more of Magical Game Time creator Zac Gorman's upcoming Tossed Salad And Scrambled Eggs zine, which could very well pack tons of oddball Frasier homages into a package -- just miles of Niles, man.
Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions. In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.
Start your week off right with today's links.
Wouldn't it be great if these Red Bull cans were real and gave you the depicted DC superhero's powers? We can always dream.
You know those people who seem to be way more productive than you could ever dream of? Artist Eric Kim is one of those people. When he's not helping kids make comics with his Manga Dojo teaching program or doing illustrations for gaming companies like Paizo Publishing and White Wolf or working with Udon Studios, he still finds time to knock out amazing art for the Internet. Meanwhile, I can barely get out of noon, chug a cup of coffee and start writing jokes about Gambit.
Clearly, Kim's got the edge here, and his art is well worth checking out. Read on to see his take on awesome stuff like Usagi Yojimbo and "The Macho Man" Randy Savage -- and maybe one day he'll draw a team-up between those dudes.