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21 Portraits from Tony Millionaire’s ‘500 Portraits’ [Preview]


On sale now from Fantagraphics is 500 Portraits, a very handsome hardcover volume collecting more than two decades of pen-and-ink portraiture by Tony Millionaire, the award-winning cartoonist of Drinky Crow's Maakies and Sock Monkey...

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Elysian to Brew Charles Burns’ 12 Beers of the Apocalypse in 2012


If you've invested in Roland Emmerich's life-altering film 2012 starring John Cusack, you are fully aware that the world is totally going to end next year on December 21 (What's that? Something about a Mayan calendar...

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Holiday Gift Guide: ‘Lost in the Andes’ By Carl Barks


With the holiday season upon us, we here at ComicsAlliance have decided to make things a little easier on you by highlighting some of the best presents you can get for the comic book reader on your list in our Holiday Gift Guide...

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‘Celluloid’ Depicts Sex and Voyeurism as Only Dave McKean Can [Preview]


The endearingly ludicrous Suicide Girls notwithstanding, there's an increasing number of comic books that deal with sexual themes and situations in fairly explicit yet very sophisticated ways, despite identifying or otherwise qualifying as "erotic" or even "porn" comics...

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Jacques Tardi: Fantagraphics Helps A Legend Get His Due With an ‘Icepunk’ Graphic Novel


The funny thing about comics, as a medium, is that it's so much larger than you might think. The American comics industry, from cape comics to autobio, is well known, as is manga, a Japanese import that went from niche to fad to powerhouse...

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’21: The Story of Roberto Clemente’ Blazes Trails And Breaks Hearts


There are a few ways to go about making a biography. You can do a strictly fact-based account to educate and inform your theoretical reader about someone's life, such as you would see on Wikipedia. These tend to be bland, but informative...

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Are You Getting a Degree in Graphic Novels?


What started out being an oddity -- college classes and programs devoted to the study and creation of comics -- is quickly becoming a full-fledged trend, according to this interesting Associated Press feature picked up by USA Today...

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The Comics Page: Beasts! Volume 2


If you enjoyed Fantagraphics' great art anthology Beasts!, you'll be very pleased to learn FBI art director Jacob Covey is working on a second volume and promises "many names that readers won't recognize, bringing a whole new audience to some artists who deserve more exposure...

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Funnybook Paparazzi in Austin


Had nice conversations with Tony Millionaire, nee of Maakies, Sock Monkey and Billy Hazelnuts fame, and Dave Herman, voice actor extraordinaire whose animation credits include Futurama, American Dad, Bee Movie and the upcoming Drinky Crow Show on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim next spring at a signing hosted last Saturday at nationally reknowned Austin Books and Comics...

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Creator Q&A: Tony Millionaire


Must 've been sleeping when the news broke that the fine folks at Cartoon Network's Adult Swim had aired a pilot based on Tony Millionaire's brilliant Maakies weekly strip, appearing in a fine alt-weekly newspaper near you (including the Austin Chronicle), earlier this year...

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