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‘Zahra’s Paradise’ Creators Talk Multi-Cultural Collaboration [Video]

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Set against the disputed Iranian elections of 2009, Zahra's Paradise tells the story of a mother on a quest to find her missing teenage son, who disappeared amidst the chaos. First serialized online and later publish

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‘Friends With Boys’ Creator Faith Erin Hicks on the Economics of Graphic Novels

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It seems like we're hearing a lot lately from writers and artists about the grim financial realities of working full-time in the comic book industry. No doubt made worse by the global economic crisis, some problems include DMZ and Northlanders creator Brian Wood's report that his income dropped by 30-40% in 2010; Ba

‘Street Fighter X Tekken’ Gets Box Art Mega Man, Cole MacGrath and Pac-Man on the PS3 and Vita [Video]

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For awhile there it seemed like Box Art Mega Man (you know, the ugly dude with the ray gun who looked like Captain Power from Mega Man 1) was poised to reclaim pop culture prominence, but then Mega Man Universe got canceled and it was back to obscurity... until now! The Yellow/Baby Blue Bomber will be back as a playable fighter in the PlaySt

Read 27 Pages of ‘MUSH,’ the Talking Sled Dog Comic Featured on ‘The Colbert Report’

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On sale now from First Second Books is MUSH: Sled Dogs With Issues, a new graphic novel written by Glenn Eichler, whose work you know from The Colbert Report and a little MTV animated series he created called Daria. Illustrated by Joe Infurnari (ACT-I-VATE), the 128-page book offers a look into the office politics (and romances) of Alaskan sled dogs, some of whom live o

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Laika the Space Dog Survives in Alternate Happy Endings by Nick Abadzis

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It's frequently the case that the best graphic novels are also the most heartbreaking, and perhaps no graphic novel fits that scenario than Laika by Nick Abadzis. Published by First Second in 2007, the bo

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First Look: The Amazing Remarkable Monsieur Leotard By Eddie Campbell

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The more my Scot/Aussie pal and cartoonist Eddie Campbell told me about his next, The Amazing Remarkable Mr. Leotard, last summer at Comicon International: San Diego, the more I wanted to read it and share bits of what

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Laika’s 50th Anniversary

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Seeing as today is the 50th anniversary of the Sputnik 2 launch, it seemed to be a good time to check in with Nick Abadzis, creator of the Laika graphic novel. I caught up with him last night, as he was prepar

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Choose the ‘Right’ Fate of the Artist

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For those of you who are friends -- or enemies -- of Eddie Campbell, choose the caption that best explains -- for your amusement -- the bandage on the Maestro's noggin:

1. Thank you, Anne!

2. OK, it is a graphic novel...

3. Alan doesn't like you anymore.

4. Callum, I've decided to give you a raise after all...

5. Th

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This Week’s New Releases and Recommendations

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Welcome to another Wednesday Thursday! We're rocking the New Releases and Recommendations post in a new fashion today. Indies vs. Superheroes! Greg McElhatton vs. Kevin Panetta! The Fight o' the Century!

In this corner! Representing indie comics! Greg "The Marathon Man" McElhatton!

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Now, you might be thinking,

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Four Sets of Eyes See The Same Story Very Differently

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Despite being a hack writer who's been paid off-and-on for his dubious talents for more than 30 years, I've always been intrigued by how two sets of eyes can read the same story/screenplay or see the same movie and get something completely different out of it, or not...

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