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Lucy Knisley’s ‘Relish’ Is A Satisfying Comics Meal

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The front cover of Relish: My Life in the Kitchen, the new memoir by Lucy Knisley of French Milk fame, bears a pretty killer blurb from Alison Bechdel, whose years of Dykes to Watch Out For and her breakout hit Fun Home have made her something akin to the grand dame of memoir comics: "Step aside, Joy of Cooking."

Bechdel's blurb may be more braggadocio than brass tacks. Irma S. Rombauer's iconic, seminal cookbook isn't going anywhere,

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Gene Luen Yang Returns With Ambitious New Project, ‘Boxers & Saints’

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Gene Luen Yang -- the award-winning creator of American Born Chinese, The Eternal Smile and writer of Dark Horse's Avatar: The Last Airbender comics -- has announced his latest project: Boxers & Saints, an epic pair of graphic novels about the lives of two peasants during the Boxer Rebellion that took place in China during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Talking to Wired, Yang - who's been working on the project since 2006 - said that the books reflect his interest in and ambivalence about the historical event:

When I looked into the lives of the Chinese saints,

Faith Erin Hicks And Prudence Shen Launch ‘Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong’ As A Webcomic

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If you're a fan of Faith Erin Hicks who needs something to tide you over from the recent (and awesome) Friends With Boys to next year's release of the (also awesome) The Adventures Superhero Girl collection from Dark Horse, you're in luck: This week, First Second Publishing launched a new webcomic, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, with Hicks adapting a young adult novel by Prudence Shen.

With 20 pages available now and more coming next week, the story of high school elections, heartbreak and the never-ending battle of

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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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