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Comics From Kim, DeForge, Jacobs And Lim Coming From Koyama Press In 2014

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Koyama Press announced its lineup of new comics for spring 2014 this week, and the three collections and one original graphic novel in the group look pretty doggone fantastic.

Cat Person collects Seo Kim's daily comics, issues 2-5 of Michael Deforge's anthology Lose are collected in A Body Beneath, 1000 Crushes is a compilation of excepts from various books by Elisha Lim and new work, and Jesse Jacobs' Safari Honeymoon follows a pair of newlyweds into an otherworldly forest. Check out all four comic covers after the cut.

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Benjamin Marra Announces ‘Blades & Lazers’ So The Rest Of Us Can Stop Coming Up With Titles Now

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Back in June, I wrote about how excited I was to sit down with a stack of Benjamin Marra's Traditional Comics. There's just something about those lurid black-and-white adventures like Night Business that hits my nostalgia for both VHS-only action movies and the black and white indie boom of the '80s perfectly. I love 'em, and now, Marra has announced that he's adding another title to the Traditional roster, debuting at SPX in September.

It stars a pair of brothers who may in fact both be loosely inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger and it's called Blades & Lazers, which I think we can all agree is the best title of all time.

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Matt Bors’ ‘Life Begins At Incorporation’ Is A Hammer Of Satire [Review]

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There's a certain stereotype that springs to mind when I think about political cartoons and the cartoonists that draw them. In his book, Life Begins at Incorporation (out digitally via ComiXology submit now and available in print on his site, also coming from Top Shelf in November) cartoonist Matt Bors acknowledges it, and even points to The Onion's spot-on parody of that crotchety old goof. I worked at a daily newspaper for almost four years, during which I knew two different editorial cartoonists, neither of which  fit the bill of the guy who always draws the Statue of Liberty crying. And yet I can't shake the stereotype. It persists.

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Sloane Leong On ‘Clutch,’ Colors And Creating [Interview]

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One of the true joys of comics is that, if you're willing to stroll around the medium, you inevitably encounter new work that makes you feel like you opened the door to the wrong house and made yourself comfortable before realizing your mistake. Artist Sloane Leong's comics have been hitting me that way for awhile, but it wasn't until the increasingly prolific creator and contributing colorist on comics including Prophet, Change and Sabertooth Swordsman's latest solo release that I could pinpoint why her evolving style resonated so well. It's the mystery. Available to read in its entirety at Vice and as a paid download on Gumroad, Clutch is a haunting black-and-white short that takes place as much on the page as in a reader's psyche. ComicsAlliance got in touch with Leong to get some insights into her latest work, her approach to creating and why sometimes the best coloring is no coloring.

 

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’2 Guns’ Earns Writer Steven Grant A Major Payday

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This Friday, 2 Guns, a movie about two undercover drug agents who begrudgingly have to work together and that stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, opens in theaters. Most people who see it won't have any idea it was based on a comic book by writer Steven Grant and artist Mateus Santolouco. And yet Grant probably made more money from selling the movie rights than anyone who's written a Wolverine comic will make from The Wolverine, The New York Times explains.

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‘The Crow’ Creator James O’Barr Unveils New Poster For Movie Reboot [SDCC 2013]

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The Crow creator James O'Barr is apparently going to have a good bit of say in what happens in the new series based on his long-running series, which started in 1989. Earlier this month, production company Relativity Media confirmed O'Barr would serve as a consultant for the film, but it looks like the creator's art is going to be very important to promoting the movie -- at least in the early going.

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An Exceptionally Rude Interview With Brian Clevinger About The New ‘Atomic Robo’ Kickstarter

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Last week, Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener, the creators of Atomic Robo, launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a whole bunch of new merchandise for fans of their all-ages action adventure comic. The centerpiece of the campaign:The Tesladyne Field Guide, a handbook for new recruits on how to deal with the bizarre super-scientific situations that Atomic Robo finds himself up against every day.

In less than a week, they've managed to raise over $50,000, so to talk about the success, we contacted Clevinger for an interview. He agreed... and things quickly took a turn for the hostile.

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Steve DItko Doesn’t Stop: A Guide To 18 Secret Comics By Spider-Man’s Co-Creator

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He is one of the original Marvel architects. He is a legend of American horror comics. His works directly inspired one of the most enduring products of the graphic novel era. He was present for the birth of the indie superhero comic. He was among the first generation of comic book fans to become comic book professionals.  He is revered, he is despised, and he would be glanced upon askance, frequently, were he agreeable to public exhibition of himself, which he is not.

He is Steve Ditko, aged 85.  He has been drawing comics for over half a century.

And in the past five years alone, he has written, drawn, lettered and co-published eighteen issues of original comic books -- over 500 pages of completely new art -- which almost nobody has read.

Let me tell you all about it.

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Buy This Book: Derek Charm’s ‘Demon Dog’ #1

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Those of you who have already read Trip Fantastic, one of ComicsAlliance's favorite comics, probably don't need any additional convincing when I say that Derek Charm's Demon Dog is a book you need to buy right now. For the rest of you, well... first, read Trip. Then go buy Demon Dog for a buck. It's that simple.

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Jeff Smith Reveals First Ten ‘RASL’ Pages In Full Color

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Bone creator Jeff Smith, via his publishing company Cartoon Books, has released the first full color pages from the upcoming collection of RASL. Due out this fall, the RASL hardcover collects the multiple-Eisner and Harvey Award winner's sci-fi tale about a thief who travels to parallel universes stealing art and dodging the government.

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