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Noelle Stevenson Announces Full-Cast ‘Nimona’ Audiobook

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If you somehow missed the original webcomic run or that award-winning hardcover, take heart! There's a new way to experience Nimona coming soon. Today, creator Noelle Stevenson announced that a full-cast audiobook version of her story is available for pre-order at Audible.

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Scandal, Power & Intrigue In Robin Hoelzemann’s ‘Curia Regis’ [Back Pages]

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Robin Hoelzemann's webcomic Curia Regis has been running since 2010, an 18th century battle of wits (and sometimes weapons) centered on a power vacuum that can only be resolved when someone ascends to the throne. Whether that person deserves the throne is not important; the kingdom needs a regent!

As Hoelzemann brings the series to Kickstarter to seek a print release of the first volume, Back Pages spoke to her about how the story came about, and how she keeps up her weekly routine of comics intrigue.

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KC Green Launches Kickstarter For ‘This Is Fine’ Plush Doll

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If you're on the internet, there's no doubt you've seen KC Green's instantly memetic cartoon strip where a dog in a bowler hat sips coffee as his kitchen burns down around him. As the flames lap at his feet, he utters only three words; "This is fine." The two panels from a longer strip have been shared likely millions of times at this point, often without attribution to Green or his webcomic Gunshow, but as of late there's been a renewed push for recognition.

Green has launched a Kickstarter for a plush doll of the "This is fine" dog, which comes complete with a hat, coffee mug, and that trademark blank stare that we all know and love (and feel, deep in our souls). KC Green has also debuted a sequel to the original strip, addressing the current state of global affairs.

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LINE Webtoon Partners With Patreon To Make Supporting Webcomics Creators Easier

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For many people working in all kinds of creative fields, Patreon has been an absolute godsend. The ability to interact with fans and provide them with an easy way to support creators monetarily has in some cases been literally lifesaving, and the service has allowed many people the means to pursue their artistic ambitions.

There are few fields that have felt the benefit of Patreon more than webcomics, and as of today it's even easier for creators to reach out to fans and get their support via Patreon. Digital comics publishing platform LINE Webtoon has announced a partnership with Patreon to integrate the two services and provide easy access for Webtoon readers to make Patreon donations.

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Margaret Trauth Unravels the Code for ‘Decrypting Rita’ [Back Pages]

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Decrypting Rita is a singular vision for what comics can be. The invention of Margaret Trauth, this story of a lesbian robot whose perception of reality slips across multiple dimensions is highlighted by a bizarre, incredible, all-digital artistic style that throws you straight into the story without any excuses, hand-holding, or frills. This is pure glossy adrenaline, with a story that unravels and unfolds in unstoppable, unpredictable, yet memorable fashion. It's utterly fantastic work, and Trauth is currently running a Kickstarter to help fund the third and final volume.

As the Kickstarter wings towards the funding target, Trauth spoke to Back Pages about her inspirations and aspirations for the story, and offers some in-depth advice for anybody who might be considering crowdfunding themselves. Get ready for a lesson in how to do it, everyone.

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The History Of Tarzan In Comics

Russ Manning
Russ Manning

Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs and premiering in the October 1912 issue of pulp magazine The All-Story, Tarzan of the Apes has become one of the most well-known heroes in fiction. He's been in hundreds of films, novels and video games, with the latest film, The Legend of Tarzan, hitting theatres this past weekend.

But Tarzan has perhaps cast his biggest shadow in comics. Spanning newspaper strips, comic books and webcomics under a rainbow of comics greats, Tarzan has been a steady presence in the medium for almost 90 years.

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Lord Of The Jungle: The Best Tarzan Comics Art Ever

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Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, has been around for over a century, with the latest of his 200+ movies, The Legend of Tarzan, hitting theatres this past weekend. Tarzan's swung through just about every storytelling medium you can think of from TV to radio to animation and, of course, comics.

His status as one of the defining heroes of the pulp genre means he's the subject of some extraordinary comics art. We've compiled some of the best Tarzan art we could find, to give you a sense of the long comic book history of the jungle king.

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Your Job’s A Joke, You’re Broke: Should You Be Reading ‘Questionable Content?’

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Questionable Content is a slice-of-life webcomic by Jeph Jacques, set a few minutes into the future. Debuting August 2003, the series follows the lives of a group of twenty-somethings finding love, starting bands, and doing everything you do when you're discovering life in your twenties. Also, there are robots.

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Trashy Dudes And Banana Hammocks: Should You Be Reading ‘Rainbow Mansion’? [Pride Week]

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What if RuPaul's Drag Race fused with Big Brother? What if a webcomic about a reality show actually acted like a reality show --- with voting influencing the direction of the strip? Rainbow Mansion answers both these questions while being both impeccably drawn and tremendously funny.

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Body And Soul: Should You Be Reading ‘Always Human’?

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When you look at the sheer range and number of original stories being told in comics form today, it’s hard to imagine a better time to be a comics reader. Online and in print, from all around the world, artists and writers are telling stories with their own voices and styles, and there’s so much to choose from that it’s sometimes difficult to know what to read next. With Should I Be Reading… ?, ComicsAlliance hopes to offer you a guide to some of the best original ongoing comics being published today.

Imagine a future in which you could easily modify anything you wanted about your body. You could have feathers instead of hair, give yourself wings, enhance your memory, stop sweating in the summer. Imagine a world in which this is totally normal, and you could purchase body modifications as easily as you can grab a cup of coffee. Now imagine that you live in this world where everyone else can get mods, but you can’t. Welcome to Austen’s life.

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