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Marc Maron Teams With Tony Moore For One-Panel ‘Maron’ Recap Comics

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Comedian Marc Maron has a super-popular podcast, WTF, and a television show about his life and named for him on IFC. The next step had to be comics, didn't it?

According to a post on the IFC Tumblr, Maron is teaming up with original The Walking Dead artist and Fear Agent co-creator Tony Moore to craft weekly, one-panel recaps of each episode of the Maron TV series. There are two so far, and they are a bit Mad magazine-like, in that they feature celebrity caricatures directly facing the reader. But hey, they look good.

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Back This Book: ‘Strong Female Protagonist’ Launches Print Collection Kickstarter

Strong Female Protagonist by Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag

If you've never read Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag's Strong Female Protagonist, you are missing out. Originally produced as a twice-weekly webcomic, the story focuses on Alison Green, a teenage superhero who retires from her life of crimefighting in order to go to college, only to find out that her old life isn't quite done with her.

It's one of my favorite webcomics, and now, Mulligan and Ostertag are making the jump to print with a collection of the first four issues, funded by Kickstarter.

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Ed Piskor Recreates Famous Rob Liefeld/Spike Lee Levi’s Commercial In The Style Of Rob Liefeld And It Is A Thing Of Glorious Majesty

Brain Rot: The Infamous Rob Liefeld Levis Commercial, by Ed Piskor

If you've ever wanted to see the entirety of culture in the early 1990s captured in 35 seconds, then you could do a lot worse than to watch the famous Levi's Button Fly Jeans commercial starring Rob Liefeld, directed by Spike Lee. It's a testament to the overwhelming popularity of comics in general and Liefeld in particular during that era, but more than that, it's a snapshot of the time in pop culture.

Now, cartoonist Ed Piskor has recreated it in the form of a comic strip, depicting Rob Liefeld in the style of Rob Liefeld, and it is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen.

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Andrew Stewart Celebrates Neil deGrasse Tyson In ‘Cosmos’ Fan Comic

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Some people watch Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos as a science show. Other's watch it more as a CGI-powered spectacular. Artist Andrew Stewart seems to enjoy it both ways, although his 5-page, black and white fan comic celebration of the FOX TV series definitely skews toward the latter, propelling the show's host through some of the most enjoyable cosmic imagery this side of Jack Kirby's adaptation of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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‘Umbrella Academy’ Creator Gerard Way Dramatizes Twitter In New Comic Strip Starring Cats

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Umbrella Academy creator and former My Chemical Romance frontman/recently announced solo artist Gerard Way has a huge Twitter following -- 740,000 followers -- and he's good about using it to share his comic book work. For example, he used his Twitter account as a springboard for his new comic starring cats, All Ages.

Still, he doesn't seem to be the biggest fan of the way some users abuse the social media platform. At least not according to his new comic on The Talkhouse, in which he imagines a Twitter-style conversation between two cat people in a house.

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Hire This Woman: Cartoonist Kasey Williams

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In the overwhelmingly male comic book industry, it has been a challenge for some editors and readers to see the ever growing number of talented women currently trying to make a name for themselves. With that in mind, ComicsAlliance offers Hire This Woman, a recurring feature designed for comics readers as well as editors and other professionals, where we shine the spotlight on a female comics pro on the ascendance. Some of these women will be at the very beginning of their careers, while others will be more experienced but not yet “household names.”

Cartoonist Kasey Williams has been writing and drawing her own mini comics and anthologies for years while working on her first graphic novel. In the mean time she's also the artist on the webcomic Galacticat, which is also available in two print volumes.

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Matt Chapman & Andy Suriano’s ‘Cosmic Scoundrels’ Is The Bros In Space Comic You Need In Your Life [Review]

Cosmic Scoundrels by Chapman and Suriano

It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that I was going to love Cosmic Scoundrels. The very idea of it, two bros cruising through space on a starship called the S.S. Fistpuncher, hijacking precious cargo from malevolent aliens and just generally pissing everyone off, is right up my alley from the start. I've been a sucker for outer space buddy comedies for as long as I've been reading, so I'm already on board before I even hit page one.

But then, if you tell me that it's written by Matt Chapman, one of the creators of Homestar Runner and the actual voice of Strong Bad, and drawn by Andy Suriano, an animator who worked on Samurai Jack and the new Mickey Mouse shorts? There's just no getting around it: I was going to love this comic from the moment it was made. And fortunately, it really is that good.

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Boom! Box To Publish ‘Cyanide And Happiness: Punching Zoo’ Collection

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If you're anything like me, I'm sure that you've come to a time when you've said to yourself "Chris , I like print versions of webcomics about stick figures, but are there any out there that aren't just about math and fedoras, or dragons and dungeons?" We've all been there, right? And the answer, of course, is yes: There's Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, Matt Melvin and Dave McElfatrick's Cyanide & Happiness, set to release its latest collection, Punching Zoo, in July from Boom! Studios and its Boom! Box imprint.

The collection will include a selection of "best of" strips that have run on the web and a solid handful of bonus features, but the big news here is that this is the first Cyanide & Happiness collection published by someone other than the creators.

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‘Axe Cop’ Co-Creator Malachai Nicolle Turns 10, Brother And Co-Creator Ethan Nicolle Considers The Comic’s Creative Future

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When Axe Cop first started as a co-production between five year-old Malachai Nicolle and his 29 year-old brother Ethan, one of the first thoughts that went through the minds of readers -- once we were done with stuff like "this is amazing" and "you have to see this" -- was how long it could go. The charm of the series that came from Ethan interpreting Malachai's unrestrained creativity and translating it to the page was, by its very nature, on a time limit as Malachai grew up.

That was over four years ago, and now, we're living in a world where Axe Cop is a smash hit, with print comics from Dark Horse and an animated series on Fox. On March 6, Malchai turned 10, a milestone that led Ethan to reconsider how the comic works.

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ShiftyLook Wraps Up Webcomics, Including ‘Bravoman,’ ‘Galaga’ And More

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Sad news for fans of amazing webcomics where teenage girls team up with the President to battle hordes of alien bees: Shiftylook, a digital imprint started by Namco to revive "sleeping" video game properties in the form of webcomics, announced today that they were ceasing publication.

According to the official announcement, Bravoman will be ending with its 300th strip, Klonoa with #65, and Wonder Momo at #200. ComicsAlliance favorite Galaga is already finished at 100 strips, and Dig Dug has two more to go.

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