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Via The Comics Reporter, Fantagraphics has announced three notable collections coming in 2014: The Complete Eightball, collecting Daniel Clowes' celebrated series, a new baseball themed Peanuts book, and the latest volume of Peter Bagge's Buddy Bradley comics.
Kudos to Lauren LoPrente for connecting the pronounced themes of failure, unrequited love, and existential dread that defines so much of Charles Schulz's legendary comic strip Peanuts with the similarly dour words of the great Smiths lyricist Morrissey. Named after The Smith's "This Charming Man," LoPrente's This Charming Charlie blog draws from Morrissey's limitless supply of loathing and depression and applies those lyrics to some of Schulz's most iconic layouts and poses. Its a good laugh, and you can see some of our favorites along with their musical sources below.
Toys: An exclusive box set of Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum's The Walking Dead Minimates will be available on Amazon in mid-December.
Art: Albert Ching chronicles "The Journey of Mike Wieringo's First Impulse Drawing" in a moving piece remembering the beloved artist.
We are not the mainstream.
That's a truth understood by anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or in any other way queer. We are not the audience. We are not the market. We are not the
On sale now from BOOM! Studios' all ages kaboom! imprint is Peanuts #1, launching a new monthly comic book series based on the classic and beloved characters created by Charles Schulz. The notion of new Peanuts stories not created by Schulz mi
Charles Forsman got our attention last fall when he imagined Raiders of the Lost Ark in the style of Popeye, but the Snake Oil creator's latest movie/comic strip remix casting Charles Schulz's Peanuts gang in Steven Spielberg's Jaws might be even more endearing. Though he's a fan of the Jaws novel at heart, Forsman illustrated movie scenes for fan familiarity. All seven strips depicting key moments
In the house of Carmine Infantino, the notable Silver Age comics artist and DC Comics editor, there resides a very special and unique piece of original art: a drawing of Batman by Peanuts creator Charles Schulz where the Dark Knight lies supine on Snoopy's doghouse.The photo was taken by author Marc Nobleman during his research for a biography on (uncredited) Batman co-creator Bill Finger.