Being one of just 20 cartoonists called to study cartooning at the prestigious Center for Cartoon Studieseach fall has to be an incredible honor. It's also got to be kind of terrifying to find one's self suddenly in the presence of James Sturm, Jason Lutes, Chris Ware and other giants, and have to impress them.
We didn't realize when we set out to list our favorite comic books of 2012 that it had been such a fun year to be a fan of the medium that we all love so much. The last twelve months offered readers a wide variety of work ranging from the most crowd-pleasing superhero epics to the most idiosyncratic of indies; the return of much missed mangaka and the emergence of exciting new talent; a new crowd-sponsored visibility for self-publishing; and the ascension of the fan artist from bedroom dreamer to Tumblr tycoon. It was a busy a
Stan Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, The Hulk, Thor, The X-Men, and nearly every Marvel character your friends who don't read comics are actually familiar with, is 90 years old today. Despite a recen
Fashion: Nike teams up with Calvin Johnson for a very stylish collection honoring the Transformers villain Megatron.
Fashion: One Piece's Straw Hats rock Armani in a new Japanese A|X ad campaign.
Interviews: Chris Ware's MSNBC interview on
Gaming: Green Arrow will be a playable character in Injustice: Gods Among Us when the DC fighting game arrives.
Industry: Dark Horse has officially promoted Scott Allie to Editor in Chief.
Fan Films: The first episode of the fan
Crowdfunding: Top Cow's Cyber Force Kickstarter is now live, giving backers a chance to help "produce and give away the first full five issue story arc of the brand-new Cyber Force full color ongoing series."
Gaming: Deadpool comic writ
Movies: G.I. Joe: Retaliation won't be coming out on June 29 as originally planned. Paramount is moving its opening to March 29, 2013. You know, for the 3D that the kids like. Sing it with me, "G.I. N
It is a truth universally acknowledged that whenever the subject of comic books shows up on a police procedural, the result isn't exactly going to be the most positive portrayal a medium could ask for. Such