For the past few years, I've been taking a sketchbook to conventions across the country and getting pieces of art with a single theme: Characters created or co-created by the King of Comics, Jack Kirby. After 52 sketches, you'd think I'd be running out of characters, but with only a couple repeats, it's still going strong. Today, in honor of Kirby's 96th birthday, I'm putting all the sketches in one place to show some of the best artists working in comics celebrating Kirby's lasting legacy as a creator!
Fans of Kevin Mellon likely know him as the artist of Heart with Blair Butler, Lovestruck with Dennis Hopeless, American Muscle with Steven Niles, and a storyboarder/designer on FX's Archer -- among other collaborative efforts. Beginning today, though, Mellon will fly indie as the writer, artist and colorist of his new creator-owned series, Suicide Sisters.
Major comics publishers were pretty light on holiday stories and holiday specials this year, but there's no need to be blue this holiday season - CA's still got plenty of Great Holiday Comics That Never Happened to enjoy from artists like Steven Sanders, Nate Bellegarde,Dean Trippe and Kevin Mellon. You can counter
With the end of the New York Comic-Con, convention season has once again come to a close, and that means the end of another round of entries in my ongoing sketchbook. Schlepping this thing around the country is definitely one of the most fun things about conventions for me, even if my theme isn't quite as good as Gavin from 4thLetter, who has artists drawing "The Macho Man" Randy Savage with var
Comics:The Marvel Age looks at fan correspondence from Stan Lee that reveals Dr. Strange was originally supposed to be called Mr. Strange, which is a way better name that Fartface Booger Strange if you ask me.
Whether the thought of mixed martial arts makes you want to TapouT or you regularly catch fights in every flavor of octagon, G4's Blair Bulter, Kevin Mellon (Lovestruck artist and occasional CA art contributor) and Crank! aim to deliver a story that's pure passion in their four-issue series Heart from Image Comics. Dropping today in stores and digitally on comiXology, Heart #1 introduces readers to Oren 'Roost
Digital: According to a survey of 572 comic readers (many of them Fleen visitors) by Mia Weisner, a graduate student at the University of Applied Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, the majority of respondents are interested in buying digital comics but think it should cost quite a bit less than print, among other fun details.
Art: There's a benefit for the Jack Kirby Museum Saturday, October 15 at at Maxwell's in Hoboken beginning at 5 p.m. There wi
Relaunching comic books with new #1 issues and alternate takes on familiar characters is nothing new in the world of super-hero comics, with the ongoing DC Comics relaunch as the latest and greatest example. Rebooting without the baggage of old stories can add new life to characters -- or c
Relaunching comic books with all-new numbering and different takes on familiar characters is nothing new in the cyclical world of super-hero comics, with the upcoming DC Comics line-wide relaunch as the latest and greatest example. Giving tit
Following an afternoon of spirited Twitter reminders to tune into Attack of the Show tonight, G4 comics and MMA correspondent Blair Butler finally got to follow up on the episode's big news: She's officially a comic book writer. Butler's teamed with artist Kevin Mellon and letterer/logo designer Crank! for Heart, a four-issue miniseries due out later this year from Image Comics. Quite suitably, Heart will fuse
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