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‘Where They Draw’ Takes You Inside Cartoonists’ Workspaces

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I've never thought the eyes were the window to the soul so much as the desk is. After all, the way a person treats their workspace says a lot about them. Do they work in a cheerful, brightly lit space filled with plants and knick-knacks? Or have they carved out chaotic office spaces amid collapsing towers of paper? The Tumblr blog Where They Draw offers glimpses insi

Lucy Knisley On Creating Autobiographical Travelogue Comics [Video]

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Making comics under any circumstances requires a certain amount of focus, but autobiographical travelogues can be an especially challenging undertaking. Creators have the burden of lugging around equipment and must balance living in the moment with detailing their experiences to ensure accuracy and sincerity in their work

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‘Nursery Rhyme Comics’ by Kate Beaton, Jaime Hernandez, Mike Mignola and More [Exclusive Preview]

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This month, First Second is releasing Nursery Rhyme Comics, a hardcover featuring 50 classic nursery rhymes illustrated by 50 amazing artists. It's a great collection for kids, but as fans of indie comics, we here at ComicsAlliance were pretty excited to see some of our favorite creators involved in what turned out to be some pretty fun illustrations.

That's why today, we've picke

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Parting Shot: What If Harry Potter Were an ’80s Teen Drama?

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The final chapter of the Harry Potter movies opens in theaters tonight, and while there's a timeless element to the orphan-boy-discovers-magical-destiny story, artist Lucy Knisley -- who also drew the fantastic posters retelling the entire series -- decided to imagine how the story might have looked in a different time. Specifi

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The Complete Story of Harry Potter Illustrated in 8 Posters by Lucy Knisley

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The eighth and final Harry Potter movie, The Deathly Hallows Part 2, hits theaters in a little over a week, and to celebrate this final cinematic chapter in the life of everyone's favorite adolescent wizard, French Milk creator Lucy Knisley has illustrated an amazing set of eight

Link Ink: It Gets Better Couldn’t Be Better, Real Life Sonic the Hedgehog and Sith Disney Princesses

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Webcomics: Lucy Knisley's "It Gets Better" tells the story of how the creator learned the cliché told to teens, "These are the best years of your life," is pretty much only said by people who are doing it wrong. She's absolutely right, although I do wish I had more time to play videogames these days.

Weird History: C

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Fan Favorite Comic Creators Create Their Own Pokemon Alter Egos

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Pokémon can evolve into scary realistic things when put into the hands of the right artists, and a cabal of creators including Meredith Gran of "Octopus Pie" and Aaron Diaz of "Dresden Codak" has unleashed a Tumblr account full of original creature entries imagining themselves as Water, Poison and Dark types with cartoonist-appropriate abilities.
The Pokémon self-portraits outline their evolutionary stages in th

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‘The Giver’ Gets a Cool Quasi-Comic Book Adaptation

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Lois Lowry's 1993 novel "The Giver" has earned more critical praise and banning attempts than most of its shelf-mates, but in addition to being part of an exclusive group of books that have won the Newberry Medal, it now belong on an even smaller list - stories that have been drawn by "French Milk" and "Radiator Days" creator Lucy Knisley.

Knisley has made a name for he

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Geeky My Little Pony Mods by Comics Pros

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We learned a great deal about the My Little Pony modding community back when we shouted out the 21 Best Little Pony Superhero Mods, but we never expected that some of our favorite local artists and comics pros in Portland, Ore. would someday be part of it. But thanks to a gallery showing called "OMG PWN!IES!" at the Portland Sequential Art Gal

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Cartoonist Lucy Knisley Wants to Be a Cartoonist When She Grows Up [Girl Week]

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25-year-old cartoonist Lucy Knisley was recently asked what she wants to be when she grows up by a stranger at a train station, only to be informed by the gentleman -- whose son does merchandise design for Marvel -- that cartooning is a man's game, and that she should aspire to other vocations. Yes, for realsies. Knisley

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