I'm not much of an original art collector, but getting a sketch from an awesome artist is one of my favorite things to do at a convention. For someone who can't draw at all, watching artists at work is like seeing actual magic happen, and at the end of it, you have a picture of Batman. It's basically the best thing.
Those of you who are of a certain age (read: super old) may remember a time when action figures came with mini-comics, giving some bonus background that was a little more than the average file card. It's been a w
Ryan Browne's God Hates Astronauts has been one of my favorite webcomics ever since the opening scene, in which a team of superheroes battles against an army of boxing bears, and one of the superheroes gets punched in the face for sixteen straight panels. I'm not sure there could possibly be another comic as tailored to my tastes as that, but either way, it's one of the
I've been a fan of Ryan Browne for years based on God Hates Astronauts, the comic where he does superheroes being jerks to each other better than just about anyone else who tries, but his new book, Blast Furnace has exactly the kind of quirky twist that I love. It started as what Browne calls an "Improv Comic," with each page d
There are a lot of reasons why comic book conventions are great. Boxes of cheap back issues and the chance to chat with your favorite creators (or, if your standards are a bit lower, your third-favorite comic book critic) are great, but some of the real highlights come from the stuff. And on that front, la