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‘Building Stories,’ ‘Saga’ Dominate 2013 Eisner Awards [SDCC 2013]


Industry professionals new and old gathered last night for the 2013 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards at Comic-Con International in San Diego, and it proved to be a big night for Chris Ware, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. Ware's Building Stories took home four awards, including Best Writer/Artist and Best Publication Design, while Vaughan and Staples' Saga swept its three categories: Best Continuing Series, Best New Series and Best Writer. Among the highlights of the evening was several award recipients and presenters using their time on stage to offer a few kind words in remembrance of Kim Thompson, the legendary Fantagraphics co-publisher who passed away last month.

And while we regretfully inform you that ComicsAlliance was not among the evening's winners, we once again thank the judges for considering us.

You can see a complete list of nominees and winners below.

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‘Hawkeye’ and ‘Saga’ Lead The 2013 Harvey Award Nominations


Comics pros eligible to vote in the 2013 Harvey Awards now have a full list of final nominees to consider, and have until August 19 to cast their votes online. Marvel's Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction, David Aja and others, and Image's Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples and others, tied for the most nominations with seven each, including best writer, best artist and best single issue. Both books also earned nods for best new series and best continuing series.

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Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson on the ‘Saga’ App Store Fiasco [Interview]


Last Tuesday comics writer Brian K. Vaughan announced that Apple declined to sell the latest issue of his and Fiona Staples' hit Image Comics series Saga in its iOS App Store market on account of depictions of gay sex acts...

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TWIST: Apple Didn’t Ban ‘Saga’ #12 from App Store, ComiXology Never Submitted It


Earlier this week writer Brian K. Vaughan transmitted a press release stating that the latest issue of his and Fiona Staples sci-fi comic Saga would not be available for in-app purchase via ComXology or anything else in Apple's App Store for iOS devices, citing "two postage stamp-sized images of gay sex...

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Apple App Store Bans ‘Saga’ #12 Over Graphic Sexual Imagery


UPDATE: ComiXology has since confirmed that Vaughan's statement was inaccurate, and that the company never submitted Saga #12 to Apple. More here.

Brian K. Vaughan announced via press release on Tuesday that the latest issue of his and Fiona Staples' popular comic book Saga will not be available to readers via ComiXology or other digital comics platforms for iOS devices such as iPad and iPhone; anything that's purchased in-app through the Apple App Store...

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The Stephanie Brown Memorial Awards: ComicsAlliance’s Best Comics of 2012, Part 1


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...

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Link Ink: Free Neil Gaiman Halloween Tale, Rorschach Masks, And A Stephen King Short Story Becomes A Webcomic


Creators: For Halloween, is offering a free, spooky short story written and read by Neil Gaiman himself.

Movies: Man of Steel director Zack Snyder is remaining tight-lipped regarding just what the movie is about, and is hesitant to talk about a sequel so as to not "curse anything...

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Brian K. Vaughan Defies Genre Conventions And His Past Work In ‘Saga’ [Opinion]


Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga is one of the growing collection of great science fiction comics coming out in 2012. The story of two people from warring space tribes and their newborn child is told from a purely character-based perspective, with a focus on human interaction taking center stage...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – June 20, 2012: From a Finger to a Glove


Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

* Slaying the father
^ Stan is smilin'
% The end is not in sight

There are oversized hardcovers collecting most of Grant Morrison's Batman comics, but the early part of that run isn't available in a uniform edition, and collector culture means we must have uniform editions...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – May 16, 2012: The Devil and the Long Pigs


Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

* Dystopian futures
^ Dystopian presents
% Dystopian pasts

* 100 MONTHS
This sounds amazing...

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