Last week, cartoonist Rachel Dukes posted some eye-opening statistics to her Tumblr about a comic she made about what life as a cat owner is like. She originally published the comic with a copyright notice and a URL to her website. That version of the comic has been seen about 81,600 times.
Another version, from which someone removed the URL and copyright info, has been seen nearly 600,000 times, mostly on Tumblr and Facebook. This problem of lack of credit is one that lots of artists have dealt with and quite a few have talked about over the past several years, but it continues to persist. It makes me wonder if there could be some kind of fix.
What happens when you mix Steve Rogers, Harvey Pekar and James Kochalka together? Apparently, the answer is Steve Rogers' American Captain, a fictional diary comic by America's favorite super-soldier that helps him try to make sense of the world in which he's woken up, sixty-plus years after ending up frozen after fighting Nazis.
American Captain - its name pointing to the debts the strip owes both Harvey Pekar's autobio comic American Splendor and James Kochalka's just-finis
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
Since 1978 fans around the globe have been blasting away at the pixelated aliens of Taito's Space Invaders and its numerous sequels and re-makes. Like most classic arcade games, the title is more about fundamental gameplay and strategy than story, meaning few (if any) took a breath from blasting their falling foes to ponder their motivations. Artist Ehud Lavski break
With roughly ten years worth of reading material at their disposal, Calvin and Hobbes fans have long been content with the fact that Bill Watterson's beloved series stands on its own without licensed merchandise or an animated series. After all, Watterson's vision for his material has remained pure, and that purity can translate into an
There are few fundamental truths uniting humankind, but the statement, "John Goodman is beautiful," clearly ranks among them. Already one of the internet's most memetic celebrities, the esteemed actor's inner and outer beauty illuminates all that it touches
The X-Men have been through a number of mutations (both literal and figurative) over the years, but Dwain Smith's take applies what's surely the most...uh... ocular oddity on the team's aesthetic thus far. A
Captcha codes lead a pretty thankless existence. For all of their hard work keeping bots at bay on Craigslist, it's all too easy to look down on the incoherent gateways based on their capacity to annoy
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