Kick off the month of May with today's links.
The comic book, animation, illustration, pinup, mashup, fan art and design communities are generating amazing artwork of myriad styles and tastes, all of which ends up on the Internet and filtered into ComicsAlliance’s Best Art Ever (This Week). These images convey senses of mood and character — not to mention artistic skill — but comic books are specifically a medium of sequential narratives, and great sequential art has to be both beautiful (totally subjective!) and clear in its storytelling (not so subjective!). The words and the pictures need to work together to tell the story and create whatever tone, emotion and indeed world the story requires. The contributions of every person on a creative team, from the writer to the artist(s) to the letterers, are necessary to achieving a great page of sequential storytelling.
It is the special nature of comic books that we’re celebrating in this recurring feature: Best Sequential Art Ever (This Week).
Publishing: ICv2 has announced full details (including its lineup of speakers for The ICv2 Conference on Comics and Digital II held during this year
Courtesy of DC Comics, ComicsAlliance brings you an exclusive first look at Ben Oliver's cover for Batwing #3, on sale in November. Featuring interior artwork by Oliver with a script by Jud Winick, the issue continues the ad
The rollout of the new slate of Batman-related books in September continues, with the announcement at IGN of three new ongoing series: Nightwing, featuring Dick Grayson in the title role once again, Batwing, "the first... in-continuity black character wearing the Batman costume," and Red Hood and the Outlaws, about a team lead by Red Hood (a.k.a. Jason T
Readers who have been following DC's Batman Inc. have seen Bruce Wayne's roster of international crime-fighters grow with the addition of new characters like Nightrunner and Batman Japan (formerly known as Mr. Unknown), but