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Alex de Campi And Carla Speed McNeil Talk ‘My Little Pony: Friends Forever’ [Interview]

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Last week, we brought you the news that IDW was launching My Little Pony: Friends Forever, an all-new, all-pony team-up series kicking off in January. The idea behind the new ongoing title is to pair up two members of the MLP cast for new adventures, and things are starting off in the first issue with a team up that's even more interesting than Pinkie Pie and Applejack having a bake-off: writer Alex de Campi and artist Carla Speed McNeil.

This week, I spoke to de Campi and McNeil to find out more about their approach to the characters, their favorite moments from the show and their ideal plans for Rainbow Dash -- which I can assure you are awesome.

 

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IDW Launches ‘My Little Pony: Friends Forever’ Ongoing Series With Alex De Campi And Carla Speed McNeil

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Crack open your history books and mark it down, everybody: 2013 is the year that the superhero genre finally gave up its stranglehold on the medium of comic books and was replaced by its new successor: Pony Comics. This week, we have seen the first step in the equestrian takeover as IDW has announced the creative team for My Little Pony: Friends Forever, a second ongoing series set to launch in January starring everyone's favorite friendship-based horses, starting with a story about Pinkie Pie and Applejack from the creative team of Alex de Campi and Carla Speed McNeil.

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‘Dark Horse Presents’ New Carla Speed McNeil, Michael Avon Oeming, Sam Kieth, Richard Corben, Tony Akins And More [Exclusive Preview]

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This year's winner of the Eisner award for Best Anthology, Dark Horse Presents has been one of ComicsAlliance's favorite titles since it was relaunched in 2011 to continue the classic and influential series' tradition of showcasing emerging talent alongside some of the greatest writers, artists and cartoonists mainstream and underground comics has to offer. Each issue comes with quirky, undiluted excursions into the minds of uniquely talented creators, usually with imm

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‘Dark Horse Presents’ New Oeming, Noto, Hampton And The Return Of ‘Rex Mundi’ [Preview]

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On sale now is Dark Horse Presents #14, the new issue of Dark Horse's prestigious anthology series that showcases emerging talent alongside some of the greatest writers, artists and cartoonists comics has to offer, as well as promising new and underground talents. The book won an Eisner A

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‘Finder: Voice’ Named Best Graphic Novel of 2011 at LA Times Book Prizes

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Carla Speed McNeil's Finder: Voice, the most recent collection from her series spanning some 18 years of stories, has been named as a winner in this year's Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, beating out nominated books from creators like Dave McKean and Jim Woodring to be named as the best graphic novel of 2011.Finder: Voice, Dark Horse's February 2011 print collection of McNeil's Eisner Awar

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‘Dark Horse Presents’ New Francavilla, Arcudi, Case, Seeley and More [Preview]

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On sale this week is Dark Horse Presents #11, the latest issue of Dark Horse's prestigious anthology series. Featuring no distracting advertisements, the 80-page book contains new material by such comics creators as Francesco Francavilla (introducing The Black Beetle), Mike Richardson, Tim Seeley and Victor Drujiniu (introducing The Occultist), John Arcudi and Jonathan Case (introducing The Creep), Frank J. Barbiere and Luke Radl (introducing The White Suits). Additionally, the latest issue features continuations of serials by Steve Horton and Michael Dialynas (new

‘Dark Horse Presents’ New Evan Dorkin, Geof Darrow, Andrew Vacchs and More [Preview]

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On sale this week is Dark Horse Presents #10, the latest issue of Dark Horse's prestigious anthology series. Featuring no distracting advertisements, the 80-page book contains new material by such reliably entertaining comics creators as Brian Wood & Kristian Donaldson ( new The Massive!), Colin Lorimer (introducing UXB), Carla Speed McNeil (new Finder!), Steve Niles & Christopher Mitten (new Criminal Macabre), Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer (new Milk and Cheese!), Thomas Yeates & Al Gordon (new Tarzan!), Steve Horton & Michael Dialynas (new Amala's Blade!), Andrew Vacches & Geof Darrow (introducing Dead Reliable) M.J. Butler & Mark Wheatley (new Skultar!) and more.

Read on for a seven-page preview, including covers by Yeates and Fiona Staples.
Dark Horse Presents #10 goes on sale Wednesday in finer comics stores and digitally from Dark Horse Digital.

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McKean, McNeil and Yokoyama Among Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominees

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The Los Angeles Times has released the list of nominees for its prestigious assortment of book prizes, including the finalists in the graphic novel category. Last year's winner was Adam Hines' Duncan the Wonder Dog: Show One, which was also

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ComicsAlliance’s 11 Best Comics of 2011: #4-3

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As 2011 draws to close, ComicsAlliance has assembled its annual list of the best comics and graphic novels of the year with the help of our editors, writers, and readers. Like any list, it is naturally subjective, but we've packed it chock full of eleven comics that have awed us, excited us, and entertained us over the last 12 months and books that we're passionate about recommending. Read about #11-9, #8-7, #6-5, and now #4-3 in our Top 11 Comics of 2011.

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‘The Finder Library’ Collects 3 of the Best Stories from One of the Best Comics Ever [Preview]

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Three of the greatest stories from Carla Speed McNeil's incredibly underappreciated sci-fi comics masterpiece Finder are about to get collected and rereleased at Dark Horse in the first volume of the Finder Library next Wednesday, and if you've heard the hype about the series and been curious

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