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Meditations On Sex, Love, And Venn Diagrams In Fraction And Zdarsky’s ‘Sex Criminals’ #1 [Review]

Sex Criminals

Here's a fun fact: when you Google Sex Criminals, the first result you get does not, in fact, refer to the new Image Comics series from Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky. Instead, in a deft maneuver to remind us of the blackness that surrounds us, the byzantine network of pneumatic tubes that constitutes Google’s search engine front-loads the page with a link to the National Sex Offender Registry. For the record, internet: Sex Criminals is a funny, engaging, and inventive new comic book about sex, love, and fighting the man, with a clever sci-fi twist. Sex offenders are not. For more on the hilarious differences between the two, continue reading.

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Fraction Gets Pierced, Zdarsky Gets Catty at ‘Sex Criminals’ Launch Party

Fraction and Zdarsky. Photograph by Paul Hillier.
Fraction and Zdarsky. Photograph by Paul Hillier.

One of the most unique comic book launch parties in the history of the industry occurred last night at Wicked nightclub in Toronto.

The book was Sex Criminals, a genuinely touching, romantic and indeed erotic new mature readers miniseries illustrated by Chip Zdarsky and written by Zdarsky and Matt Fraction and published by Image Comics, about a pair of criminals with the power to stop time with their simultaneous orgasms. The venue was not a typical nightclub; it has beds, and a hot tub, a public shower, and strange holes in the bathroom wall. Wicked is a sex club. For sex.

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Image ‘Who’s Next?’ Campaign Achieves Climax With Chip Zdarsky Edition


"Who's Next?" has been the slogan for Image Comics' latest ad campaign promoting its 2013 slate of books and creators, but it's probably time to move on to the next idea because the latest edition spotlighting Sex Criminals cartoonist and former Toronto mayoral candidate Chip Zdarsky seems unlikely to be topped.

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A Proper Sex Comedy: Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky Talk ‘Sex Criminals’


Writer Matt Fraction and artist Chip Zdarsky's new Image book Sex Criminals is a funny comic with at least one Family Circus parody in its second issue. It's a comic about people who can stop time with their orgasms. But it's not necessarily the madcap romp readers might expect.

Fraction and Zdarsky answered questions in a Wednesday conference call with reporters, and during that call talked about the real emotions at the heart of the story, along with its origins and just how explicit the book's content gets.

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Image 2013: New Comics From Brubaker, Epting, Remender, Straczynski, Sienkiewicz, Aaron and More


Tuesday marked the second annual Image Expo, the banner event where Image Comics announces its slate of upcoming projects for the year to come. Last year's expo featured announcements of a slew of new comics; this year's had a similar abundance of news, so much of it from established Marvel creators that comics creator Phil Hester took it upon himself to (probably jokingly) announce via Twitter that Marvel's creator-owned imprint Icon "is done."

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Image Announces New Hickman, Fraction, Chaykin And Gillen, Reprinted Pope And More [NYCC 2012]


Image Comics kicked out the jams last weekend at New York Comic Con, where publisher Eric Stephenson announced loads of new series that once again demonstrated his company's ability to court big name mainstream talents away from Marvel and DC Comics. Image confirmed new work from cr

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Chip Zdarsky’s ‘Watchmen 2′ Pitch Goes ‘Full-On A**hole’


We last wrote about Steve Murray in the midst of his ultimately unsuccessful (and fake) bid for Mayor of Toronto, when he campaigned on such dubious platforms as abolishing the plastic bag surcharge at cafés and delegating the city's considerable sanitation needs to his friend Gary's small trash collecting business. Also known as Chip Zdarsky, the cartoonist authors a decidedly reckless advice column for The National Post in which he opine

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Catwoman Gets Fixed: The Improved ‘Catwoman’ #1


As you may have hear, we here at ComicsAlliance were somewhat less than pleased with Catwoman #1. Fortunately for us, there are people out there working tirelessly to make things better. That's why today, we're rea

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Cartoonist Chip Zdarsky’s Answers the Hard Questions About His Fake Mayoral Race


It's been a couple of weeks since we last wrote about Chip Zdarsky AKA Steve Murray, the Canadian cartoonist running a genuinely hopeless race for Mayor of Toronto. The "Prison Funnies" and "Bad Advice"

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Cartoonist Chip Zdarsky Runs Wonderfully Absurd Campaign for Mayor of Toronto


When the Terminator can govern California, when a professional wrestler can lord over Minnesota, and when B-list film star Ronald Reagan can rule the world, who's to say a comic book artist can't be Mayor of Toronto? That's what National Post "Bad Advice" cartoonist Steve Murray is asking in his just launched bid for mayor of the largest city in Canada.

Better know

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