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A Dozen Favorites From This Year’s ‘Inktober’ Art Challenge

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If you're following any comic book artists on Twitter or Tumblr, then there's a pretty good chance that you saw the word "Inktober" pop up an awful lot over the past four weeks. Created by artist Jake Parker in 2009, it's a month-long exercise in getting better at working with ink (as opposed to just pencils) by producing a piece of art every day for all 31 days of October. And it's also exactly the kind of thing that we love to see here at ComicsAlliance.

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Best Art Ever (This Week): Chvrches, Spider-Gwen, Ramones, Mister X, Gotham Academy And More

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We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, as well as the special qualities of comic book storytelling, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great pinups, fan art and other illustrations on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, awnd some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it is awesome.

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Sequart Launches ‘She Makes Comics’ Documentary Kickstarter [Video]

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Ever wanted to be drawn by Jill Thompson or Colleen Doran? Or get Julia Baritz to draw your mom as a superhero? And in the process help fund a documentary about the history of women in comics?

Well, here's your chance. Sequart, the organization that produced Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods, The Image Revolution, and other comics-related documentaries has teamed with Respect! Films for a Kickstarter to produce a new film, She Makes Comics. Check out their video pitch and see some of the rewards after the jump.

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Best Art Ever (This Week): DC Princesses, Taxi Driver, The Wire & More

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We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, and some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it’s awesome.

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Dark Horse Collects Alex de Campi’s Poli-Spy Kickstarter Hit ‘Ashes’ [Interview]

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A sequel to the Eisner-nominated 2005 limited series Smoke (with artist Igor Kordey), writer Alex de Campi's graphic novel Ashes was one of comics' bigger Kickstarter successes, raising over $32,000 in 2011 via the increasingly influential crowd-funding platform. But disaster struck when de Campi and her Ashes collaborator Jimmy Broxton (aka James Hodgkins) parted ways in acrimonious and public fashion before the dystopian poli-spy book was

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Parting Shot: Dynamite Reveals Variant Covers For Gail Simone’s ‘Red Sonja’ #1 [Art]

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Last month Dynamite Entertainment announced a relaunch of Red Sonja, with the new monthly series to be written by Gail Simone. The publisher also revealed plans to have the series' covers be created by a rotating cast of women artists. Today, Dynamite released all six cove

‘Sex & Swords’: Dynamite Relaunches ‘Red Sonja’ With Gail Simone And Female Cover Artists

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Today is the first day of Emerald City Comicon in Seattle. It also happens to be the first day of Women's History Month, and Dynamite Entertainment is kicking off both with a big announcement, as the publisher revealed today that Gail Simone has signed on to write a new ongoing Red Sonja series, with the first issue arriving in stores this summer. Further, each cover will be created by a rotating cast of women artists,

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Kickstarted: Alex de Campi’s ‘Ashes’

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I like Kickstarter a lot. It's an efficient way to directly connect with artists while also making sure that a project that interests you gets funded. There are still a few hitches that need to be worked out, but my experience with Kickstarter has been largely positive. I've

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‘V For Vendetta’ Co-Creator David Lloyd Launches Digital Imprint ‘Aces Weekly’

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The recent trend of creator-owned digital anthology projects is well documented, and now another name can officially be added to the rapidly growing list. David Lloyd, co-creator and artist of V for Vendetta, is launching his own digital imprint, Aces Weekly.While i

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Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Annual #1

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One of Spider-Man's classic foes returns in Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Annual #1, as readers are treated to Sandman: Year One, featuring the origin of the Sandman. The man who would become Flint Marko, and later the villainous Sandman, wasn't always a bad seed, so what set

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