Public-safety media is taking a step away from filmstrips and pamphlets toward something much cooler: comic books. In Oregon, anyway.
The Oregon Office of Emergency Management has partnered with Milwaukee, Oregon-based Dark Horse Comics to release Without Warning, a free, 12-page comic all about earthquake safety. It's not just a bunch of safety tips with pictures, either. Writers Jeremy Barlow and Althea Rizzo and artist David Hahn have developed a real story about a girl trying to get back to her family in the aftermath of a disaster.
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.
When's the last time you got six art books for five bucks?
Well, here's your chance. Portland, Oregon-based Periscope Studios' new Kickstarter, "Maiden Voyage," offers six 32-page art books by artists Erika Moen, Ron Randall, Paul Guinan, David Hahn, Natalie Nourigat and Ben Dewey, and all donors have to contribute to get PDFs of all six is a fiver. A $50 donation will even get contributors print copies of the six books. That is, provided the project meets its $25,000 funding goal.
Where some conventions skew more toward pop culture than comic books, this past weekend's Emerald City Comicon 2013 stocked Seattle with hundreds of prominent creators from every corner of the medium. ComicsAlliance
I'm not gonna lie, folks: Ever since I reviewed the first issue of IDW's SuicideGirls comic, in which the Internet's favorite alt-porn pin-up site was recast as a gang of tattooed, bloodthirsty, katana-wielding terrorist revolutionaries, it has quickly become one of the comics I look forward to the most. How could it not? The whole thing was like a Russ Meyer fever dream rendered in the absolutely beautiful art of Cameron Stew
A ComicsAlliance favorite for his sexily violent art for Bite Club, Murderland and the silly but superbly illustrated Suicide Girls, David Hahn's most prodigious work was actually completed several years ago but has never seen the light of day -
Back when I was a kid in the early '90s, there was a video game I liked down at the local arcade called Revolution X. It wasn't what you'd call very good, but what set it apart from similar rail shooters like Time Crisis was the plot, where a sinister organization called the New Order Nation had taken over the world, outlawed rock music and kidnapped Aerosmith, and the only way to make the world safe for Youth Culture was to shoot their dominatrix leader's helicopter with a machine gun that also launched exploding CDs.
In what is probably more than just an attempt to more credibly justify its booth at Comic-Con, Suicide Girls has teamed with IDW Publishing to create an official comic book based on the iconic and decidedly not-saf
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