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.
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
Last Friday, February 1, was Hourly Comic Day, an annual event that tasks artists of all skill levels with creating comic panels to summarize their respective days, one for each hour that they're awake. Like 24-Hour comic day, it's an excellent way to jump start creativity, and it can lead to some
Scott McCloud's dare-inspired 24-Hour Comics Day turned 21 this past weekend and cartoonists the world over showed up in full force to participate. Calling on creators to complete 24 pages completely from scratch in the span of a single sitting, 24-Hour Comics Day is considered a grueling challenge and thos
Emi Lenox mines her real life for material in her autobiographical comic EmiTown, but she's been known to take commissions and recreationally draw other people's characters as well. As it turns out, her manga-flavored style that falls somewhere between Bryan Lee O'Malley and a Hayaho Miyazaki film looks really smooth when s
For those of you keeping up with Vertigo's must-read Sweet Tooth only in the modestly priced collected editions, you may be delighted to learn that writer-artist Jeff Lemire has completed more than 20 issues of the dystopian saga. The author of Essex County is prolific in