When you do the type of work that the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund does -- protecting the First Amendment rights of creators -- some of the top talent in the industry will do what they can to support. One of the latest examples comes courtesy of Brandon Graham, James Stokoe and Simon Roy, as the three artists sketched bookplates for the CBLDF, and the results are pretty great.
For James Stokoe fans, IDW's five-issue Godzilla: Half-Century War series hasn't been a hard sell. Who better to synthesize 60+ years of the world's biggest monster battles than the creator of the out-of-control Wonton Soup and Orc Stain? Over the course of the series, Stokoe's done a deft job of hitting m
I talked about some of the pros and cons associated with Mark Andrew Smith's Sullivan's Sluggers Kickstarter in November. Since then, he's been abusive to backers, failed to deliver comics to consumers while fulfilling orders to retailers, and has just recently laun
We didn't realize when we set out to list our favorite comic books of 2012 that it had been such a fun year to be a fan of the medium that we all love so much. The last twelve months offered readers a wide variety of work ranging from the most crowd-pleasing superhero epics to the most idiosyncratic of indies; the return of much missed mangaka and the emergence of exciting new talent; a new crowd-sponsored visibility for self-publishing; and the ascension of the fan artist from bedroom dreamer to Tumblr tycoon. It was a busy a
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 backed ele
Today, IDW Publishing announced exclusively to ComicsAlliance that James Stokoe will be both writing and illustrating a new Godzilla miniseries titled Godilla: Half Century War for release this August. Stokoe, who is best known for his wo
On sale this week from Image Comics is Orc Stain #7, the first new issue of the lavishly illustrated James Stokoe fantasy series since April of 2011. Set against a variously beautiful and bizarre landscape covered in blood, guts and other filth, Orc Stain is the story of One-Eye, a clever young orc with the talent to unlock or open any safe or door or pretty much anything that's hollow. He's pursued relentlessly by the mad orc king, who
Over the years, Peter Parker has faced many problems relatable to the common man: struggling to make rent, dealing with a browbeating boss, dating a supermodel and even losing his job. In Spider-'Nam, a fan comic by Orc Stain creator and ComicsAlliance fav James Stokoe, Spider-Man deals with a situation that man