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Pope, Sienkiewicz, Shimizu Among 26 Comic Artists Contributing To Criterion’s ‘Zatoichi’ Box Set


This might be the strongest "oh crap I need to own that" reaction I've had to anything in 2013 so far. Criterion, the company that produces high-end Blu-ray/DVD collections of classic films, has recruited more than 25 artists to produce illustrations for an upcoming Zatoichi box set, collecting the 25 Zatoichi films produced between 1962 and 1973. The list of creators involved is somewhat staggering, with names like Bill Sienkiewicz, Ron Wimberly, Yuko Shimizu, Jim Rugg, Paul Pope, Samuel Hiti and more.

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A Race For Power And A Mysterious New Foe In ‘Prophet’ #38 [Preview]

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Prophet, Image Comics' multiple Eisner award nominated science-fiction epic from writer Brandon Graham and a revolving group of talented artists, continues this week with issue #38. With art from series regulars Simon Roy and Giannis Milonogiannis, and a cover from ComicsAlliance favorite Jim Rugg, this issue features the Prophets preparing for a battle against a mysterious new foe.

Image Comics has provided ComicsAlliance with a six page preview of Prophet #38, and you can check it out after the cut.

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‘Little Nemo’ Anthology To Feature Sienkiewicz, Cloonan, Pope, Adams And More

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It's been a big week for Little Nemo. Following the announcement that IDW would be publishing new stories of Winsor McCay's classic creation, Locust Moon Comics, a retailer/publisher, has revealed plans for a Little Nemo anthology. Titled Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, the title will feature contributions from an extremely impressive list of creators, including Bill Sienkiewicz, Becky Cloonan, Neal Adams, Paul Pope, Brandon Graham, Roger Langridge, Peter Bagge, Farel Dalrymple, J.G. Jones, Chrissie Zullo, Mark Buckingham, Jim Rugg, David Petersen, and many more. Locust Moon has released a few early pages from the project, which you can check out after the cut.

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Jim Rugg’s ‘Supermag’ Is Super, Is Also A Magazine [Review]


Jim Rugg makes me angry. Like the “seeing red, can’t think straight, fists-balled up in rage, flipping tables like it was my job”-type of angry. His latest collection of comics, design and illustration pieces, Supermag, – published by the fine folks at Adhouse – makes me want to punch a hole in the wall and then punch a hole inside of that hole and then scream loudly into both of those holes. See, it’s like this: Jim Rugg is just too damn good at comics.

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IDW Turns Toon For ‘Animated’ Style Variant Covers In September


As the home of an abundant assortment of licensed titles -- many of which popularized at one time or another in animation -- IDW's in a pretty good place to play up its ties to Saturday morning cartoons. This September, the publisher will play up this relationship in titles with direct ties to animation like Black Dynamite, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, G.I. Joe A Real American Hero, Popeye Classics, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures and Transformers: More than Meets The Eye, but also Danger Girl, Judge Dredd, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and... The X-Files? Hit the jump to see September's full line of "IDW Gets Animated" alternate covers.

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SUPERMAG: Jim Rugg’s Ambitious and Eclectic Comics, Illustration and Design Magazine [Interview]


"Print is dead," is a pithy saying that gets tossed around a lot these days. Well, apparently nobody said in front of comics artist and illustrator Jim Rugg (Street Angel, Afrodisiac, The Plain Janes)...

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Ice King Throws A Lair Sale In Gibson And Rugg’s ‘Adventure Time’ #10 Backup [Preview]


Ice King's not the most sympathetic character most of the time, what with his constant kidnapping of princesses and all, but Jon M. Gibson and Jim Rugg's "Hot Deals In Ice Kingdom" backup in this week's Adventure Time #10 has made him considerably easier to relate to...

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The Con Haul: What I Picked Up At HeroesCon 2012


There are a lot of reasons why comic book conventions are great. Boxes of cheap back issues and the chance to chat with your favorite creators (or, if your standards are a bit lower, your third-favorite comic book critic) are great, but some of the real highlights come from the stuff...

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Thought Bubble #1: Why Aren’t Comics Funnier?


The comics medium attempts to answer a lot of big questions: Is it right to take the law into your own hands? What would someone do with special powers, given the opportunity? "Are you ready for the world that's coming...

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Jim Rugg’s ‘Notebook Nerd’ Makes Amazing Art From School Supplies


The fact that Jim Rugg is a pretty incredible artist isn't exactly news to anyone who's ever read Street Angel or Afrodisiac, but his latest project has blown away even a long-time fan like me. In Notebook Nerd, an art show at the IAm8Bit Gallery in Los Angeles, Rugg will be showing off a series of 50 incredible drawings done with ballpoint pens and notebook paper...

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