Comic-Con International has announced the nominees for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards -- popularly known as the Oscars of comics -- to be given out this year during the mighty San Diego convention. Categories range from Best Single Issue to Best Inker to Best Publication Design, and coming in
Before he became famous for his work on Sesame Street and The Muppets, Jim Henson was a veritable Jack-of-all-trades in the artistic field. During the '60s, Henson was not only a master puppeteer; he was a photographer, made television commercials, dabbled in music, created at-home animated movies, and crafted screenplays with writer and friend Jerry Juhl. Towards the end of the pair's exp
On sale this week from Archaia is The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, the first of a three-volume prequel to the events of the cult classic Jim Henson film. Devised by Brian Froud, the conceptual designer behind the
Written by Jim Henson and his frequent collaborator Jerry Juhl, Tale Of Sand was a completed 1974 screenplay discovered in the late master's archives. The dark and decidedly surreal story follows an unnamed man who finds himself in a tiny town that, even though it's in the middle of a seemingly endless desert, contains all manners of cultural anachronisms like swinging jazz clubs, monkeys playing cymbals, and hula girls. For mysterious reasons, the man is brough
Archaia showed off a few pieces of Ramón Pérez's art from the graphic novel adaptation of Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl's unfilmed screenplay, A Tale of Sand, in their 2011 Free Comic Book Day issue, but aside from those images fans haven't learned much else about the visual side of the title. A few cool new details have emerged from LA Weekly's recent visit to Archaia's studio, however, that flesh out the kind of reading experience readers can expect when A Tale of Sand
Gaming: Batman: Arkham City will support both stereoscopic and old-fashioned anaglyph (red and blue glasses) varieties of 3D at launch.
International: Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint at Image has inked a deal for distribution in Asia, taking Invincible, The Walking Dead, Witch Doctor and more overseas.
Conventions: SPX has posted a list of releases debuting at its September 10-11
Like a lot of nearly 50-year-old fixtures of the Sunday funnies, Brant Parker and Johnny Hart's syndicated The Wizard of Id comic strip has always resonated with me more as a snapshot of a cartooning era gone by than, say, an ambitious social commentary (I had to look up what a "fink" was when I was a kid)
This week, Archaia Studios is giving old fans and new readers alike a chance to get familiar with one of the best-loved properties of the '80s with their release of "Fraggle Rock" #1, hitting shelves on Wednesday with a special Free Comic Book Day story on Saturday!
We here at ComicsAlliance are looking forward to this, but since it's been a good 20 years since we've actually watched "Fraggle Rock," we thought a quick refresher course might be in order. That's why we got CA contributors Ch