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‘Machine of Death’: How Webcomics Creators Hit #1 on Amazon and Took Down Glenn Beck

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Five years ago, Ryan North did an installment of his daily strip, Dinosaur Comics, where T-Rex came up with a premise for a book about a machine that tells people how they're going to die. It was originally intended as a one-off gag, but ove

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Kate Beaton’s Fat Pony Makes a TV Cameo on ‘Adventure Time’

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Fans of Kate Beaton and her webcomic Hark! A Vagrant are no doubt familiar with the fat Shetland pony, a fan-favorite character who has starred in many of her comics even inspired limited edition sculptures,

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Kate Beaton Tells ‘Strange Tales’ About Marvel and Why Her Wonder Woman Is So Pissed Off

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Since cartoonist Kate Beaton appeared on the webcomics scene in 2007 with her hilarious, history-oriented webcomics, she's become nothing less than a phenomenon, earning nominations for Harvey and Joe Shuster awards, and creating massive lines of fans that snake around nearly every convention she attends. Now a full-time

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‘Law and Order’ Lives On in the Art of Cartoonists

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"Law and Order" tied "Gunsmoke" for the longest-running drama in television history before NBC canceled it earlier this year, but the series' legacy has now been immortalized in artwork, thanks to the unique stylings of creators like Kate Beaton of "Hark! A Vagrant" and visionar

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‘Strange Tales II’ Indie Superhero Anthology Returns in October

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At today's Mondo Marvel panel at Comic-Con, Marvel announced today that a second volume is on the way for "Strange Tales" -- the anthology of superhero tales written by indie creators. The "Strange Tales II" miniseries begins in October 2001, and will comprise three-oversized issues of comics shorts reimagining Marvel characters through the lens of a whole slew of creators, including Kate Beaton, Nick Gurewitch, Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, and the recently departed Harvey Pekar. Even

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Kate Beaton’s ‘Hark! A Vagrant’ Made Into Motion Comics [Video]

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Have you ever looked at your favorite comic and thought, "Hey, I want to see this move, except not really be animation or a movie?" Well, we never have, which is why motion comics mostly mystify us as a weird, inbred cross-media chimera, but every now and then it can be fun to see something lurch to life on the internet, if only for the novelty value. Espe

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Kate Beaton’s Aquaman To Be Auctioned for Oil Spill

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Kate Beaton's webcomic about Aquaman, wherein the hook-handed Sea King nobly defended his ocean kingdom against tiny interloping children and oil spills, has quickly become a favorite among her readers (particularly superhero fans). And while Beaton initially created the comic before the catastrophic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it

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HeroesCon 2010: The First Day in Photos

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The first day of HeroesCon 2010 is underway, and ComicsAlliance has been roaming the floors, taking photos. Here's a smattering of what's been going on in Charlotte!

The convention floor, from above

Kate Beaton displays her Indie Island poster at her booth in Indie Island
A J. Scott Campbell drawing of Black Wi

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Aquaman Defends the Seas from Small Children in Kate Beaton Comic

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Aquaman is doing pretty all right these days, mostly because he is no longer dead thanks to some day that is bright or something, but you know what's even better than coming back to life? Having a comic made about you by Kate Beaton.

The Sea King was a recent discovery for the much-beloved "Hark! A Vagrant" creator, who drew the hook-hande

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Kate Beaton and Erika Moen Take Over Penny Arcade

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Kate Beaton ("Hark! A Vagrant") and Erika Moen ("DAR") are two of our favorite ladies in webcomics, but if we were going to make a list of people likely to be tapped as fill-in artists for the mega-popular gaming webcomic "Penny Arcade," I would not have put them at the top of the list. Fortunately, I would be wrong, wrong, wrong, since that is exactly what has happened. Excellent taste, Gabe and Tycho. If your subs are going to be this good, mayb

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