Skullkickers and Wayward author Jim Zub launched a simple hashtag late on Wednesday that turned the comics Twittersphere into a museum of childhood memories, with fans and creators sharing '#fourcomics' that influenced them growing up. With fans of varying ages and experiences sharing issues and series that shaped them as kids or that still influence them today, the hashtag quickly became one of the top trending topics of conversation on Twitter.
ComicsAlliance has collected some examples from comic writers, artists, and cartoonists, but anyone with a Twitter account can contribute their own four comics that shaped them by using the #fourcomics hashtag, and anyone can check out the hashtag to see what everyone is posting. Warning: You will be transplanted back to your earliest comic book memories and feel an irresistible urge to go digging through longboxes for your worn-out favorite comics.
Later this month, BOOM! Studios will release the first issue of Memetic, an oversized-format, three-part limited series by the team of James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal, The Woods) and Eryk Donovan (The House In The Wall) with colorist Adam Guzowski that puts a distinctly modern spin on classic apocalyptic fiction formulas. The title is an adjective referring to memes -- self-replicating ideas or entities that start with an individual before spreading to more people and across various media.
The story of Memetic is kicked into motion by the unleashing of the kind of adorable animal image many of us have seen and shared. In this case, it's "Good Times Sloth," and it becomes the most viral piece of internet content in history. Unfortunately, Good Times Sloth turns out to be weaponized meme that leads straight to the end of the human world as we know it.
It's a fascinating and unique concept, and to get a bit more insight, we spoke to Tynion and Donovan about the project's inception from initial idea to finished product.
Kids: Some awesome minicomics were made by the Junior Girl Scouts of America Gables Elementary Troop 1320 when they visited the Cartoon Library this week as part of an effort to "learn about comics, self-publishing, and to earn their Drawing Badge!" Congrats on the badges, Troop 1320!
While we spend a lot of time discussing the always imminent doom of the American comic book industry, we tend to forget that the medium of comics -- sequential storytelling, words married with pictures -- continues to thrive in numerous contexts, not the least prevalent of which is the Internet
Kanye West loves comics-inspired fashion and even has a book out that adapted his work to comics, so it's fitting that comics became a popular means for West's fellow users to critique his posts when he signed up for a Twitter account last week. In fact, after seeing how well his words go with a series of New Yo
Before this meme totally plays itself out -- too late? -- here's the pseudo-olde timey comic "Laugh Out Loud Cats" jumping on the Kanye bandwagon with their take on the interrupting hip hop star. Given the fact that "Laugh Out Loud Cats" is itself base
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