Taking place in Bethesda, Maryland this weekend is the Small Press Expo, or SPX, arguably the biggest indie comics event of the year. And each year one of the highlights of the show is the presentation of the Ignatz Awards. Named in honor of legendary cartoonist George Herriman's Krazy Kat cartoons, the awards recognize outstanding achievements in comics and cartooning by small press creators in the previous year. This year's winners were announced yesterday, and leading the way was cartoonist Michael DeForge, who won three awards for his serialized work Lose and his anthology Very Casual, both published by Koyama Press.
We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, and some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it’s awesome.
Cat Person collects Seo Kim's daily comics, issues 2-5 of Michael Deforge's anthology Lose are collected in A Body Beneath, 1000 Crushes is a compilation of excepts from various books by Elisha Lim and new work, and Jesse Jacobs' Safari Honeymoon follows a pair of newlyweds into an otherworldly forest. Check out all four comic covers after the cut.
In our world breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, but the Adventure Time kingdom ruled by Breakfast Princess and her sister Toast Princess, conventional morning grub like bacon is elevated to the most important thing of all for foods living in an entirely edible ecosystem. This tr
Little Heart is a proposed anthology comic in support of marriage equality, presenting stories and vignettes about love by an impressive roster of cartoonists and illustrators from around the world, including Maurice Vellekoop, Emily Carroll, Michael DeForge, Noah Van Sciver and Sally Madden. Produced in partnership by Minneapolis sm
When something truly unique and unexpected hits the comics world, there's always a strange silence that takes up the aftermath. Michael DeForge is sitting in that silence right now, after hitting comics like an atom bomb over the past year and a half or so. Blisteringly fast, shocking
Marvel's Strange Tales anthology returned with its second series last October, winning our hearts yet again by pairing up a long list of indie and webcomic creators like Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant), Nicholas Gurewitch (Perry Bible Fellowship), and Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets) for a series of quirky,
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