Writer and artist Mike Norton's webcomic Battlepug came from humble beginnings. Pressured to come up with an original idea for a t-shirt, Norton whipped up a gag image of a Conan-style warrior riding a giant pug. But the idea had legs. In Febr
Although impossible to top the blitzkrieg of news that came out of the Image Comics Expo in February, this year's Emerald City Comicon did come with some cool news from the indie comics publisher who this year celebrated its 20th anniversary. The occasion was recognized by a presentation that included announcements of new Image projects like Tony Harris'
Namco Bandai Games will launch a webcomics publishing effort known as ShiftyLook in March, aiming to revive interest in its dormant game properties by adapting them to new comic stories that will be available online and on mobile devices. Each series will receive twice a week over a three-month span. In an interview wi
Scott McCloud's dare-inspired 24-Hour Comics Day turned 21 this past weekend and cartoonists the world over showed up in full force to participate. Calling on creators to complete 24 pages completely from scratch in the span of a single sitting, 24-Hour Comics Day is considered a grueling challenge and thos
We told you last week about DC Fifty-Too, a website dedicated to showcasing the DC Comics superheroes as interpreted by talents from the world of indie comics and the Web. Specifically, creators were asked to imagine their version of the #1 issue of any DC title. Managed by Jon Morris, the site was inspired by the impending debut of "The New 52," a bold and controve
More than just a pug lover with a webcomic and self-publisher on the iPad, Mike Norton is seriously one of the freshest artists and character designers working in the industry today. Skeptical? Well, you probably need to spend some more time looking at his work on books like Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt.
Dark Horse confirmed on Wednesday night at Comic-Con International in San Diego the coming of three new titles from popular creators whose work is not typically associated with comics. Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, He
It's no secret around these parts that I'm an unabashed friend to all pugkind, and as such, it doesn't take much for me to break what little professional composure I have when my passions for pugs and comics intersect