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‘Laika’ Creator Nick Abadzis Returns With ‘Pigs Might Fly’, A Steampunk Adventure With Jerel Dye


Pigs and airships? No, it's not a new Miyazaki movie -- it's Pigs Might Fly, a new graphic novel, written by Eisner Award-Winning Laika cartoonist Nick Abadzis, and drawn by cartoonist Jerel Dye, coming from First Second in 2016.

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Laika the Space Dog Survives in Alternate Happy Endings by Nick Abadzis


It's frequently the case that the best graphic novels are also the most heartbreaking, and perhaps no graphic novel fits that scenario than Laika by Nick Abadzis. Published by First Second in 2007, the book tells the story of the earliest days of the Russian space program, partly from the perspective of Laika, the stray dog who became the first Earthling in space...

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Laika’s 50th Anniversary


Seeing as today is the 50th anniversary of the Sputnik 2 launch, it seemed to be a good time to check in with Nick Abadzis, creator of the Laika graphic novel. I caught up with him last night, as he was preparing for today's Laika presentation, including a new animation and a toast to the late great Soviet space dog herself, at the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) in London...

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Ten Books You Should Buy: September 2007 (Part 1)


When the comic book industry releases its upcoming solicitations (two months in advance), there's always a lot of buzz and fanfare over the announcements for the four "front of the book" publishers: Dark Horse, DC, Image, and Marvel


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