Q: What is the definitive Christmas comic? — @Koltreg
A: "Definitive" is a pretty tricky requirement to meet. You have to find a comic that's not just definitively Christmas, with all that goes along with it, it has to be definitively comics, too --- and if you think it's difficult for people to agree on what Christmas is all about, just wait'll you try getting them to pin down one single issue that defines comic books as a medium. At least religion has centuries of scholarship; comics just has loudmouths writing columns about them on the Internet.
That said, I do think I've found one that's as close as we're going to get: 1989's Christmas With The Super-Heroes #2.
We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, as well as the special qualities of comic book storytelling, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great pinups, fan art and other illustrations 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, awnd some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it is awesome.
Science-fiction legend Harlan Ellison is returning to comics in the company of Concrete creator Paul Chadwick, with the two collaborating on a brand new graphic novel for DC Comics next year titled Harlan Ellison's 7 Against Chaos...
These days we'd probably call it a "motion comic," but back in 1992 when Dragonfly Entertainment adapted Paul Chadwick's Concrete story "Watching a Sunset" into animation, they referred to it as a "video portfolio...
On sale this week is Dark Horse Presents #1, a revival of the legendary indie comics anthology whose original first issue in 1986 launched what was to become one of American comics' most venerable publishers, Dark Horse Comics...
Creation and Creator, both hard at work. Concrete in the fields, left. Chadwick in the studio, right.
Paul Chadwick's Concrete debuted in 1986 in Dark Horse Presents #1, and quickly became a touchstone work in what might be called the "alternative mainstream" of comics, the non-superhero comics from publishers like Dark Horse and Comico that sought to emulate the aesthetic strengths of superhero comics while expanding their focus to other genres of stories...
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