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Grant Morrison & Vanesa Del Rey’s ‘Sinatoro’ Among Black Mask Titles For 2015

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Grant Morrison has been talking about his film passion project, a psychedelic Western called Sinatoro, since at least 2010. It was even promoted with a poster. But the writer's screenplay has ended up taking the route so many projects take on the way to becoming movies: It will be a comic first.

Morrison will work with artist Vanesa Del Rey on the series, which will come out some time next year from Black Mask Studios, the comics and transmedia company launched last year by comics artist Ben Templesmith, writer Steve Niles, Bad Religion guitarist/songwriter Brett Gurewitz and Matt Pizzolo of Occupy Comics. It's one piece of a big and not too shabby slate of new comics coming from the publisher in the next year, the highlights of which you can check out below.

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Hire This Woman: Artist Alison Sampson

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In the overwhelmingly male comic book industry, it has been a challenge for some editors and readers to see the ever growing number of talented women currently trying to make a name for themselves. With that in mind, ComicsAlliance offers Hire This Woman, a recurring feature designed for comics readers as well as editors and other professionals, where we shine the spotlight on a female comics pro on the ascendance. Some of these women will be at the very beginning of their careers, while others will be more experienced but not yet “household names.”

Architect and artist Alison Sampson is relatively new to the world of comics, but has done work for both IDW Publishing and Image. In addition to her Image one-shot Genesis with writer Nathan Edmondson (on sale this week), Sampson is also working on the comic Winnebago Graveyard with writer Steve Niles for Black Mask.

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Comic Book Writer Steve Niles ‘Loses Everything’ In Flood – How You Can Help

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Best known as the co-creator of the vampire comic book 30 Days of Night with Ben Templesmith, horror writer Steve Niles experienced his own kind of personal nightmare when he awoke last weekend to discover his home was severely flooded, his pet in danger and many of his most beloved possessions destroyed. Unfortunately, Niles, like many freelance comic book professionals, doesn't have the appropriate insurance to cover this kind of destruction. Now the writer, who has been a proactive signal booster for various charities and creators in need, finds himself requiring help.

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The Hellboy Memorial Awards: ComicsAlliance’s Best Comics of 2012, Part 4

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We didn't realize when we set out to list our favorite comic books of 2012 that it had been such a fun year to be a fan of the medium that we all love so much. The last twelve months offered readers a wide variety of work ranging from the most crowd-pleasing superhero epics to the most idiosyncratic of indies; the return of much missed mangaka and the emergence of exciting new talent; a new crowd-sponsored visibility for self-publishing; and the ascension of the fan artist from bedroom dreamer to Tumblr tycoon. It was a busy a

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Threadless Goes Dark With New Shirts by Kelley Jones, Tony Moore, Steve Niles and More

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If you were not previously aware, geek fashion haus Threadless has a line called Comics-On Tees which depicts a comic book story across a series of t-shirts, usually drawn by a different artist for each shirt and from a story by a single writer. Previous volumes included work by Neil Gaiman, Michael Allred, John Cassaday, Brandon Gr

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Aurora Rise: Local Comics Store Teams with Fraction, Niles and Image to Benefit Victims

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All C's Collectibles is the only comic book store in Aurora, Colorado, where 12 people were killed and dozens more were injured when a masked gunman opened fire during a midnight screening of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. As has been noted here and elsewhere, the tragedy has affected the comic book and related geek communities directly, as the victims were hardcore midnight movie goers and Batman fans in particular. Some of them, or their friends a

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Dark Horse’s ‘Horrific’ Plans for The Future [SDCC 2012]

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While the publisher's San Diego Comic-Con programming was focused on its various franchises like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dark Horse Presents, Star Wars and Bioware, Dark Horse made a number of new and returning horror comics series announcements throughout the SDCC weekend. Among them are new comics by Eric Powell, Kyle Hotz, Steve Niles, Christophe

Trickster 2: The Little San Diego Con That Could [Indiegogo]

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If you've never been to San Diego's Comic-Con International, it's hard to picture just how huge and insane it truly is. Last year's attendance numbers topped out around 120,000 people, turning the little town that Ron Burgundy made famous into a nightmarish maelstrom of Twilight shantytowns, promotional blitzes and a decibel level akin to a black metal concert. While at times it felt like ther

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Bernie Wrightson Returns to ‘Frankenstein’ with Steve Niles in ‘Alive, Alive!’ [Preview]

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On sale this week from IDW Publishing is Frankenstein Alive, Alive! #1, which sees Bernie Wrightson return to the subject of one of his most enduring works, the illustrated edition of Mary Shlley's Frankenstein which was originally released all the way back in 1983. While that project was a presentation of Shelley's

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‘Dark Horse Presents’ New Francavilla, Arcudi, Case, Seeley and More [Preview]

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On sale this week is Dark Horse Presents #11, the latest issue of Dark Horse's prestigious anthology series. Featuring no distracting advertisements, the 80-page book contains new material by such comics creators as Francesco Francavilla (introducing The Black Beetle), Mike Richardson, Tim Seeley and Victor Drujiniu (introducing The Occultist), John Arcudi and Jonathan Case (introducing The Creep), Frank J. Barbiere and Luke Radl (introducing The White Suits). Additionally, the latest issue features continuations of serials by Steve Horton and Michael Dialynas (new

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