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Paolo Rivera Should Win An Eisner For Best Comic Book Wedding Invitations

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Possessed with an unusually strong command of layout and a mastery of multiple illustration styles, former Daredevil artist Paolo Rivera’s work is a favorite of not just other artists but also to fans of design and drawing. The artist caters to both on his blog, which is frequently updated with fascinating process pieces that include his own reference photographs and helpful discussions of technique. We've excerpted several of these on ComicsAlliance before, but none as fun as these wedding invitations Rivera created to pay homage to his new wife April but also the great characters -- notably Tintin creator Hergé -- for whom the couple shares a great love.

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FunkyWatch: October’s Most Depressing ‘Funky Winkerbean’ And ‘Crankshaft’ Strips

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Thanks to Josh Fruhlinger at the Comics Curmudgeon, I started reading Tom Batiuk's long-running newspaper comic strips, Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, what started as a strip full of wacky high-school hijinx

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Link Ink: Unpublished Frazetta Sketches, Moore Movies and Anti-Venom Action

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Upcoming: Vanguard Publishing has announced that the hardcover edition of The Frazetta Sketchbook will arrive in stores on December 26 and include 160 pages of previously unpublished drawings and painting preliminaries by the artist.

Controversy: It appea

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Ask Chris #107: My Favorite Super-Hero Wedding

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of internet readers have to say. That's why every week, Senior Writer Chris Sims puts his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!

Q: What is your favorite superhero wedding of all time? (I'm pretty sure you're either going to go with Reed & Sue Richards or Big Barda & Mister Miracle but I look forward to your answer nonetheless). -- K.D., via email

A: If you're a regular reader of this column,

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Friends Hack ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Game to Animate the Best Wedding Gift Ever [Video]

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For anyone who has read (or played the video game version of, or watched the movie adaptation of) Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim, it's difficult to wrap the tale without feeling good about love... and video games, and music, and cartoons. Inspired by this associated goodness, friends Simon Lai, Alex Ha, Charles Murakam

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Link Ink: NYCC Attended by Nearly 100K, Banksy Opens ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Doctor Who’ Comes to America

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Photography: Hoffer Photography showcases the wedding of Erin and Tim, whose party seemed to have a secret identity all its own.

Conventions: According to organizer ReedPop, this past weekend's New York Comic Con was attended by more than 95,000 attendees over its three days of operation.

Cosplay: Hollywood's crackdown on costumed

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’60s Style Comic Book Cover Wedding Invites Saved the Date in Style

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While my lady and I garnished our nuptials with our share of nerdy details a few months back, I must admit, I kind of wish I would have known about Etsy user Swelser's very Jack Kirby-inspired custom comic book cover wedding invitations depicting happy couples in four color glory.I'm a little bit comforted by

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Batman Marries Wonder Woman in Awesome Cosplay Wedding

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We've seen plenty of comic-themed wedding cakes and even creators taking vows at Comic-con, but British couple Sharon and Neil Vaughan's costumed wedding packs perhaps the most superheroic punch for donning an entire wedd

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Groom Fights General Zod at Superman Wedding

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I know that everyone's seen that wedding video where the entire wedding party dances down the aisle and it's magic, and I get the appeal behind coming up with some "creative" idea for doing something "special" on your own wedding day.

But grooms: Please remember to consider your partner when orchestrating elaborate jokes or theatrical interludes, particularly if they involve you d

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Couple Uses Comic as Wedding Invitation (Ft. Ackbar!)

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What kind of wedding would two self-proclaimed geeks who met while working at a KB Toys store have? If Ian and Maureen's comics-tastic wedding invitation is any indication, most likely an awesome one.

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