Boggle the Owl Loves You and Wants You to Be Happy
There's a sentiment you hear a lot in comics -- expressed most recently and eloquently by Neil Gaiman -- that the most important thing to do if you want to create art is to simply do it. You don't have to be the best artist in the world; your work doesn't have to be perfect ...
Parting Shot: Public Radio Profiles the World of Comics Culture
We recently asked CA readers who donated to Superman fan Mike Meyer after the theft of his comics collection to reach out to State of the Re:Union, a national radio show that airs on 215 public radio stations, including NPR. Although they typically focus on telling the stories of communities around the United States, they decided to dedicate their latest episode to a community that is united not b
‘Garfield’ Comic Book Features Lasagna Superheroics [Preview]
Jim Davis's Garfield has become something of an institution in the world of newspaper comics, notable not only because it has transformed a certain fat, orange cat into an instantly recognizable cultural icon, but also because it how somehow found a way to discuss Monday-hating and lasagna-eating for 33 years running...
Parting Shot: ‘Bad Romance’ Performed by the Avengers
Originally posted by a creator named Labish under the headline "I want your love and I want your avenge," this animated video of the Avengers busting the distinctive dance routine in Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" music video is pretty irresistible...
Parting Shot: Neil Gaiman’s Inspirational ‘Make Good Art’ Graduation Speech as a Comic
Neil Gaiman recently gave a rather inspirational graduation speech at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia about the important of making art, particularly as a way to cope with and respond to the painful and difficult experiences we all face in life...
Parting Shot: A 1975 Fantastic Four Radio Show Starring Bill Murray as the Human Torch
Enjoy this two-part Fantastic Four radio show from 1975 based on some of the original comics, and featuring not only the narration of Stan Lee, but the voice of a 25-year-old actor named Bill Murray as the Human Torch.
Parting Shot: ‘(After)Life with Archie’ Variant Cover Imagines Zombies in Riverdale
Archie Comics has tackled everything from marriage equality to breast cancer in recent years, but they've never quite gotten around to one of the most popular fads in comics: ZOMBIES! All that changes with the zombie-themed variant cover for this month's Life with Archie #23, which is illustrated and colored by the excellent Francesco Francavilla...
Parting Shot: What a Gay Superhero Looks Like
It's great to see superhero comics doing a better job of not omitting gay characters from their stories (or leaving them to idle in the background). But it's worth noting that while diverse characters make comics richer and more representative of the real world, they're also an opportunity to reflect the many ways that we are not so different from each other, regardless of our different backgrou
Parting Shot: The X-Men Drawn in Disney Cartoon Style
This X-Men lineup by Matthew Humphreys reminds us strongly of the Disney animation style, and makes us wish for a lot of things, but mostly a Kitty Pryde and Lockheed animated series. This roster also includes a few less prominent X-Men, like Marrow and Kid Gladiator, and alternate takes on some more popular mutants, like the hooded (and presumably British) version of Psylocke, brown-and-gold-cos
Parting Shot: 34 Ways of Looking at the Dean from ‘Community’
Things have been up and down for the NBC comedy Community lately, with a fantastic three-part season finale that included an 8-bit episode featuring the cast as video game characters (that's good!), the news that the fan-favorite show would return for a fourth season (that's good...