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Garfield The Cat Is Not Non-Binary (But Apparently We Thought He Was)
It turns that Garfield, legendary comic strip cat, is a boy after all. “Garfield is male,” creator Jim Davis said to The Washington Post. Davis then added the non sequitur, “He has a girlfriend, Arlene," as if only people who are male have girlfriends. But putting that bit of heterosexism aside, how did we get to the point where this was a statement that needed making? It turns out that Jim Davis, presumably without meaning to, started that himself.
How Kaboom Transformed Licensed Comics For Kids
In just over a decade, Boom Studios has established itself as one of the most important publishers in comics, and key to its success is the all-ages Kaboom imprint, headed up by editor Shannon Watters. A former Tokyopop copy editor and assistant editor on titles like Irredeemable and Elric, Watters has been a part of Boom from the ground up, and even with licenses for some of the biggest properties on the planet, Watters and the creators under her have consistently traced their own path, to the delight and benefit of critics and readers.
Cartoonist Shawn Bowers Is Drawing Garfield As Pokemon
Garfemon is a project by cartoonist Shawn Bowers where he's mashing up Garfield's signature orange-and-black design with the original 151 Pokémon. It is easily one of the most upsetting things we have ever seen on this job, so obviously we had to share it with you, dear reader.
Today in Comics History: A Celebration of Garfield
June 19 marks the anniversary of the 1978 debut of literally the most read comic strip in the world: Jim Davis's Garfield. Syndicated in over 2,600 newspapers around the world, the daily non-adventures of a lazy orange cat and the dumb person he lives with have delighted readers and audiences for decades.
Bringing a Vintage Twist: Artist Genevieve FT [Hire This Woman]
Hire This Woman is a recurring feature on ComicsAlliance that shines a spotlight on female comics creators, whether they're relative newcomers or experienced pros who are ready to break out. In an overwhelmingly male business, we want to draw your attention to these creators --- and to raise their profile with editors and industry gatekeepers. Artist Genevieve FT has worked in animation and video games, but also has a love of comics. She's drawn Garfield comics as well as covers for Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors, and Archie Comics.
Boom EIC Matt Gagnon on Push Comics Forward [Interview]
Boom Studios has a reputation in the comics industry for publishing an increasingly diverse group of books and creators. This commitment to diversity in genre and people is reflected in an all-new initiative the publisher announced today in Previews with a letter from founder Ross Richie. While 2015 is the 10th anniversary of Boom, the publisher wants to talk about what's next rather than what's come before. They call this discussion of the future Push Comics Forward and they don't want it to be only about Boom. Push Comics Forward is Boom's way of focusing on the ongoing conversation about diversity and the future of the industry. To learn more about this initiative and what to expect from Boom for the next ten years and beyond, we spoke with Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon.
Read The Entire KaBOOM! Studios Free Comic Book Day Issue
Did you miss picking up Boom! Studios' all-ages KaBoom! Summer Blast! comic this past Saturday during Free Comic Book Day 2014? Worry not! The publisher has provided ComicsAlliance with the entire nearly 50-page sampler to share with everyone on the web. Packed with eight short stories from the world of Adventure Time, Regular Show, Peanuts, Garfield, Steven Universe, Herobear and the Kid, The Ama
Natasha Allegri Talks About Boom!'s Upcoming 'Bee And Puppycat' Comic Book [Interview]
It's not often that you get a piece of comics news that's completely unsurprising and completely welcome at the same time, but that's exactly what we got this week when Boom! Studios announced that their Kaboom imprint will be publishing a comic book version of Natasha Allegri's Bee and Puppycat. The official announcement about Bee and Puppycat joining its fellow Frederator shows, Adventure Time a
Boom! Studios Batlimore Comic-Con Exclusive 'Garfield' and 'RoboCop' Covers
If you've read ComicsAlliance comments for any amount of time, you'll know that if nothing else, we are bitter, jaded (hipster???) dinosaurs. As a result, it may seem rare that we get excited about something like a variant cover or a convention exclusive, unless it's something pretty, pretty awesome. Fortunately for our tiny, blackened hearts, that exact thing happened today when Boom! Studios rev

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