PROCESS :: Using The Mighty Ames Lettering Guide | DHARBIN! Oh, bedeviling Ames Guide! How curious your strange shape, your myriad holes filled with murk and mystery. What–what??–are you for?? This is the oft-heard complaint of people trying to figure out the wild wooly trapezoid that is the Ames Lettering Guide. Myself included!
From October 23 to November 16, Comica 2013, the 10th London International Comics Festival, presents conversations, exhibitions, workshops, launches and our unmissable, free-entry Comiket Fair and Transitions Conference, plus many satellite events across the capital. Reframe: Perspectives on Europe through Comics Comics by nine artists from Algeria, Turkey & UK explore our contemporary attitudes to Europe. More...Where: Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3GA When: October 23 to November 22, 2013 Joe Sacco: The Great War and the Battle of the Somme Sacco talks in depth with Pat Mills about how he achieves his acclaimed comics journalism. More...Where: Platform Theatre, Handyside Street, London N1C 4AA When: October 26, 2013 7.15pm for 7.30-9.30 Comica | News
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Spider Monkey #1 $5, 36 pages, color cover with black and white interiors. by Jesse McManus and Austin English Spider is a small boy living in a kinetic pinball city. He spends his time with his sister who enters their home every day with a ritualistic flair. www.dominobooks.org/spidermonkey1.html
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The Copacetic Comics Company 2013 had many highlights, but the single most significant trend here at The Copacetic Comics Company was that for the first time in Copacetic history, the majority of the year's best selling works were made right here in town. In fact, a whopping seven out of the top ten best selling graphic novels (in a loose, format & price based sense) were Made in Pittsburgh! Here's the list: *(MiP) = Made in Pittsburgh 1) Hip Hop Family Tree, Volume One by Ed Piskor *(MiP)
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Autobiographical comics (often referred to in the comics field as simply autobio) are autobiography in the form of comic books or comic strips. The form first became popular in the underground comics movement and has since become more widespread. It is currently most popular in Canadian, American and French comics; all artists listed below are from the US unless otherwise specified. 1960s Autobiographical comics
In 2011 and in its debut year, Mark Millar's Kapow! Comic Con was referred to as the Sausage-Fest Con due to the entire guest line-up being male. After fans started complaining noisily online, two women guests were subsequently added to the event. This year it seems history is doomed to repeat itself, with 40 comic industry guests now announced, and no women to be seen. Unlike the larger London MCM Expo the following week, Kapow! is focused very much on superhero comics, and the argument is that while there are women working in comics in the UK, they are working in indie and non-mainstream comics (ie not DC, Marvel or 2000 AD). Women in Comics: Kapow! No Women at Cons | comicbookGRRRL
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THE FIGURE DRAWERS. 11” x 14”, blue, red, and regular old pencil, pen and ink, and acrylic ink washes on bristol. For the show opening this Saturday at Gallery Twenty-Two in Charlotte. I have around ten pieces in the show, all drawn on site at the weekly figure drawing session, then fiddled with and painted on at home. If you’re anywhere in the area, I’d love to see you there—they have a fantastic selection of beers, so come get tipsy with me! Click through for a big version of the drawing. DHARBLR
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I would recommend the short stories “Lab Animal” and “Primal Self” from (believe it or not) Garfield: His 9 Lives. It was a graphic novel, consisting of 9 stories that were all written by Jim Davis, with a different artist for each story. Each short story tells the tale of one of Garfield’s past lives. Most of them are what you’d expect (Garfield as a saber-tooth tiger, a viking, a “film noir” detective, etc). However, two of these stories come COMPLETELY out of nowhere, and will genuinely scare you, especially if you’re a child. The Scariest Comic Books of All-Time Archive
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Our new homepage is www.thephoenixcomic.co.uk so be sure to add it to your bookmarks and remove this old one! share Join Captain Spaceington and the intrepid crew of the Star Cat – half-spaceship, half-cat – for epic adventures across the cosmos. The Phoenix Comic
Robert Crumb asked me to say that he lives in Albania, to discourage would-be pilgrims from beating a path to his doorstep. He doesn’t, but his medieval hamlet is so far from the United States in every sense that it takes some perseverance to find, and upon locating it, I discovered that the streets of his walled village are too narrow to penetrate with even the tiniest French rental car. I mean, Albanian. But even this tiny community was too distracting when it came time to draw and ink the extraordinarily detailed illustrations for The Book of Genesis, which was published last year. Paris Review - The Art of Comics No. 1, R. Crumb
In an era for publishing so utterly defined by the race toward digital, Art Spiegelman’s fixation with the book as an object has never once wavered—if anything, the years have seen his demands on publishers grow more complex, as evidenced by the 2009 release of Be a Nose, a collection of his sketchbooks published by McSweeney’s, all reproduced in their original size, and bound loosely together by a cloth band. This month Pantheon marks the release of MetaMaus, a Spiegelman-penned analysis of his Pulitzer Prize-winning, medium-defining 1992 classic, Maus, which finds the author once again reveling in the possibilities offered up by the format. This fact is immediately evident on the front cover, with a hole bore smack in the center, standing in for the eye of a drawing of Spiegelman himself as a cigarette smoking mouse. Art Spiegelman On The Future of the Book
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Comica | News From October 23 to November 16, Comica 2013, the 10th London International Comics Festival, presents conversations, exhibitions, workshops, launches and our unmissable, free-entry Comiket Fair and Transitions Conference, plus many satellite events across the capital. Reframe: Perspectives on Europe through Comics Comics by nine artists from Algeria, Turkey & UK explore our contemporary attitudes to Europe. More...Where: Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3GA When: October 23 to November 22, 2013
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Laydeez Do Comics Leeds: January, 2013 by Christine Chettle As in November, I was struck by the diversity of the attendees at Laydeez Do Comics. The audience was of a range of ages and interests: as well as comic artists, there was an intriguing mix of students, chefs, illustrators, academics, and a whole lot more. The speakers were Kate Ashwin, Kristyna Baczynski, and Darryl Cunningham. Interestingly, all of the speakers framed their presentations in the context of how they developed professionally, in quite different ways. laydeezdocomics
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