Step Aside, Pops: a new Hark! A Vagrant! collection that delights and dazzles

Canadian historian turned webcomics god Kate Beaton is back with her second Hark! A Vagrant! collection: Step Aside, Pops. Never before has history been so bitterly funny.

Read Ben Hatke's original Adventures of Little Robot

Gina from First Second writes, "Cory reviewed Ben Hatke's wonderful graphic novel LITTLE ROBOT last week -- this week, celebrates it by reprinting Ben's charming robot comic strip that inspired the book!" Read the rest

Dennis the Menace statue stolen ten years ago shows up across country


This steel statue of Dennis the Menace, swiped from a Monterey, California playground in 2006, has turned up at a scrapyard in Orlando, Florida. Police don't know who forcibly removed Dennis from his home and sent him across the country, but I wager the culprit's last name is Wilson. Read the rest

Fight censorship with the new Humble Bundle full of Gaiman rarities

More than a dozen rare and unpublished Neil Gaiman titles are available DRM-free on a name-your-price basis at Humble Bundle this week, with proceeds to benefit the brilliant Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, as well as other free-speech causes. Read the rest

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's Liberty Annual, 2015 edition

The indispensable Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has announced the 2015 edition of its always-brilliant Liberty Annual ("ridiculous adult humor for adults"), featuring an all-star comix cast from Art Spiegelman to Vanesa Del Rey. Read the rest

Elfquest and Wendy Pini art books


Wendy Pini and Elfquest, the graphic novel series she creates with her husband, Richard, are among my favorite things in the world. So I immediately jumped on the chance to order a three-volume series of art books featuring her work on Kickstarter.

Welcome to our Art of Wendy Pini Kickstarter campaign. We are making available three different and amazing books that showcase the career of Wendy Pini. These three titles combined contain over 900 pages of material that comes direct from the Pini archives. Almost every piece has been scanned from the original artwork, meticulously preserved by the Pini’s since the 1970s.

The Art of Elfquest, Elfquest: The Art of the Story, and Line of Beauty: The Art of Wendy Pini together present an unprecedented look at a career that has spanned over 40 years and has warmed the hearts of generations of fans.

Hardcover trade editions and special deluxe limited editions are being offered. This Kickstarter campaign, if successful, will guarantee the creation of three gorgeous premium editions, plus give you terrific rewards.

I shall be reposting this at regular intervals until the "Elfquest coloring book" stretch goal is secured.

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The FUGS First Rehearsal and Lou Reed's Earliest Known Recording of 'Heroin'

Lou Reed writes Heroin by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall
A cameo-filled page from John Wilcock, New York Years. With Ed Sanders' Arts Magazine, Edie Sedgwick arriving in NYC, and Nico fainting on stage.

Little Robot: nearly wordless kids' comic from Zita the Spacegirl creator

Kid or adult, parent or not, you should already be reading Ben "Zita the Spacegirl" Hatke for some of the most rollicking, science-fictional kid-friendly comics between two covers, but now you've got no excuse: Little Robot, a nearly wordless graphic novel about a little girl and a fugitive robot, will fill you with terror, laughter, wonder and joy.

Six-degrees of separation from Robert Crumb

Autobiographical cartoonist Jonathan Baylis recalls a story involving the legendary R. Crumb. Excerpted from So Buttons: Man of, Like, a Dozen Faces. Illustrated by Joseph Remnant.

Exclusive preview: Jeff Lemire's Descender Volume 1: Tin Stars

Jeff Lemire -- creator of the epic apocalyptic graphic novel Sweet Tooth and the dreamy, Twilight-Zonish Underwater Welder -- returns with a new graphic novel, Descender, with Dustin Nguyen -- we're proud to present the entire first issue below!

Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, 100 artists' tribute to Jazz Age comic legend

Locust Moon Press's Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream is a kickstarted tribute to Winsor McKay's seminal Jazz Age comic strip, with contributions from Peter Bagge, Paul Pope, Charles Vess, Carla Speed McNeil, Bill Sienkiewicz and many others. Read the rest

Snoopy vs. Peanuts

Peanuts was an often-mordant strip about childhood angst. Over the years—like many other newspaper comics subjected to the relentless burden of production—it was sanded smooth and soft, and Kevin Wong blames Snoopy. Read the rest

Caveman Science Fiction

I missed this set of 2009 comics by Dresden Codak (previously) the first time round: Caveman Science Fiction. (Thanks, Fipi Lele!) Read the rest

Hot Rod artist Coop is coming to Weekend of Wonder. Join us, get an exclusive wood print!

We are thrilled to announce that our friend Coop, famous rock poster illustrator and fine artist, is joining us at our Weekend of Wonder extravaganza, September 18-20 in Riverside, California.

Charlie Brown after the apocalypse


I love Cynthia "Thea" Rodgers' fantastic contribution to a 2012 challenge to draw comic characters in post-apocalyptics scenarios. Read the rest

Fantastic Four: Watch the unreleased 1994 film!


Maybe they should have just released this one instead. Trailer above; full film below.

For the strange and sordid story of director Oley Sassone's unreleased movie, executive produced by Roger Corman, check out the article "Fantastic Faux!," from the March 2005 issue of Los Angeles Magazine, and the newly-completed documentary Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's "The Fantastic Four"!

And here's the masterpiece in full (starts at 1:28):

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Where to get that “Bruce Lee as a DJ” t-shirt Tony Stark wore in “Avengers”

Robert Downey wore it well as Tony Stark in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and you will, too. Read the rest

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