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At my LCS yesterday, I said to the fine fellow behind the counter, “Is it not the middle of September?” To which he replied, “It is.” 

"Then where the hell is my new issue of Love & Rockets?” 

He looked it up in the computer and said it has a ship date of Dec. 31, which due to the vagaries of comics solicitations means close to nothing.  The Fantagraphics site still lists September as the month it ships. 

It may just be time to reread The Love Bunglers, then.  Despite having the serial, I really admire the hardcover collection, and that story is pretty much the most moving piece of graphic fiction I’ve ever read.

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I’ve been following the new Sensation Comics because a Wonder Woman series that’s more than one long night of bad puns seems … refreshing.  I think it’s off to a rough start, though.  This week’s episode, number five, is my favorite so far.  Despite writer Ivan Cohen’s dialogue trading the character’s voice for jokes and Indiana Jones shoutouts, he is portraying the Diana that Greg Rucka wrote.  Seeing her in the role of ambassador, living at Themiscira House, was really nice.  I miss that era.
And I like Marcus To’s art.  I hope the concluding chapter of this story is a little stronger, and that the series continues to pick up. 

I’ve been following the new Sensation Comics because a Wonder Woman series that’s more than one long night of bad puns seems … refreshing.  I think it’s off to a rough start, though.  This week’s episode, number five, is my favorite so far.  Despite writer Ivan Cohen’s dialogue trading the character’s voice for jokes and Indiana Jones shoutouts, he is portraying the Diana that Greg Rucka wrote.  Seeing her in the role of ambassador, living at Themiscira House, was really nice.  I miss that era.

And I like Marcus To’s art.  I hope the concluding chapter of this story is a little stronger, and that the series continues to pick up. 

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talkingwithtim:

A preview page from Jamie S. Rich/Natalie Nourigat’s Oni Press upcoming December 2013 release, A Boy & A Girl. It appears as part of my engaging interview with Nourigat.

Tim asked me some great questions in this new Robot 6 interview!

I really like this page.  I’m not in love with “him,” maybe because we’re clearly catching him in an angsty/jerky moment that’s not standalone attractive, but I like her.  I like the lines, and I like that last panel’s triple shot of blacks, the way your eye goes from his dialogue, to hers about the ladle, and then the blacks, from her hair to skirt to punch, pull you to the ladle.  The visual rhythm would be totally off (him and bowl on panel left) without that visual weight pulling you back.  
Looking forward to checking this out when it hits …

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talkingwithtim:

A preview page from Jamie S. Rich/Natalie Nourigat’s Oni Press upcoming December 2013 release, A Boy & A Girl. It appears as part of my engaging interview with Nourigat.

Tim asked me some great questions in this new Robot 6 interview!

I really like this page.  I’m not in love with “him,” maybe because we’re clearly catching him in an angsty/jerky moment that’s not standalone attractive, but I like her.  I like the lines, and I like that last panel’s triple shot of blacks, the way your eye goes from his dialogue, to hers about the ladle, and then the blacks, from her hair to skirt to punch, pull you to the ladle.  The visual rhythm would be totally off (him and bowl on panel left) without that visual weight pulling you back. 

Looking forward to checking this out when it hits …

Filed under A Boy & A Girl Jamie S. Rich Natalie Nourigat comics

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Random Howard Chaykin art post; put this together more than a week ago, on his birthday, but somehow it didn’t publish.  Ah well.  Anytime is the right time for Chaykin.

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It seems that today is Howard Chaykin’s birthday.  Weirdly, that’s neither pre-printed on my wall calender nor a national holiday. 
American Flagg, Time2, The Shadow and Blackhawk (to say nothing of Black Kiss) reset my appreciation of comics in the 80s (for I am old). More recently, I’ve enjoyed both Century West and his art on the Matt Fraction collaboration, Satellite Sam.
Spoke with him at the Sacramento comic con a couple weekends ago and he was a force of nature. Wishing him a happy birthday and the rest of us a long, steady stream of new projects …

It seems that today is Howard Chaykin’s birthday.  Weirdly, that’s neither pre-printed on my wall calender nor a national holiday. 

American Flagg, Time2, The Shadow and Blackhawk (to say nothing of Black Kiss) reset my appreciation of comics in the 80s (for I am old). More recently, I’ve enjoyed both Century West and his art on the Matt Fraction collaboration, Satellite Sam.

Spoke with him at the Sacramento comic con a couple weekends ago and he was a force of nature. Wishing him a happy birthday and the rest of us a long, steady stream of new projects …

(Source: barryreesepulp)

Filed under comics howard chaykin

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theshareduniverse:

Searching for “The Immaterial Girl”

I was scrolling through my tumblr last night and arrived on a teaser I had very excitedly posted…

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Oh, I would love to have me some new Phonogram. This post got me to googlin’, and I find that the official site last posted about this a year and a day ago.  We’re running out of 2013 and I’m pretty sure this still hasn’t been announced.  Alas.  Guess I’ll have to make due with Saga, Sex Criminals, Lazarus and Satellite Sam to scratch my indie adventure itch.

theshareduniverse:

Searching for “The Immaterial Girl”

I was scrolling through my tumblr last night and arrived on a teaser I had very excitedly posted…

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Oh, I would love to have me some new Phonogram. This post got me to googlin’, and I find that the official site last posted about this a year and a day ago.  We’re running out of 2013 and I’m pretty sure this still hasn’t been announced.  Alas.  Guess I’ll have to make due with Saga, Sex Criminals, Lazarus and Satellite Sam to scratch my indie adventure itch.

(via earth-1)

Filed under comics phonogram kieron gillen jamie mckelvie

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Adam & I talked briefly to the fine, fine Scott Morse at Trickster last month, and he was a gracious and engaging fellow (“Hey, wanna see these sketches David Mack and I did last night?”) to a pair of random con-goers.  Also, draws up a goddamned storm.
awyeahcomics:

Elektra by Scott Morse

Adam & I talked briefly to the fine, fine Scott Morse at Trickster last month, and he was a gracious and engaging fellow (“Hey, wanna see these sketches David Mack and I did last night?”) to a pair of random con-goers.  Also, draws up a goddamned storm.

awyeahcomics:

Elektra by Scott Morse

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