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Complex ComicCon: Molly Crabapple

Complex talks briefly to artist, comics creator and Dr Sketchy’s guru Molly Crabapple at the New York Comic Con:

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Poetry Comics: A Bianca Stone interview | The Comics Journal

Poetry Comics: A Bianca Stone interview | The Comics Journal | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Bianca Stone isn’t a name familiar to most comics readers; in fact she’s better known to poetry aficionados. The author of multiple chapbooks of poetry, this year Stone released I Want To Open The Mouth God Gave You Beautiful Mutant, a collection of poetry comics that Stone wrote and illustrated. While she occasionally adapts short poems from other writers, she mostly illustrates her own work. This year she also worked with the great translator Anne Carson and the designer Robert Currie on the book Antigonick which was released this summer. A translation of the play by Sophocles, it’s one of the best designed books of the year with hand-written text and translucent vellum pages contributing to a unique reading experience.

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FAN EXPO: Drawing with Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel and Francis Manapul - Comic Book Resources

FAN EXPO: Drawing with Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel and Francis Manapul - Comic Book Resources | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
FAN EXPO: Drawing with Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel and Francis Manapul - DC Comics all-stars Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel and Francis Manapul led an intimate discussion about drawing comics at Fan Expo Canada.

 

First up was "Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre" artist Amanda Conner. She took her place at projector to give the crowd a live look at her drawing process. She decided to draw the title character from her "Before Watchmen" book, Silk Spectre.

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Eye on Comics » Leth Is More (Review)

Eye on Comics » Leth Is More (Review) | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Leth’s work exudes a number of admirable qualities: whimsy, strong opinion, cultural awareness and openness. But what I enjoyed about it most of all was her brutal honesty, not just about the problems she’s seen around her in her life, but about her own challenges and perceived shortcomings. While the approach to the storytelling is different, Leth’s honesty is the same kind that makes Tom Beland’s True Story Swear to God such a compelling and personal series. Furthermore, Leth is definitely a name to watch for. While she’s had work published in such titles as Locke & Key and The Adventures of Luther Strode, she has worked lined up with Boom! Studios Adventure Time comics, and that will no doubt introduce her to a much wider audience.

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Saga #1: FREE on Comixology

Saga #1: FREE on Comixology | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
Y: THE LAST MAN writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN returns to comics with red-hot artist FIONA STAPLES for an all-new ONGOING SERIES!
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Wachowskis Rumored as Justice League Director Contenders - IGN

Wachowskis Rumored as Justice League Director Contenders - IGN | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
Warner Bros. is actively looking for a director to finally bring their live-action Justice League of America movie to life. Ben Affleck recently shot down reports that he might do the film, and now there's a rumor that the studio is looking at not one but two filmmakers to direct JLA: Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski.

 

According to Moviehole, the sibling directors behind the Matrix trilogy, Speed Racer and the upcoming sci-fi epic Cloud Atlas are on the studio's list of possible contenders to helm JLA, which was scripted by Gangster Squad's Will Beall. The site claims the studio is "apparently jazzed with Cloud Atlas, and love that it’s as much a spectacle as it is a showcase for the immense ensemble involved, so it makes sense the W’s are under consideration. Justice League needs to be as big on character, as it does bells & whistles, and the Wachowski’s could probably offer that."

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The Stephanie Brown Comic With Black Alice, Misfit, Bumblebee By Gail Simone And Bryan Q Miller That Never Was | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

The Stephanie Brown Comic With Black Alice, Misfit, Bumblebee By Gail Simone And Bryan Q Miller That Never Was | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

"This was a book I worked on for a year with alterations. I wanted to do a girl team book featuring Black Alice, Misfit, a young Bumblebee, and led by Stephanie Brown. They would all be going to the same high school. The plan was to have BQM co-write it with me."

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Kickstarter: Hero Party Comic by Marcelo Cassaro and Erica Horita

Hero Party is an adventure-packed manga-style comic based in a fantasy RPG world. Come check out, support, and share our project!
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Review: ‘Drama,’ by Raina Telgemeier

Review: ‘Drama,’ by Raina Telgemeier | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
In this graphic novel an ambitious theater geek concentrates on friendship and creative fulfillment instead of boy craziness. (We love great reads for tweens!
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Arctic Circle celebrates 5 years in syndication - The Daily Cartoonist

Arctic Circle celebrates 5 years in syndication - The Daily Cartoonist | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Arctic Circle creator Alex Hallatt is celebrating five years in syndication with her strip. The strip was actually created in 1992, but didn’t appear in newspapers until 2007 after it ran as a guest strip in the Australian Rural Press. King Features picked it up in 2007.

An eBook is also in the works.

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April's Got Spy Skills In 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Microseries #7: April' [Preview]

April's Got Spy Skills In 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Microseries #7: April' [Preview] | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
April O'Neil has had a few careers across various Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continuities, but in IDW's new comicverse helmed by co-creator Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz, the redhead is a college student studying...
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DCJCC showcases some wonder women of underground comics - Washington Post

DCJCC showcases some wonder women of underground comics - Washington Post | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Underground comics, like so many of the 1960s counterculture’s anti-institutions, started as a boys club. But the field didn’t stay that way for long. The all-women “It Ain’t Me, Babe” was published in 1970, followed in 1972 by “Wimmen’s Comix,” which persevered for two decades. One of the central figures in this India-ink insurrection was Trina Robbins, whose work is included in “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women,” at the Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center’s gallery. The retrospective doesn’t cover every aspect of women’s comics, but among the 18 participants are several of the early-’70s prime movers, including Diane Noomin, Sharon Rudahl and Aline Kominsky-Crumb (who married one of Robbins’s macho nemeses, R. Crumb).

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Superhero Body Diversity: Female Artists Offer Their Take - ComicsAlliance |

Superhero Body Diversity: Female Artists Offer Their Take - ComicsAlliance | | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
Two weeks ago we ran an article on ComicsAlliance looking at body diversity and superheroes. We asked four artists to rank male and female superheroes by size and describe which athletic types they resembled. The aim was to see if an unspoken consensus exists about what superheroes should look like or if they all belonged to the same generic model.

All four of the artists we spoke to were men. If you're looking to represent the demographic diversity of the superhero industry that's sadly a pretty accurate sample. But it didn't allow us to see if there was a difference in the way male and female artists perceive superhero body shapes, and we thought that was an interesting question. So we reached out to some of the best female artists working in superhero comics today to see how they ranked the heroes.

 

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Dale Messick and Brenda Starr

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A feisty female cartoonist created a feisty female comic-strip character and broke industry boundaries for women...

 

When the “girl” strip declined during the forties, Dale Messick’s Brenda Starr was the exception. It transcended the restrictions of the domestic strip by incorporating elements of the then-hugely popular adventure strip. Thanks to her endurance and creativity, Messick became one of the first female cartoonists to succeed in the male-dominated story-strip genre.

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Comics, Anathema, and Super Nintendo – An Interview with Rachel Deering | ComicStoryWorld Dot Com

Comics, Anathema, and Super Nintendo – An Interview with Rachel Deering | ComicStoryWorld Dot Com | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Welcome to the first ComicStoryworld.com original interview! I’m thrilled to bring you independent comics creator (and fellow Super Nintendo-worshipper) Rachel Deering, creator of the horror series Anathema. In this interview, Rachel and I chat about Anathema, the future of the comics medium, and worshipping at the altar of the Super Nintendo.

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Edinburgh Book Festival: Mary and Bryan Talbot

Edinburgh Book Festival: Mary and Bryan Talbot | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
Friday 24th of August, and as the world’s largest literary bash, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, entered its final weekend for this year I headed in once more to the delightful environs of the New Town’s splendid Georgian jewel,...
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CBR SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Nicola Scott

CBR SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Nicola Scott | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
CBR SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Nicola Scott - Earth 2 artist Nicola Scott joins CBR for the latest SUNDAY CONVERSATION, an in-depth chat with the creators of your favorite projects and their lives away from the books themselves.
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Comic Book Review: 'Astonishing X-Men' #53 - Science Fiction

Comic Book Review: 'Astonishing X-Men' #53 - Science Fiction | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
Comic Book Review: 'Astonishing X-Men' #53  After Northstar's wedding, Wolverine was blown in half by former X-Man Karma. He's still recovering this issue, tended to by The Beast and Cecelia Reyes.
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Hilary Price and Sage Stossel - Cartooning and Graphic Novels

Cartoonists Hilary B. Price and Sage Stossel discuss their work at Cambridge Forum. How does the pressure of daily deadlines effect creativity and the work of art?

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Graphic Novel Session at Sydney Fringe Writers Festival

Graphic Novel Session at Sydney Fringe Writers Festival | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
Black Mermaid Productions (BMP) Director Julie Ditrich will be presenting a session called "Comics and Graphic Novels for Beginners" at the Sydney Fringe Writers' Festival on 23 September 2012. Julie will be discussing the ...
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VERT! and the Single Girl | The Comics Journal

We may be seeing a renaissance of high-end webcomic raunch—indie smut that is witty, cheerfully explicit, and gorgeously drawn.
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Jericho: Season 4, Volume #1 written by Kalinda Vasquez | Geeks of Doom

Jericho: Season 4, Volume #1 written by Kalinda Vasquez | Geeks of Doom | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
Most of the comic is focused on Jake, Robert, and John Smith’s mission—the rest of the cast is relegated to the sidelines with only a few prized glimpses into their current status. Regardless, it’s great to the Jericho storyline live on.

 

Kalinda Vazquez sets the stage for a Season 4 that should deliver a deservedly great continuation of the Jericho storyline.

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Supernatural, Historical VALENTINE by Alex de Campi and Christine Larsen Hits Comics Shops

Supernatural, Historical VALENTINE by Alex de Campi and Christine Larsen Hits Comics Shops | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
The historical/supernatural digital comic comes to print this September from Image. We talk with its creator.

 

What if a magical world existed on Earth but we didn’t know it? And what if those magical beings we unknowingly share space with aren’t happy sharing anymore? That’s the story in the upcoming graphic novel from Image, Valentine, Vol. 1: The Ice Death.

 

Originally published online by writer Alex de Campi and artist Christine Larsen, the rollicking color series starts off in the colds of Russia during Napoleon’s doomed march on the Russian capital. The book’s titular hero Valentine is one of a handful of survivors of the French army, and he’s given a mysterious package and tasked to walk it back home. Between him and his goal is the Russian army, the cold, and some supernatural monsters. Along the way Valentine is pulled into a decades-old struggle between the natural and the supernatural that puts him and his mysterious package at the center of it.

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Carol Lay's 'The Last Racist' And Other 'Story Minute' Strips Collected In 'Illiterature' [Preview]

Carol Lay's 'The Last Racist' And Other 'Story Minute' Strips Collected In 'Illiterature' [Preview] | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
You have doubtlessly read a bunch of Carol Lay comic strips, which have been appearing in numerous publications like LA Weekly, NY Press, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker and Salon.com and...
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Women In Comics Statistics: DC And Marvel, June 2012 In Review

Women In Comics Statistics: DC And Marvel, June 2012 In Review | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
Also known as “come watch me argue with Jamal Igle in the comments”. Seriously, he HATES these articles with a passion.  It’s quite a scene. Anyway, the June 2012 stats are up ove...
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