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Is this some snobby, elitist, aesthetic thing?

Unlike Schulz, Watterson was unable to reconcile his creative ambitions with the lucrative opportunities that success had opened up. He was every bit Schulz’s artistic heir, but he had little interest in inheriting the fertile commercial landscape that Schulz had so carefully cultivated. Twenty-five years later, their disagreements come across as equal parts quaint and timely — a remnant from the last era when newspaper cartoonists commanded widespread readerships and profitable product lines, and an ageless meditation on what selling out and authenticity mean in a commercial art form. -- Luke Epplin in the LA Review of Books on Bill Watterson, "failed revolutionary".
posted by Potomac Avenue on Nov 19, 2015 - 93 comments

Not sure I'd want to live in a world inspired by Microsoft though

Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Stories Inspired by Microsoft features work by Elizabeth Bear , Greg Bear, David Brin, Nancy Kress, Ann Leckie, Jack McDevitt, Seanan McGuire and Robert J. Sawyer, "also includes a short graphic novel by Blue Delliquanti and Michele Rosenthal, and original illustrations by Joey Camacho" and is available for free from the usual ebook retailers.
posted by MartinWisse on Nov 17, 2015 - 13 comments

Don’t expect me to let you hog all the adventuring, by the way

Electric Candyland, a gorgeous, fun comic by illustrator Jesse Tise.
posted by 1970s Antihero on Nov 12, 2015 - 5 comments

The Worlds of Øyvind Thorsby

Øyvind Thorsby, creator of multiple strangely charming webcomics (previously), has recently begun his fifth series, Trixie Slaughteraxe for President (link is to the first page). Thorsby's comics bear multiple trademarks: distinctively simplistic art, strange creatures with strange adaptations to their environments, creative applications for magical and technologically advanced objects and phenomena, and, of course, complicated farcical situations often involving desperate wacky schemes. A list of his comics (including the new hosting for his first three comics) is inside. Content warning: violence, swearing and sexual themes. [more inside]
posted by BiggerJ on Nov 12, 2015 - 8 comments

Or it might just be Lying Cat

"Here’s the point: to all of us readers, Saga gives a promise of freedom to be whoever we want and make our own choices without fear of being judged or punished." -- Nadia Bauman looks at what exactly it is that makes Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan's Saga so popular.
posted by MartinWisse on Nov 11, 2015 - 46 comments

Cyanide and Randomness

Cyanide and Happiness is one of the most successful webcomics, combining very simple 'semi stickperson' characters with very simple gags, sometimes silly, more often gleefully offensive. Of the more than 3000 strips in its history, hundreds are three-panel interactions between 'Mr. Blue' and 'Mr. Green'. From those, they have now made a Random Comic Generator, which creates comics that sometimes make more sense than the originals. [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop on Nov 7, 2015 - 46 comments

Yeah, that's right, you like it, don't you?!

C. Spike Trotman (previously, previouslier) went from teen comics geek to porn anthologist and crowdfunded comics publishing guru. But that’s only part of the story - as told awesomely at this year’s XOXO. [more inside]
posted by progosk on Nov 3, 2015 - 6 comments

Terms & Conditions WILL Apply

Robert Sikoryak is turning the iTunes terms and conditions text into a beautiful graphic novel, a document full of mind-bending legalese that everyone agrees to without comprehension. A new page appears each day, in which our intrepid hero Steve Jobs dramatically imparts the otherwise soul-destroying passages in various scenes, rendered in the style of different cartoonists. [more inside]
posted by NordyneDefenceDynamics on Nov 3, 2015 - 25 comments

Time of the Preacher.

Trailer for the new television series Preacher based on the 'cult comic book' by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillion
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 2, 2015 - 114 comments

LYING.

Garfield minus Garfield Plus Lying Cat. (SLTumblr) In this remixed comic, Jon Arbuckle lives with a very different but equally dubious feline.
posted by immlass on Oct 27, 2015 - 21 comments

Glasgow Hurlant

Grant Morrison on his plans for editing Heavy Metal.
posted by Artw on Oct 26, 2015 - 16 comments

We "picked" this asshole

Elderly Cat. A comic by MeFi's own Alison Wilgus.
posted by Countess Elena on Oct 23, 2015 - 42 comments

He likes big butts and he cannot lie

Robert Crumb talks to The Observer about misogyny, sex, fame, cartooning and getting older in a sprawling interview.
posted by Artw on Oct 19, 2015 - 70 comments

I Thought I Told You To Shut Up

I Thought I Told You To Shut Up. In 1977 David Boswell created comic book anti-hero Reid Fleming, the World’s Toughest Milkman. 30 years later, the big screen Hollywood adaptation remains in contractual limbo. Narrated by Academy Award-Winner Jonathan Demme. Previously on M-F, with that comment .
posted by growabrain on Oct 19, 2015 - 30 comments

"Licked into being by primeval supercow"

*Norse God Family Tree* *The Emu War* (previously) *Headless Folk of the French Revolution* *How Voltaire broke the lottery* *Mummy Brown and other Historical Colors* *Management Secrets of Genghis Khan* -- just some of the Veritable Hokum dredged from history and served up in comics form by Korwin Briggs.
posted by MartinWisse on Oct 19, 2015 - 29 comments

Real Mjǫllnir

A real-life version of Mjǫllnir, made with a bit of sufficiently advanced technology.
posted by jedicus on Oct 14, 2015 - 25 comments

Miracleman Remastered

Gaiman and Buckingham return to finish their saga - "Many comics legends have worked on Miracleman, but no run on the series is as fondly remembered as Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham's, cut short before its time. But now Marvel isn't just remastering Gaiman and Buckingham's original comics, but letting them finish the story they began 25 years ago." [previously: 1,2,3; also btw...] (via/via)
posted by kliuless on Oct 11, 2015 - 33 comments

Step Aside, Pops!

How Internet Magic Helped A Quirky Cartoonist Find Success [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Oct 5, 2015 - 60 comments

"Calm down... I gotta play this cool..."

For 24 hour comics day 2015, Sara Goetter did an absolutely adorable comic about that first time you recognise a fellow geek in middle school.
posted by MartinWisse on Oct 5, 2015 - 30 comments

웃 i am not here and this is not really happening.

After the triumph of OK Computer, Radiohead fell into a creative tailspin -- and frontman Thom Yorke into a nervous breakdown. Exhausted from touring, hounded by press, and jaded by copycats, he escaped into the electronica scene pioneered by Kraftwerk and Warp Records -- fertile ground, the band discovered. Trading spacey rock for apocalyptic brooding, they teased their new sound not with singles or music videos but with innovative web streaming and cryptic, dreamlike "blips" -- winterlands, flocks of cubes, eyeballs, bears. After nearly breaking up over tracklist angst, they cut the kid in half. Thus fifteen years ago today, Kid A and (later) Amnesiac debuted, a confounding mix of electronic fugue, whalesong, pulsing IDM, drunken piano, and epic jazz funeral whose insights into anxiety, political dysfunction, and climate crisis would make it one of the most revered albums of the twenty-first century. See the documentary Reflections on Kid A for interviews and live cuts, or look inside for much more. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Oct 2, 2015 - 63 comments

Vic Onion

A comic about the interior struggle of onions. This is not a gag-a-week webcomic, it is a long form comedy about opposing philosophies of growing up, love, work and friendship. It is also about an onion who lives with a sphinx cat.
posted by DinoswtfEd on Sep 24, 2015 - 9 comments

Ta-Nehisi Coates to Write Black Panther Comic for Marvel

His passions intersected in May, during the magazine’s New York Ideas seminar, when he interviewed Sana Amanat, a Marvel editor, about diversity and inclusion in comic books. Ms. Amanat led the creation of the new Ms. Marvel, a teenage Muslim girl living in Jersey City, based on some of her own childhood experiences. “It was a fruitful discussion,” he recalled.
posted by ursus_comiter on Sep 22, 2015 - 68 comments

Manfried the Man

Manfried the Man is the new comic by Caitlin Major about the absolutely adorable hijinks of Manfried, who entertains his owner Steve, a middle-aged single cat. "Manfried is a grumpy, lazy, balding, overfed pet man. He is prone to inappropriate displays of affection, sleeping in the sun, leaving his coarse body hair all over the couch, and willfully knocking things off tables and benches. He keeps Steve company though, and occasionally will kill a mouse or spider to save Steve." Also appearing so far is Roger, the pet man belonging to Steve's neighbor Chelsea.
posted by ocherdraco on Sep 16, 2015 - 22 comments

This place is 100% free of bees.

"I’ve been doing a series of comics about men being deceived by makeup."
posted by griphus on Sep 15, 2015 - 81 comments

Some of these comics sold hundreds of thousands

Here, from the cool cats at Mister Kitty, is Stupid Comics, covering all the finest in terrible artwork and regrettable writing. Here's a very small portion of what awaits you: Teenage Mutant Ninja Ripoffs - Madam Satan - Badly Drawn Anime Heroine Skye Blue and more pseudo-manga - Lois Lane marries Astounding Man - Kissing Canvas - Badly drawn 80s comics: The Protectors - How To Publish (bad TMNT knockoff) Comics - I Can't Believe It's Not Archie: 1, 2, 3, 4 - Vampire Girls (prob NSFW) - OMG GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - The Human Race - "You've got the wrong Lincoln there!" - Faux-go - Sexy Jaguar Adventures (NSFW) - Comics Advisor - Reggie Mantle actually flips a bird [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Sep 12, 2015 - 19 comments

Big Nemo is here.

Electricomics, Alan Moore's new free comics app for Apple tablets has arrived, and it comes with an anthology featuring work from Garth Ennis, Leah Moore, Colleen Doran and Big Al himself. Moore gives an interview about the project here.
posted by Paul Slade on Sep 8, 2015 - 15 comments

It's a banner year for Superhero identities!

Bruce Banner will no longer be the Incredible Hulk.
posted by blue_beetle on Sep 6, 2015 - 37 comments

Rim to River

Cartoonist Lucy Bellwood's comic about a whitewater rafting trip through the Grand Canyon. [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Sep 2, 2015 - 14 comments

The New Markov

The Verge has developed a way to game the New Yorker cartoon caption contest (previously: 1 2 christ what an asshole 4), in the sense that roulette and chuck-a-luck are games.
posted by BiggerJ on Aug 30, 2015 - 31 comments

"This only happened because people organized"

Following on from the New York Times' expose of nail salons, Sukjong Hong looks at the ongoing attemps to organise workers as well as the reactions of manucurists to the piece (also available in Korean). Sukjong Hong is a freelance writer and artist specialising in the intersection between journalism and comics.
posted by MartinWisse on Aug 28, 2015 - 3 comments

Outerpants included

The entire 1982 DC Comics Style Guide is online and amazing
posted by Artw on Aug 26, 2015 - 72 comments

Vixen joins the Arrowverse; the WWE and Constantine tag along

Releasing its first episode today, Vixen is a CW animated web series starring DC Comics' shapeshifting African-American superheroine Mari McCabe. Vixen is set within the CW's steadily-growing Arrowverse, the DC TV universe shared by live-action series Arrow, The Flash, and forthcoming team series Legends of Tomorrow. But that's not all: it's been an eventful summer for the Arrowverse! [more inside]
posted by nicebookrack on Aug 25, 2015 - 44 comments

Forty-Seven Creatures You've Probably Never Heard Of

Gold Key Comics once put out the call to young aspiring artists to submit drawings of monsters, some of which were featured in issues of the publisher's various comics. Here's two example pages (and a Monster Museum page), and here's 47 monsters' worth of submissions: 1 2 3 4 5 pages, another two pages, nine more monsters and one duplicate. And here's some big duplicates of eight of them, and a hi-res duplicate page at the end of Lancelot Link Secret Chimp #6. If you can find any others, please post them in the comments. [more inside]
posted by BiggerJ on Aug 14, 2015 - 11 comments

Scrundle

"New Pal" - the latest comic in a series that Lauren Monger has been cartooning for Vice. More Lauren Monger comics and drawings (most of which involve the same cast of beautifully-watercolored animal friends) at her tumblr and her twitter.
posted by Greg Nog on Aug 10, 2015 - 16 comments

Sunday Funnies from Moose Kid and Friends

"Moose Kid Comics is a glorious 36-page, free to read, digital children’s comic. It features over 40 of the best comic artists working today. No-one involved makes any profit, all artists have given their time for free.
We created Moose Kids Comics for three main reasons: 1. To entertain comic readers and win new audiences. 2. To show how fantastic a children’s comic can be when artists create it themselves. 3. To open up the discussion about how we can make children’s comics great again."
[for children of all ages... if you enjoy the 'non-children's' comics of any of these artists, you'll likely enjoy these] [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop on Aug 9, 2015 - 16 comments

I can give you a tour. I think you look lovely tonight. I'm a gift.

Sophia Foster-Dimino is an illustrator and cartoonist.
Foster-Dimino’s ability to articulate very specific, very familiar, rarely articulated emotional sensations is uncanny here. (...) “Have you noticed that loving someone is like pouring water into a well,” asks the frenemy. “You don’t pour water into a well you get water out of a well,” protests the protagonist, now crying. “Your lover is a deep dark delicious well & you’re nothing but a bucket,” her tormenter responds without missing a beat. “Not even a cool bucket,” she continues, “a lackluster ordinary bucket—that feels so heavy but holds so little.” To be blunt, fuuuuuuuck.
[more inside] posted by glass origami robot on Aug 7, 2015 - 13 comments

Last Call for the First Family?

Is the ‘Fantastic Four’ Movie the End of the Fantastic Four?
posted by Artw on Aug 6, 2015 - 196 comments

The Eviction Series

Paul Madonna (previously on MeFi) and his wife have been evicted from the home and workspace in which they've lived for ten years. In response, Paul is drawing and writing All Over Coffee: The Eviction Series about his life in San Francisco right now.
posted by mattdidthat on Aug 2, 2015 - 21 comments

Pfft! What kind of idiot lets their emotions control them?

'The Numskulls' is a comic strip that started way back in 1962 in the British comic The Beezer that is now published in The Beano. It may seem a bit familiar... what happens when the Numbskulls watch Inside Out?.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jul 28, 2015 - 8 comments

Like a famous painting, a rare comic is hard to fence.

Comic Con Man: A true crime tale of comic books, corruption, and a $9 million vanishing act
posted by Horace Rumpole on Jul 25, 2015 - 6 comments

“This is not so much a radical change as a return.”

Has geek culture finally embraced gender parity? [SLGuardian] [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jul 25, 2015 - 40 comments

Comicbook confidential

The State of Comic Book Retail - David Harper's latest comics industry survey shows bricks and mortar comic stores to be in a surprising period of opportunity and change. But are there now too many comics?
posted by Artw on Jul 21, 2015 - 11 comments

*excited horse noises*

Horse Wife: Professional Hugger, Full Time Homemaker, Literal Horse.
posted by Drinky Die on Jul 21, 2015 - 38 comments

it is straight, and it is hard

Ruler Comics and other small and wonderful comics by alabaster. [more inside]
posted by moonmilk on Jul 14, 2015 - 5 comments

white privilege, white audacity, white priorities: Strange Fruit #1

J. A. Micheline on The White Privilege, White Audacity, and White Priorities of STRANGE FRUIT #1:
I was hardly surprised to find that for every white person who says something racist, there is always either (a) a white person to tell the other white person that they're wrong or (b) a black person to say nothing and show no resistance. (b) happens only once, while (a) happens pretty much throughout the work. It's a perspective common to stories of racism written by whites — in order to make white audiences comfortable, white creators (of any medium) frequently show that "not all whites" were pro-slavery or racist. It is simply inconceivable to write a story in which every white person is racist, because, in their minds, how could that possibly be true? You set the Klan up, the obvious racists, just to knock them down with white saviors, to remind readers/audiences that whites are still good people and knew better and wanted to help.
[more inside] posted by divined by radio on Jul 14, 2015 - 163 comments

pear pimples for hairy fishnuts

Twenty-five years after the strip was purchased by Donald Trump and the staff fired, Bloom County will return. [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Jul 12, 2015 - 203 comments

Be terrifying.

Vanity Fair profiles Kelly Sue DeConnick, writer of the comics Captain Marvel, Pretty Deadly, and Bitch Planet.
posted by Stacey on Jul 9, 2015 - 44 comments

“street-level, real-world kinds of stories.”

In Hawkeye, narrative strategies like the in media res opening, the flashbacks, and the flashforwards are complimented by Fraction and Aja’s use of motifs to thicken individual issues and stories. In #3, two different lists—the “nine terrible ideas” Clint has on the day the story takes place (featured in first-person captions), and a catalog of the trick arrows in Clint’s quiver (featured in inset panels with labels like “Explosive-tip Arrow”)—offer running commentaries on the dominant story. Sometimes Hawkeye’s echoes and callbacks can be very on-the-nose, as in the small panels of Clint praising his boomerang arrow that appear early and late in the story.
For The Comics Journal, Craig Fischer examines Matt Fraction/David Aja's Hawkeye. Warning: spoilers.
posted by MartinWisse on Jul 5, 2015 - 25 comments

What do you dream about?

Night Physics is a webcomic (currently updating bi-monthly) on tumblr that is sometimes about anthropomorphic animals in a "tough-but-doomed little mountain town somewhere in the American Midwest" being asked what they dream about, and sometimes about some friends living in that town "as they try to navigate relationships, sexual ethics, suburban legends, ancient myths, haunted houses, and psychedelic wastelands--often all at the same time." The story begins when two friends consume exactly too much of a new drug and have revelatory visions about their lives - and afterward, one can't seem to stop having them.
posted by BiggerJ on Jul 2, 2015 - 14 comments

Hobbes was a manifestation of pure, unadulterated loneliness.

Calvin And Hobbes embodied the voice of the lonely child. Calvin made it okay to be disheartened and disappointed by life and normalized the inherent loneliness that childhood can bring. [more inside]
posted by meowzilla on Jun 9, 2015 - 58 comments

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