Category Archives: comics

No Need For Bushido as an e-book!

Which is better than no book at all: “Our premier Wowio book is up and ready for download! It contains the first 3 chapters of NNFB, a preface by Hirotomo, never before seen artwork, and a new NNFB remix! All … Continue reading

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Print anthology call for submissions: The Journal of Women on Comics (J WOC)

Please cross-post if you are so inclined. Thank you. The Journal of Women on Comics. Guidelines and format for The Journal of Women On Comics (ISSN 1940-7637). These guidelines are subject to modification. The first issue of the Journal of … Continue reading

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Webcomics at Sequential Tart, which turns 10 (!) this year. Congratulations!

Webcomics, dear God, it’s a whole issue on Webcomics at Sequential Tart. May the good Lord have mercy on us all. http://www.sequentialtart.com I even ramble on a bit about webcomics in this issue. Oh, yes, and in honor of 10 … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, everyone!

I got to wake up with a sore throat, but that just means I’m getting it out of the way for the rest of 2008. And since it IS 2008, I can post this again! Journal of Bloglandia, because Blogtopia … Continue reading

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The Year of Mayerson (thank God it’s almost over)

The Upshot of Wapshott, an interview with yours truly at Sequential Tart. More than you knew, more than you probably ever wanted to know. However, I do say some cool stuff about comics, smut, art, and publishing, and not necessarily … Continue reading

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It’s not a party without you

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If you thought you knew what “faggot” meant…

Streetlaughter has the best, circa 1969, definition I’ve ever seen. Faggots: Dave Berg, Streetlaughter, December 13, 2007 (click for the larger image, but do read the post, it’s a good ‘un). Thanks, Dorian, this was my first laugh of the … Continue reading

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We the Robots

We the Robots Amusing new webcomic.

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Which is cooler, the JSA or JLA?

You have to read a lot of DC Comics to get this: “‘Which is cooler, the JSA or JLA? Why?’ “‘If you could join either of the above (but obviously not both), which would you choose and why?’ “JSA far … Continue reading

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Mary Worth Fu

I’m reading too much Mary Worth and watching too much YouTube. But this, this, um, compilation has attained a strange perfection. Or something.

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Is that a new look for Tigra?

I’ve been busy with other things so I’m late to the Tigra assault and JLA chamber of horrors pages party. But, then again, I was trying not to notice them. Snuff and porn comics will always be with us, but … Continue reading

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Comic Book Sales Benefit Two Major Charities

“ComicBookShelf.com Gives Back To The Industry “Sales Benefit Two Major Charities “San Jose, CA — Starting October 1, ComicBookShelf.com, one of Northern California’s leading online graphic novel retailers, will be giving back to the comic book industry by donating a … Continue reading

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Security Cartoon

This is, like, the most useful cartoon on earth. I think I saw it on Bruce Schneier’s blog a while ago. The only problem I’m having is that the BBBonline.org site doesn’t work very well. But that’s not the cartoon’s … Continue reading

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Women are human, too

“Like many people, I do end up killing some time reading websites such as Girl-Wonder and When Fangirls Attack. Mostly for the morbid curiosity value. Occasionally for the accidental humor caused by the postings or the reactions to the postings … Continue reading

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Comics I liked

Superman gets spanked by a suit and likes it. Computers Larry Craig Just had to share.

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Our man in Vancouver

“One costume that may have been a first in the Northwest was the rollerblader from the Jet Set Radio video game. There were also at least two people dressed as characters from the Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney games. They even … Continue reading

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I don’t want to abolish marriage.

I just want it to be okay for women (and children) to live in heavily armed, fortified communes. For Better or For Worse creator’s husband leaves her. I really need a schadenfreude category.

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What if Edward Gorey drew a Star Trek episode?

Like The Trouble With Tribbles.

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Middle-aged women in comics shops rock

“And I’ve finally figured out why – and it came from a conversation I had last Wednesday, where the clerk (a man about my own age) said he was lucky he remembered my name. And I countered with ‘How many … Continue reading

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Race, gender, and comic books at the Hackenblog

I was recently accused of racism when I thought I was recognizing the continuing struggle of African-Americans to be seen as human beings. Of course this bothered me. I don’t mind being misunderstood, but the level of hatred surprised me. … Continue reading

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The old man and the seals

Ragni I hope this doesn’t give anyone (else) nightmares.

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Kitties! Savage, ravaging packs of kitties…

The Port I’m really hooked on this webcomic. I’ve no idea what’s going on, but it looks pretty good to me. I like this one, too, but not as much.

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Anime Expo and Satoru Kannagi Interview

FYI for you die-hards: Anime Expo 2007 Saturday, Sunday, and the draft of the Satoru Kannagi Interview from June 28, 2007 (her publisher is going to namecheck a few things, but otherwise the interview is done). Enjoy! If you are … Continue reading

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Women in Refrigerators

“Because, obviously, how women are treated in comics stories is ultimately part of many larger issues. But just focusing on comics – if most major women characters are eventually cannon fodder of one type or another, how does that affect … Continue reading

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Scary quote about comics art, artists and male fans

“Male creators of comics act out subconscious adolescent male hostility toward women in their art.” (Gerry Conway) Supergirls in comics, by Istlhimank Sharma, Times of India, June 16, 2007 I was shocked by the rawness of this quote, so I … Continue reading

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Here’s a boy-wonder-cott I could get behind

“Most astounding thing is how DC pretty much wrecked a lot of good character development Dixon provided for Spoiler for almost a decade. “Stephanie most definitely shouldn’t be forgotten, and there’s still a lot of work needed if she’s to … Continue reading

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New women in comics podcasting. Yay!

“For the Episode 0 of Four Color Heroines, I’ve got a little rant I put together concerning Joe Quesada: Still an Idiot in Public, Only This Time He’s Dismissing Female Fans To Their Faces.” Episode 0: Think of the Weasels, … Continue reading

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“So. Dinah Lance is going to make a REALLY bad mistake and marry Ollie Queen.”

“So *why* are they doing this? Here’s Black Canary, and when she’d done well, you stop noticing the fishnets and start noticing that even without her power, she’s one of the toughest and smartest fighters in DCU. And she’s done … Continue reading

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People of the Bay Area

You’re SO lucky, I’d love to go to this exhibition: Tezuka: The Marvel of Manga: “150,000 pages of manga. 70 anime TV & feature-length productions. Two explosive elements of Japanese pop culture. One visionary: Tezuka Osamu. “The Asian Art Museum … Continue reading

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How to be a newspaper comics editor

“If you hit us over the head long and hard enough, we eventually get the message, so we left this decision up to you. And you apparently decided that you would rather undergo eyeball surgery every morning than read ‘Get … Continue reading

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