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Zorro / Four Color Comics v2 #933 - Alex Toth art

Walt Disney's Zorro / Four Color Comics v2 #933, 1958 - A portly police sergeant goes undercover to ferret out Zorro's secret identity. Alex Toth opens with a large, spacious panel of the hero within an elegant composition. Unfortunately, from there the art falters, becoming looser and less defined. Characters' faces are especially lacking, suffering from minimal and poorly applied strokes. Of [Author: Ted F]
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Justice League of America #98 - Neal Adams cover

Neal Adams Justice League of America v1 #98, 1972 - Neal Adams mysteriously crops a floating figure on this seance-themed cover. Sargon the Sorcerer makes a guest appearance, aiding the JLA in fighting the Starbreaker. Well known for his bronze age horror covers, Adams brings the same sensibilities to this super-hero title. Simple but effective, the drawing competes with other elements on the [Author: Ted Ignacio]
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New Mutants #42 - Barry Windsor Smith cover

Barry Windsor Smith New Mutants v1 #42, 1986 - Graceful and lithe, the characters on this cover resemble ballet dancers more than super-heroes (perhaps the tights reinforce this as well). Barry Smith's classical approach brings a sophisticated feel to nearly all his 1980s covers, and this one is no exception. Other artists in this issue include Jackson Guice and Kyle Baker. This is number 4 of [Author: Ted F]
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Former Washington Examiner cartoonist Nate Beeler laid off in Ohio

Nate's a friend of mine, but he's also one of the best younger political cartoonists. Another stupid action in the rush to the bottom, as this company laid off their last three remaining political cartoonists. DD Degg has more details. [Author: Mike Rhode]
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Broken Glasses

The nose pad on my glasses snapped off as I left Loganberry Books. I was vastly grateful they didn’t break while I was standing there reading from my new book. Now my glasses sat at a crooked angle and the world took on a sickening migraine-ish skew. I’m unable see much without them, although I’ve … Continue reading Broken Glasses
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Sword of Sorcery #4 - Walt Simonson art

Sword of Sorcery v1 #4, 1973 - A short tale of Fafhrd the Barbarian's youth outshines the lead feature. Walt Simonson does his first complete story for this title, illustrating with great skill and sensitivity. Many of the scenes are lovingly detailed, almost textural in effect. The layouts are superbly designed, even with the relatively short page count. Among the highlights, the hero's [Author: Ted F]
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“On Fields Of Death & Desolation”: Dark And Haunting Illustrations By Tony Sandoval

You don’t hear enough about Mexican artist Tony Sandoval. Well, I don’t. And I’ve looked, I really have. His stories and sensibilities are unique, his artwork stunning in its layering and animation, and his ability to mix the dark with the irreverent in a way that isn’t either cloying or mercenary makes his work accessible but not pandering. He’s been nominated for three Eisners, but there’s not a... Source
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Former local cartoonist Teresa Roberts Logan emceed The Reuben awards

It's the Oscars, the Tonys, the Emmys of cartooning, and Teresa was the emcee. [Author: Mike Rhode]
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Witzend #7- Steve Ditko, Bernie Wrightson art

Witzend v1 #7, 1970 - Steve Ditko's lays out his own personal philosophy, continuing his preaching from the previous issue. Mostly splashes, the artist deserves credit for the attempt to visualize his ideas. His opening pages are mediocre, but later ones incorporate more thought and details into the compositions. Bernie Wrightson features a character named Limpstrel in two separate singe page [Author: Ted Ignacio]
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Justice League Europe annual #2 - Marshall Rogers art

Justice League Europe v1 annual #2, 1991 - Multiple vignettes fill this JLE annual, including brief stories of individual members. Marshall Rogers, one of several contributing artists, is credited with drawing Rocket Red's brief foray into King Arthur's court. Upon closer inspection, the illustrations appear to be inconsistent with his style. Conversely, pages 48-51 look most certainly by Rogers [Author: Ted Ignacio]
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Former Washington Examiner cartoonist Nate Beeler fired in Ohio

Nate's a friend of mine, but he's also one of the best younger political cartoonists. Another stupid action in the rush to the bottom. DD Degg has more details. [Author: Mike Rhode]
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The Post reviews Disney's Aladdin remake

The best things about the new 'Aladdin'? A super-feminist Jasmine, and Will Smith's street-smart Genie. [in print as A whole new world, but kind of clumsy]. By Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post May 24 2019 p. Weekend 24 online at [Author: Mike Rhode]
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Book Marketer Behind DC Zoom and Ink Leaves DC for Humanoids

Just saw an article about changes in the sales and marketing department for Humanoids, the publisher working on expanding beyond its traditional reprints of European sci-fi graphic novels. They’ve brought in an experienced person as new director of sales and marketing, but this is what struck me about her description: Ailen Lujo, former DC Comics executive director of book trade marketing… She began her career at Soho Press, and during her tenure at DC she was instrumental in launching its [...]
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The Star Wars News Roundup for May 24, 2019

Star Wars news for the week of May 24, 2019 The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of May 24, 2019 in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars on everything from the latest Star Wars developments to the latest toys. And maybe you’ll even share with them something that they might have missed. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAuto...
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News Post: Love Eternal

Tycho: I can remember when Gabe was telling me about Dauntless, a game we’d never heard of in a booth we’d never seen before at PAX South.  Gabe spent most of his time there, and the promise seemed to be a free to play Monster Hunter.  And that’s more or less what they did. In terms of play arc, it’s Monster Hunter in its basic shape.  You fight rude behemoths of various elemental polarities in order to make clothes out of their guts.  Outside of that, everything else is either streamlined subst...
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Ponder about it!

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Popular Teen-Agers #14 - Wally Wood art

Popular Teen-Agers v1 #14, 1952 - Through her insults and selfish actions, a self-described 'fiery redhead" terrorizes her small community until a newly arrived man puts her in her place. There's plenty of cringe-worthy scenes in this 1950s romance comic, starting with opening spanking panel. Artistically, Wally Wood's drawings are far from polished. There is an emerging style, however, that [Author: Ted Ignacio]
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Comic: Love Eternal

New Comic: Love Eternal [Author: [email protected] (Tycho)]

Angola Maldives And The Case Of The Clues That Monaco Was A Monarchy All Along

archive - contact - sexy exciting merchandise - search - about ← previous May 24th, 2019 next May 24th, 2019: VanCAF was great and it was so amazing to meet readers who have been reading Dinosaur Comics for over a decade, in some cases since just about day one! Thank you all for coming out and for being, TO A PERSON, extremely rad.– Ryan


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Nissin Cup Noodle Commercial – One Piece Edition

Japanese Cup Noodle maker Nissin is back again with a new series of anime themed commercials, this time featuring characters from the super popular manga One Piece. The commercials re-imagine the One Piece characters as they would appear in a contemporary, modern day setting; like students of a Japanese high school. Check it out below – The character designs are once again created by illustrator/concept artist Eisaku Kubonouchi, who also worked on the 2 previous anime themed Nissin Cup...
Tags: Comics, Japan, Illustration, Animation, Anime, Commercial, Manga, Kiki, Manga/comics, Nissin, Eisaku Kubonouchi, Nissin Cup Noodle, Once Piece

The X-Men Unite In New Trailer For Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

The X-Men Unite In New Trailer For Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 For years, the X-Men were seemingly marginalized as a result of a power play between Fox and Marvel. That meant that the mutant heroes often had to sit out of games like Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. But those days are over now that Disney owns Fox. The latest trailer for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order officially ushers in the Children of the Atom. While the primary story revolves around Thanos and the Black Order attem...
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Shame Currency

He'd have at least five bucks

Tales of the Mysterious Traveler #12 - non-attributed Matt Baker art

Tales of the Mysterious Traveler v1 #12, 1959 - Undocumented in comic book guides, this issue contains two stories by Matt Baker. In the first, a young man wants to be rid of his strange levitation powers. The second tells of a truck driver tasked with leaving a mysterious package at the top of a mountain. Both tales bear characteristics of Baker's style, but unfortunately poor inking diminishes [Author: Ted Ignacio]
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Mark Fiore at the Robert Kennedy Journalism awards ceremony

He won for editorial cartooning on the immigration crisis created at our border. [Author: Mike Rhode]
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Melanie Gillman’s Desert Diary

Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies, Stage Dreams) is currently publishing their experience at a wilderness artist residency in a series of diary pages at Gillman is known for their colored pencil work, and the soft shades work well with the sparse desert landscape. The first page was May 20, and they will run for 10 days. You can follow new pages at the site’s author page. My favorite so far is the one with the dog:
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F+W Media, Owner of Krause, Bankrupt

This happened a couple of months ago, but I just found out about it. I don’t know that it will have much practical effect, but there’s an historical component that made me nostalgic. F+W Media is a publisher of hobby and specialist magazines, books, and price guides, including Writer’s Digest, Goldmine, Antique Trader, Old Cars Weekly, Numismatic News, and Impact Books (which put out volumes on how to draw manga and comics, among others). (This field is known as “enthusiast [...]
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Student cartoonist Cole Goco profiled in The DCist

Meet The 17-Year-Old Arlington Cartoonist Who Just Got A Shoutout From Lin-Manuel Miranda Chelsea Cirruzzo DCist May 22, 2019 [I wrote the introduction to his first book, so I beat LMM in discovering him. Mike] [Author: Mike Rhode]
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