1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  12  |  13  |  14  |  15  |  16  |  17  |  18  |  19  |  20  |  21  |  22  |  23  |  24  |  25  |  26  |  27  |  28  |  29  |  30  |  31  |  32  |  33  |  34  |  35  |  36  |  37  |  38  |  39  |  40  |  41  |  42  |  43  |  44  |  45  |  46  |  47  |  48  |  49  |  50  |  51  |  52  |  53  |  54  |  55  |  56  |  57  |  58  |  59  |  60  |  61  |  62  |  63  |  64  |  65  |  66  |  67  |  68  |  69  |  70  |  71  |  72  |  73  |  74  |  75  |  76  |  77  |  78  |  79  |  80  |  81  |  82  |  83  |  84  |  85  |  86  |  87  |  88  |  89  |  90  |  91  |  92  |  93  |  94  |  95  |  96  |  97  |  98  |  99  |  100  |  101  |  102  |  103  |  104  |  105  |  106  |  107  |  108  |  109  |  110 

January 27, 2013

When did you realize you were no longer enjoying comics?

There were several points for me, that pretty much broke me of the comics habit. When Marvel started charging $3.99 for books that took 30 seconds to read. When books I loved kept getting canceled or delayed. When DC said Fuck It to all sense of story or growth and relaunched all their books as shallow crap. Or maybe it was just one too many Mark Millar comics? Maybe it was the comics internet audience? I still read a small handful of comics, but I mostly get them from my library these days. GraphiContent: Blogathon 18: Best Time to Stop Reading Superhero Comics (Tucker Stone Guest Post)
I want to know about the moment when you let your standards slip. Me, Deadpool Max, I knew there was something off, but I kept returning. I thought I liked REBELS until I realized I just liked clinical, thin lined facial expressions. Looking into a box, realizing that I was the guy who read Geoff Johns Teen Titans comics, drawn by Mike Mckone. I see you doing it with Ellis, with treacly crap like The Massive, but I can understand that--it's competence, there's efficiency happening there. Bryan Wood, Bryan Vaughan--those are creators that have massive appeal if you have a tendency towards timers and productivity and deadlines. They get the job done, and while that job tends to be a 7 minute distraction over the barely 3 minutes that Rucka can provide, they tend to feel reliable. It's not art anyway, regardless of how well they've all adopted artist as their job description. Ellis is another beast entirely, a topic I can't imagine discussing with you seriously, we'd both just end up talking around each other, mumbling obscenities under our breath. It would be like an abortion debate, or the way Republicans and Democrats cockfight on talk radio. You think he's made some good comics, I think the world would be a far better place if he cleaned bowling alleys with his tongue and slept in a bucket.

January 23, 2013

Nearly all of Kyle Baker's work is now online and free

I wholeheartedly recommend WHY I HATE SATURN and NAT TURNER and probably all the rest? Baker is one of America's greatest cartoonists and he tells a helluva story. Intellectual Property: Cartoons and graphic novels by Kyle Baker.

January 10, 2013

This is what it's like to freelance for DC Comics

This is how I’ve come to think of the publisher....
This is how I’ve come to think of the publisher. Imagine standing across the street from moderately sized office building. You can’t see what exactly is going on in there, and you can’t really hear what’s going on in any great detail, but there are all these signs that something really dramatic and probably terribly wrong is happening in the building. Flashes of light, strange noises, screaming, smoke, vibrations — whatever. Every once in a while, someone will jump out a window or get thrown through a window. Or come running screaming out of the door. They will have horror stories on their lips, and as they’re relating them, someone still in the building will open up a second story window and shout, “Don’t worry, everything’s fine. Don’t listen to them. They’re crazy!

Twitter the Comic: HELLO FELLOW HUMAN TEENS

Twitter: The Comic (Classic tweet by @pisscop)

January 06, 2013

Married to the Sea: The Ethical History of the Diamond

Married To The Sea - 2,000 comics by Drew & Natalie Dee - Updates daily at midnight