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Comics Inspiration: How Celebrities have inspired the look of some Comic Characters

As a kid, I loved seeing the different faces that artists would give to characters.  I enjoyed the varying takes artists would have on each character, which is probably part of the reason I have never been “precious” about who drew different characters.  And yes, I do have my favourite artists for different characters, suchContinue reading Comics Inspiration: How Celebrities have inspired the look of some Comic Characters

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Breaking the Mould: How the Get My Comics team are shaking up comic distribution in the UK

Independent comic creators can come up with the best stories in the world, but if they can’t get their finished publication – created through crowdfunding, self financed or published by an independent – in front of potential customers, then they’re in trouble. Adrian and Dave Clarke and team at GetMyComics, a service developed by ComicContinue reading Breaking the Mould: How the Get My Comics team are shaking up comic distribution in the UK

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We Read Comics Podcast discusses Archer Coe

The fourth episode of the We Read Comics podcast was recorded this week and is now live on the Radio Summerhall website. As we mentioned in a previous post, this new podcast is a monthly series, roughly following a book group style format, where a different graphic novel is picked and discussed each month byContinue reading We Read Comics Podcast discusses Archer Coe

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Pat Mills and Oliviér Ledroit’s “Requiem Vampire Knight” tops sales charts in France

Requiem: Resurrection by Pat Mills and Oliviér Ledroit is sitting in the Number One sales spot in the fantasy graphic novel chart on Amazon France – an amazing accomplishment, considering it was re-published over three years ago, and it’s apparently thanks to some inventive cross media support ALT 236 on YouTube. Describing himself as an explorerContinue reading Pat Mills and Oliviér Ledroit’s “Requiem Vampire Knight” tops sales charts in France

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: BUN&TEA, edited by Claire Napier

Having been a critic of all-format, all-source comics since 2012 or so – most notably as Editor in Chief at Women Write About Comics between 2017 and 2018, and long before that, a keen reader of British weekly serial comics, Claire Napier has now decided to see if she can combine what she knows andContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: BUN&TEA, edited by Claire Napier