DC, Warner Bros. Unveil Batman’s 75th Anniversary Plans
Mar29

DC, Warner Bros. Unveil Batman’s 75th Anniversary Plans

Pub­lish­ers Week­ly DC Enter­tain­ment has announced plans for a year-long cel­e­bra­tion of the 75th anniver­sary of Bat­man, the icon­ic Gold­en Age com­ic book char­ac­ter that debuted in 1939 and helped to launch the super­hero genre. In addi­tion to hon­or­ing comics artist and writer Bob Kane, for many years cred­it­ed sole­ly with cre­at­ing Bat­man, it appears DC will begin to rec­og­nize comics writer Bill Fin­ger,...

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How to Get the Right Supplies for Cartoon Drawing
Dec30

How to Get the Right Supplies for Cartoon Drawing

By Tapan Sarkar Draw­ing car­toons is not as sim­ple as it might sound. You want to be able to draw some­thing that kids and adults will find beau­ti­ful but they should be sim­ple enough that you can repli­cate the draw­ing in a short span of time. Any car­toon char­ac­ter from Mick­ey Mouse to Patrick Star can be done with the sim­plest pat­terns and lines. How­ev­er, the oth­er side to draw­ing them is to have the right sup­plies....

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Golden Aged Heroes
Oct01

Golden Aged Heroes

By Bet­sy Town­er | AARP Bul­letin Happy 50th, Superheroes! 1963 was a ban­ner year for Amer­i­can cru­saders. “The Amaz­ing Spi­der-Man” com­ic book first hit news­stands in the spring, and the X-Men and the Avengers debuted that autumn. Here, we remem­ber clas­sic heroes who qual­i­fy for their very own AARP mem­ber­ships. Spider-Man Debut: Cre­at­ed a year ear­li­er, Marvel’s Amaz­ing Spi­der-Man earned his own com­ic book in 1963....

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Frankel Launches Z2 Comics with Paul Pope, Dean Haspiel
Sep12

Frankel Launches Z2 Comics with Paul Pope, Dean Haspiel

by Robyn Chap­man |Sep 11, 2013 | Pub­lish­ers Week­ly After pub­lish­ing Har­vey Pekar’s Cleve­land in 2012, Zip Comics pub­lish­er Josh Frankel is renam­ing and relaunch­ing his pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny. The com­pa­ny will now be called Z2 Comics and will launch in April 2014 with new and revised edi­tions of Paul Pope’s Escapo, orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in 1999, and Dean Haspiel’s Fear My Dear: A Bil­ly Dog­ma Book, the first print...

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Meet The Micropress: The Publishers of Cartoon House
Sep12

Meet The Micropress: The Publishers of Cartoon House

by Robyn Chap­man |Sep 11, 2013 | Pub­lish­ers Week­ly Car­toon House is a liv­ing space in south Williams­burg that has been a home (and tem­po­rary crash pad) for dozens of car­toon­ists. It has also been the venue for numer­ous par­ties, exhi­bi­tions, and comics hap­pen­ings, in the process becom­ing a cen­ter of Brooklyn’s blos­som­ing alt-comix scene. Cur­rent­ly, Car­toon House is the home to sev­er­al room­mates and to three...

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Digital Comics: Adding Readers and Flexibility
Aug14

Digital Comics: Adding Readers and Flexibility

by Bruce Lidl | Pub­lish­ers Week­ly In an indus­try as old as comics, a few years may not seem like a very long time, but the dis­rup­tions in the dig­i­tal mar­ket­place between San Diego Com­ic Con 2013 from just a few years pri­or were seis­mic. Not long ago dig­i­tal comics were con­sid­ered a side sto­ry at best, and a like­ly net neg­a­tive rev­enue threat at worst. Yet, the con­tro­ver­sy at this year’s Com­ic Con about...

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