I'm looking for current amateur/underground artists who have a style similar to late 70s/80s X-Men artists Dave Cockrum and Marc Silvestri. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight
on Nov 19, 2013 -
I've been following the MeFi threads that discuss Captain America religiously, and love what I read. Assembled Cap fans of MeFi, where should I start on the actual comics? [more inside]
posted by kalimac
on Nov 3, 2013 -
Alien blood parasites grow inside of people and then suddenly burst out once they've reached full size. What the heck was this comic book I saw in the late 80s? [more inside]
posted by neckro23
on Oct 24, 2013 -
Can you recommend me some fiction, comics, and movies that are parenting positive--especially mom-positive? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi
on Oct 14, 2013 -
I'm just getting back into comics now that I've moved near a friendly local shop, but I'm having trouble finding ongoing series that I would want to have in my subscription pull. I'm not against superheroes per se, but it seems like everything from the big 2 is just full of cocks and guns and gritty art direction. Could you help me find some current
comics that fit my bill? Preferences below: [more inside]
posted by Think_Long
on Oct 7, 2013 -
I am looking for a specific Doonesbury strip for which I remember most of the dialogue. One of the female characters is talking about how hard it is to find a man in New York who isn't gay or married. She yells to a man out of panel and says "hey jogging shorts, gay or married? ". From off panel, the man replies "both! "
I do know that it is not a recent strip. Please help? :-)
posted by DWRoelands
on Aug 27, 2013 -
In the Walking Dead comic book series
, when did Rick and the crew... [spoilers] [more inside]
posted by pwb503
on Aug 19, 2013 -
I'm trying to find an old webcomic I read years ago, possibly linked from metafilter. I remember that it was a really text heavy comic (large walls of text in speech bubbles). It made an analogy between committing immoral acts and climbing stairs. You don't just do evil things outright, you bend what is acceptable to you a little bit at a time, like climbing stairs one step at a time.
I also think the webcomic overall had a feminist theme.
posted by fingo
on Aug 15, 2013 -
A friend of mine has almost finished a graphic novel about a dystopian sci-fi future . It's quite good. But he's never published anything before. What should he do to get his work published? What should he expect? What are the resources for self-publishing comics? Any other advice he should hear?
posted by storybored
on Aug 1, 2013 -
I'm attending San Diego Comic-Con this year, and it occurs to me that while San Diego is right next to Mexico, I know nothing about native comics in Spanish-speaking countries
. This prior AskMe
is more interested in learning Spanish, what I'm more interested in is works originating in Spanish rather than texts I'd be familiar with. I've read comics originating in Europe and in Japan, and it surprises me to think I can't think of any originating in Spanish. Older, new, comic books, comic strips, editorial cartoons, even webcomics would apply.
posted by artlung
on Jul 17, 2013 -
Buying tickets to San Diego Comic-Con gets more difficult each year. This year, I couldn't get tickets, so I'll be stuck at home, jealously reading tweets from those who could go.
I'd like to find a different convention. [more inside]
posted by clearlydemon
on Jul 12, 2013 -
Probably early to mid 1970s, color, possible a free giveaway, likely newsprint cover, maybe ecology / gas shortage / conservation themed? Cartoony superhero style probably. I remember getting this as a kid at an outdoor public event on the west coast of BC, Canada - but I assume it wasn't a location-specific comic. It might have been a premium / advertising / educational thing.
I've been trying to identify it for years, but that's about all the info that I can recall. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
posted by acroyear
on Jun 29, 2013 -
I have been tasked with inventorying and potentially selling more than a few comic books. [more inside]
posted by cedar
on Jun 18, 2013 -
I am interested in reading some visually dazzling comics or graphic novels. I would love to find examples that were made with beautifully painted panels, incorporated collages, or are otherwise interesting on a visual level. What do you recommend?
posted by mortaddams
on Jun 17, 2013 -
In the original Superman films General Zod and his accomplices are trapped in The Phantom Zone
, which in the films is represented as a 2D 'crystal' prison
sent spinning through space. I am looking for any writings/insights into how the visual effects for this were created, and exactly
by whom. Any other insights, from comic book lore, about how the Phantom Zone was represented - especially visually - would also be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Jun 3, 2013 -
I want to read Dykes To Watch Out For. The only strip I've read so far is the one that defines the Bechdel Test. What's the best way to go about this? [more inside]
posted by brett
on May 30, 2013 -
My neighbors' outdoor cats, whom I catsit occasionally and interact with regularly, have names that I cannot quite parse, even though my neighbor has repeated them for me on several occasions. Both cats are male. One cat is "Dillon" or "Dylan." The other cat's name sounds like "Sits" or "Zits" or "Sitz." When I looked confused at some point, my neighbor said the names were "from a comic" or "from a cartoon." [more inside]
posted by jaguar
on May 27, 2013 -
I want to organize a small event where people would make/assemble their own b&w zines and minicomics. Is there a copy shop that meets my needs? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities
on May 19, 2013 -
For a project I'm currently working on as part of my graduation in Graphic Design, I wanted to compile something like an atlas of fictional cities. These may be from books, legends, stories, video games, advertisements, comics, really whatever... Even "real" cities but alternate versions, imagined or in some way deviate from their real counterpart are valid. [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93
on May 18, 2013 -
The illustrations have already been drawn on card stock and inked, for an actual, physical project inspired by this kind of handmade "star book" design
... but now it's time to tackle the lettering.
Are there any good, professional ways of doing it without hand lettering everything? If so, can you link to examples / tutorials? Or is hand lettering the only good option available? (Scanning the illustrations, adding lettering, and reprinting is not an option.)
posted by markkraft
on May 14, 2013 -
I'm tired of my four long boxes of comic books from my youth taking up closet space. I'm going to be selling them on eBay, as you do. I need your tips, tricks, and advice. [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana
on May 13, 2013 -
Who is the most powerful enemy that Batman has defeated? How did he do it? I am mostly interested in single enemies, but if Batman's most powerful defeated enemy is something like a corporation or government, I would love to know that too. Comics, movies and TV series welcome.
posted by Doroteo Arango II
on May 4, 2013 -
Hoping to ID an incredibly violent manga that I read a few pages of, back around '88 give or take a couple of years. I've had some images seared in my then-impressionable brain. Lots of blood and gore but not explosively cartoonish like, say, Hokuto no Ken / Fist of North Star. More cruel than anything. Set in modern times. The main character was some sort of vagabond/wanderer/assassin, and was drawn in a Golgo 13 style, with longish hair and maybe a leather jacket. Episodic stories as far as I can tell of him going around fighting baddies. [more inside]
posted by shortfuse
on Apr 25, 2013 -
What's worth reading from DC or Marvel, or the other guys in the last decade or so? I'm looking for superhero comics written recently enough that I can buy the trades new easily. I'll leave my likes and dislikes below. [more inside]
posted by selfnoise
on Apr 23, 2013 -
A question for the alternative comic book artists out there who sell their books at small press festivals across the country. What are the must-attend festivals I should try to register for and how hard is it to get in? [more inside]
posted by emiljaeo
on Mar 17, 2013 -
What was this dimly-remembered short story about a superhero ignoring big world threats in favor of saving kids from escalators? [more inside]
posted by phearlez
on Mar 7, 2013 -
I have an econ blog and asked a friend of mine to help illustrate some posts with comics. He agreed! Have you been on either side of a comparable collaboration? Could you offer some tips? [more inside]
posted by ropeladder
on Mar 6, 2013 -
I'm starting to get back into reading comics and graphic novels again after an absence of nearly 30 years. I'm hoping the cool kids of the Mefiverse can assist me in choosing some titles. [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian
on Feb 10, 2013 -
The New Teen Titans, back in the 80's, had an anti-drug comic which was absolutely horrifying/scarring/probably did what it intended to do WRT drugs and NOT DOING THEM. At least for me. [more inside]
posted by eurasian
on Feb 9, 2013 -
My five-year-old son and I just finished reading Bone
, and we need a new comic to read together. I'd prefer something with an ongoing story, but good non-serial comics are also welcome.
posted by mokin
on Jan 21, 2013 -
What are the most unusual, non-traditional, online comics? I am especially interested in learning about comics that are visually different. For example, I would love to learn about comics that blend photographs with drawing, are interlinked in a non-linear way, or are all one continuous strip rather than divided up.
posted by mortaddams
on Dec 19, 2012 -
Thoughtful science-fiction graphic novel suggestions needed! (non-horror, limited violence) [more inside]
posted by Auden
on Dec 18, 2012 -
If I have a good comics-making workflow established with PhotoShop, is it worth my time to look into Manga Studio? [more inside]
posted by COBRA!
on Dec 14, 2012 -
Trying to find a Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal where the character menacingly quotes lyrics from a Train song (IIRC, Drops of Jupiter).
posted by drezdn
on Dec 12, 2012 -
What are the superhero animated DVDs to get? What are the superhero comics of the last few years to get? [more inside]
posted by Zed
on Dec 9, 2012 -
Please recommend graphic novels for two very bright girls, aged 7 and 9. I'm looking for Wolves of Willoughby Chase
type stories full of plucky lasses showing courage and resourcefulness. They liked Polly and the Pirates
and Zita the Space Girl
, but there aren't enough of them. I'd prefer things that are well drawn.
posted by Joe in Australia
on Nov 28, 2012 -
Digital artists: What is this cool, grainy Photoshop texture used in webcomics and how do I make it too? [more inside]
posted by iadacanavon
on Nov 6, 2012 -
I'm working on a graphic novel. Should I submit it to publishers, or just run it as a webcomic? And if I were to submit it, I have a bunch of secondary questions. [more inside]
posted by COBRA!
on Oct 30, 2012 -
I'm looking for a Lynda Barry comic that ran after 9/11, illustrating Emily Dickinson's Poem #372 which begins, "After great pain, a formal feeling comes." [more inside]
posted by chesty_a_arthur
on Oct 17, 2012 -
What are the best stores in Greensboro, NC to buy zines, mini comics, micro-press publications, etc.?
posted by cropshy
on Oct 4, 2012 -
My 4 year old daughter is going as Catwoman
for Halloween. Can you suggest comics with Catwoman in them which would be appropriate to read with her? [more inside]
posted by ND¢
on Oct 2, 2012 -
Looking for your favorite works of environmentally conscious and ecologically focused science fiction and fantasy. Obscurities preferred! [more inside]
posted by gerryblog
on Sep 15, 2012 -
What are some of your favorite superhero-based storylines that I can find in trade paperback? [more inside]
posted by po822000
on Sep 9, 2012 -