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Desperately searching for new webcomics

I am currently obsessed with O Human Star, which has so much of what I enjoy in a comic: a feeling of personal warmth (as opposed to 'cold action'), no convoluted action-y shading/perspective art-wise, unique storyline, science fiction vibes, no purely 'sinister' atmosphere, and nuanced gender elements. What else might I enjoy? [more inside]
posted by thegreatfleecircus on Jul 17, 2014 - 13 answers

Help me find something as good as Zita the Spacegirl for my kids?

I have been reading Zita the Spacegirl to my kids (7 & 5, boy and girl) very night. For those who haven't read it, it is a terrific graphic novel for kids full of adventure and strange creatures, with a great message. What else would you reccomend, as we approach the end of this great series? Specifically thinking of a modern, adventure-filled (but not overly mature) graphic novel or series. Science fiction or fantasy would be ideal.
posted by blahblahblah on Jul 1, 2014 - 23 answers

looking for Marvel Unlimited recs

What comics on Marvel Unlimited should I read? I asked how to read Captain America a couple months ago and read through the Brubaker run and enjoyed a lot of it. I'm looking for more recommendations for what to read that's up on the Marvel Unlimited site-- I'm not really interested in buying issues that aren't up yet. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Jun 3, 2014 - 12 answers

What comics should I be reading?

Over in this thread, Pope Guilty recommended Rat Queens, and it occurred to me that I haven't paid attention to any comics that weren't manga in ages. [more inside]
posted by rifflesby on May 21, 2014 - 22 answers

Shipping comics via USPS - confused by all the options

I'm selling comics on ebay and have no idea what to put for shipping. Media mail seems not to allow comics, flat rate box seems good for 25+, but the padded envelopes seem like overkill for small batches, I'm just not sure what to put. [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on May 19, 2014 - 10 answers

Where is this Calvin and Hobbes strip?

I remember seeing a Calvin and Hobbes strip linked to from MetaFilter that I'd like to find again. Calvin's dad is reading a newspaper, and Calvin calls him uptight. His dad says something like, "I'm not uptight, I just get things done." Can you find it for me? I think it's a three-panel strip. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Apr 30, 2014 - 2 answers

Things like Dr. McNinja?

I'm enjoying the breathlessly ridiculous tone and pace of Dr. McNinja, which I think does a great job of avoiding the unstoppable-force vs. unmovable-wall dynamic of mainstream superhero comics. It plays fast and loose with everything, and has a fine sense of the absurd. It is only occasionally problematic (racist, homophobic) in its juvenile sensibilities, which is way better than most of its competition. What movies, books, and comics are comparable?
posted by jsturgill on Apr 22, 2014 - 12 answers

Ideas for short anecdotes

Lately I've been looking into pursuing my love for comics by writing one-page stories. Catch is, I'm experimenting with layering the stories and de-linearizing them, but I need simple story ideas for the most basic layer of the piece. My best bet would be working with something similar to a parable or anecdote which I can later complicate, but where can I find helpful ideas / inspiration? [more inside]
posted by omar.a on Apr 15, 2014 - 7 answers

Who was the warm up comic on the Daily Show in 2008?

Based on this essay: who are the most likely candidates for who this warm up comic would have been?
posted by josher71 on Apr 14, 2014 - 2 answers

understanding superhero comics requires some arcane magic I do not have

I liked the new Captain America movie. I want to read more about these characters. How do I get into the comics? Where do I start? Can I use the Marvel app to do this? How do I read them in order with all those team-up comics and spinoffs? *Should* I read them in order? Also, what slash fiction should I read while reading them, and should I read that at a certain point in the continuity, or just do my usual thing and go on a fanfic binge once I'm caught up?
posted by NoraReed on Apr 14, 2014 - 12 answers

Help me find an old Foxtrot comic

Pretty simple: Way back (I have no idea when, but probably over a decade ago), there was a great Foxtrot comic that shaped how I analyze policy decisions. In this particular episode, one character claimed to have found a way to solve all the world's problems. The other character asked (paraphrase) "Does it involve everybody doing something, or nobody doing something?" I've Googled the hell out of this morning, but I can't find anything. Does anybody remember it, or know how to find it? Thanks!
posted by General Malaise on Apr 2, 2014 - 5 answers

Comics for 11- and 13-year-old girls?

Taking the girls I babysit to the comic shop on Thursday. They love the Marvel movieverse (the 11-year-old adores Loki) the 13-year-old like the volume of Runaways she's read. If the John Rogers Blue Beetle run wasn't out of print I'd have already gotten it for them. Suggestions? Stuff they can't find in trade I am willing to hunt down in digital format.
posted by nonasuch on Mar 24, 2014 - 14 answers

The American SF "Canon"

For an upcoming project I'm putting together what's meant to be a comprehensive timeline of important (even "necessary") works of American science fiction since the late 19th century. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Mar 23, 2014 - 68 answers

Organizing comic strips

What are ways to organize comics clipped from the newspaper? [more inside]
posted by ichomp on Mar 20, 2014 - 1 answer

Search help for comics on newsprint

I searched but all I can find, here or Google (well, I use Startpage but whatever), is comic BOOKS. These are not books. These are huge sheets of newsprint from 1932, 1934, around there. [more inside]
posted by AllieTessKipp on Mar 17, 2014 - 4 answers

Voltron for Beginners

I want to start reading/watching Voltron. Not sure where to dive in. [more inside]
posted by xenization on Mar 14, 2014 - 2 answers

Nerdy Acoustic Love Songs

I'm a huge fan of Four Color Love Story by The Metasciences. Are there more songs like this? The songs don't need to be about comic books, or even acoustic, really. I'd just love to find more obscure little love songs that are a little unusual. Recommendations for both specific songs and places to find songs like this would be appreciated.
posted by considerspace on Mar 6, 2014 - 28 answers

Maximum Future Vintage

What is your guess about the everyday items of today that are likely to become the collectibles of the future? To maximize ROI, what are some cheap disposable items today that may be greatly valued in the future? [more inside]
posted by kk on Mar 4, 2014 - 26 answers

Drawing comic storyboards. Need replacement for Appleworks

I want to draw comic storyboards. In the old days I seem to remember Appleworks drawing documents allowed you to add boxes and/or fields that allowed text or drawing. I'm looking for the new equivalent. [more inside]
posted by hot_monster on Feb 20, 2014 - 8 answers

Sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and weird fiction from Central/Eastern Europe?

What are the best sci-fi, horror, and fantasy books, movies, and comics from Central and Eastern Europe? "Best" includes both the finest and also the most popularly influential, as well as both pro- and anti-communist material, as well as both past and contemporary work. Bonus points for such fiction from the former Yugoslavia! [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Feb 10, 2014 - 16 answers

Webcomics for kids

I'm looking for webcomics that are suitable for kids under the age of 10, preferably with simple easy to copy art. If it's regularly updated, that's awesome, but if you know of a few one-offs I'm interested in those too. Something like a comic version of Peep and the Big Wide World would be perfect.
posted by Dynex on Feb 10, 2014 - 9 answers

The journey is what matters...

I'm trying to find a short one shot comic I used to be able to find fairly easily but it seems my google-fu has weakened. Description: It has no words. starts off with a girl and a boy under a tree and she sends him to find a flower. He comes back and sees a mark left on the tree and someone riding off with the girl. Epic journey ensues to try to deliver the flower involving slavery, swashbuckling etc. and his only guide is asking about the symbol. At the end of the journey to confront the big evil, it turns out the mark was hers. She's the bad guy. He looks around, looks at who he's become, realizes he's awesome and leaps from the window to freedom. The End.
posted by ThrowbackDave on Feb 8, 2014 - 3 answers

Searching for a specific Lynda Barry collection.

When I was a teenager, I checked out a Lynda Barry collection of Marlys-Maybonne-Freddie Stories from the school library. The stories were mostly about Maybonne, and in particular contained a storyline where she fooled around with a Vietnam veteran in a car. What (likely out of print) collection am I remembering? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jan 22, 2014 - 15 answers

DCComicsfilter - Old DC UK annual, what happened next?

When I was a kid in the mid-80s, I had a DC annual that was printed in the UK. Because of the unique way these things were cobbled together (they'd reprint whatever they could get with little regard to continuity), I have no idea how the story ended. For some reason, this is currently doing my head in, so can anyone point me in the right direction? Barely remembered details inside... [more inside]
posted by peteyjlawson on Jan 18, 2014 - 6 answers

I am Looking for the Name of a Comic Book Series Where The Bad Guys Won

Hi there. I am looking for a comic book mini-series, probably from the 1980's but possibly from the 1990's. It is not a Marvel or DC series. The premise of the series is that 5 or 10 years before the series begins, a Dr. Doom-like character leads an army of supervillians and actually defeats all the superheroes, killing or depowering them. The mini-series ran for 5 or 6 issues. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
posted by jack.brodey on Jan 7, 2014 - 8 answers

Kids those days!

A few of Ernie Bushmiller's WW2-era Nancy comics mention a subculture called "Jitterbug" (as in "a jitterbug") that has its own fashion that I've never seen depicted anywhere else: Example 1, Example 2. Was this an actual thing? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Dec 26, 2013 - 23 answers

Resources on Alan Moore's process

I couldn't find any information as to how Alan Moore goes about writing his comics (namely Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell). I found an excerpt from his Watchmen script which shows how incredibly detailed he is in describing each panel. I once read that on Watchmen, it was a back-and-forth between him and Dave Gibbons, where Gibbons starts off with roughly sketching out the panels, gets comments from Moore, gets greenlit, then proceeds to drawing the final version. Any more information on Moore's process? Any other scripts you know of and is his writing as detailed for all his projects as detailed (I know that From Hell has labyrinthine appendices that almost match the work itself in length for example)?
posted by omar.a on Dec 17, 2013 - 3 answers

Booze, bars-- it only makes sense

I have a bartender friend for whom I would really, really like to get a Married to the Sea "It's Motherfucking Booze Time" shirt (from this comic.) Where oh where do I get one now that their merch site is closed? [more inside]
posted by Because on Dec 15, 2013 - 5 answers

Twee

I'm looking for recommendations for twee art. You can define this as broadly as you like, and if you want to include how you are defining the word, feel free. But I am looking for art that you actually like that is nonetheless decidedly twee. [more inside]
posted by Bunny Ultramod on Dec 12, 2013 - 48 answers

Retro Comic Artist

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 - 0 answers

What is this horrifying Batman parody?

Can anyone point me to this online Batman deconstruction? [more inside]
posted by moonlight on vermont on Nov 12, 2013 - 2 answers

Where should I start with Captain America?

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 - 9 answers

What was this comic I saw as a child?

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 - 8 answers

Please make this pregnant lady cry

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 - 39 answers

How are these any better than Liefeld?

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 - 31 answers

Help me find a specific Doonesbury strip.

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 - 4 answers

Question about Walking Dead comic book [spoilers...]

In the Walking Dead comic book series, when did Rick and the crew... [spoilers] [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Aug 19, 2013 - 5 answers

Horror manga

Give me your recommendations for your favorite horror manga.
posted by Bunny Ultramod on Aug 18, 2013 - 12 answers

Help me find a webcomic equating unethical behavior with climbing stairs

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 - 3 answers

What to do next, for someone who's written and drawn a graphic novel?

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 - 5 answers

What comics originating in Spanish should I read?

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 - 14 answers

SDCC doesn't love me anymore

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 - 15 answers

Who defined the 8 definitive reasons cats are awesome?

Who is the artist of this comic illustrating some fundamental truths about cats? I've bookmarked this person on a dead laptop, and GIS doesn't seem to take me any closer to the source. Please hope me.
posted by =^^= on Jul 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Help identifying a 1970s comic book where the villain was a gas pump...

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 - 3 answers

Help in evaluating comic books?

I have been tasked with inventorying and potentially selling more than a few comic books. [more inside]
posted by cedar on Jun 18, 2013 - 9 answers

What are the most beautiful comics or graphic novels ever published?

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 - 46 answers

Representations of 'The Phantom Zone' (in the original Superman films)

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 - 3 answers

How do I read Dykes To Watch Out For?

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 - 12 answers

What is the comic/cartoon connection?

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 - 11 answers

Great NYC self-serve copy shops?

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 - 2 answers

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