I'm gearing up to draw several hundred pages of comics set in the mountains and small villages of Japan, as it was in 1865. Recommendations for movies, manga, anime, books, anything that I can add to my collection of visual reference? [more inside]
I've recently been getting into Tony Zhou's Every Frame a Painting series of youtube videos that really dig into the details of how cinematographers compose their shots and why they make the choices they do. I was wondering if there was anyone out there doing something similar for comic book art or the like? I like to draw and can see myself making a comic for fun much more easily than making a film. Having something to watch that is similarly engaging, but that I could actually apply would be really neat.
I teach teenagers ESL. I've been building a small library including graphic novels and books (The Stonekeeper, American born Chinese, Anya's ghost, Frankenstein makes a sandwich, In real life, The cartoon guides, Adrian Mole, Klutz book of inventions etc. - even drawing manuals) but also DVDS (Simpsons, Futurama, Father ted, Flight of the Conchords, Amandla, Secret of Kells...) and Cds (Elizabeth mitchell, They might be giants, Jack Johnson, The rutles...). [more inside]
I wrote a film script. I think it would be a fantastic graphic novel. How do I find an artist to collaborate with? [more inside]
I'm going to be in Montreal from 4/10 to 4/24, and I'm looking for the weirdo hotspots! [more inside]
Looking for specific examples of extremely creative, well-drawn chase sequences (through outer space, preferably involving spaceships) that you have seen depicted in a comic book or graphic novel. Please be as specific as possible so I can go buy the issue online. Bonus points for double-page spreads!
I am looking for an Android app that will allow me to scan my recently purchased comic books into a personal database. [more inside]
Why do the Big Two publish so many comics? Why not have a smaller amount of titles monthly? [more inside]
I'm going to a Wizard World event this spring, and I've never been to any kind of con before. I'm really excited. I've read the FAQ on the Wizard World site, but I have a bunch of other questions for WW veterans. [more inside]
Who, out of the entire MCU (TV and Movies, but not Animated series), is the oldest character? By oldest I mean was published in comics first? [more inside]
Looking for a picture from, IIRC, one of the early issues of the 1980s era GI Joe comic book. It's a picture of GI Joe member Breaker saying something like "Let's hear it for communications!" I remember it taking up the whole page, but haven't been able to find it online, or in the ebook version of the early comics.
Why are comics and graphic novels catalogued as nonfiction in libraries? [more inside]
Do you have any recommendations for Russian language comics for an adult English speaker learning Russian? [more inside]
Hi, I'm trying to put together a week of lectures on Women in Refrigerators for my students and I have gone and found Gail Simone's old list and looked at Feminist Frequency's episodes for Bitch Magazine, and I have some passages from a myth textbook and Joseph Campbell's work. But I want to add one of my favorite podcasts, On the Media. I vaguely remember the host Brooke Gladstone talking to a guest once and she says that when she was younger and she remembers watching those old black and white movies like Perils of Pauline she remembers there being something vaguely erotic or sexual about the way that the evil villains would tie up the damsels in distress and leave them on the railroad tracks, and she may have said she wrote her masters thesis on it? But I can't find a thesis on Proquest or JStor that Brooke published, anyone with a fantastic memory?
I have a scrap of a memory of a comic that I'm trying to identify. I think it might have appeared in the Chicago Reader sometime in the late 80's or 90's. I vaguely remember that I liked it a lot and that it might have been somewhat surreal. But the only actual memory that I can put my finger on is a panel where one of the character's for some reason showed up in the comic strip Blondie, and when Blondie addressed the character as Dagwood he replied "FUCK YOU BLONDIE!". [more inside]
I grew up reading stuff like Sailor Moon and CLAMP, but now that I'm in my late 20s, I'm craving characters that I can better identify with as an adult, and more complex social/philosophical storylines and settings. Can you recommend adult manga series that I might be interested in? [more inside]
You love Blade Runner, I love Blade Runner - a little too much. I need more. What are the best pieces of future noir media with the same setting/atmosphere? [more inside]
13 year old likes comics and would like to read more. Likes/dislikes below: [more inside]
Is there a list of all the characters in the Threadless "Mini Pixels" shirt anywhere online? Google searching is not turning up anything, surprisingly. I can recognize a lot of (most?) of them, but definitely not all. You can zoom in on this image of it. I am thinking of giving it as a gift but wanted to satisfy my curiosity first! There must be a list somewhere...
Help me find a Feedly-able stream of comics in the style of those featured on Dan Berry's podcast Make It Then Tell Everybody. Most important: exposure to different artists' visual styles. Not important: access to complete comics. [more inside]
Looking for Graphic Novels for a 14 year old boy. He loves Garfield, slap stick movies (Airplane, Naked gun), and is into Star Wars. Looking for recommendations that are not violent and that you may find at a public library. Thanks!
Sometime around 1970, Zap Comics ran a one-time strip that showed a guy trucking along, and then a thought hits him. He snaps his finger, turns around, and takes off in the opposite direction. And he does that again, and maybe again. That’s it; no words. I don’t think it was Flakey Foont. Anybody recall that, and possibly have a lead to it?
My dad, before his death, came up with a series of Jack Handy-style quips that he wanted to be made into a book to give away to friends and family. He also envisioned some line-art comics to go with some of the pages. How/where do I design this? Where do I get a thing like this printed? [more inside]
Two or three decades ago I read a comic which I've been thinking about off and on the last few years, but I haven't been able to find it again. All I can remember about it was that there was a solid black panel followed by a panel where someone explains that there had just been something like a gap (or hole?) in reality (or time?) [more inside]
I'm going to be making a long drive this weekend, and to entertain myself I like to listen to stand-up comedy albums on Spotify. Unfortunately, I've listened to most of the albums from comics I know and enjoy, so I need suggestions for new ones that I might enjoy. List of comedians I love inside. [more inside]
I'd like to dabble more in graphic novels and comics for "grown ups". I like Julia Wertz and Allie Brosh--so basically I'm looking for stuff that is kinda gritty yet also kinda funny, preferably with a female's point of view. Who else might I enjoy? [more inside]
I can't remember this horror comic magazine, though I feel like it may have had a connection to the publishers of Mad! Magazine, William Gaines probably? Pretty sure it wasn't Tales from the Crypt. The above stories in the title are the most memorable.
I'm interested in good science fiction in any format (book, film, comics, etc.) that explores that idea that we are not alone in the universe, but wildly mismatched with everybody or nearly every else in terms of civilization stages, kinds of technology, perception, etc. [more inside]
I really like the show Misfits, and it makes me want to read comics. Can anyone recommend a comic series or graphic novel with similar wit/humour/exploration of the pros and cons of superpowers?
I want to do a découpage program with cut-up comic books at my library. Where should I look in Brooklyn or Manhattan for cheap used comics, and are there other sources I should be looking at? Is it worth it to get a random lot from eBay? [more inside]
My 7yo son and I recently finished Doctorow & Wang's "In Real Life". He loved it (so did I), I think because of the mix of gaming with a good, character driven story, but he's bummed that we finished it. What should we read now? [more inside]
My lovely brother is graduating from university in southern California, and I'd like to get him something special, reasonably-priced, and memorable...that matches his interests...that I can order online or take home from Hong Kong, where I live. [more inside]
Has there been any contestant on a singing or dancing TV competition that has performed something "nerdy", such as songs from video games, cartoons, or Internet media? The one example I can think of is a Dancing with the Stars routine to Super Mario.
Has there been one besides the comic "Kill Shakespeare"? [more inside]
I want to learn how to draw great black and white art. Composition, contrast, light, shadow, all the good stuff. I'm trying to gather good samples to learn from. [more inside]
What are some tips that I could use to help me write out comics I'd like to draw? [more inside]
I am trying to write a memoir comic book about my time in Cairo, Egypt. I'm in the very beginning planning stages, and am trying to figure out the best way to make both an English and Arabic version. I'm planning on drawing the comic by hand on paper and using water color (here is a preliminary version of the first page to give an idea of what the comic will look like), but I would appreciate advise on how to set myself up so that I can easily add the text in another language at a later stage. More questions inside? [more inside]
Looking for Marvel Unlimited Titles, Snowflakes Inside [more inside]
What comic books should I buy for an (understandably illiterate) three-year-old? So heavy on the (beautiful, inspiring) artwork, and light on the dialogue. Her parents will be reading along, but I want something the little bugger can also appreciate with her eyes only.
I'm a big comics fan, and just for the hell of it, I wanted to try my hand. I am looking for resources that discuss the medium itself, as well as how to write for it... especially format-wise (i.e. what is a typical work-flow for writing comics, how do people format it, that sort of thing). I am also open to any resources, period, that you think would be useful. Thanks!
My 4yr old daughter recently dismissed super hero stuff as 'for boys'. I showed her a photo of the recent reimagining of Thor as a woman and she was very impressed. Can you recommend any comics/cartoons etc suitable for her age with women super heroes? Bonus points if in spanish. Since I haven't really kept up with the literature, please assume that I don't even know the basics)
I saw a book on a "featured" table last winter in a bookstore, which enchanted me, but I don't remember any of the key features that would allow me to buy it; namely author or title. I remember that it was red or orange, hardcover, consisted (mostly) of illustrations, was darkly funny, was written by a British man (?) and contained cartoony scenarios ruminating on anxiety or depression. Any idea what the book was? I assume that it was a new publication around the end of 2013. I think the title had the word "Brain" in it. [more inside]
I'd like resources on what books are available now that would spark interest for a city-dwelling 3rd grade girl. [more inside]
Where can I find the type of "funny" pics and pages that often get circulated through email or posted on fb? I don't receive any of these forwarded messages anymore, and I don't have a facebook account. I generally don't appreciate the type of humor that I am seeking-- But, someone I care about is laid up and finds [this type of thing I'm looking for] really entertaining, and neither of us know how to source it. [more inside]
Despite not being a religious person, I've always enjoyed finding and reading Jack Chick tracts, and I always enjoyed getting them at Halloween as a kid. Are there any small, Chick-like comics appropriate for kids that aren't religious, perhaps on spooky historical topics or that are just fun adventures, that I could give away along with candy for Halloween this year?
We will be traveling to Denver later this month and would really like to check out some alternative comic shops, if there are any! A Google search turns up general comic shops, but results on alt comic, zine-y shops are few. Any tips on some cool places would be great! Thinking along the lines of Oily comics, etc.
I used to read a lot of indie comics, starting in college and during my first marriage (both a looong time ago), but I stopped. Now I'd like to start again, but have no idea where to pick up and I'm looking for suggestions. [more inside]
a question for lovely comic book geeks. I have a complete run of Grant Morrison's Animal Man, in pretty much pristine condition (all still in plastic wraps). They were a fun read, but I don't collect comics and know nothing about collectors of comics. I was thinking of just dumping them, but then became aware that I could probably sell them on eBay or such. I'm trying to figure out if it's worth my while to do so - is it? How much might I get for it - how much should I offer if I'm going to try to sell?