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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

Help with project? Please list fictional cities !

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 - 47 answers

Need practical advice on lettering a graphic novel book project.

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 - 8 answers

Selling Comics on eBay

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 - 5 answers

Who is the most powerful enemy that Batman has defeated?

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 - 13 answers

Mystery ultraviolent manga from/before late '80s

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 - 1 answer

Recommend me some fun comic books with superheroes

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 - 31 answers

What indie comic festivals should I attend?

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 - 11 answers

What was this story of the "god-like man?"

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 - 2 answers

Tips for working with a with a comic artist

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 - 5 answers

Help a Returning Noob Navigate the Graphic Novel/Comics Universe!

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 - 28 answers

Starfire Against Drugs!

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 - 5 answers

Comic books for children

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 - 19 answers

Most unusual online comics?

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 - 17 answers

Sci-Fi graphic novel suggestions?

Thoughtful science-fiction graphic novel suggestions needed! (non-horror, limited violence) [more inside]
posted by Auden on Dec 18, 2012 - 10 answers

Should I look into Manga Studio?

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 - 6 answers

Can you find this Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Comic?

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 - 4 answers

that'd be super, thanks

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 - 21 answers

Graphic novels for young girls

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 - 22 answers

Hark, a new webcomic!

Because Hark, a Vagrant has slowed her publishing schedule, I need some more similar web comics to fill the void. Help! [more inside]
posted by thirdletter on Nov 12, 2012 - 13 answers

How do I emulate this digital texture?

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 - 5 answers

How should I get my graphic novel out to the world?

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 - 9 answers

After Great Pain, a Formal Feeling Comes.

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 - 2 answers

DIY publications in Greensboro?

What are the best stores in Greensboro, NC to buy zines, mini comics, micro-press publications, etc.?
posted by cropshy on Oct 4, 2012 - 1 answer

Catwoman comics for a 4 year old.

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 - 5 answers

Sequential Art for the Slammer

I need recommendations for comic strip collections, graphic novels, and manga that can be purchased from Amazon, don't contain drug/sex/gang content, and can enjoyed by someone in their twenties. This is very much a follow up to this question. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Sep 18, 2012 - 30 answers

give me your tired, your poor, your huddled Swamp Things yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore

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 - 29 answers

What are your favorite superhero storylines?

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 - 23 answers

Geek seeks New York Comic Con advice

What can I expect from New York Comic Con? [more inside]
posted by sevenyearlurk on Sep 4, 2012 - 9 answers

We require more dictatorial duck-billed diplodocuses

Alternatives to Tintin that are not Asterix for a 5 year old? [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Aug 17, 2012 - 21 answers

???

Help me find a comic that was/is available online. [more inside]
posted by adamdschneider on Aug 2, 2012 - 1 answer

What is the best way to read comics not on paper

What is the best way to buy and read digital comics/graphic novels currently? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Jul 30, 2012 - 19 answers

Can You Name the Fat Guys in the Marvel and DC Universes?

I need a list of all the big boys in the Marvel and DC universes... [more inside]
posted by Irontom on Jul 25, 2012 - 25 answers

Prep homework for Dark Knight Rises

Which 10 Batman comics should I read before watching the Dark Knight Rises? What should be my preparatoy homework before watching the movie? [more inside]
posted by manny_calavera on Jul 15, 2012 - 8 answers

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