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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

Superhero comics from an ordinary schlub's POV?

Comic book readin' friends: What are some well-known series where the protagonist(s) is a "normal" who exists in a world of "super" beings of one kind or another? Research for something that maybe could someday be a thing.
posted by slappy_pinchbottom on Jul 10, 2012 - 32 answers

Comic flushing out those phonies who are only claiming to have been a reject so others will like them.

Several years ago I saw a webcomic about distinguishing between those who falsely claimed to be unpopular in high school from those who actually were. There was a young female narrator / investigator, maybe identified as the author of the comic but maybe not, who talked about interrogating friends and acquaintances to see how unpopular they really were. I think the last panel showed her writing in a note pad. Anybody remember this? Google is getting me nowhere. I may have stumbled across it by following a link from here, but more likely from a comment than a post.
posted by BigSky on Jul 7, 2012 - 3 answers

Looking for grandma's comic.

Looking for a web comic, pretty sure its XKCD, maybe seen on reddit, but search comes up empty. One panel is a skinny looking figure and captioned something like "on my way to grandma's house" (or "grandmother's" and the second is the same figure but much rounder and fatter with the caption "on my way home from grandma's house."
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy on Jun 24, 2012 - 2 answers

Seeking information about 90's era comic

Does anyone know anything about the comic strip known as IE Skin's Guide to All That There is To Know? This ran in the East Bay Express in the nineties. [more inside]
posted by Surprised By Bees on Jun 16, 2012 - 2 answers

How to sell or give away a load of old Beano comics and annuals?

How/where to sell/give away a load of old Beano comics, annuals, magazines and suchlike as a job lot? [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey on Jun 5, 2012 - 5 answers

Early Newspaper Comic Strips

I have the full run of the Krazy Kat comics and really enjoy them. Does anyone have recommendations on other interesting or noteworthy early newspaper comic strips? Also, where can I find collected runs of these comics (used or new, in or out of print)? I would also be interested in any book that provides a readable overview of early newspaper comic strips. [more inside]
posted by Falconetti on Jun 1, 2012 - 21 answers

Superhero comic fans, please help my son become one of you.

Recommendations of Superhero comics for a 13 year old boy, please? [more inside]
posted by qldaddy on May 25, 2012 - 20 answers

Misanthropic comedians who are women?

Looking for absurdist and/or misanthropic comediennes in the vein of Eddie Izzard, Dylan Moran, Lewis Black, etc.? [more inside]
posted by jyorraku on May 22, 2012 - 23 answers

Help me learn how to draw simple comic style drawings.

I'm writing a book. I want to draw very simple black & white comic strip style cartoon drawings to go with it. PROBLEM: I can't draw. Heck, I don't even doodle. But I can learn! What books/websites/iTunes U/online classes/etc are out there? Got any advice or knowhow to pass along? Help me get started! [more inside]
posted by Mr Ected on May 19, 2012 - 10 answers

How to do a pre-downloaded Achewood collection with alt-text intact?

I'm planning a very long airplane flight, and I'd love to spend it re-reading Achewood if at all possible, on my iPad. One caveat: alt-text! [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on May 13, 2012 - 2 answers

Hey look a Champion Tee with a Creeper face on it...

Is there any gear out there for Nerds/Geeks/Gamers/Etc who run/cycle/enjoy fitness? [more inside]
posted by snapped on May 11, 2012 - 12 answers

What happened to Steve Moncuse?

Does anybody know whatever happened to Steve Moncuse, the writer/artist behind Fish Police? He appears to have stopped working in comics in the late 90s, and has no web presence that I can find.
posted by Lentrohamsanin on May 11, 2012 - 2 answers

Which Malekith came first?

Who came first: Malekith the Accursed, foe of Thor in the Marvel comics, or Malekith the Witch-King of Naggaroth, ruler of the Warhammer Dark Elves? Was one definitely swiped from the other? Has legal action ever ensued?
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on May 4, 2012 - 4 answers

Scanned stuff on new iPad?

How do scanned comics and PDFs look on the new iPad? [more inside]
posted by adamdschneider on Apr 22, 2012 - 10 answers

Where can I get classic Marvel comics on newsprint, in colour?

I'd like to read some great old Marvel comics. The only reprinted compilations that I've seen in bookstores are the Essentials, which are in black and white (when the whole point is how colourful they are), and the Masterpiece series, which are expensive, and the colours don't look right when printed on the shiny paper. Is there any way to get reprints in colour on newsprint? I know there was at one point, since I first encountered the Fantastic Four in Archie's-double-digest-like format.
posted by poetcop on Apr 19, 2012 - 9 answers

Chris Ware and his incredible coin-operated machines

I'm looking for a book that was out around 1997 (the last time I remember physically seeing it) that detailed lots of different mechanical machines Chris Ware had designed/made, many of them coin-operated. I really should've just coughed up and bought it right then, because I've never laid eyes on it since, and no bookshop staff have been able to identify it. Do you know what book this is, or what it's part of, and if by chance it's still in print? [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Mar 31, 2012 - 10 answers

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