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]
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]
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]
What was this dimly-remembered short story about a superhero ignoring big world threats in favor of saving kids from escalators? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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.
Thoughtful science-fiction graphic novel suggestions needed! (non-horror, limited violence) [more inside]
If I have a good comics-making workflow established with PhotoShop, is it worth my time to look into Manga Studio? [more inside]
Trying to find a Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal where the character menacingly quotes lyrics from a Train song (IIRC, Drops of Jupiter).
What are the superhero animated DVDs to get? What are the superhero comics of the last few years to get? [more inside]
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.
Because Hark, a Vagrant has slowed her publishing schedule, I need some more similar web comics to fill the void. Help! [more inside]
Digital artists: What is this cool, grainy Photoshop texture used in webcomics and how do I make it too? [more inside]
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]
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]
What are the best stores in Greensboro, NC to buy zines, mini comics, micro-press publications, etc.?
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]
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]
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]
What are some of your favorite superhero-based storylines that I can find in trade paperback? [more inside]
What can I expect from New York Comic Con? [more inside]
Alternatives to Tintin that are not Asterix for a 5 year old? [more inside]
Help me find a comic that was/is available online. [more inside]
What is the best way to buy and read digital comics/graphic novels currently? [more inside]
I need a list of all the big boys in the Marvel and DC universes... [more inside]
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]
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.
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.
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."
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]
How/where to sell/give away a load of old Beano comics, annuals, magazines and suchlike as a job lot? [more inside]
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]
Recommendations of Superhero comics for a 13 year old boy, please? [more inside]
Looking for absurdist and/or misanthropic comediennes in the vein of Eddie Izzard, Dylan Moran, Lewis Black, etc.? [more inside]
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]
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]
Is there any gear out there for Nerds/Geeks/Gamers/Etc who run/cycle/enjoy fitness? [more inside]
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.
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?
How do scanned comics and PDFs look on the new iPad? [more inside]
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.
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]
Is there a way to be notified when new issues of specific comic books are released? [more inside]
What are the best new webcomics? [more inside]
Please recommend regularly-updated webcomics that are largely about the experience of a minority group. [more inside]
What (ideally XKCDesque) dangers would threaten a person stuck in a human-hamster-ball? [more inside]
What other web-comics will I like? [more inside]