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How can I fix inking mistakes in comics?

How can I fix inking mistakes in comics? White out? White paint? New paper? Start over? [more inside]
posted by Lt. Bunny Wigglesworth on Jan 25, 2012 - 14 answers

I'm looking for visual conventions for portraying a scene as imagined, fantasized or dreamed-up rather than real.

I'm looking for visual conventions for portraying a scene (e.g. in a movie or comic) as imaginary, dreamed-up or "all in the head" of one of the characters. [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Jan 4, 2012 - 20 answers

Literature similar to IDW's Dungeons and Dragons?

What are some comics, novels or non-fiction with a similar sense of humor and adventure to the new John Rogers-penned Dungeons and Dragons comic being put out by IDW? (Sample inside.) [more inside]
posted by griphus on Dec 20, 2011 - 13 answers

Help me re-kindle my love for comics.

So, DC Comics rebooted their entire universe: Awesome! I got an Amazon Kindle Fire for Christmas: Awesome! Is there any way to read these comics on my Kindle Fire? I am not interested in solutions that involve torrenting or rooting the device.
posted by DWRoelands on Dec 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me find the mystery comic

Help me identify a mystery comic [more inside]
posted by prentiz on Dec 18, 2011 - 2 answers

Help with identifying Acme Novelty Library issue?

Anybody a Chris Ware expert out there? I'm trying to determine if I have a first printing of Acme Novelty Library #1. It's got a $3.50 cover price, but says nothing anywhere about which printing it is (though much of the text is so tiny it's hard to see). It DOES say "issue 1 volume 4" in one spot, but I don't think this has to do with printing _ I don't think there were more than three printings. I'm duking it out with a pal over this -- and I really want to be right! Thanks.
posted by tboot on Nov 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me remember the name of this old obscure sci fi comic book.

I'm trying to find a specific old comic which details the history of an alien humanoid civilization. [more inside]
posted by brownbat on Nov 19, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for food/travel comics

Looking for more comics/graphic novels like Lucy Knisley and Sarah Becan. [more inside]
posted by hotelechozulu on Nov 13, 2011 - 7 answers

Aw Yeah Bus Ride Comix!

How are those cheap Android tablets? [more inside]
posted by joelhunt on Nov 10, 2011 - 19 answers


Recommend some superhero comics to me. [more inside]
posted by adamdschneider on Nov 7, 2011 - 14 answers

"But MoTHER, I CAN'T now because I'm READING!"

Please help me to find graphic novel/illustrated novel/comic strip novel/picture novella/comic book (whatever they're called) suggestions for my seven year old daughter? Preferences inside. [more inside]
posted by peagood on Oct 11, 2011 - 31 answers

Keeping up with comic-books

Were to go now to keep up with the world of comicbooks? [more inside]
posted by JayCruz on Oct 2, 2011 - 8 answers

DC 52 Timeline Help

Can anybody help me out with the DC 52 Reboot continuity? Not continuity with past comics, but within the reboot itself. [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw on Sep 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Graphic Novels for Writers, not Artists

How do I go about getting some of my stories made into comics? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Sep 20, 2011 - 10 answers

Help a comics completist.

A few years back I found a website that listed out all the comics that Marvel has published throughout their history in a year by year basis. The page was set up in a very basic HTML grid format, but it was amazingly comprehensive. I need to find it to calm my anal retentive impulse to read all my back issues in chronological order. It was not Mike's Amazing World of Marvel Comics as much as I do love that site, it just isn't quite enough to fulfill my completist nature. Help?
posted by highfidelity on Sep 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Bulk collectable card and comic appraisal

Like every other kid born in the 1980's I collected comic books, baseball cards, comic cards and MtG cards. Also, like ever other kid born in the 1980's I was a absolutely certain to become rich by holding onto these things for the coming years. We were all wrong and we all still have them in our closets. I realize that they are worth very little since everyone kept these 'collectibles' closely guarded so supply outpaces any possible demand but still I'm sure there must be a handful of slightly valuable finds in the entire lot. Does any service exist where I give them my 'collectibles', they sort through everything and give me a honest appraisal or offer?
posted by snoopydies on Sep 4, 2011 - 13 answers

What's the best way to show work to publishers at SPX?

What's the best way of showing my work to publishers at Small Press Expo? I have a portfolio of dozens of medium-sized narrative drawings from which I'd like to pick 10-12 to show. Is it best to e-mail ahead before the event to reserve time? To go to the event and ask when they'd be free to review them? I know how busy the SPX floor can get on a Saturday afternoon, so I'd like to hear from those who've tried there, at other shows and in general.
posted by the sobsister on Sep 2, 2011 - 1 answer

Help me find this horror manga

In the early to mid-90s I got a volume of translated horror manga out of the Amherst College library, and I would love to find it again. Sketchy details inside. [more inside]
posted by Lentrohamsanin on Aug 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Strong fully clad female superhero?

Does a strong kick-butt non-scantily clad female superhero exist? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Aug 18, 2011 - 36 answers

Which Conan comics?

Where to start and where to go in reading Conan comics? [more inside]
posted by Hactar on Aug 6, 2011 - 4 answers

What are some of the best Shockers or Twists in mainstream comics?

What are some of the best Shockers or Twists in mainstream comics? I'm trying to come up with some surprise reveals that were genuine in your typical superhero comic (Marvel/DC), instead of shocks for the sake of shocking. I've tried TVTropes, but those are too specific and spread out over countless tropes. I'm looking for what the hive mind considers the best twist, shocks or more specifically "reveals" in superhero comics. Most will be revealing a secret identity, but it doesn't have to be. I will put more weight on something that is an evolution of the comic as opposed to simply tying up a loose end of an individual story.
posted by unceman on Aug 3, 2011 - 33 answers

Comic Wank

Suggestions for a the best erotic/adult comics & comic-creators? [more inside]
posted by Saxon Kane on Aug 2, 2011 - 17 answers

Remembrance of Comics Past

Looking for pictures of (or anecdotes about!) Island Fantasy, a direct-market comic shop in Victoria, BC that was active in the mid-80s. [more inside]
posted by Bobby Bittman on Jul 24, 2011 - 1 answer

Comic strip suggestion for an english language learner?

My german friend loves reading Calvin and Hobbes (in english). What would be a good comic strip to get her into? What strips are still funny to ESL readers? [more inside]
posted by munichmaiden on Jul 19, 2011 - 19 answers

Comic-Con Veterans: heed my call!

My wife bought me an all-expense-paid trip to Comic-Con for my 30th birthday, and while I've been to plenty of smaller cons (Wizard World, C2E2, Otakon, etc), this is my first time going to the big show. Extended nerdery inside: [more inside]
posted by Oktober on Jul 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Sandman story where Death closes up shop?

Is there a Sandman story depicting the end of the universe? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Jul 3, 2011 - 10 answers

He could create the next Superman...

Tips for a very young budding comic book writer: my eight-year-old son is really into drawing his own superhero comics filled with made-up characters and hilarious (to his parents, at least) visual jokes. [more inside]
posted by tracicle on Jul 3, 2011 - 15 answers

Four Days to Read Anything

Suppose you were a lifelong pulp and superhero fan who had four days to select readings from any and all comics published between the Golden Age and last week. What would you read, given such a range of choices? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Jun 7, 2011 - 20 answers

Name of colorful fantasy graphic novel series?

I'm looking for the name of a colorful, fantasy-themed graphic novel series, featuring a child protagonist, a red-shirted child villain, and a cast of anthropomorphic animal characters. [more inside]
posted by archagon on Jun 6, 2011 - 2 answers

Godfather Comic Book

Comic Search - Anyone know of a comic book or Anime that has a Godfather as a central character? [more inside]
posted by fozzie33 on Jun 2, 2011 - 3 answers

Powerful Comics Articulate Feelings Better than I Do.

I once ran across an educational/political comic. Someone on my shared PC cleaned out the history so now I can't find it. Text description of this comic inside... [more inside]
posted by TinWhistle on May 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Chinese comic connoisseur callout

What comics are popular in China right now? [more inside]
posted by ThatRandomGuy on May 4, 2011 - 1 answer

Breaking the 4th wall?

Where do I start reading about Deadpool? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on May 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Who is this Archie Character?

ArchieComicFilter: Help! I was talking with a coworker and we were reminiscing about old Archie comic strips. I recounted one of my favorite strips but I can't remember who the character was! More information under the cut: [more inside]
posted by meowf on Apr 29, 2011 - 13 answers

Subnormal Memory

Attempting to identify a comic book artist! [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Apr 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me draw the Japanese House in the Boston Children's Museum!

I have a week to draw a short comic about the Japanese House in the Boston Children's Museum, and can't go there in person to take photos. As such, I am in desperate need of reference! [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Apr 12, 2011 - 2 answers

Rapscallions wanted

I am looking for new books in the same category as Le Petit Nicolas, Gian Burrasca, and, kind of, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. [more inside]
posted by bq on Apr 9, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me buy Hellboy & BPRD comics

Hellboy and BPRD: Help me buy their collected stories in order? [more inside]
posted by CitrusFreak12 on Mar 14, 2011 - 11 answers

It can't be that hard to make a PDF webcomic collection, can it?

I want to make a PDF collection of my webcomic. What's the best approach? [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Mar 4, 2011 - 10 answers

What are some animated feature films about regular people?

Are there animated movies that you would describe as Slice Of Life? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Mar 1, 2011 - 28 answers

Longbox longboat

Hit me with your favourite, most cherished, most exhilarating, and downright best comic book runs of the past 30 years (Preacher, Watchmen, Y, Invisibles, Dark Knight-free zone). [more inside]
posted by tumid dahlia on Feb 28, 2011 - 82 answers

Nuclear War! Giant Mutant Vegetables! The Comic Pages?

Does anyone remember this newspaper comic strip from the 1970's? It focused on life after a nuclear war, complete with sentient mutant vegetables. [more inside]
posted by JohntheContrarian on Feb 20, 2011 - 3 answers

Colorblind and 3D vision?

Can people with red-green colorblindness see depth in 3D comic books where you look through red-blue glasses? Personal testimony from my colorblind readers would be most compelling to me, as the optics are complicated.
posted by tnygard on Feb 18, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me AskMe, you're my only hope...

What alternatives are there to IO9? What are the cool review and news sites for science fiction and fantasy? For comic books? For sf&f tv and movies? [more inside]
posted by bonehead on Feb 17, 2011 - 17 answers

Thoughtful, emotionally real Batman stories for a newcomer

Help me to find Batman trade paperbacks for my housemate to read! I really, really want her to appreciate how awesome Batman can be at its best. She's not read many comics before, but just read and enjoyed 'Bruce Wayne: Murderer'. She liked the focus on moral reasoning and personal dilemmas, as well as the fact that nothing supernatural happened. I don't think she'll like Frank Miller. [more inside]
posted by Acheman on Feb 10, 2011 - 17 answers

Who is this "The Phantom" comic artist?

Help me identify a comic artist of an old "The Phantom" comic. I've got this old issue from my childhood, maybe the 70s or 80s. It's a spanish translation for the South American market by Editorial Novaro. [more inside]
posted by jgwong on Feb 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Reentering the Marvel universe

For someone who hasn't read any X-Men comics, or any of the spinoffs, for many, many years, where would be a logical and entertaining place to jump in? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Jan 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Infinite Economics

Do the economics in Nick Spencer and Christian Ward's Infinite Vacation make sense? Are supply and demand meaningless concepts when an infinite multiverse is brought into the picture? [more inside]
posted by davextreme on Jan 12, 2011 - 9 answers

Asterix and Beyond!

What's the French Comics Canon? What are the books it's assumed everyone has read if you read French comics? I've gone through this list, but doesn't really tell you which are held in esteem or are big touchstones/turning points. My reading french is at or near elementary level - short sentences are fine, huge philosophical paragraphs less so.
posted by The Whelk on Jan 4, 2011 - 16 answers

Quantum comicum?

Help me ID a Comic book about a "macroscopic quantum mechanics" world. [more inside]
posted by natalinha on Jan 3, 2011 - 3 answers

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