What blogs are geared to beginning drawing/dry media artists? Specifically, I enjoy artists dissecting their sketches for gesture, construction, perspective, lighting, etc. There are a million boring tutorial sites, but who is giving out nuggets of drawing wisdom in a more abbreviated, blog format? [more inside]
Comixology got me into comics (Fables, which I was already reading, excepted). I'm currently following Sandman and Y: The Last Man, and I'd appreciate suggestions on what else I should try reading. Comixology's current roster of comics. Criteria and a few thoughts of my own below the fold. [more inside]
Criminal Justice & Spider-man filter: According to the New York Times, the judge responsible for the invention of home-arrest monitoring bracelets was inspired by a Spider-man comic. Help me find that comic! [more inside]
I have two boxes of (mostly Silver and Broze-era) comic books. One just sold at an estate sale for $4200. How do I figure out how much the other one is actually worth? [more inside]
Not quite book-filter: I'm looking for graphic novels (or comics wrapped up as TPBs) with astounding artwork. I've long since given up following comics as they come out, so I'm interested in any artists doing great things with the medium. [more inside]
What is this humorous webcomic about a woman who uses a time machine to try and fix her teenage mistakes? [more inside]
Never been to a scifi/comic convention: help me change this! Especially if I can only attend 1 in the next few years, what would you recommend as the most fun convention for me (1) in Eastern Canada? or (2) in North America? [more inside]
I'm re-learning how to draw, and particularly interested in illustration/cartooning. Looking for resources that will aid me in my quest. [more inside]
Where can I find a list of Cathy comic strips involving her, Irving and the dishwasher? [more inside]
Tips for creating a comic book? [more inside]
Other graphic novels like Scott Pilgrim. Can you recommend them to me? [more inside]
I want to get educated on a number of DC Comics characters by reading easily available graphic novels and trade paperbacks. What should I read? (Characters and caveats inside). [more inside]
Looking for specific recommendations for fun, erotic comic books for a hetero woman. [more inside]
How do we sell comics easily, without knowing much about them? [more inside]
A two parter: My brother is visiting LA (and Orange County) in a few weeks. Where are the cool comic book stores? And, considering that he doesn't favor super hero comics, what comics should he check out? [more inside]
What long-running superhero comic book monthlies are currently putting out really good story arcs, art, or otherwise have a creative team that sets them apart? Like is Green Lantern having a great year? Uncanny X-men? [more inside]
My girlfriend is turning 32 on Saturday. The Girl Genius comic is almost the perfect present, but not quite. Please help me find an fun present. [more inside]
I would like to go to some portion of Comic Con 2010. How do I get in? [more inside]
I need a list of video games adapted from books (or graphic novels). [more inside]
Are there good online resources for examples of the early work of a modern illustrator or comic artist? [more inside]
What are your top five items for an adult graphic novel collection in a public library? Our system is looking at the possibility of creating a new section for adult graphic novels (right now we have the majority of them in YA, and the remainder interfiled through non-fic), and I was asked my opinion on new titles that we could buy to fill out the ranks. [more inside]
ComicsFilter: How can I find Cuba in comics or graphic novels? [more inside]
What are Personality Comics like?
How do you reread comics that are part of a large shared universe? [more inside]
Can anyone tell me what the deal is with 'red' Batman?
[RussianComicsFilter] What is this comic strip I used to read back in Russia? (NB: Probably did not originate in Russia) [more inside]
Help me figure out if my dream comics career is worth pursuing. No wait, that's too easy to answer. [more inside]
I am looking for sites where I can read classic comic books online. Any suggestions?
Where online can I find masterful montages for design reference and inspiration? [more inside]
How would you recommend I structure a comic + blog, where the comic is the "main attraction" but the blog, which follows the comic's main theme, updates more frequently? [more inside]
Help me become a better (comic book style) artist so I can illustrate my own scripts. I need to become better at sketching, primarily. The human figure mainly, but also backgrounds and layouts. I don't have $$ for an extensive course, so I'm looking primarily for books and online tutorials. (I also need to find artists to illustrate scripts I don't have time to do myself, if anyone's interested.) Thanks.
I'm looking for an old site (late 90's) called something like "homage or ripoff", where people posted examples of comic book artists copying artwork (side by side). The user could then vote if it was a ripoff or an homage. Any help? [more inside]
Name your favorite cowboy and western-themed comics. [more inside]
There seems to be a long-form project by several writers to break DC Comics' fourth wall in a fundamental, structural way. What are some of the things that make the DC universe fictional-within-itself, and is there a sort of goal in mind? [more inside]
Can you recommend some non-violent French-language comics that would appeal to someone who has never read comics before?
My aunt is a librarian for a bilingual French-English primary school, and has mentioned that she is resistant to buying comics/graphic novels for the library because she thinks they are non-literary. I really enjoy reading comics, and would like to suggest something she could read that would prove that comics can be just as satisfying as novels. They don't necessarily have to be child-suitable, in fact it would be ideal to find a literary adult (not 'adult') comic that she would enjoy. [more inside]
I'm looking for examples from literature, comic books, film, and other media, in which a character, for no clear reason (or unexpectedly), is a cowboy. [more inside]
Please help me find manga and/or anime that has a story that would appeal to a mature audience, but without "mature" content. [more inside]
I'm looking for graphic novels/comics with a narrator and a separate (non-narrator) main character. [more inside]
What's the best way to keep on top of new graphic novel releases? [more inside]
Help me get into Manga. In the last few years I have gotten into comics when previously they had been lost on me, now that I am comfortable with the American form I want to try some Manga but I have no idea where to start. See inside for a list of things I have read and enjoyed that might inform your suggestions. [more inside]
Where to sell an original hand-drawn Dennis the Menace comic strip online? [more inside]
Is there a word or a term that describes the type of comic/cartoon in which a picture and caption are both necessary in order for the joke to work? [more inside]
I'm getting involved with a comic startup. How can I protect the stuff that I make? [more inside]
When did Deadpool start talking to himself? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a horror comic that was written in the (I think) early '90s. [more inside]
Where can I read Matt Groening's comic strip Life in Hell (which has been retitled Life is Swell) online? Are there any regularly updated web pages featuring this strip? Any advice on how I can follow this strip would be appreciated!
What are some long-form comics (including webcomics) that explore religion and/or religious issues? [more inside]
Hey artists and creative types! How do you get back at it when you've been out of the studio for a long time? [more inside]