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Where to buy bandes dessinées online?

Where can I buy French-language European comics online? [more inside]
posted by twirlip on Dec 6, 2010 - 8 answers

How does one search old comic books for minor themes?

Deep Searching Old Comics for Research in the Humanities: How does one search old comic books for something that may amount to set-dressing? I'm looking for depictions of public housing projects in U.S. comics from 1950 – 1980. What tools or approaches can you recommend? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Dec 6, 2010 - 23 answers

What are great graphic novels for kids?

I love reading comics with my 5-year-old daughter at bedtime, but we need some more series to read. What others should we read together? [more inside]
posted by nbergus on Dec 4, 2010 - 31 answers

I like the following TV shows. Please recommend some comics and webcomics.

If I like the ensemble comedy shows like Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, Community, Party Down, and Archer, what comics/webcomics would I enjoy? [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Dec 1, 2010 - 17 answers

What's your preferred method of getting comics on an iPad?

What's the easiest way to manage comics (cbr) on an ipad? Dropbox or is there an easier way to upload them. If dropbox, how can I combine 40 CBR issues into one cbr that I can readt through without stopping every ten minutes to download and re-load a new issue? [more inside]
posted by rev- on Nov 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Anyone know about reading comic books on Kindle, Nook, iPad, etc?

Anyone know about reading comic books on Kindle, Nook, iPad, etc? [more inside]
posted by twintone on Nov 18, 2010 - 12 answers

your head will collapse but there's nothing in it

I'm suddenly very interested in stories, novels, films, music, poems, and comics/graphic narratives that take insanity, altered states of consciousness, and/or terminal illness as a primary theme. My general preference is for science fiction and speculative fiction, but suggestions from other genres would be very good as well. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Nov 16, 2010 - 41 answers

What do I read next after "Batman: Year One"?

I loved "Batman: Year One." What do I read next? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Nov 14, 2010 - 20 answers

What is this comic that I read?

I read a volume of a comic/manga when I was younger. Please help me find it. [more inside]
posted by KChasm on Nov 13, 2010 - 2 answers

Comic series recommendations?

I haven't historically had much exposure to comic books or graphic novels, but I just whipped through the entire Walking Dead series and found it highly engrossing and enjoyable. What other stuff in a similar vein have I been missing out on that I might I like?
posted by killdevil on Nov 11, 2010 - 28 answers

I need books about girl gamers.

Find me books and other media about girl gamers, please! Any type of gamer can apply. I've already got 'I Kill Giants', 'Halting State' and 'This Is Not A Game'. Are there any other media that portrays gamers of the female variety?
posted by bq on Nov 10, 2010 - 16 answers

Using a $600 device to replace a $3 item just makes sense

I like comic books. I was recently given an iPad as a gift. I understand that the iPad is a great appliance for reading comic books. How do I get started? [more inside]
posted by Lokheed on Nov 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Need a name for Marvel Comics Online Sale Blog

Need A Name filter: For a blog that discusses online sales of Marvel Comics items. Hoping for something that is reminiscent or referencing something from Marvel Comics. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Nov 1, 2010 - 10 answers

Extract my Saab!

Long shot: This one (amateur?) Finnish cartoonist had a personal web site in the late nineties. The comics were long, and I remember a part in which doctors operated on a man to figure out what was wrong with him, and they pulled out a Saab and Jimmy Hendrix. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Oct 19, 2010 - 1 answer

The "Guys" of Cerebus

Who is being parodied in Guys, the eleventh volume of Dave Sim's Cerebus? [more inside]
posted by twirlip on Oct 18, 2010 - 3 answers

cynical books for YA readers

Books or graphic novels with very sarcastic characters that might be suitable for YA readers? [more inside]
posted by shinybaum on Oct 3, 2010 - 37 answers

What blogs are geared to beginning drawing/dry media artists?

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]
posted by cowbellemoo on Oct 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Who is the lady behind this Queen of Diamonds?

Who drew this picture? [more inside]
posted by ultrapotato on Oct 3, 2010 - 2 answers

Comics Suggestions

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]
posted by The Confessor on Sep 16, 2010 - 27 answers

Is your spider sense tingling?

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]
posted by activitystory on Sep 13, 2010 - 5 answers

comic book appraisal

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]
posted by puckish on Sep 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Artwork, bound with words (and perfect binding)

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]
posted by Smoosh Faced Lion on Sep 8, 2010 - 33 answers

So a time machine, woman, and quirky teenager walk into a bar...

What is this humorous webcomic about a woman who uses a time machine to try and fix her teenage mistakes? [more inside]
posted by isnotchicago on Sep 3, 2010 - 5 answers

What scifi/comic fan convention should I attend?

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]
posted by SarahbytheSea on Aug 31, 2010 - 17 answers

How to teach myself illustration?

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]
posted by Metroid Baby on Aug 24, 2010 - 22 answers

Cathy comic involving dishwasher

Where can I find a list of Cathy comic strips involving her, Irving and the dishwasher? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Aug 21, 2010 - 6 answers

How to properly tell a story with pictures

Tips for creating a comic book? [more inside]
posted by Kirk Grim on Aug 3, 2010 - 21 answers

If your life had a face, I would punch it in the balls

Other graphic novels like Scott Pilgrim. Can you recommend them to me? [more inside]
posted by aparrish on Aug 3, 2010 - 21 answers

DC Comics graphic novels

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]
posted by Bookhouse on Jul 27, 2010 - 9 answers

Dirty funny-books.

Looking for specific recommendations for fun, erotic comic books for a hetero woman. [more inside]
posted by a.steele on Jul 8, 2010 - 15 answers

How to sell comics?

How do we sell comics easily, without knowing much about them? [more inside]
posted by kpht on Jul 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Comic book stores in LA/OC and Comic recommendations

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]
posted by Monday on Jun 25, 2010 - 8 answers

What old-school comics are worth reading in their current run?

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]
posted by cowbellemoo on Jun 22, 2010 - 19 answers

Girl Genius or similar

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]
posted by zeek321 on Jun 21, 2010 - 24 answers

How do I get into Comic Con 2010?

I would like to go to some portion of Comic Con 2010. How do I get in? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Justice on Jun 15, 2010 - 12 answers

Reading what you play

I need a list of video games adapted from books (or graphic novels). [more inside]
posted by ndicecco on May 15, 2010 - 23 answers

Please show me your first sketchbook, mighty artist!

Are there good online resources for examples of the early work of a modern illustrator or comic artist? [more inside]
posted by swrittenb on May 7, 2010 - 3 answers

Looking for graphic adult content... wait, let me rephrase that

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]
posted by codacorolla on Apr 14, 2010 - 56 answers

Cuba in Comics

ComicsFilter: How can I find Cuba in comics or graphic novels? [more inside]
posted by Edelweiss on Apr 10, 2010 - 4 answers

What are Personality Comics like?

What are Personality Comics like?
posted by Joe Beese on Apr 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Reading Old Comics

How do you reread comics that are part of a large shared universe? [more inside]
posted by davextreme on Mar 31, 2010 - 8 answers


Can anyone tell me what the deal is with 'red' Batman?
posted by Frasermoo on Mar 29, 2010 - 5 answers

What is this comic strip I used to read back in Russia?

[RussianComicsFilter] What is this comic strip I used to read back in Russia? (NB: Probably did not originate in Russia) [more inside]
posted by griphus on Mar 26, 2010 - 0 answers

Help me get my comics/graphic-storytelling career started.

Help me figure out if my dream comics career is worth pursuing. No wait, that's too easy to answer. [more inside]
posted by circular on Mar 22, 2010 - 19 answers

I am looking for sites where I can read classic comic books online. Any suggestions?

I am looking for sites where I can read classic comic books online. Any suggestions?
posted by citybuddha on Mar 20, 2010 - 6 answers

They Appear When I'm Not Looking

Where online can I find masterful montages for design reference and inspiration? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Mar 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Which comes first: the comic or the blog?

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]
posted by Shepherd on Mar 5, 2010 - 15 answers

I need to be a better illustrator!

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.
posted by Shane on Mar 5, 2010 - 10 answers

old site: homage or rip off?

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]
posted by cgs on Mar 2, 2010 - 3 answers

Cowboy comics recommendations

Name your favorite cowboy and western-themed comics. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Feb 22, 2010 - 25 answers

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