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]
I'm making a lightweight replica of Captain America's shield (the modern-day circular one), most likely with PVC in a laser router machine. The only dimensions I can secure online are that it's 30 inches in diameter, but I can't find any info on thickness and concave depth. Anyone know the missing dimensions I need? Bonus points if there exist specifics on the width of the color bars but I'm pretty sure that part I can eyeball during painting. Thanks!
Looking for suggestions for stories, novels, or comics in the vein of Mervyn Peake and China Mieville. [more inside]
I am obsessed with artist&writer Lynda Barry, and don't believe she has any peer or equal in the world of comics. Prove me wrong; who else would I love? [more inside]
What's the best way to read webcomics on my iPhone? [more inside]
ComicsFilter: I like Harvey Birdman and recently picked up Incognito. I think it's a neat question to ponder what superheroes/villains do when they have to pretend to be normal. What else can you recommend in this genre? [more inside]
How can I fold a comic book page to make a story more interesting and still legible when unfolded? [more inside]
MixTapeFilter: I'm looking for songs about fictional characters, particularly ones from geeky fandoms (comic books, video games, etc.) [more inside]
Where The New Comics At?: In addition to my many other hats I may be getting a job reviewing new erotica/sexuality/explicit etc comics in the future. I'd get my pick of any comic/graphic novel to review as long as it includes some element or discussion of sex or sexuality or whatever. The problem is that I have no idea what the new releases are and I can't seem to find a centralized list of upcoming titles with enough description. [more inside]
Are there any alt comix artists on Twitter? [more inside]
I work in a lab with rhesus monkeys. They need names. For reasons of historical precedent and notational convenience, lab animals are usually named alphabetically, from A ("Abe") until you run out of monkeys. For reasons of awesomeness, we're naming our monkeys after spunky cartoon characters. So, please help me come up with the best comic/cartoon/superhero names for each letter of the alphabet. [more inside]
Casual comics readers: What do you do with your old issues? [more inside]
Cheesy writing in "Heroes" -- is it stupid or is it stylized? [more inside]