What's the best way to get a glowing molten lava effect in Illustrator CS3? [more inside]
LOLcats teach us that cats can write, they just don't have very good spelling or grammar. The same idea has been used in advertising ("Eat Mor Chikin") and of course Far Side cartoons. Was Gary Larson the father of this concept, or were there other places where it was pervasive before he came along? [more inside]
In Nashville TN there is a great place called The Great Escape which used to, and may still, sell crappy old comic books for 15 to 25 cents apiece. Is there such a place in the NYC area?
Is there an archive of German comics anywhere in Germany? (Or even elsewhere) [more inside]
Is there an agreed upon chronology for where Amazing Spiderman annuals fit into the the regular issues? How about X-men annuals? [more inside]
What is the word for phrases such as "meanwhile", or "in an entirely different place altogether"? The sort of words you would see in the narrative box of a comic strip that contextualises the action. Do you have any rather verbose examples?
Who was the bouncy superhero? [more inside]
Where can I find awesome kids prints (dinosaurs, Powerpuff Girls) on items such as undies or sheets for adults? [more inside]
I get to take an inventory of my work's comic library. Fun, yes - but also... Yikes. There has to be a better way to track our comics than this clunky excel spreadsheet. And I'm no wiz at filemaker. Is there a free/cheap software that can help? [more inside]
Planning a comic book : question about cost of one-color vs. two-color vs. four-color offset vs. digital. [more inside]
What are some good comic books written by female authors?
What would Batman's daily workout be? [more inside]
Sandman Fans: I need a quotation, but I don't have the graphic novel. It's from the first volume. He's leaving Hell after retrieving one of his toys, and Morpheus says something about how the worst thing you can do to the condemned in Hell is give them hope. What's the actual quote?
I have just run across several good comic book series, in particular Chadwick's Concrete , Azzarello's 100 Bullets and the Sin City graphic novels. Its an area that I am unfamiliar with, and there does seem to be a lot of literate writing out there. I would love to find a site that could help me separate the wheat from the chaff and that would keep me posted of new good material. Any suggestions?
Let's say you wanted to actually BE Batman... [more inside]
I need the title and author of an alternative graphic novel in which a blank-eyed naked man wanders through hell speaking lines from Dante or another classic poetic text. [more inside]
I'm looking for a specific Dilbert comic from a year or two ago about English majors... [more inside]
What's the best way to get my weekly comic strip syndicated? [more inside]
I'm trying to remember what the name of an comic strip available online I saw several years ago. It was set in college and the main character was male and outlandish, always doing crazy things, etc. Towards end of the run, he doesn't like the "script" so he decides to make big changes before the comic ends, including leaving his wife and child. Any ideas? [more inside]
I was reading Tintin and I remembered an illustrated How To guide about being a detective in a similar ligne claire style that I loved as a kid. [more inside]
Wall frame to hold multiple comic books? [more inside]
I like to learn things, but textbooks are boring! I find comic books gripping in ways that normal books aren't. Can you all offer examples of educational, information-rich comic books (or, if you prefer, "graphic novels")? [more inside]
Help me find the name of a graphic novel, in which a naive elderly couple deal with the aftermath of an atomic bomb. . . [more inside]
How can a writer find an artist for a comic book collaboration? [more inside]
ChrisWareFilter: I want to read some Chris Ware, but I don't where to start and I'm worried I'll end up either duplicating work or reading stuff out of sequence. [more inside]
Comic Strip Filter: The strip featured someone being visited by a genie and offered three wishes. He wishes for a hamster wheel. In the last frame he is running in his wheel and the genie asks what he would like for his other two wishes and the guy says, "Who needs more wishes?" Did anyone see it? Can anyone point me where to find it? I would be most grateful.
What comics can I give to an imaginative six-year-old? [more inside]
What graphic novels can I use to persuade my wife to join me in geekdom? [more inside]
Let's say I want to read some comic books... [more inside]
The graphic novel Dark Town? [more inside]
I'm looking for sites related to American popular culture from the early 20th century: books, films, radio, magazines, music, dance, comic strips, celebrities — you name it. I'm particularly interested on the period between the wars, but open to great stuff from before (and during) World War I, as well. Little Nemo, Keystone Kops, the Lindy Hop, Enrico Caruso, Fatty Arbuckle, Al Jolson, Clara Bow, Flash Gordon, Alice blue, Teddy bears, etc. These are all the sorts of things I'm after, especially as they're represented on the web. Bonus points for sites with RSS feeds. [more inside]
Crime fighting comic books minus super heroes? I'd love recommendations for comic book equivalents of crime fighting/investigative television dramas. [more inside]
Any X-Men experts hereabouts? What would you recommend as a starting point for someone who enjoyed the movies and the animated series from the early 90s and now would like to go back and actually read the original comic books? Are there any omnibus-type volumes that would help bring a new reader up to speed?
The Adventures of Tintin — where to begin? [more inside]
I'm coloring a comic and I want it to look like 1970s or 80s Marvel comics, or Archie digests. [more inside]
A question about the Alan Moore Superman story "For the Man Who Has Everything..." [more inside]
Comics question. Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the most powerful superhero of them all? [more inside]
I want to sell my old comics in the Boston area. Does someone know the best place to do it? [more inside]
Inspired in part by this thread, I'm looking for some cool cartoon strip/comic art posters. [more inside]
What webcomics are actually making money? How do they generate these revenues?
Anybody know any good non-fiction books about comic books, their publishers, their history, etc?
Realistic potraits cartoons: are there any art available of known cartoon/comic characters drawn as though they were real-life potraits? [more inside]
Where/how should I sell a bunch of 1990s comics in the Philadelphia area? [more inside]
Any tips for doing white-on-black comic inking? [more inside]
What is funny and/or interesting about potatoes? [more inside]
I'm failing to see the joke or point in this week's Perry Bible Fellowship. http://22.214.171.124/imageserv2/temporary/PBF101ADTheShortcutExpress.jpg Is there one?
Back in CT in the 80s, while the comic series Watchmen was coming out, I saw a masterpiece of fan art on the wall of a friend's dorm. It was a postcard captioned "Superman vs. Dr. Manhattan" (roughly) and showed Superman pulling his fist back to deliver a mighty blow to Dr. Manhattan, who calmly pointed a finger at Superman's head, blowing his head off and spattering his brains in every direction. The overall anticlimactic effect was similar to the famous scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom where a bunch of guys elaborately menace Indy with swords and he calmly pulls out a gun -- oh, you know the one. I'll give anyone who can tell me where I can find this cartoon, especially on the web, a million billion dollars.
Science web comics? (wishing for, not a discussion of) [more inside]