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Help me find an old Dilbert please...

I'm looking for a specific Dilbert comic from a year or two ago about English majors... [more inside]
posted by rorycberger on Feb 9, 2007 - 3 answers

Sensible Syndication Suggestions?

What's the best way to get my weekly comic strip syndicated? [more inside]
posted by jpburns on Feb 6, 2007 - 6 answers

What's this comic?

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]
posted by donth on Feb 3, 2007 - 1 answer

ligne claire how To guide about being a detective

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]
posted by andrewzipp on Jan 10, 2007 - 8 answers

Wall frame for multiple comics?

Wall frame to hold multiple comic books? [more inside]
posted by starman on Dec 27, 2006 - 6 answers

What can I learn from comic books?

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]
posted by Deathalicious on Dec 18, 2006 - 29 answers

old people + radiation = disturbing graphic novel

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]
posted by changeling on Dec 15, 2006 - 12 answers

Help a wannabe Alan Moore?

How can a writer find an artist for a comic book collaboration? [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Dec 7, 2006 - 7 answers

Where do I start with Chris Ware's work?

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]
posted by Glum on Dec 6, 2006 - 7 answers

Who needs any more wishes?

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.
posted by roryks on Nov 29, 2006 - 6 answers

Comix 4 kids?

What comics can I give to an imaginative six-year-old? [more inside]
posted by TheWash on Nov 20, 2006 - 21 answers

Converting my wife into a comic book geek

What graphic novels can I use to persuade my wife to join me in geekdom? [more inside]
posted by nightengine on Nov 15, 2006 - 55 answers

Good alternative comics suggestions?

Let's say I want to read some comic books... [more inside]
posted by Divine_Wino on Nov 12, 2006 - 26 answers

Where to buy Dark Town

The graphic novel Dark Town? [more inside]
posted by mikoroshi on Nov 7, 2006 - 4 answers

American Popular culture from the early 20th century?

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]
posted by jdroth on Nov 3, 2006 - 10 answers

Crime fighting comic books minus super heroes?

Crime fighting comic books minus super heroes? I'd love recommendations for comic book equivalents of crime fighting/investigative television dramas. [more inside]
posted by aebaxter on Oct 28, 2006 - 18 answers

Help me become an X-men comic book geek!

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?
posted by John Smallberries on Oct 19, 2006 - 20 answers


The Adventures of Tintin — where to begin? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Oct 19, 2006 - 20 answers

How do I color a comic to look like a comic from the 1970s or 80s?

I'm coloring a comic and I want it to look like 1970s or 80s Marvel comics, or Archie digests. [more inside]
posted by apetpsychic on Oct 17, 2006 - 14 answers

Why Does Superman Hide Kandor?

A question about the Alan Moore Superman story "For the Man Who Has Everything..." [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Sep 26, 2006 - 7 answers

A can of whoopass on the superhero question

Comics question. Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the most powerful superhero of them all? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Sep 25, 2006 - 55 answers

How to sell old comics in Boston?

I want to sell my old comics in the Boston area. Does someone know the best place to do it? [more inside]
posted by crhanson on Aug 28, 2006 - 12 answers

I'm looking for some cool cartoon strip/comic art posters

Inspired in part by this thread, I'm looking for some cool cartoon strip/comic art posters. [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Aug 23, 2006 - 5 answers

Who drew this cartoon?

Who drew this (somewhat NSFW) cartoon? [more inside]
posted by hypocritical ross on Aug 10, 2006 - 8 answers

Do webcomics make money? If so, how?

What webcomics are actually making money? How do they generate these revenues?
posted by raydexter on Jul 24, 2006 - 21 answers

Good non-fiction books about comic books?

Anybody know any good non-fiction books about comic books, their publishers, their history, etc?
posted by Runkst on Jul 23, 2006 - 18 answers

Realistic Cartoons

Realistic potraits cartoons: are there any art available of known cartoon/comic characters drawn as though they were real-life potraits? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 17, 2006 - 25 answers

Can I sell a bunch of 1990s comics in Phil?

Where/how should I sell a bunch of 1990s comics in the Philadelphia area? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on Jun 27, 2006 - 7 answers

White-on-black comic inking?

Any tips for doing white-on-black comic inking? [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Jun 16, 2006 - 23 answers

What's funny about potatoes?

What is funny and/or interesting about potatoes? [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Jun 14, 2006 - 90 answers

The Shortcut Express

I'm failing to see the joke or point in this week's Perry Bible Fellowship. Is there one?
posted by juniper on May 17, 2006 - 29 answers

Where can I get the cartoon of Dr. Manhattan blowing Superman's head off?

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.
posted by rwhe on May 4, 2006 - 8 answers

"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate..."

Science web comics? (wishing for, not a discussion of) [more inside]
posted by o2b on Apr 25, 2006 - 18 answers

Kevin Smith meeting his wife ... in comic book form?

KevinSmithFilter: I remember Kevin Smith releasing, in illustrated comic book form, a recounting of how he met, dated, and married his wife. I've heard the story through An Evening with Kevin Smith and remember seeing this comic book. It may have been released by a third party, and not Smith. One way or the other, I can't find that through my Google-fu. (I know, it sounds strange, but it really was rather sweet.) Can anyone assist me in locating it?
posted by WCityMike on Apr 10, 2006 - 11 answers

does batman retire?

Are there any Batman comics dealing with the wane of his days and/or the actual retirement? [more inside]
posted by heeeraldo on Mar 25, 2006 - 11 answers

understanding comic books

A friend of mine recently told me that she can't read comic books. She doesn't have problems with understanding text or visual information. She's been a voracious book reader since a very early age and she's a dedicated film watcher. I didn't entirely understand her explanation but she says that she never learn to decode the tight coupling of textual and visual information in comic books. Has anyone heard about or experienced something similar? [more inside]
posted by rdr on Mar 20, 2006 - 23 answers

Fill my every waking moment with the awesome fruit of your knowledge-loins

Need more input! I need suggestions for games/reading/comics/music etc. [more inside]
posted by longbaugh on Mar 18, 2006 - 21 answers

Batman's super power. Discuss.

What is Batman's super power? [more inside]
posted by TwelveTwo on Mar 8, 2006 - 78 answers

Like Jesus with an erect penis.

After hearing plenty of news about the cartoons recently published by the Jyllands-Posten, I tried looking for the cartoons online to see what all the hoopla was about. The thing is, I can't seem to find them anywhere. Anybody know where they can be found?
posted by antifreez_ on Feb 3, 2006 - 15 answers

Smilin' smedley

It's been touched on before (but not directly) - how do you become a comic book writer? [more inside]
posted by Smedleyman on Feb 2, 2006 - 17 answers

Super Question

I have a strange question, and maybe an answer, and am questioning whether I made the answer up, or actually read it somewhere... What does Superman do with his "street clothes" according to the cannon? I have a weird memory, but I may be totally making it up... [more inside]
posted by jpburns on Jan 28, 2006 - 15 answers

Cartoon speech balloons

Is there a good way to do cartoon speech balloons? I sometimes toss together cheap cartoons in an old version of Paintshop Pro. What's the best way of doing this, aside from hacking up something with an ellipse tool? Are there usable clip art samples out there I can import & paste? I'm sure there's a Photoshop plugin for this kind of thing, but I don't have Photoshop.
posted by rolypolyman on Dec 8, 2005 - 9 answers

Who is the most outmatched "super"villain?

Who are the most outmatched "super"villains? [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Nov 30, 2005 - 68 answers

Looking for a service that draws comic panels as a gift.

I've googled,'d, mefi'd, etc, etc I'm looking for a Web site that offered to draw a comic book style panel of someone's life as a gift. Anyone? Anyone? [more inside]
posted by rschroed on Nov 22, 2005 - 7 answers

Graphic novels for the mature reader

Can mefites recommend mature graphic novelists? (And by mature I do not mean pr0nographic.) [more inside]
posted by RobotHero on Nov 21, 2005 - 34 answers

online comics

Recomend some funny online comics
posted by jeffr062 on Nov 7, 2005 - 33 answers

How Can I Use Wikipedia's Content?

I would like to start a Comic Book Encyclopedia (Which I am calling, for lack of a better name, "Heropedia"), using mediawiki as the engine. I've been a comics fan forever, and a contributor to wikipedia. It's a great project, and I dig it a lot. However, I think branching off into a seperate project would be good for a subject with as much ephemeral information as comic books. My question is, can I use the infromation in Wikipedia pertaining to comic books, as long as the text of my site is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License? [more inside]
posted by zerolives on Oct 24, 2005 - 4 answers

Where do you get prints of old newspaper comics?

BirthdayFilter. Not mine, my dad's. He's going to be 80 next year and I'd like to do something special. He's always liked comics and has told me a lot about the comics he read growing up. What I'd like to do is get a collection of prints of comics that were printed on or around his birthday, October 16th 1926. I don't know how to do this though. There are also some serials such as Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers that I'd love to be able to find from the era when he was a kid. How do I go about this?
posted by substrate on Oct 21, 2005 - 9 answers

Pimp my comic.

I know that a few Mefites are also closet cartoonists. C'mon, you know who you are. I'm doing a webbcomic. What's the best way to generate interest/traffic? [more inside]
posted by ToasT on Oct 12, 2005 - 13 answers

How do you become a syndicated cartoonist?

A friend of mine wants to make far side style one-panel cartoons. Does anyone have any business advice from him? Who should he send them to if he wants to get them published? Are there mailing lists he should be on? Do they need to be in a certain format? etc.?
posted by kensanway on Sep 30, 2005 - 5 answers

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