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Weekly roundup of cool news: March 3-9, 2013

Here’s a new feature I’m trying, to draw attention to some of the news things I curate elsewhere and also get to talk about them more in-depth.

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Red Sonja roundup: As you’ve probably heard, Gail Simone is going to be writing that “iconic non-DC female character” Red Sonja for Dynamite starting in July, and she gave a ton of interviews on the subject with Comic Book Resources, Comics Beat, GeekMom, and MTV Geek. Though for my money, Simone’s best quote comes from the press release:

What I love about Sonja is that she isn’t polite, she says what she means and if you give her any lip about it, hello, sword in the gut. She’s smart, she has a heart, she has some compassion. But when it’s go time, she’s a hellraiser, a mad general, she’s a sword edge virtuosa, she’s death on wheels. She is the woman you never want to mess with. I can relate, Sonja. No offense to all her guy writers, but THIS Red Sonja is about sex and swords! It’s everything you love about Red Sonja, except with more monsters getting stabbed in the eye.

We’ll be getting covers from Fiona Staples, Nicola Scott, Jenny Frison, Colleen Doran, and Stephanie Buscema

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Penny Arcade’s Strip Search, a web reality series searching for the “next big webcartoonist” is three episodes in now. The winner will be getting $15,000 and will be “embedded” in the Penny Arcade offices for a year. In the first episode, contestant Katie Rice voiced relief at seeing just one other woman, but it turned out half of the original 12 contestants were women! I’d like to think that’s a nice little microcosm of the current direction of comics. The other women contestants are Abby Howard, Amy Falcone, Erika Moen (which frankly doesn’t even seem fair to the rest), Lexxy Douglas, and Monica Ray.

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Though I meant what I said the other day about not expecting women to make comics about (predominantly) Women’s Issues, they can and I’d like to share a few that have. Paula Knight talks about talking about miscarriage and the comics she’s made to deal with hers. This reminded me of Diane Noomin’s comic about her four miscarriages, which she discusses in an audio interview with the Jewish Forward. On the other side of the ex-pregnancy coin, Samantha Meier interviewed Lora Fountain, the creator of “A Teenage Abortion”, from Wimmen’s Comix #1, published before abortion on demand was legal in the US and depicting a teenager attempting to get a back-alley abortion— a process that struck me as a dystopian fever dream, but of course was all too real. Fountain also edited Facts o’ Life Sex Education Funnies, which she also talks about. I own Facts o’ Life and find it still basically holds up except for the absence of HIV/AIDS, which was not yet a thing when it was published.

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There are ElfQuest T-shirts on WeLoveFine.com in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Wendy and Richard Pini’s classic fantasy comic. A new story is running on boingbong.

Bonus Art Thing:

Emily Carroll has a new comic up, "The 3 Snake Leaves", and you never want to miss a new Emily Carroll comic.

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Some classic Emily Carroll for Halloween: "Out the Door"

Some classic Emily Carroll for Halloween: "Out the Door"

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Two lovely ladies that I know got married this weekend (one of them draws this blog), and they looked pretty darn incredible. Congrats Emily & Kate!!!

Both Emily Carroll and Vera Brosgol got married this weekend! (Not to each other, though, as I first interpreted this post) [ETA: This is what I get for reading and reglubbing from my phone; just Emily Carroll got married] Carroll’s new bride is a games environment modeler and sometimes comics creator, Kate Craig. I wish the couple all the happiness in the world!

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Two lovely ladies that I know got married this weekend (one of them draws this blog), and they looked pretty darn incredible. Congrats Emily & Kate!!!

Both Emily Carroll and Vera Brosgol got married this weekend! (Not to each other, though, as I first interpreted this post) [ETA: This is what I get for reading and reglubbing from my phone; just Emily Carroll got married] Carroll’s new bride is a games environment modeler and sometimes comics creator, Kate Craig. I wish the couple all the happiness in the world!

Market Monday
Creepy #9 includes story by Emily Carroll

No rest for the wicked! Uncle Creepy doesn’t need a summer vacation when he can spend the time scuba-diving through comics’ darkest, murkiest waters. In this issue he’s surfaced with a batch of our most fearsome features to date, as Doug Moench and Kelley Jones (Batman: Unseen) continue their tale of Lovecraft insanity, Doselle Young (The Monarchy) delves into the murderous side of parallel universes, Emily Carroll (His Face All Red) brings horror from a spooky kitchen knife, and more, plus a classic reprint from Creepy magazine.

Market Monday

Creepy #9 includes story by Emily Carroll

No rest for the wicked! Uncle Creepy doesn’t need a summer vacation when he can spend the time scuba-diving through comics’ darkest, murkiest waters. In this issue he’s surfaced with a batch of our most fearsome features to date, as Doug Moench and Kelley Jones (Batman: Unseen) continue their tale of Lovecraft insanity, Doselle Young (The Monarchy) delves into the murderous side of parallel universes, Emily Carroll (His Face All Red) brings horror from a spooky kitchen knife, and more, plus a classic reprint from Creepy magazine.

Market Monday

Adventure Time #2, art by Shelli Paroline, story by Lucy Knisley, covers by Jen Bennett, Emily Carroll, and Becky Dreistadt

IT’S TOTALLY MATHMATICAL! Join Finn, Jake, and all of their friends in this second issue of the ongoing comic book series showcasing all-new adventures through the magical Land of Ooo. The boys have embarked on another crazy-cool adventure, and this one will be their longest, most exciting yet! The top-rated Cartoon Network show now has its own comic book! The Adventure is just beginning, so don’t miss out on this exploding phenomenon—this is an issue that will go FAST!

~Preview~

Issue 1 available on Graphicly!

Kickstarter Project o’ the Week

Little Heart: A Comic Anthology for Marriage Equality

Little Heart is a comic anthology created to show support for marriage equality, produced in partnership with 2D Cloud & [MN]Love and YOU. The comics included in the volume cover a variety of material, from auto-bio, science fiction, intimate vignettes, romantic incidentals; work created to show that love strikes all walks of life.

This project was spawned by the very urgent need to fight the 2012 referendum that seeks to instill discrimination and hate in the Minnesota state constitution. Since Little Heart’s inception, the project has grown. The reason for the growth is that the issue itself is bigger than Minnesota. Which is why we have enlisted artists across the US, Canada, and a small sampling of international artists.

With this book, our desire is to help get people talking about marriage equality. Little Heart was not created with the idea to shove any ideology down your throat. Instead, it was created to illustrate that relationships and love should be left to individuals to discover on their own. Our hope is that, this is exactly what this book will allow us to show.

Should we raise enough funds for this project to be a success, a portion of the proceeds from sales of the comic will go towards the non-profit [MN]Love — allowing them to keep fighting for marriage equality, tolerance, and love.

They’ve got four days left to raise $2,340!  Why not help and give what you can?

Lady creators involved include: Tuesday Bassen, Emma Reynolds, Ellen Redshaw, Anna Bongiovanni, Hannah Blumenreich, Megan Tulius, Hedwig Vinson + Rachel Kowarski, Milkyboots, Tammy Ray, Sally Madden, Emily Carroll + Kate Craig, MariNaomi, and Meghan Hogan

Market Monday
Explorer: The Mystery Boxes HC/TP, includes stories by Emily Carroll, Johane Matte, and Raina Telgemeier

Explorer is an exciting anthology of short graphic works by established artists and innovative newcomers in the comics and animation fields, who have each created a unique story on a central theme: a mysterious box and the marvels—or mayhem—inside. Collected and edited by the New York Times bestselling comics creator, Kazu Kibuishi, these well-written, beautifully-illustrated stories reflect a range of styles from the humorous to the fantastic. Explorer will appeal to middle-school readers well-versed in the comics world, and warmly invite in those readers who want to know more about the popular graphic novel format. 

Market Monday

Explorer: The Mystery Boxes HC/TP, includes stories by Emily Carroll, Johane Matte, and Raina Telgemeier

Explorer is an exciting anthology of short graphic works by established artists and innovative newcomers in the comics and animation fields, who have each created a unique story on a central theme: a mysterious box and the marvels—or mayhem—inside. Collected and edited by the New York Times bestselling comics creator, Kazu Kibuishi, these well-written, beautifully-illustrated stories reflect a range of styles from the humorous to the fantastic. Explorer will appeal to middle-school readers well-versed in the comics world, and warmly invite in those readers who want to know more about the popular graphic novel format. 

Market Monday
Spera vol. 1, art by Kyla Vanderklugt, Hwei, and Emily Carroll; includes short stories by Jordyn F. Bochon, Cécile Brun, and Leela Wagner
~Preview~

Market Monday

Spera vol. 1, art by Kyla Vanderklugt, Hwei, and Emily Carroll; includes short stories by Jordyn F. Bochon, Cécile Brun, and Leela Wagner

~Preview~

Emily Carroll’s Marceline variant cover for Adventure Time #2 from Boom! Studios (via ComicsAlliance)

Emily Carroll’s Marceline variant cover for Adventure Time #2 from Boom! Studios (via ComicsAlliance)


Webcomics wunderkind Emily Carroll is taking her deliciously dark comics to dead tree. According to Publishers Weekly, Simon & Schuster’s Margaret K. McElderry Books will be publishing His Face All Red and Other Stories, a book-length collection from the celebrated (mostly) horror-comic creator. The book will also be released in the UK through Faber & Faber and in Italy through Stile Libro.
As a big fan of Carroll’s vibrant colors, exquisite pacing, and genuinely creepy, genuinely bleak stories of murder and monstrousness, I’m really looking forward to this one. I’m doubly curious to see how her existing stories, which frequently make use of the “infinite canvas” of the web in terms of layout, translate to the printed page.
Carroll, might I remind you, had never drawn a comic prior to May 2010. So, y’know, holy smokes. (via Robot 6)

Webcomics wunderkind Emily Carroll is taking her deliciously dark comics to dead tree. According to Publishers Weekly, Simon & Schuster’s Margaret K. McElderry Books will be publishing His Face All Red and Other Stories, a book-length collection from the celebrated (mostly) horror-comic creator. The book will also be released in the UK through Faber & Faber and in Italy through Stile Libro.

As a big fan of Carroll’s vibrant colors, exquisite pacing, and genuinely creepy, genuinely bleak stories of murder and monstrousness, I’m really looking forward to this one. I’m doubly curious to see how her existing stories, which frequently make use of the “infinite canvas” of the web in terms of layout, translate to the printed page.

Carroll, might I remind you, had never drawn a comic prior to May 2010. So, y’know, holy smokes. (via Robot 6)

Emily Carroll has finished her creepy new comic Margot’s Room.  Go check it out.

(Hint: click the flowers, then the doll, then the moon, then the mirror, and then the floor)

Market Monday
The Unexpected #1, includes art by Jill Thompson and Emily Carroll

Market Monday

The Unexpected #1, includes art by Jill Thompson and Emily Carroll

The Anthology Project vol. 2 HC, co-edited by Joy Ang, includes work by Emily Carroll, Haylee Herrick, Katie Shanahan, and Kim Smith

The Anthology Project vol. 2 HC, co-edited by Joy Ang, includes work by Emily Carroll, Haylee Herrick, Katie Shanahan, and Kim Smith

Ladies Making Comics Tournament: Round 5!

Ok, at long last I’ve had time to put this up—only to have Tumblr crash and take half of it with it. But I finally reconstructed it!  Voting will still end Monday night (well, Tuesday morning) at 12AM EST.  So no dawdling, vote and spread the word ASAP! (ETA: FIXED THE WRITERS’ POLL!)

On to the contests!

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