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Market Monday

Marceline in the Scream Queens #6 by Meredith Gran, covers by JAB, Brianne Drouhard, Camilla d’Errico

THE FINAL TOTALLY AWESOME ISSUE OF THIS ADVENTURE TIME MINI-SERIES! Can the Scream Queens rock their crazy-huge biggest gig ever…and will Princess Bubblegum finally discover the true meaning of ROCK? Final issue of this incredibly popular series!

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 Market Monday

Marceline and the Scream Queens #5 by Meredith Gran, colors by Lisa Moore, back-up by Polly Guo, covers by JAB and Kate Leth

DON’T MISS THIS HIT ADVENTURE TIME MINI-SERIES! The Scream Queens are about to hit the biggest gig of their lives…and Marceline can’t take the heat! Can PB help the band find their center?

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Market Monday

Marceline and the Scream Queens #4, by Meredith Gran, back-up by Yuko Ota, covers by JAB, Natalie Nourigat, and Faith Erin Hicks

DON’T MISS THE LATEST ISSUE OF THIS POPULAR ADVENTURE TIME SPIN-OFF MINI-SERIES! Starring fan-favorite Marceline the Vampire Queen and the hit of San Diego Comic-Con. Popular with all-ages and a great way to get girls into your store!

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Market Monday

Marceline and the Scream Queens #2, by Meredith Gran, colors by Lisa Moore; back-up story by Faith Erin Hicks; covers by JAB, Yuko Ota, Erica Henderson, and Jen Wang

JOIN FAN-FAVORITES MARCELINE THE VAMPIRE QUEEN AND PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM FOR ROCK-FUELED EXCITEMENT IN THIS ADVENTURE TIME MINI-SERIES! Now that Princess Bubblegum is properly prepared to rock, it’s time to meet the band…the groovy ghoulish SCREAM QUEENS! Written and drawn by acclaimed cartoonist Meredith Gran (OCTOPUS PIE) and featuring a back-up story from Faith Erin Hicks, with variant covers by Yuko Ota (JOHNNY WANDER). ADVENTURE TIME #1 and #2 sold out before they hit stores! Don’t miss out!

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Market Monday

Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens #1 by Meredith Gran

JOIN FAN-FAVORITE CHARACTERS MARCELINE AND PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM FOR RIOT GRRL ROCK-FUELED EXCITEMENT IN THIS BRAND-NEW ADVENTURE TIME MINI-SERIES! Thanks to a newfound interest in music, Princess Bubblegum joins Marceline’s paranormal rock band for a tour across the land of Ooo! But when they’re threatened by everything from scenesters to beasts born of self-doubt, can they make it to the RADDEST GIG EVER in time?! Written and drawn by acclaimed cartoonist Meredith Gran (OCTOPUS PIE) and featuring a back-up story from Jen Wang (KOKO BE GOOD), with variant covers by rockstar lady cartoonists Chynna Clugston (BLUE MONDAY), Ming Doyle (POPGUN), Colleen Coover (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS) [and Lucy Knisley]! ADVENTURE TIME #1 and #2 were INSTANT SELL OUTS! DON’T MISS OUT ON THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF THIS ALL-AGES PHENOMENON!

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In July, Boom! Studios will be publishing a new Adventure Time mini-series called Adventure Time: Marceline And The Scream Queens, to be written and drawn by Octopus Pie's Meredith Gran!
It will also have a backup by Jen Wang with variant covers by Chynna Clugston, Lucy Knisley, Ming Doyle and Colleen Coover.
Best of all, it looks like we’ll be getting loads of Marceline/Bubblegum interaction, which I know I’ve been hungry for ever since “What Was Missing”:

Thanks to a newfound interest in music, Princess Bubblegum joins Marceline’s paranormal rock band for a tour across the land of Ooo! But when they’re threatened by everything from scenesters to beasts born of self-doubt, can they make it to the RADDEST GIG EVER in time?!

In July, Boom! Studios will be publishing a new Adventure Time mini-series called Adventure Time: Marceline And The Scream Queens, to be written and drawn by Octopus Pie's Meredith Gran!

It will also have a backup by Jen Wang with variant covers by Chynna Clugston, Lucy Knisley, Ming Doyle and Colleen Coover.

Best of all, it looks like we’ll be getting loads of Marceline/Bubblegum interaction, which I know I’ve been hungry for ever since “What Was Missing”:

Thanks to a newfound interest in music, Princess Bubblegum joins Marceline’s paranormal rock band for a tour across the land of Ooo! But when they’re threatened by everything from scenesters to beasts born of self-doubt, can they make it to the RADDEST GIG EVER in time?!

I’m still catching up on the news and such from last week when I was either a) paneling at a convention, b) laid up with the worst food poisoning of my life, or c) entertaining an old friend from out of town who was staying with me (and you can be sure all that was fun to deal with back to back!)

So it is with faint disappointment that I have learned that Pizza Island, the happened-to-be-all-female studio in Brooklyn, which consists of Kate Beaton, Domitille Collardey, Sarah Glidden, Meredith Gran, Lisa Hanawalt, Julia Wertz, and Deana Sobel, will be disbanding at the end of the month after two years.

In a hilarious farewell blog post by Wertz, blame was laid on everyone, from Hanawalt’s parasitic twin Ralph who kept propositioning Wertz, to Gran’s attempts to turn the studio into a dog-fighting ring, the mouse that ate all their peanuts, the discovery that Beaton had been smuggled in from Canada in an accordion case and was being deported, and Glidden’s desire to move to France and live among Communists.

The Beat, however, got the real scoop soon enough, with the much more banal reason that the lease to the studio was about up, and with two members moving away (Glidden and Beaton, to the countries joked about but for different reasons), it just made the most financial sense to call it quits.

My direct experience with Pizza Island is limited to their panel that I attended at MoCCA last March (and wrote up at Bleeding Cool), and it was by far the most fun I’ve had at a panel ever.  They also occasionally held open houses, and I would have liked to have attended one at some point.

All the artists remain friends and are continuing with their work, though Beaton is indeed returning home to Canada, and Glidden will be Artist-in-Residence at Angoulême, France for the next 7 months (go see her photo journal of a day walking around the town!)  I wish them all the best and look forward to everything this lot of talented ladies will unleash upon the comics world!

comicsalliance:

‘Octopus Pie’ is a Nicktoonish Ode to Twenty-Something Life in Brooklyn
By Lauren Davis
When I was nine years old, Nickelodeon introduced my brain to the Nicktoon, and my brain never looked back. I spent sick days watching the dystopic adventures of Rocko’s Modern Life. I wrote my college thesis with Hey Arnold! playing in the background. I spent many a bleary-eyed morning in law school with Danny Phantom before dragging myself to torts class (and it should surprise no one that I never actually became a lawyer). But nothing came close to blending the tone of those Nicktoons with twenty-something life until I discovered Meredith Gran’s webcomic Octopus Pie.
If there’s a canon of must-read webcomics out there, Octopus Pie comes near the top of the heap. Gran’s animation-influenced line art, her fantastical Brooklyn (filled with cultish baristas, keytar-playing lobsters, mystical pastries and a Paris Hilton-type who won’t stop photographing her junk) and her odd-couple protagonists (the prickly Eve Ning and her freewheeling stoner roommate Hanna) made Octopus Pie an instant darling of the webcomics world. Over the last few years, as Gran has both grown as an artist and allowed her characters to grow up a little.Eve Ning, our punnily named heroine, is your classic quarter-life sad sack. She works at an organic market run by her unscrupulous boss, Olly, and hasn’t put her creative writing degree to use since graduation. She’s aimless and a tad misanthropic, and of course she is clumsily dumped by her existentialist boyfriend in the comic’s opening pages. If Eve were a man and this a romantic comedy, the universe would instantly reward her with a manic pixie dream girl who would pull her out of her funk and make all her dreams come true.
Well, Octopus Pie isn’t a romantic comedy.
Read much more at ComicsAlliance.

comicsalliance:

‘Octopus Pie’ is a Nicktoonish Ode to Twenty-Something Life in Brooklyn

By Lauren Davis

When I was nine years old, Nickelodeon introduced my brain to the Nicktoon, and my brain never looked back. I spent sick days watching the dystopic adventures of Rocko’s Modern Life. I wrote my college thesis with Hey Arnold! playing in the background. I spent many a bleary-eyed morning in law school with Danny Phantom before dragging myself to torts class (and it should surprise no one that I never actually became a lawyer). But nothing came close to blending the tone of those Nicktoons with twenty-something life until I discovered Meredith Gran’s webcomic Octopus Pie.

If there’s a canon of must-read webcomics out there, Octopus Pie comes near the top of the heap. Gran’s animation-influenced line art, her fantastical Brooklyn (filled with cultish baristas, keytar-playing lobsters, mystical pastries and a Paris Hilton-type who won’t stop photographing her junk) and her odd-couple protagonists (the prickly Eve Ning and her freewheeling stoner roommate Hanna) made Octopus Pie an instant darling of the webcomics world. Over the last few years, as Gran has both grown as an artist and allowed her characters to grow up a little.

Eve Ning, our punnily named heroine, is your classic quarter-life sad sack. She works at an organic market run by her unscrupulous boss, Olly, and hasn’t put her creative writing degree to use since graduation. She’s aimless and a tad misanthropic, and of course she is clumsily dumped by her existentialist boyfriend in the comic’s opening pages. If Eve were a man and this a romantic comedy, the universe would instantly reward her with a manic pixie dream girl who would pull her out of her funk and make all her dreams come true.

Well, Octopus Pie isn’t a romantic comedy.

Read much more at ComicsAlliance.

So that said, here it is. My sincere thoughts on how to promote the presence of women in comics:

Pay them. No, seriously. Pay them with money.

[…]

I bring this up because I’ve seen a lot of recent attempts by well-meaning people to highlight the works of women. Anthologies, convention spotlights, blogs, interviews, charities, and special events all dedicated to the cause of promoting women in comics. And I think it’s wonderful that people want to organize and discuss these things. I think it’s wonderful that we want to raise awareness.

But awareness only goes so far. Tons of young women already want to - and are good enough - to work in comics. Tons of them are already doing their own thing in the self-publishing world. Many of my friends are releasing graphic novels to rave reviews and impressive sales. Conventions are jam-packed with women. It’s not a question of awareness. It’s a question of who’s getting paid.

Frankly, there’s no amount of awareness that can pay the artist to be an artist. Asking female creators to donate their time and efforts for non-paying projects is, at best, ineffectual to the cause. There is no pedestal flattering enough, no validation tangible enough, to outvalue a month’s worth of rent. And that’s what we want - for underrepresented artists to pay their rent, so we can see more incredible art from them.

Meredith Gran on the topic of women in comics.

Well worth a read, very interesting.

(via fullofwhoa)

(via fullofwhoa)

tickledfancy:

The other day Kate [Beaton] and Meredith [Gran] came over, and we created a new, exciting team of empowered female super-heroes! Perhaps you’ve seen them on their Twitter feeds (@beatonna & @granulac)?  This is my take on the trio, ready to combat crime AND sexism in the good old red, white, and blue! 

LULZ.

tickledfancy:

The other day Kate [Beaton] and Meredith [Gran] came over, and we created a new, exciting team of empowered female super-heroes! Perhaps you’ve seen them on their Twitter feeds (@beatonna & @granulac)?  This is my take on the trio, ready to combat crime AND sexism in the good old red, white, and blue! 

LULZ.

Tournament Tuesdays: Round 2!

Welcome to the next round of voting!  The first round was very exciting, and I can’t wait to see what happens this round.  Again, you have until 10PM EST next Monday to vote.

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