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New feature: A profile of Gabe González, the man behind web comic Kind of Annoying

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Check out our new feature on the man behind the excellent and relatively new web comic, Kind of Annoying.

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Profiles in Geek: Kind of Annoying’s Gabe González

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Freddy doesn’t know who he is, and that scares him. In his nightmares, he runs across comic book frames, talks to a bug that claims to be his self-worth, and shoots a beam from his mouth that projects an image of his falling naked self. Freddy deals with his problems like many others would: He […]

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A 40-minute motion comic of Dan Hipp’s Gyakushu!

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Dan Hipp is an American who create truly respectable Japanese-style manga.

Now, Gyakush!, Hipp’s tale of revenge and death and murder and cold unhappiness has been made into a motion comic. And it’s pretty cool.

The voice-acting is so-so, but the art work, sound effects, and incorporation of motion are fantastic. This is a smooth and fun to watch non-comic comic and non-animation animation.

The story is fun, too — except for one major and at times unbearable flaw.

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The original Walking Dead comic — now on iPhone

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On the bus ride home from elementary school, I’d press my nose against the window waiting for my house to appear. “Thanks!” I’d yell, as I hopped off the bus with my backpack dragging all over the concrete. My first stop was the mailbox. There was only one thing I was looking for, my Disney Adventures magazine. Every issue had my favorite comics–Sonic the Hedgehog, Darkwing Duck and TaleSpin.

When I grew up, I started subscribing to the big boy comics like Spiderman, Daredevil and Thor. I also bought every collection of Calvin and Hobbes and Bone. Then I went  to college and left my comic book hobby behind. That changed last week.

While browsing the new Apple iPhone apps, I came across “The Walking Dead #1″ comic. With the upcoming adaptation on AMC, I decided to download the free app and give the comic a shot.

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Chart time: Hyperbole and a Half explains why you’ll never be an adult

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Take a look at what Allie at Hyperbole and a Half says about how responsibility smothers productivity and drives us to stay up all night on the INTERNET FOREVER. Now if only we didn’t have to sleep, we’d be set.


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The Return of the Dapper Men gets its own trailer

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I’ve read a fair bit about The Return of the Dapper Men, the new graphic novel from Archaia Comics. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out what the hell the thing was going to be about. But, it sounded awesome, and the artwork looked beautifully.

Now, Archaia’s released the above trailer. And I’m happy to announce: I still have no clue what it’s about.

But, damn does it look awesome.

From the publisher:

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Calvin and Hobbes mash-up contest on Super Punch

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Super Punch is asking its readers to “draw Calvin and Hobbes or anyone else in the style of Calvin and Hobbes” for its September contest.

I tried to draw something, but don’t have a paint program on this computer. All I came up with was this crappy ASCII art image:

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What the hell is that? I don’t know. How do you even do ASCII art? I haven’t got a clue.

So my picture sucks. But lucky for us, Super Punch has some readers with some high-powered illustrative talents.

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A week of Harvey Pekar tributes at Comic Twart

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Comic Twarts is devoting an entire week to Harvey Pekar tributes – one tribute a day.

My favorite of the bunch so far is this image by Andy Kuhn:

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So Much Paper — Scarlet #1 and The Man With the Getaway Face

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Hello,

I’m Bryan. I write from time to time. I also read comics when I get the chance. I am going to combine these two activities into one for Handshake magazine. The resulting blog/column will be called, “So Much Paper.” I don’t actually know if I have permission to name this anything other than “Handshake on Comics,” but I don’t really give a shit. My title is more street.

I’m also not sure what form this will eventually take on, so for now we’re going to play it by ear. I have faith that it’ll all come together over the next few weeks. This week, we’ll talk about my trip to the comic store and what I got.

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Harvey Pekar isn’t dead

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Harvey Pekar is dead, though popular wisdom and the media in general tell us that he will live on through his work.

But this isn’t very satisfying – the implication that his memory will continue to linger as long as copies of his comics keep getting printed.

No, I prefer to think that Harvey isn’t dead. Perhaps to those who knew him best, there is a hole where he used to be. But for the rest of us tempted to mourn his passing, he’s as vivacious a beating heart as he ever was.

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