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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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Portrait-Dex: Self-portraits of comic artists…as Pokémon

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Icon for Portrait-Dex tumblrCombine great comic artists with Pokémon and you get the SUPER EFFECTIVE tumblr meme Portrait-Dex. The graphics alone are great fun, and the abilities/descriptions make for hilariously cute self-criticism. For example, the creator of the awesome comic Dresden Codak Aaron Diaz’s pokémon “can learn ‘Update’ if you feed him caffeine, but it must rest for one month after using it.” We know the feeling.

Catch ’em all and study their web comic abilities. Ash Rembrandt is counting on you.

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DC Universe Online MMORG

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The only negative aspect of this DC Universe Online MMORG video is that it ends. But I guess that’s the point.

The video sets-up Brainiac as the nemesis of all humanity. Right now all the characters are labeled as hero or villain, but by establishing an outside threat the game’s developers might be opening the door for crossover match-ups. And with the huge list of characters announced this could really up the gameplay. You want to play as Wonder Woman, but your friend wants to play as Harley Quinn? If there’s a common enemy a team-up might not be out of the question.

The game is slated for a November 2010 release on the Playstation and PC.

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Pia Guerra Talks Past, Present, And Future

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Artwork from Y: The Last Man, Volume 1

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In the world of Y: The Last Man every male on the planet started bleeding out of every imaginable orifice, coughed up blood, and dropped dead at the same instant—except one, Yorick, aka Y.

This is the world that turned Vancouver-based graphic artist Pia Guerra and writer Brian K. Vaughan into idols in the comic book world.

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Pia Guerra’s Top Five Artists and Writers To Watch

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Illustrations by Naoki Urasawa, Moritat, Dan Boultwood, Paul Cornell, and Makoto Yukimura

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Comic book artist Pia Guerra, of “Y: the Last Man” fame recently swapped e-mails with Handshake.

We asked her to give her list of five graphic artists and writers to keep an eye on. Here are her favorites:

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