Review: Archie’s Relaunch Adds Heart


Archie, aka America’s Favorite Teenager has been the hero of his own comic for decades, and for decades been in a kind of idyllic holding pattern over the course of thousands of pages of comics. While this makes for a comforting read, it can lock certain traits and stories in place, which makes the newest incarnation a breath of fresh…

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Interview: Ari Yarwood Goes Head Over Heels for Limerence Press


The word ‘limerence’ is defined as the idea of “falling head over heels for someone”, and with that sense of spirit in mind, last year publisher Oni Press announced the launch of a new comics imprint called “Limerence Press”. Inspired by the work of other publishers like Spike Trotman’s Iron Circus Comics, Limerence Press was first conceptualised by Oni’s Managing…

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The Process: Anna Gionvannini on Drawing “Pet Noir”


Earlier this month Kymera Press Art Director, Leonie O’Moore shared her process for putting together an issue, and this week she gives us a closer look at the publisher’s ongoing series Pet Noir, as she talks to series penciller Anna Gionvannini’s about her role in bringing the series to life. Gionvannini discusses tools, techniques, and the particular challenge of drawing noir……

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Greg Thelen: 1981 – 2018


Greg Thelen, a prolific comics writer and enthusiast, passed away on June 5th 2018 in Billings, Montana, his friends and family have confirmed. Thelen was most recently known as the creator and writer for Amanda Green, SIA, drawn by illustrators including MJ Barros and Amy King. Following the eponymous Superhuman Insurance Agent of the title, the series looked at how…

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Anthony Bourdain: 1956 – 2018


Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef, television host, and comics writer, died on June 8th. CNN, his most recent employer, confirmed the news and said the cause of death was suicide. Bourdain was a self-professed “comics nerd” and at one point aspired to be an underground comics artist. “An early ambition was to be the next R. Crumb,” Bourdain told Abe Books.…

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…Goeth Before The Fall


by Emma Houxbois Pride month is, paradoxically, one of the toughest times of the year for me. As a queer trans woman who can’t currently afford medical transition, it’s difficult to enjoy events that rarely recognize me as I am and are subject to increasingly stifling corporate messaging. Comics ought to be different, especially since the Love is Love anthology…

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