Comics Workbook

An online magazine for Comic Book Makers
If you wanna read Jamie Hewlett’s forgotten masterpiece - check out this tumblr - FS
jamiehewlettsfireball:

Page 39 and Page 40

If you wanna read Jamie Hewlett’s forgotten masterpiece - check out this tumblr - FS

jamiehewlettsfireball:

Page 39 and Page 40

Patrick Kyle, Garfield, Michael DeForge, Simon Hanselmann - Billy Ireland Museum Columbus Ohio
girlmountain:

Garfield is now touring with us.

Patrick Kyle, Garfield, Michael DeForge, Simon Hanselmann - Billy Ireland Museum Columbus Ohio

girlmountain:

Garfield is now touring with us.

kurtankeny:

Here they all are in the flesh (or the pulp, rather), the three short comics I’ll have for sale at micexpo and later in October at the Portland Comic Expo. They are, from left to right:
"E", a 12 page mini comic that’s a quizzical little philosophical riddle. Limited to 25 numbered and 24 lettered copies, $3
"Saltwater Snow", a 32pp full color comic that is the story of a young woman who breaks violently with her past and then must find a future. $10
"A Bomb", a 16pp tabloid newspaper short story. A young woman and her father narrowly escape the end of the earth in a tiny spaceship built into the shell of an atomic bomb. $5
Hope to see you there, I’ll be at MICE expo table B82 in the Bechdel room!

kurtankeny:

Here they all are in the flesh (or the pulp, rather), the three short comics I’ll have for sale at micexpo and later in October at the Portland Comic Expo. They are, from left to right:

"E", a 12 page mini comic that’s a quizzical little philosophical riddle. Limited to 25 numbered and 24 lettered copies, $3

"Saltwater Snow", a 32pp full color comic that is the story of a young woman who breaks violently with her past and then must find a future. $10

"A Bomb", a 16pp tabloid newspaper short story. A young woman and her father narrowly escape the end of the earth in a tiny spaceship built into the shell of an atomic bomb. $5

Hope to see you there, I’ll be at MICE expo table B82 in the Bechdel room!

hypercastle:

hypercastle:

Today Sparkplug Books launched a Kickstarter campaign for their fall books: Reich #12 and Vortex.

I’m super stoked about this! Vortex will collect all four of my mini comics in a definitive edition with a cover by my partner Glade Hensel. I’m posting a preview of the cover and selected pages from the first issue. I’ll continue to post previews throughout the campaign.

I started Vortex, my first graphic novel, on June 4th, 2011 and I’m looking forward to holding a copy in my pixel-stained hands. This summer I’ve poured over every page, fixing mistakes, editing some text, messing with the patterns, and redrawing pages. I’m really proud of the final book and, if you like psychedelic sf, I think you’ll dig it! Please support this campaign with a share or a preorder.

5 days left!

comicsworkbook:

Comics Workbook Composition Competition 2014 Winners

Congratulations to all who created and submitted work for this contest. We really enjoyed reading each and every work.

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FIRST PLACE - $500 cash prize

White Hot by Gloria Rivera 

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SECOND PLACE - $250 gift certificate at Copacetic Comics

Semi-Vivi by GG

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THIRD PLACE - $100 gift certificate at Copacetic Comics

Moon by Ward Zwart

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HONORABLE MENTIONS - $50 gift (each) at Big Planet Comics

73 Objects by E Taylor   

Weeping Veins by Will Tempest 

Afterlife by Louise Marie Elsa

Come With Me by Karolina Chyzewska

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SPECIAL MENTION - $25 gift certificate at Copacetic Comics

Spectrum Jogger by Rowan Tedge

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It is our hope that all of the makers who participated in this contest have been TRANSFORMED in some way – artistically, personally, spiritually, and/or physically (improved eye-hand coordination?  yes!) – by the time and energy dedicated to the creation of their submissions.
Everyone who took part in this exercise has completed a hero’s journey. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJwPIiUPfK4
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The restrictions placed upon the contest entries were derived from The Santoro Correspondence Course for Comic Book Makers. It is my firmly held belief that restrictions such as the grid are ultimately freeing. I also believe that timing is the essential ingredient to making great comics. How do you study and practice timing in comics? You use the grid. 

The judging panel consisted of three men and three women from diverse backgrounds. Some were comics makers, some were comics readers and one was a “non-comics reader” - meaning this particular judge was not a comics initiate.

I will be writing more of my thoughts about this contest soon at The Comics Journal. I will also archiving all of the entries on a new tumblr in the near future. Stay tuned.

Please see this post for information regarding this fall’s correspondence course. Thanks. - Frank Santoro

P.S. Please reblog. Thank you. 

Thank you to Copacetic ComicsBig Planet Comics and the judges for contributing their efforts and financial support to make this contest possible.

(extra special thanks to Derik Badman, Bill Boichel and RM Rhodes)

And of course THANK YOU to everyone who participated. Please check out all of the entries below.

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COMPLETE LIST OF ENTRIES to the 2014 COMPETITION

(via comicsworkbook)

koyamapress:

DEFORGE // HANSELMANN // KYLE ON TOUR!

Columbus, get ready! The boys (or Beuys?*) are heading to Kafe Kerouac and both comics and booze are on tap! Check out Justin McIntosh’s preview of Michael’s work and the event here!      

Kafe Kerouac
27 September 2014 | 7PM at Kafe Kerouac, Columbus, OH | FREE 
Visit the Kafe Kerouac page for more details

*See photo above by Michael DeForge