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Fanbase Press Hosts Hannibal Tabu in Engaging With Comics Press

Fanbase Press Hosts Hannibal Tabu in "Engaging With Comics Press"

This Sunday at 1 PM Pacific time, award-winning journalist, writer, and online gadfly Hannibal Tabu be the guest of the Eisner-nominated publisher Fanbase Press for their Creator Forum series. Tabu will give an hour-long presentation on "Engaging With Comics Press." Fanbase Press wrote that "attendees will follow along as Tabu shares his experience and knowledge […]

Full 2020 Eisner Award Winner List From SDCC Revealed

Full 2020 Eisner Award Winner List From SDCC Revealed

Bleeding Cool is here to break the news coming out of SDCC, as the 2020 Eisner Award winner list is revealed. Read on to find out who won Eisner each category first, along with the list of nominees. And the Eisner winners are… Best Short Story WINNER: "Hot Comb," by Ebony Flowers, in Hot Comb (Drawn & […]

Sunstone Fans Rejoice as Stjepan Šejić Previews New Original Comics

Sunstone Fans Rejoice as Stjepan Šejić Previews New Original Comics

As we previously reported, writer/artist of Harleen for DC Comics Stjepan Šejić has left behind corporate comics in order to pursue his creator-owned titles. This will include Death Vigil, which returns soon after a long hiatus and Sunstone, which the rebellious creator recently announced, will run for a staggering twenty volumes. Stjepan Šejić also promised new titles that […]

A Comics Crossover You Missed: Strangers in Paradise and Rachel Rising

A Comics Crossover You Missed: Strangers in Paradise and Rachel Rising

Veteran comics artist, writer, and Eisner-winning letterer Terry Moore has been creating and publishing his own titles to acclaim since the 90s. His iconic series, Strangers in Paradise, ran over 100 issues and established Moore as an indie powerhouse through his own label, Abstract Studio. Abstract has gone on to publish Echo, Motor Girl, and the […]

Stjepan Šejić Flexes On The Comics Industry Making Sunstone Free

Stjepan Šejić Flexes On The Comics Industry, Making Sunstone Free

In what can only be interpreted as a gigantic flex on the comics industry at large, Stjepan Šejić has released his hit romance/erotic comic Sunstone for free. The renegade comics creator took to social media, following the announcement of his departure from mainstream comics in favor of producing solely creator-owned content, to make this stunning offer […]

Stjepan Šejić Leaves Corporate Comics And Isnt Looking Back

Stjepan Šejić Leaves Corporate Comics And Isn't Looking Back

Stjepan Šejić is the rare comic book creator that straddles the various kingdoms of the comics industry with ease. He has long been a fan-favorite creator in the webcomics world, from his days of releasing his romance/erotica/BDSM series Sunstone on DeviantArt for free to now, as he begins to serialize comics on social media. Stjepan […]

Here Comes A New Challenger: BIC Distro Brings Black Comics To Retail

Here Comes A New Challenger: BIC Distro Brings Black Comics To Retail

With the onset of pandemic and social unrest on a national scale, the time-honored banners of Diamond Comic Distributors became vulnerable for the first time in decades. First DC Comics set up their own distribution network with two large retailers as sweetheart deals, and now a collective of like-minded indie publishers have hung up their […]

Kelly Sue DeConnick on Fixing Whats Wrong With Comics (Video)

Kelly Sue DeConnick on Fixing What's Wrong With Comics (Video)

Comic book and television writer Kelly Sue DeConnick was a prominent member of the Warren Ellis Forum back in the day, and she met her husband Matt Fraction there. She worked with Warren Ellis on several projects, including writing the Avengers comics. As a result of last week's revelations, she has been having some tough […]

Jason Platt Talks Middle School Misadventures: Operation: Hat Heist

Jason Platt Talks Middle School Misadventures: Operation: Hat Heist!

The second Middle School Misadventures graphic novel Operation: Hat Heist follows middle schooler Newell and his friends trying to steal back his favourite hat – the same hat worn by his TV hero – so he can wear it to meet his hero at a con. Crazy slapstick hijinks ensue. Creator Jason Platt, a member […]

Scottish Police Scold Neil Gaiman Over Public Marital Spat

Scottish Police Scold Neil Gaiman Over Public Marital Spat

Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer's embarrassing public spat has gotten the Scottish police involved. Apparently, the police believe Gaiman violated international travel guidelines by flying home to Skye, Scotland from New Zealand, which kicked off the public back-and-forth. Gaiman described his journey on his blog last Thursday, writing: I was in New Zealand with them […]

Alt Free Comic Days Headlined By Wolfman Eastman Starkings

Alt Free Comic Days Headlined By Wolfman, Eastman, Starkings

The shadow of COVID-19 covers everything happening in the comic book industry these days and nowhere is that more apparent than in the business of conventions. This makes a significant challenge to independent creators in particular — how can they connect with fans and get people excited about new works while unable to engage in […]

Talking Drawing Blood and What Comes Next With David Avallone

Talking Drawing Blood and What Comes Next With David Avallone

Aside from being a sharp dressed man, David Avallone is a man of many talents. His current project Drawing Blood, began as a collaboration with indie comics legend Kevin Eastman. Bleeding Cool took some time to discuss his career, his ongoing work, and what's next for him. A photo of David Avallone and used with […]

TV Writer Geoffrey Thorne Makes Webcomics Move With Sist3rs

TV Writer Geoffrey Thorne Makes Webcomics Move With Sist3rs

'Geoffrey Thorne first caught the public imagination as a cast member of the television series In The Heat Of The Night alongside Caroll O'Connor and Howard E. Rollins Jr. After making a mark as an actor, he completely reinvented himself as a writer, cutting his teeth working through the ranks of Star Trek: The Next […]

The Black Comics Community Takes On Viral Dont Rush Challenge

The Black Comics Community Takes On Viral Don't Rush Challenge

Over the past week, the phenomenon known as Black Twitter has once again seized upon the zeitgeist of the moment to deliver entertainment to people struggling with challenging times. This time, however, that spotlight shone specifically on members of the comic book community. According to Wikipedia: "Black Twitter is a cultural identity consisting of Black […]

Rob Liefeld Auctioning Sketches to Benefit Comic Stores on Instagram

Rob Liefeld Auctioning Sketches to Benefit Comic Stores on Instagram

Rob Liefeld is auctioning off original art and sketches to help benefit struggling comic book stores. Today is the third day, with all of the money being directly paid to comic shops when the auctions close. Rob is offering to draw comics characters, anime characters, and taking requests for the sketches, which has led to […]

INTERVIEW: Unlikely Heroes Studios Navigating Choppy Indie Waters

INTERVIEW: Unlikely Heroes Studios, Navigating Choppy Indie Waters

Laurie Foster, Erek Foster and John Pence make up the staff of Unlikely Heroes Studios, an independent comic book company that has put out the critically loved series SUPER!, the post apocalyptic western The Surgeon and the successful Kickstarter anthology Elsewhere. They sat down with Bleeding Cool for an interview about their work and their journey.   BC: Please tell us […]


Eagle-Con 2020 Brings High Powered Guests To Cal State LA

Eagle-Con 2020 Brings High Powered Guests To Cal State LA

This week, a little-known convention, Eagle-Con 2020, has been booking some big name talents. With collaborations between California State University Los Angeles and the Art Directors Guild, this annual event has developed into quite a fete. For example on Thursday, lauded author Steven Barnes was the recipient of the Octavia Butler Memorial Award, named after the […]

Black Comix Day 2020 Brings A Cultural Spotlight To San Diego

Black Comix Day 2020 Brings A Cultural Spotlight To San Diego

In a fit of irony, fans and creators of Black comics material will descend on the World Beat Center for Black Comix Day, a two-day celebration of African-descended makers of sequential art and content aimed at that community. Organized by The World Beat Center's Makeda Dread and cartoonist Keithan Jones, this is the third year […]

INTERVIEW: Artist Quinn McGowan Talks #WildfireWednesday Season 5

INTERVIEW: Artist Quinn McGowan Talks #WildfireWednesday Season 5

Last Wednesday marked the launch of Season Five of the webcomic Project Wildfire, called Smoke On The Water. Project Wildfire is the brainchild of United States Marine Corps veteran turned self-taught comic book artist Quinn McGowan. A veritable Renaissance man — he's performed on hip hop stages opening for KRS-ONE, worked as a tattoo artist, […]