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A New Wave of Indie Creators Is Upending Mainstream Comics

A New Wave of Indie Creators Is Upending Mainstream Comics

It makes sense, of course, because surviving off of indie comics can be a difficult task, and the Big Two can pay page rates that indie companies could never hope to scratch However, the mainstream comics industry is not the end-all-be-all of success in this field In fact, some of the biggest success stories in[...]

Publisher Bad Idea Has Been Twitter Hacked By Rogue A.I.

Publisher Bad Idea Has Been Twitter Hacked By Rogue A.I.

In what appears to be an effort to defeat Archie Comics in a battle for which comics publisher will have the strangest (perhaps, most @Wendys-esque) account in the rusty torture chamber known as Comics Twitter, new publisher Bad Idea used the social media platform to roll out what appears to be a narrative marketing plan […]

Unicorn-Hunting Revenge Thriller By the Horns Coming from Scout

Unicorn-Hunting Revenge Thriller, By the Horns, Coming from Scout

Scout Comics, fresh off the release of the second volume of the excellent Metalshark Bro, have officially doubled down on their effort to conquer the market of strangest concepts in comics. As if refusing that SDCC is over, the company kicked off the first day of the post-Con week with a new announcement: By the Horns, […]

Whatever Happened to the Long-Running Indie Comic Book Series

Whatever Happened to the Long-Running Indie Comic Book Series?

There are four series -- three, in the grand scheme of things, recent series -- that may not have been greenlit today, that represent, to me, the importance of long-running indie comics.[caption id="attachment_1234518" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Morning Glories #50 cover Credit: Image Comics.[/caption] Morning Glories Long before he became a Marvel mainstay known for The Amazing Spider-Man and a[...]

Yasmeen #1 Review: Is There Peace for a Teenager Fleeing From ISIS

Yasmeen #1 Review: Is There Peace for a Teenager Fleeing From ISIS?

Yasmeen billed as the epic story of a teenager on the run from ISIS, is out from Scout Comics this week. Written by Saif A. Ahmed and Fabiana Mascolo, the unique indie series sets out with a unique concept and artwork that evokes the feel of autobiographical cartoonists. It's an outlier in both story and presentation among […]

Crema Comes to ComiXology from Johnnie Christmas and Dante Luiz

Crema Comes to ComiXology from Johnnie Christmas and Dante Luiz

There's nothing like a haunted love story. Take the one thing people fear the most, death, and pair it with the one thing we need the most, love, and you have a powerful backdrop for a story. Crema, a forthcoming original graphic novel from ComiXology Originals, is such a tale. #1 New York Times bestselling writer […]

Machine Girl Returns With New Series From Red 5 Comics This Fall

Machine Girl Returns With New Series From Red 5 Comics This Fall

Now in a race against time, Hannah tries to learn more about the creature in time to save it. FC · 32 page · $3.95 Available in NovemberButcher Queen: Planet of the Dead #2 Jim Ousley (w) · Ben Sawyer (a) The full scope of Edvin Ivanoff’s sinister plan is revealed, as Syd Kiowa and a mysterious inter-dimensional ally[...]

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 […]

Riesbeck and Kramer Bring New Young Adult Graphic Novel to Iron Circus

Riesbeck and Kramer Bring New Young Adult Graphic Novel to Iron Circus

In recent years, the comics industry has begun to realize the extent to which young adult novels are working to help make the comics industry flourish at this transitional time. While working outside of what has long been considered the "mainstream" comics industry of Marvel and DC, creators like Noelle Stevenson and Raina Telgemeier have […]

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

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

I thought: "This is probably a good time for it."AO: Jason and I had been talking about my infomercial idea for a while, but when those retailers started reaching out, I knew it was time.BC: Infomercial idea?AO: Well, like I was saying, I had this idea for an Infomercial for Black indie comics[...]

Kickstart El Muerto the Aztec Zombie

Kickstart El Muerto, the Aztec Zombie

Javier Hernandez, El Muerto cartoonist, writes for Bleeding Cool: After years of thinking about it, I finally decided to do a Kickstarter for one of my comics. Thankfully, my anxiety over doing one of these evaporated with 24 hours from launching, as 40 backers took us past our initial funding goal! My name's Javier Hernandez, […]

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 […]


Dieselfunk Dispatch: SDCC Afrofuturism Lounge with LaWana Richmond Keithan Jones and Jason Reeves

Dieselfunk Dispatch: SDCC Afrofuturism Lounge with LaWana Richmond, Keithan Jones, and Jason Reeves

Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! Today we speak with the co-organizers of the first annual Afrofuturism Lounge. What exactly is the Afrofuturism Lounge? There are many venues that have come about that showcase the talents of creators of color within a speculative space. Taking place over Friday and Saturday evenings July 20th-21st from 7-11 p.m. at Broker's Building Gallery as counter-programming […]

Check out Decades of (in)Experience a Relatable and Engaging Webcomic

Check out Decades of (in)Experience, a Relatable and Engaging Webcomic

My favorite kind of comics are the ones where you can really relate to the character. Sure, superheroes all have traits you can admire and replicate, but let's face it — we're only human. In his ongoing webcomic Decades of (in)Experience, Alex Schumacher sums up most of our lives pretty accurately. Luke Carlin is a 30-something man who's […]

Yes Comics Can Break Your Heart&#8230 but They Can Mend It Too

Yes, Comics Can Break Your Heart… but They Can Mend It, Too

Will Allred writes: Comics may very well break your heart. The business of comics has most certainly left a trail of broken promises, crushed dreams, and destroyed lives over the decades. Of that, there is no doubt. But, making comics… that act can bring real joy to you and others. It can help you cope […]

The Art of Making Money and the Dark Side of Graphic Design

The Art of Making Money and the Dark Side of Graphic Design

Carlos Gabriel Ruiz writes: Listen, I probably shouldn't be telling you this, but I trust you. You can keep a secret, right? Back in college, I used to make fake I.D.s. I never intended to make fake I.D.s, but like the origins of most criminal enterprises, I sort of stumbled into it, realized I was […]


Hollowed: A Sci-Fi/Horror/Comedy/Detective Experience

Hollowed: A Sci-Fi/Horror/Comedy/Detective Experience

Casey Bowker writes: Hollowed starts off in Chicago as Detective Vasquez is investigating a series of grisly murders where the victims are professional young males who have their insides completely removed. The killer lives little clues other than the victims are always from the same economic standing and they will have smile on their face as they […]