09/20/2018

Caleb Orecchio here with a few strips by Alex Toth and Cory Adams —————————————————————————————————   Cory Adams is one of the great American comic book colorists. She is right up there with Lynn Varley and Klaus Janson as far as I am concerned. She may even top them all. She was a maverick of coloring. […]

09/19/2018

Juan here checking in with a mini SPX Report. First off, a huge thank you goes out to team at SPX, especially Warren Bernard, Lynda Bernard, Rob Clough, Danethin Mejia and Eden Miller for helping us with making these workshops happen! WE had a great time! Also thank you to all of our workshop instructors […]

09/18/2018

Old Drawings; Flocks; ‘Against Clarity’; Her garden, a mirror; RM; NYABF 2018 ————————————————————————————————— This South African cave stone may bear the world’s oldest drawing Other finds have included 100,000- to 70,000-year-old pigment chunks engraved with crosshatched and line designs, 100,000-year-old abalone shells containing remnants of a pigment-infused paint and shell beads from around the same […]

09/17/2018

Caleb Orecchio here, writing from my hotel the morning after SPX 2018 ————————————————————————————————— Like an idiot, I didn’t take any photos at SPX 2018. I don’t like taking pictures at comics festivals for some reason, but usually I suck it up because I know I will have to write about it on Monday. This year […]

09/14/2018

Sally here – in Bethesda, MD, for Small Press Expo 2018, that is! Once again Comics Workbook is running a series of free comics workshops for the show – see the details HERE and come check them out if you’re at SPX on Saturday or Sunday this weekend! Follow our Instagram – @comicsworkbook – for […]

09/13/2018

Caleb Orecchio here with thoughts on Trench Dogs by Ian Densford ——————————————————————————————— What a monstrous dream Ian Densford has conceived. His new graphic novel, Trench Dogs (which originally ran on on the Comics Workbook Tumblr in a different incarnation), left me sitting and blinking and thinking about what I’d read in quiet contemplation. The book is a series of […]

09/12/2018

Juan Fernandez on Comics Workbook’s 2018 SPX Workshops This weekend the Comics Workbook gang makes the annual pilgrimage from Pittsburgh to Bethesda, Maryland to join in on the explosion that is the Small Press Expo. If you’d like to take part in any of our workshops, or just want to find us to chat, you […]

09/11/2018

Jason Lutes; Sharad Sharma; Dash Shaw; Comics Carousel; Brooklyn Book Festival ————————————————————————————————— ‘Otherwise it’s all just a bloodbath, right?’ Josh Kramer talks with Jason Lutes about the new Berlin collection: [Kramer] What were your main narrative inspirations for Berlin? [Lutes] From a straightforward, mechanical, storytelling perspective, the comics of Herge, right? All of my basic […]

09/10/18

Caleb Orecchio here with the cover for The Amazing Spider-Man no.241 by John Romita Jr. and Terry Austin ——————————————————————————————— Are those Spider-Man’s eyes sitting on The Vulture’s lap? Does this issue take place during winter? Why isn’t The Vulture green? Is this not the greatest cover ever? The above image is certainly one of the top […]