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Artists VS The World (Or Does the World Need Me?)

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Those who still watch the Simpsons complain that the recent seasons have lost the bite of the yesteryears. Still, one of my favorite not-so-old episodes involved Lisa getting inspired by a pair of artists (played by the Flight of the Conchords).  When Lisa runs away and reunites with her inspirations to become an artist, she [...]

Submit stories now for Hellbound 3

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Hellbound, a BCR-affiliated anthology of horror stories, is now accepting submissions for its third anthology. Details can be found on its website. This year’s theme: darkness. Line up those bottles of india ink and get to work. The deadline for finished stories of June 15, 2012.

The Best Comics You Never Read in Your Life #3

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A new series feature in which comics creators discuss their favorite comics that just haven’t got the attention they deserved.
Killer of Demons
by Christopher Yost (writer), Scott Wegener (art)
Story synopsis
Wegener describes it as “Office Space meets Shaun of the Dead”. What if everyone around you was a demon and you were compelled by a 3′ tall [...]

The Best Comics You Never Read in Your Life #2

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A new series feature in which comics creators discuss their favorite comics that just haven’t got the attention they deserved.
Hello, Me Pretty
by Line Gamache
Story synopsis
A family history, mostly set in 1960s Quebec, centered around the family’s mentally disabled daughter (sister of the writer/artist). This daughter makes life challenging, but she is most of all a [...]

The Best Comics You Never Read in Your Life #1

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A new series feature in which comics creators discuss their favorite comics that just haven’t got the attention they deserved.
The Astrosmurf
by Peyo
Story synopsis
A Smurf wants to build a rocket and travel to another world, when it looks like he’ll have to give up, Papa Smurf enlists the other Smurfs to makre his dream come true.
Why [...]

Cartoonists: Why Signage Matters

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My table at the art market last month. Can you find the signs?
For the past year, I have tried peddling my comics in a new venue: the craft fair/art market.
BCR contributor Matt Reidsma on craft fairs and effective signs:Part of the decision is financial: with tables at MoCCA going for $400 next year, (!!!) I [...]