Fans of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty cartoon series have been waiting for season 4 to arrive, and—finally!—this November it’s happening. If you’ve already binged seasons 1–3, and crave even more Rick and Morty, then you’re in luck. Oni Press has plenty of Rick and Morty comics to hold you over until season 4 gets here. View this post on Instagram November. Rick and Morty is returning in November. #WarnerMediaUpfront #rickandmorty @adultswim A post shared by Rick and Morty (@r
Valérian is one of Europe’s most widely admired and respected graphic novel series, following the exploits of a couple of time-traveling, hyperspace-hopping crimefighters. It gained popularity largely due to its intelligence and subtle whimsy, rare then—as now—for the science fiction genre. Its emphasis on the humanity of the characters over the standard sci-fi flash and bombast has helped keep it alive and fresh over five decades. The 21 books were published in France from 1
Art Spiegelman and other comics artists have illustrated biographies of cartoonists, but always as short one-shot strips. Now, not one but two entire books of this kind have just been released. Together they offer 100 visual takes on significant, and even revolutionary, pioneers in the field. One is an anthology edited by designer/art director Monte Beauchamp, with whom I Blab!-bed in an Imprint feature a while back. The second is by famed comics illustrator Drew Friedman, wh
When a panel of four esteemed graphic novelists have only an hour to address an auditorium packed with eager fans, it’s unlikely they can cover very much in very great depth. And thus it was when Ben Katchor, Mimi Pond, Anders Nilsen, and Vanessa Davis gathered at USC for “Illustrating the Point” at the L.A. Times Festival of Books a few weeks ago. Among the top questions they’d lightly touched upon: What other cartoonists have inspired you? What’s the value of higher educati
Tintin is an industrious young (teenage) lad, who—with his dog, Snowy—sleuths around the world in his role as boy journalist in search of a story. His so-called neutral character—sometimes called bland—”permits a balanced reflection of the evil, folly and foolhardiness which surrounds him” (at least, according to Wikipedia.) He retains straight and narrow Belgian ideals, which we assume to be shared by his creator, Georges Remi (1907–1983), who wrote under the pen name Hergé.