Will Eisner Sequential Art at SVA

Will Eisner Sequential Art at SVA

Introduction to The Course. This was the 1988 version of the handout given to new students in Will Eisner’s Sequential Art class at The School of Visual Arts (SVA) on 23rd Street in New York City . This happens to be scanned from Sam Henderson’s copy. Not sure how I ended up with it. This...

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CMY OK – Eclipse Comics Color Chart 1983

CMY OK – Eclipse Comics Color Chart 1983

Inspired by a series of posts by the artist José Villarrubia under the title “From a colorist’s perspective,” I promised myself I would scan and post some vintage comic coloring-related artifacts that I have. The first, and possibly most interesting, is this four page color...

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The Amazing Spider-Man Comic Strip Says Goodnight

The Amazing Spider-Man Comic Strip Says Goodnight

Sunday March 17 2019, saw the last Sunday installment of the 42-year long run of the syndicated Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man comic strip. The last daily strip was published on Saturday, March 23. Creators Alex Saviuk and ghost writer Roy Thomas make cameo appearances in the first...

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Maximum RockNRoll To Cease Print Publication

Maximum RockNRoll To Cease Print Publication

Seen Sunday on MRR’s Instagram account and then circulated elsewhere. Wow Cool has been an occasional stockist of Maximum RockNRoll at various times through the years (and still are Right Now!), we were an advertiser for a chunk of the 90s and a beneficiary of a grant from them way back...

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2018 Eisner Award Winners

2018 Eisner Award Winners

Below is the full list of 2018 Eisner Award Nominees & Winners. The Winners are in BOLD. The awards were presented at a ceremony in San Diego, California on the evening of Friday, July 20, 2018 as part of Comic-Con International. Presenters included Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek’s Lt...

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Meet Jim Starlin – The Infinity Architect

Meet Jim Starlin – The Infinity Architect

Jim Starlin started his career in comics in the early 1970s, he is best known for “cosmic” tales and space opera; for revamping the Marvel Comics characters Captain Marvel and Adam Warlock; and for creating or co-creating the Marvel characters Thanos, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora and Shang-Chi...

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International Blackletter

International Blackletter

International Blackletter is a collaborative display typeface created in 2003 by a group of artists and designers. Coordinated and curated by Ian Lynam. I contributed the number 2. Ian’s notes: “What was the inspiration for designing the font? I wanted to curate a lone typeface that...

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Jim Rugg on the AltComics Podcast

Jim Rugg on the AltComics Podcast

Jim Rugg makes comics, books, drawings, illustrations, and designs. His books and comics include Street Angel, Afrodisiac, the PLAIN Janes, Rambo 3.5, Notebook Drawings, and Supermag. He has exhibited drawings at iam8bit, Gallery1988, Mondo, and the Society of Illustrators. Honors include Eisner...

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Peter S. Conrad on the AltComics Podcast

Peter S. Conrad on the AltComics Podcast

Peter S. Conrad is a cartoonist, illustrator and graphic novelist based in the South San Francisco Bay Area – AKA Silicon Valley. He is responsible for the long-running “Attempted Not Known” series in all its many forms. You have probably seen his drawings in many places over...

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On CNN’s Boom or Bust 1994

On CNN’s Boom or Bust 1994

Cable news program talking about how the Baby Busters were going to crack the spines in half of the pathetic and lowly Baby Boomers. Featuring lots of mid nineties zines like Cometbus, King Cat and Dylan Williams Horse. This segment visits the Berkeley home of small press distributor Wow...

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Shannon Wheeler on the AltComics Podcast

Shannon Wheeler on the AltComics Podcast

At long last, the debut episode is here. AltComics talks to Too Much Coffee Man creator Shannon Wheeler about his new book Sh*T My President Says and what it takes to become a New Yorker Cartoonist. The soundtrack music is by Zoltar’s Fortune. alt.comics.shannonwheeler Download MP3...

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Introducing Wow Cool’s alt.comics Podcast

Introducing Wow Cool’s alt.comics Podcast

What mad forces compel comic artists to chain themselves to drawing tables day and night? The new altcomics podcast tracks down cartoonists from all ends of the funny book business—graphic novels, comic strips, gag cartoons, web comics—and tries to find out what makes them tick. Your host is...

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I Won’t Shut Up About Jerry Goldsmith

I Won’t Shut Up About Jerry Goldsmith

Presented without much further comment or help are “New Identity” from Jerry Goldsmith’s 1968 Planet of the Apes soundtrack and “Echohce” by FM Einheit, Jamie Lidell, David Link & Co, 2007. Both use the same bass pattern for a little bit. I’ve listened to...

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Scenes From Half Moon Bay

Scenes From Half Moon Bay

After a heavy duty couple of weeks that included Free Comic Book Day and two comic book artist signings at the Wow Cool Alternative Comics shop, it was time to take a day off and head to the beach. The high winds and barely 60º temperatures cut into the beach time as it cut into

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