AWA Studios strikes an exclusive deal with Diamond

AWA Studios

Artists, Writers & Artisans, also known as AWA Studios, has announced their agreement with Diamond Comic Distributors, giving them exclusive distribution rights for the publisher’s products for comic book specialty markets worldwide. Diamond is the largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise. Their book division, Diamond Book Distributors, will also…Read moreRead more

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 4/30/20: #Creators4Comics raises more than $430,000; Comics in thousands of Walmarts!

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Trying to keep up with all the changes swirling in comics while you don’t even know what day it is and your biggest life challenge is not wearing the same sweatpants for the fifth day in a row? Us too! But here’s a two-week round-up of links we stored, chipmunk style, while we were moving…Read moreRead more

Corallo & Jackson announce a new Earth Day anthology benefitting the Natural Resources Defense Council

April 22nd, 2020 is the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day in the U.S., a day when people nationwide are encouraged to enjoy nature (though this year they’ll need to do that from a safe social distance) and consider how they can better take care of the planet. To mark the occasion, Joe Corallo and Molly…Read moreRead more

Studio Coffee Run 4/22/20: PARASITE studio takes SPACESHIP EARTH to drive-ins

Welcome back Studio Coffee folks! From the studio behind Parasite, comes Spaceship Earth – a Sundance documentary that’s planning to make a social distancing-friendly debut in drive-ins and on projectors in early May. We’ve got details on that, as well as Millie Bobby Brown’s next Netflix gig and a Chris Pine-lead The Saint reboot. ICYMI: We’ve got news on HBO Max’s launch…Read moreRead more

DC and Oni-Lion Forge team up to aid comics shops with the Comicbook United Fund

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We’ve seen many efforts to aid comics retailers since the COVID-19 Pandemic forced the comic book industry to nearly shut down. And here’s what look to be one of the most effective yet, the COMICBOOK UNITED FUND, a charity which will aid shops administered by BINC (the Book Industry Charitable Foundation). The Comicbook United Fund…Read moreRead more

J.J. Abrams producing 3 HBO Max shows, including JL DARK and THE SHINING spinoff

J.J. Abrams producing 3 HBO Max shows, including JL DARK and THE SHINING spinoff

Blockbuster writer, director, and producer J.J. Abrams (Lost; Star Trek; Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) is set to produce three shows for Warner Brothers’ upcoming streaming platform, HBO Max. Per the Hollywood Reporter’s Lesley Goldberg, these shows include a spinoff of Stephen King‘s The Shining called Overlook, an original IP called Duster, and “an…Read moreRead more

TRAILER: From the studio behind YURI!!! ON ICE comes Crunchyroll’s GOD OF HIGH SCHOOL

TRAILER: From the studio behind YURI!!! ON ICE comes Crunchyroll’s GOD OF HIGH SCHOOL

The God of High School, another in Crunchyroll’s recently debuted Originals lineup, landed a high octane, action heavy teaser today – and cast announcements! The upcoming anime is an adaptation of The God of High School comic created by Yongje Park and published by Webtoon and  MAPPA, the studio behind Yuri!!! on ICE and Sarazanmai, is…Read moreRead more

Archie announces 80th anniversary digital-exclusive one-shots

Archie announces 80th anniversary digital-exclusive one-shots

Archie Comics has been one of the few publishers to continue to release new titles digitally since Diamond announced they would cease shipment of new weekly comics due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The few titles Archie has released were ones that were, according to the publisher, too far along in the physical production schedule to…Read moreRead more

Stephan Franck is kickstarting his next graphic novel, PALOMINO

Palomino Kickstarter

Cartoonist Stephan Franck has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new graphic novel. Palomino will be published as part of Franck’s Dark Planet Comics. The book, said to be the first of a four-part series, is described as a neo-noir tale of cowboys in 1980s Los Angeles. The story follows Eddie Lang, a cop-turned-musician who works as a…Read moreRead more

Queerness in Comics: Take a trip to SUGAR TOWN

Queerness in Comics: Take a trip to SUGAR TOWN

Welcome to Queerness in Comics, a bi-weekly column by Avery Kaplan, which will explore queer representation and themes in comics. This week, Avery is exploring Sugar Town, originally published in 2017. Cartoonist: Hazel Newlevant Before you’ve even made it to the title page of Sugar Town, you’ll notice the lovely art on the inside of the cover:…Read moreRead more