Indie Comic Roundup
Been a while since I’ve been one of these. Here’s a link drop of what’s been going on in the lesser-known comics world for the past week, featuring bits from Oily Comics, Vertigo, No Brow, Koyama Press, 2D Cloud, and more.
- AMC has ordered a pilot for Vertigo’s infamous Preacher series. It’s being filmed for sure, which is extremely exciting news for fans of the series and Vertigo comics alike, but no word yet on who is involved.
- I reviewed Fata Morgana by Jon Vermilyea. Really recommend checking this book by Koyama Press out if you’re into illustration and beautiful colors.
- I checked out Freud by Corinne Maier and Anne Simon, published by No Brow. Very interesting non-fiction graphic novel about the infamous Sigmund Freud.
- Also reviewed Out of Hollow Water by Anna Bongiovanni last week. A definite staple in 2D Cloud’s catalogue and an impressive graphic novel overall. Strong female undertones and gripping, dark, intellectual storytelling. One of the best surprises of the year.
- In celebration of Alan Moore’s 60th birthday, Sequential has released Gary Millidge’s Alan Moore: An Extraordinary Gentleman for free, via digital download on iTunes. If you have an iPad, this is a must-have. They’ve also cut prices on some of Moore’s titles: From Hell is $3.99 from the publisher, while The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century and Nemo: Heart of Iceare priced at $2.99 each.
- ComicsAlliance posted on Oily’s subscription service as part of their Holiday Gift Guide. I wholesomely agree. Oily Comics offers a subscription service for three months and it’s a great price for great mini-comics and zines: $20 gets you 15 comics for three months, in addition to other neat things like postcards and coupons. Jump on that business.
- ComicsAlliance also posted this great article explaining Kickstarter and their popularity with funding comics. This stems from the recent funding of Fantagraphics’ Kickstarter, in which they were funded $150,000 in simply one week for asking for help from readers to fund their next years’ catalogue.
- Chris Mautner posted about six comics he grabbed from this weekend’s Comic Arts Brooklyn event. Worth reading about these comics worth reading.
- Speaking of CAB, Tom at The Comics Reporter made this giant list compiling posts about the event in case you weren’t able to attend.
- In case you missed it here on ALBOTAS, here’s a list I’ve compiled of the funniest comics I’ve had a chance to read.