In 2018, I completed work on Chronin, a queer historical SF duology and my debut as a solo graphic novelist. It follows Mirai Yoshida, a college student in an elite program which uses time travel for research, who finds herself trapped in 1860s Japan as civil war is brewing. The complete arc is 730 pages. Today, Volume 1 is out in the world. [more inside]
Play Comics is a weekly podcast where a guest and I look at video games based on comic properties and how well those games stick to the source material. Think more along the lines of a book vs movie thing than a game review thing. [more inside]
What we have here is a sequel to PlanetSlade's 2015 collection of gig-going anecdotes from the golden age of UK pub rock, punk and ska (previously on Projects). This time round, I'm covering the years from 1982 -2002, when my major obsessions included Alan Moore, The Pogues, The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow and any twanged-up country band I could find playing the bars of Nashville, Austin, San Antonio and Detroit. [more inside]
(a short comic about injustice, coercion and imprisonment)
A cursed relic of our revolting age, Male Tears remixes vintage comic book imagery into a verbo-visual slurry for your shame or amusement: forty pages of thwarted privilege, humiliating failure and unchecked emotions exploding into weeping and/or violence. [more inside]
Co-hosts Gina Gagliano (Publishing Director of Random House Graphic) and Alison Wilgus (Cartoonist, writer, editor and MeFite) guide listeners through the inner workings of graphic novel publishing through a series of interviews where professionals in the industry -- editors, agents, cartoonists, designers, etc -- explain the details of their jobs. [more inside]
Destination: Mars is a 180-page graphic novel, that tells a tale of exploration, love and strangeness on an odd and incomprehensible world. Three people (and a cat) set out on a journey to Mars, only to discover that the world there is stranger and more dangerous than they could ever have known. [more inside]
An animation project manager, a sound guy, a Youtuber, and a comic book superfan explore the phenomenon of being super hyped about showing your friends a movie you love, but being slightly worried you're over-selling it. I've been a cohost on this podcast, laughing and cringing our way through our old faves, for what is now entering our fourth year! We're asking for some audience write-ins or audio submissions for the next episode. [more inside]
This is my daily journal comic, "Oh, Boy!". I announced it here about a year ago (I think). Lots has changed in the style and format, and it recently moved from my website to instagram. I now post a comic every evening by simply taking a photo of my sketchbook w/ my phone and zapping it onto Instagram. This makes the comic a lot easier to keep up w/, as I was scanning each comic and coloring in Photoshop. I hope you'll enjoy it. Thanks, Jed
An accumulation of things is a website collecting together lots of pieces of my writing, including various short stories, fairy tales, picture books, and comics. [more inside]
Imagine you're watching funny-animal Star Trek. Except every other episode is from the point of view of the Borg. [more inside]
I posted an update about this a while back. I've since revamped my efforts, built a new website, and made an attempt at drawing the strip in a more uniform way. I hope you'll check it out, and let me know what you think. I post a new comic up there everyday. Please, subscribe via email though the website if ya dig 'em! You can also follow the comics on instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohjed Thanks! Jed
A quick round up of stuff I’ve written, drawn or said out loud this year that exists in an easy to see on the Internet form for both myself and something to show to editors and art directors. [more inside]
A shortish autobiographical webcomic about the time I nearly worked for the CIA.
You can read the first issue here: The Book of Biscuits #1 Interested in any feedback. If you really dig it, then you can pick up a copy here: http://www.indyplanet.us/product/150457/ but you certainly don't have to. If you're feeling extra adventurous, you can check out my other comics here: Most of them are free!
I posted my comic strip here a couple years ago when I began it—now that it's finished, I've compiled the strips into a book anthology. [more inside]
A short, illustrated guide to things you can do to make the world better and take care of yourself now that Everything Is Terrible. I created it as a way to get myself out of a deep politics-related funk earlier this month.
A rather strange romance, in mobile-optimized webcomic form.
I write a little about growing up with Judge Dredd and how Judge Dredd has grown up over the years.
An autobiographic comic for The Nib about how early exposure to the 90s X-Men cartoon and subsequent movie gave a confused gay teenager a metaphor to deal with it.
The new issue of GUTTERFAGS is up at http://www.gutterfags.com/ ! This issue features: – The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal by E.K. Weaver, reviewed by Meredith Nudo – Wuvable Oaf by Ed Luce, reviewed by Michael Martinez – Roy & Al by Ralf König, reviewed by Kyle J. Campbell – Webz by KaputOtter, reviewed by Daniel Milco – Husbands: The Comic by Brad Bell, Jane Espenson et al, reviewed by Larry Duplechan ---- With cover art by Knut Graabein --- Edited by Aldo Alvarez, Ph.D & Dale Lazarov
A 9-page comic about grief, generation gaps, Indian counterculture and Nagpur Railway Station, where the final missing link was inspired by a Metafilter comment. [more inside]
As this comment went over well, I decided to make a longer, annotated list of women in comics, worldwide. Though I started with comics I like, I did some research to find stuff I didn't know about, and I'd love to hear suggestions for more. There are currently about 220 entries. [more inside]
Bullies? Drugs? Puberty? Some topics are important to talk about but hard to bring up. For the past six years, I've been making comics for my niece to start conversations on tough subjects and soften harsh truths with cartoons. Now they're finally ready to share. Behold my total lack of qualifications. Appreciate the editing of Consultant Kristine Chester. Read the comics online or order hard copies for giving, sharing, and adding your own notes. No matter what, get motivated to break the ice with a kid you love. The only wrong way to talk about these things is not to talk about them at all.
In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee—comic book legend and co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, and a legion of other Marvel superheroes—shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be. (And I got to color it!) [more inside]
A hand-drawn non-fiction comic about Mexico City in 2015. Contains stories about street-side electric shocks, nightclubs named after forgotten globe-trotting radicals, the magical realism of the city's street names, a 25-year old dance battle, the idiosyncrasies of the city's museums, a long-running counterculture market and a spiritual experience disguised as a 'mud bath.' [more inside]
A short comic strip meditation connecting seemingly disparate events that occurred on trains this summer - refugees, heroism, racism etc. - and how they were widely portrayed in the media.
I've been drawing and posting comics for a while, and I finally had enough decent material to make a book out of it. It's 26 pages worth of autobiography, dreams, and musings on the culture I live in. You can download the book (a pdf) for a buck fifty from my Gumroad page, or you can go to my Tumblr and poke around in my archive to see most of the stories included.
Sure, Lego has some Marvel minifigs mainly those from the movies. But what if you wanted minifigs of every character ever represented in Marvel comics.
Calvin and Markov digests Calvin and Hobbes strips and generates endless new comics with random, semi-coherent dialogue using Markov chains. Here's some details about how I built it. [more inside]
Meet Toby the lion, Herman the penguin, Frank the zookeeper, Dr. Sara the vet, Misha the bear, Mr. and Mrs. Flamingo, and more... Fun for all ages. [more inside]
Follow an opportunistic, money-minded piranha -- and his unsuccessful assistant -- in the comic strip Scorched Earth. Described as "3 panel goodness!" by Crowd Share user MisterJ. [more inside]
It's a podcast about comics! Specifically, some lit nerds doing close reading/analysis of comics, with strong leanings towards the indie/diverse rather than what is new from Marvel/DC (though we cover a bit of that too). New podcasts roughly twice a month. [more inside]
Josh Fruhlinger of the Comics Curmudgeon and I sat down and watched the nearly unreleased Brenda Starr movie adaptation and talk about how it tackles camp, gender performance, romantic fantasy, and crazy shoulder-pads [more inside]
Ogami Itto is just a single dad trying to make his way through the world on a quest for vengeance that requires the rejection of human morals. It isn't easy with a young child in tow! This Tumblr highlights the trials and foibles of parenting on the assassin's road. [more inside]
A 30-page hand-drawn comic book about Moscow in 2014. Contains stories about mysterious women bikers, dark chocolate with cheese curds, avant-garde Russian poetry, the 'Moscow Face', anti-cafes and the music of Viktor Tsoi. [more inside]
Can Joey explain the Marvel Cinematic Universe to his sister Cassie, who only has eyes for Rocket Raccoon? Click to find out!
A comic about three women in hazmat suits, interpersonal workplace dynamics, and a cryptozoology institute with questionable ethics. [more inside]
I'm going to be exhibiting at Small Press Expo this year. I'm bringing the SF/F YA comics I've written, and I'm looking for other people who write or draw standalone SF/F YA comics whose work I can include at my table. Towards that end: Tesseract Comics, which will be functioning as, essentially, a zine distro for YA speculative fiction in comics form. [more inside]
All involved are amazing artists who have been doing political comics for decades. World War 3 Illustrated (or WW3 for short) is the longest-running anthology of social justice-themed comics in the world. [more inside]
A page-a-week webcomic which I have been working on with the fabulously talented Davinder Brar since 2010, currently at just under 200 pages and three-quarters of the way through chapter 7 of 8. MAY OR MAY NOT CONTAIN: Viking analogues, undeads, mouthy street urchins, horrendously giant baddies, flying carpets, lack of flying carpets, magic runes, monkeys, monsters, PoC heroes, treachery, pirates, and true love. [more inside]
This started off as me tinkering with a Tumblr idea called Pulp Silence -- golden age comics panels with the dialogue balloons blanked -- but I got curious about what else I could put in these balloons. and one thing led to another. [more inside]
Hi, folks! I am Dale Lazarov and I write and edit gay erotic comics drawn by distinctive and evocative illustrators like Steve MacIsaac, Drub and Chas Hunter, among others. Our smart, wholesome gay comics smut is full of man-on-man carnality and sweetness. They don't have dialogue or captions so they don't require translation; just your horniness! ;-D As you may know, I have published four hardcovers of gay erotic comics published and distributed internationally by Bruno Gmünder Verlag. Now we're selling both original-to-digital and digital-reprint homoerotic comics in PDF format directly to readers online using Selz, an Australian payment processor that's committed to distributing our art online for purchase and download. As you can imagine, direct digital sales to readers through the internet allows us to circumvent censorious apps and unadventurous bookstores. Also, we both keep more money from your purchase and drastically lower the price of the comics to prices competitive with mainstream comics. So go buy some now! Purchase and download at http://dalelazarov.selz.com/ ; NSFW page samples are available at http://www.dalelazarov.com/ [more inside]
Exploring strange byways of horror with author Max Sparber. I look at horror-themed art, cult films that never really found their cult audience, disquieting comics, and write two-sentence horror stories, along with a amiscellany of other oddities from the world of horror.
Since early this year, I've been writing periodically about the science and engineering details behind current and upcoming NASA missions; most recently, I've posted a 27-page comic about a trip I made to the Kennedy Space Center to watch a satellite launch. There's an enormous amount of exciting work being done right now, and I'm doing my best to give a small cross-section of it a little more attention. [more inside]
Drug stories in MS Paint. [more inside]
1. Everyone has stories to tell. 2. Anyone can make a comic (even if you can't draw) 3. People often surprise themselves by rising to a creative challenge. THUS: A monthly comic book (PDF) comprising comics I've solicited from friends and acquaintances. If that's not sufficient impetus to investigate, I'll add that the latest issue's theme is "Sex", and the resulting comics are appropriately NSFW.
A collaborative comic adventure, in which you are a cat. After each update, I take suggestions for what Cat should do — Investigate an object? Move into another room? Eat something off the floor? Then I read through all of the suggestions that have been submitted and select one as the basis for the next page. [more inside]
Collecting Superman is my archive of Superman-related merchandise and toys, domestic and international, from the 40s to the present. Updated frequently!
I was fortunate enough to be part of the first wave of Monkeybrain Comics' digital initative with my new monthly series Wander, featuring art by Grace Allison and letters by Josh Krach. The first arc, entitled Wander: Olive Hopkins and the Ninth Kingdom explores what happens when a thoroughly modern 20-something finds herself plunged into a fantasy world straight out that section of Barnes & Noble she always avoided. A strip explaining the concept for the first arc is available here and there's also an eight-page preview of our first issue on the Monkeybrain site. You can buy the 22-page comic directly from Comixology's website or through the app on your mobile device for $1.99 if if you so desire. [more inside]
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