1. Superman owes a debt to science fiction, Batman to the hardboiled detective. Wonder Woman’s debt is to feminism. She’s the missing link in a chain of events that begins with the woman-suffrage campaigns of the nineteen-tens and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later. Wonder Woman is so hard to put on film because the fight for women’s rights has gone so badly.

    — 

    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/09/22/last-amazon

    Amazing article. Read the whole thing.

  2. Anonymous said: Forgive me if this is a crass question, but how are sales on Wicdiv going? Better or worse than expected? Also, looking at all the artists and writers migrating over from the Big Two to Image, I'd be interested in knowing what the expected sales usually are on independent books by established comics people with a fanbase built on superhero fare. Some of this may be too general to be answered, and I know you and Jamie already had a reputation before Marvel, but still.

    kierongillen:

    In short: much better than we could have hoped in any realistic way. 

    Issue 1 was off the chart (60k with the second printing, not including digital). Our initial orders are consistently higher every issue as well. We’d have been pretty happy to launch at where our sales are on issue 5.

    The economics of an indie book are a very different creature. If you’re doing 12k at Marvel, you’re already 6k beneath where books tend to get cancelled. If you’re doing 12k on an Image book, you’re an entirely sustainable book, and that’s not even bringing trades into the equation.

    We’re doing a lot better than 12k. It’s by far the most successful book of our career.

    Thank you, in short. The support is enormously appreciated.

  3. IT’S HAPPENING!!!
In case you missed it, on Friday evening our wacky little project got fully funded.  And while we don’t have any of those funds yet, we took it as a sign to pull the trigger and get some stuff made.
With only FOUR days to go, now’s your chance to get in on the action! Head over to our "The Treachery of Kitties" Kickstarter page and grab some goodies while you can. Most of this stuff won’t be available once the campaign ends, so if you see something you like, get it now!

    IT’S HAPPENING!!!

    In case you missed it, on Friday evening our wacky little project got fully funded.  And while we don’t have any of those funds yet, we took it as a sign to pull the trigger and get some stuff made.

    With only FOUR days to go, now’s your chance to get in on the action! Head over to our "The Treachery of Kitties" Kickstarter page and grab some goodies while you can. Most of this stuff won’t be available once the campaign ends, so if you see something you like, get it now!

  4. deadair:

Maxwell House Coffee Commercial 

    deadair:

    Maxwell House Coffee Commercial 

  5. evilmarguerite:

    I fucking love Skyrim.

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  8. chrisroberson:

    allisontype:

    "Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down."

    -Eleanor Roosevelt, 1960

    This.

  9. I don’t believe that paperbacks will ever destroy hardbound publishing… The paperback has actually benefited publishing in more ways than one. Selling reprint and other subsidiary rights is now what keeps a lot of hardbound publishers from going bankrupt, because without a paperback sale, a book doesn’t make expenses most of the time. Also, paperbacks encourage the reading habit; people start with them, and a small percentage will graduate to hardbound books. So new readers are created and books are provided for people who can’t afford the hardbound ones—and that’s the greatest advantage of all… I think the hardbound publisher’s got to be in on this some way or another, and the one who hasn’t buttressed himself with an interest in a paperback house has been very short-sighted.

    — 

    Bennett Cerf, on the emergence of paperback books in the 1930s.

    For laffs, substitute “ebook” for “paperback” and “print” for “hardbound”.

    (via maisonimmonen)

  10. mdstewart:

Want a little off the top?
New panel from SOME KIND OF BLUE MOON. Written by Michael D. Stewart, art by Thomas Boatwright, and lettering by James Greatorex.
Check out more on the Facebook Page.

    mdstewart:

    Want a little off the top?

    New panel from SOME KIND OF BLUE MOON. Written by Michael D. Stewart, art by Thomas Boatwright, and lettering by James Greatorex.

    Check out more on the Facebook Page.