End the suckage of 2016 with fonts from the 2017 Comicraft sale!

If, at the end of “The Wizard Of Oz,” one of the three freaks who somehow blagged themselves onto Dorothy’s warrior quest asked the Wizard for “an ineffable and infallable sense of visual design,” he would have responded thusly: “My lad, I have read catalogues, advertisements, book covers, movie posters, and product packaging. I have attended…

Why I Often Buy Kids-Oriented Comics

Spectacular Spider-Man (UK) #207. Why I Often Buy Superhero Comics From Marvel & DC’s Kids Lines: They never jettison the fundamentals of good storytelling in the name of style. Even when it’s an ongoing story, each issue is designed to be a satisfying, self-contained unit of entertainment. Characters act in a fashion that’s rational and…

Peanuts Archive Debut – Comics by comiXology

Peanuts Archive Debut – Comics by comiXology: Today, more than 30 Charles Schulz’ Peanuts collections published by Fantagraphics are now available on comiXology. The New York Times bestselling series, The Complete Peanuts, has sold over half a million copies of the print edition in North America. In anticipation for The Peanuts Movie debuting November 6th, comiXology is offering the entire Fantagraphics Peanuts catalog digitally –…

Boston Comic-Con – August 8-9-10 – You Should Totally Go

For years, we comics fans here in New England dreamed of having a big, and great, annual mass-audience con within reach of commuter rail or our cars. Something like the Chicago Comicon or San Diego, except without the need to set aside a week’s pay and a bunch of vacation time. Alas, the best we could manage were little…

The Bears Want To Eat Her

Here’s what happened with Windows 8, in one sentence: Microsoft asked too much of its users. I could write thousands of words more on the subject, and come to think of it…I have. It’s a complicated subject. Microsoft needed to make Windows relevant in a new, multitouch world, and with an installed user base consisting…

Ihnatko Almanac Episode 0030: “Avengers, Part 1”

The latest episode of The Ihnatko Almanac is now online, for your listening and viewing pleasure. (Please arrange to be looking at something pleasant while listening to the episode, as it’s audio-only.) This is one of my favorite episodes so far. My BFF John spent the weekend at my house recently and we took the…

The Abominable Bogus CV

A real treasure arrived in Friday’s mail. Observe, Volume 1 of the collected edition Karl Kerschl’s magnificent webcomic, “The Abominable Charles Christopher. It’s probably a good idea, as a general rule, to try to avoid declaring superlative absolutes, such as “this is the greatest webcomic.” But can I get away with saying “When I think…