Author Archives: Rich Johnston

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When Kids Learn Comics Through Superheroes – VIDEO

Kev F Sutherland made the Welsh TV news with his comic book masterclasses. Don’t worry, the camera settles down pretty sharpish.  

Cannibalizing A Tobacco-Stained Groove

Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat (144-page graphic novel), published by IF? Commix on August 17. Words & art by Andrez Bergen, aided by Cocoa Bergen. Bullet Gal, the ongoing comic book series published by IF? Commix from July 2014. Words & art …

When Karen Gillan Shaved Her Head for Guardians Of The Galaxy – VIDEO

Karen Gillan shaved her head to play Nebula in Guardians Of The Galaxy. And she filmed herself doing it. Though if you want to remember her in more hirsute times, here she is in the recorded-a-while-back third series of Touch …

Doing A Little Sherbet, With Everyone From Amy Reeder To Shaky Kane

A Graphic Novel Kickstarter ending on September 10th . Written by; Michael Vincent Bramley & drawn by; Joshua Mathus. Cover by; Alice Meichi Li.Additional Pin-Up Art by: Hyeondo Park, Amy Reeder, Leila Del Duca, Fred Hembeck, Rob Moran, Paul Hanley, Shaky Kane, Tintin Pantoja, N Steven Harris, Delia …

How To Awaken An Elder God: Get A Moderator Punched In The Stomach

Joe Pangrazio writes, WARNING! ASKING FOR MONEY ARTICLE! WARNING! You have now been warned. This is usually the time when someone tries to suggest some tips for making a crowdfunder work, as a stealth attempt to advertise their own crowd …

The Wormworld Saga Finally Has A New Chapter, Loses Its App, And Kickstarts Its First English Book

Daniel Lieske writes, Creating webcomics is a rollercoaster ride, especially if you’re trying to make a living of it. I’m writing and illustrating the Wormworld Saga, which debuted with its first chapter on Christmas 2010. It has been a hobby …

Scottish Superhero’s Controversy As Referendum Nears

Clare Ferguson of Diamondsteel Comics Limited writes, Last year saw the release of the independent Scottish superhero graphic novel, Saltire: Invasion, creating a real buzz around the comic industry and selling out in Scottish retailers. Now the big, blue, ginger protagonist …

Batman Meets Anarky in December But Still No Cassandra Cain – The Batman Panel At Fan Expo

Diana McCallum writes for Bleeding Cool from Fan Expo in Toronto The final DC panel of the weekend was all about the Dark Knight. Titled Batman 75: The Eternal Dark Knight, the panel featured Larry Ganem, Greg Pak, Ray Fawkes, …

Wolverine Won’t Be Back Until At Least 2016 It Seems – The Marvel Panel At Fan Expo

Diana McCallum writes for Bleeding Cool from Fan Expo in Toronto It’s always interesting to see the different panel styles of Marvel and DC at Fan Expo. Whereas DC has an itinerary, a powerpoint, audiences prizes and a short Q&A …

The Future And The Importance Of Wonder Woman, Teased At DC Panel At Fan Expo

  Diana McCallum writes for Bleeding Cool from Fan Expo in Toronto The second DC panel of the weekend at Fan Expo revolved around the New 52 as a whole, with Larry Ganem moderating and panellists Jeff Lemire, Brian Azzarello, …

The ISIS Terrorist Who Likes Batman And The Justice League

One of the Welsh jihadists, twenty year old Reyaad Khan, fighting in Syria for Islamic State, has been celebrating the actions of the murderous regime on Twitter. And amongst the celebration of beheading, the call for others to join him, and …

Baltimore Comic Con Debut: Poop Office #5

The fifth issue of Poop Office is going to premiere at the Baltimore Comic-Con. Creator Ben Weary of Naked Grape Comics tell us I will be in Artist Alley at table A162, and the comic will be priced at $3 (I’m still holding the …

Terry Dodson’s Red Widow, To Red Skin, To Red One From Image Comics Next Year

Early this week, we gave a look at the new cover to Terry Dodson‘s Red Widow, now renamed due to legal concerns as Red Skin, for the launch of the first volume, Welcome To America, in France next month. The …

Ten Thoughts About Doctor Who: Into The Dalek

Another week, another episode of Doctor Who. How did we get to be so lucky? 1. Coffee. But No Chips. That’s the kind of Doctor we have now. Leave the chips, but pick up a hitch-hiker in an exploding space …

Marguerite Bennett Joins Chris Claremont On Nightcrawler #7

Marguerite Bennett likes Nightcrawler. This we know. I dunno how many times I can misspell “Nightcrawler” before my writer card is revoked nightcralwer dnghtcralwer nightclrawe ngithcrlawr — Marguerite Bennett (@EvilMarguerite) August 13, 2014 I just want some pictures of Alan …

A Bigger Batgirl And A Bigger Len Wein

The fifth Batgirl New 52 Hardcover, Deadline, is getting a little fatter. The solicitation read, BATGIRL VOL. 5: DEADLINE HC Written by GAIL SIMONE and MARGUERITE BENNETT Art by ROBERT GILL, FERNANDO PASARIN and JONATHAN GLAPION Cover by ALEX GARNER …

Working With Multiple Manufacturers To Get Your Self-Published Project Delivered

Paul Roman Martinez writes, I’ve finished four kickstarter projects so far in the comics and tabletop games categories. I’ve also produced many other manufacturing projects without using crowdfunding. Right now, I’m working on my first project not in those categories—a …

In September, Nerd Block Will Give You A Veneral Disease – UNBOXING

Here is the unboxing of one of the items, appearing in the next Nerd Block subscription packages…. Yes, a cuddly plush Crab Louse, though I understand that Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis are also being sent out in Nerd Blocks as …