Comic Writing Tutorial

Writer Jim Zubkavich (Image’s entertaining Skullkickers) has created a handy tutorial to writing comics. So far there’s two parts, and you can read both at Jim’s blog and for your cat viewing pleasure, here’s the Comic-Con variant cover for Skullkickers #15.

Uncanny Avengers #1 Cover

So, you may have heard that Marvel are pulling a DC and doing a relaunch, but before you roll your eyes, this ones looks less set to tick off loyal readers as it’s not a line-wide reboot. More details on the new creative teams, titles and looks for characters here.

Marvel NOW! First Look At The Cover To UNCANNY AVENGERS #1!

This October, dive headfirst into Marvel NOW! as the superstar dream team of Rick Remender (Uncanny X-ForceVenom) and John Cassaday (Astonishing X-MenCaptain America) deliver high stakes action inUNCANNY AVENGERS #1 – sporting a jaw-dropping cover by Cassaday! No fan can miss the blockbuster debut of an all-new Avengers team featuring members from all across the Marvel Universe…a team uniting Avenger and X-Man alike! But following the devastating events of Avengers VS X-Men, can Captain America pull together a team that can get along for its first mission? Plus, Uncanny Avengers #1 is the first title to sport the all-new Marvel NOW! cover design!

“We’re no longer going to be locked into where our logos are placed, which has traditionally been the top third of our covers, and we’re going to start to look at our covers with an eye towards strong design and commerciality above all else, explained Marvel Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada.  “What’s going to attract the reader’s eye, what’s going to make them want to buy that particular title? That’s the first question our artists and editors are going to ask themselves.”

Also! Every new issue with the Marvel NOW! branding comes packaged with a code for a FREE digital copy on the Marvel Comics app.

And that’s not all because readers will be able to take the Marvel NOW! experience even further by unlocking access to exclusive behind the scenes extras utilizing special augmented reality technology with the Marvel AR app powered by Aurasma. This is exciting bonus content that you cannot access anywhere else!

Have you joined the Marvel ReEvolution? Join the conversation on Twitter with #MarvelNOW!

For more on MarvelNOW!, please visit NOW.Marvel.com!

UNCANNY AVENGERS #1

Written by RICK REMENDER

Art & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

ON SALE THIS OCTOBER!

Darkness & Light Art Exhibition

Having just finished its run in Portland, the new Darkness & Light exhibition is going to San Diego Comic-Con next week and then Atlanta in August and Chicago in September. Details here and below.

Darkness & Light: Art Inspired by Heroes & Villains, Hope & Heroism exhibition is a one-of-a-kind art and education tour to raise awareness and funds for the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa. Darkness & Light features some of today’s top contemporary artists and showcases a collection of original artwork inspired by DC Comics’ Justice League characters paired with real world photography that depicts the everyday heroes fighting hunger in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. From the Super Heroes that fight for justice in the comic world, to the human heroes who make a difference every day in the real world, Darkness & Light tells the story of the crisis through the lens of those working tirelessly to be of service to those in need.

The exhibition shows us what is possible when we tap into our own best qualities of responsibility, willpower and inner strength to be of service to others in need. And just like our favorite Justice League Super Heroes, the art reflects the Super Hero powers we each hold that compel us to do good in the world.

The centerpiece of the collection features a large-scale piece of original artwork by Jim Lee, the legendary artist and DC Entertainment co-publisher, featuring the profile of Batman in a color palette inspired by the hues of Africa – yellow, green, red and black. Lee’s work is featured alongside journalistic photography that expose moments of heroism by aid workers in the Horn of Africa.

Select pieces of DC Entertainment artwork will be auctioned off at the end of the tour with all net proceeds going directly the We Can Be Heroes campaign.

Darkness & Light is launching at Mercy Corps’ Global Headquarters and gallery in Portland, Oregon – a nonprofit partner of We Can Be Heroes – and then traveling to cities across the country including Comic-Con in San Diego July 9-15.

If you’re in a tour city, stop by to see the artwork and find out how you can make a difference!