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Pages And Pages of Free Comics
Flicking through this year's Free Comic Book Day comics
"...Comic Book Day? Imagine record store day, but for comics. Oh, and they're free. The massive annual event for..."

May 5, 2011 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

Transgender Comics Anthology “We’re Still Here” Nails Kickstarter to the Crowdfunding Wall
Oh! This thing has more successful panels than a SXSW weekend!
"...Holy Winsor McCay, there’s a daunting multitude of comics anthologies in this world! So many, many, many anthologies..."

July 31, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Moontower 5: More Comics Announced
David Cross, Leslie Jones, and Colin Jost join the fest fun
"...The 2016 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival continues to..."

Jan. 21, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

What Place for Muslims in DC Comics?
'Superman' writer Chris Roberson on the controversy of earthly aliens
"...industry press is bubbling with the news that DC Comics pulled the original story slated for issue #712 of..."

June 24, 2011 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

Moontower 6: First Comics Announced
Ali Wong, Patton Oswalt, and Ralphie May lead list of 50 acts
"...Appears that arctic front didn't just bring our first freezing temperatures of the fall; it also dropped the..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

LoneStarCon 3: Lessons From My First Worldcon
Oh, the mistakes I’ve made in my first gathering of the genre faithful
"...– make that universe – fandom culture is not second nature to me. When I hit the Henry B...."

Sept. 2, 2013 Books Post by Amy Gentry

Comics Writer Donny Cates Casts Spells on Doctor Strange
Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme and big bad Thanos get a local scribe
"...Cates was one of the hottest writers in independent comics. This week sees his first issue writing one of..."

Nov. 17, 2017 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

115 Comics Walk Into a Bar ...
"...Dallas comic Chris Cannon Nothing brings comics crawling out of the woodwork faster than the appearance..."

Nov. 6, 1998 Arts Feature by J. C. Shakespeare

Comics? Sequential Art? Literature for Your Visual Cortex?
A year's worth of goodness for the smarter parts of your brain
"...The Best American Comics 2013 is going to have one definite problem: It..."

Oct. 2, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Claudio Sanchez: My Life in Comics
Coheed and Cambria frontman explains how he will Kill Audio
"...form through his own Evil Ink imprint and Image Comics, but this is a whole new venture, released through..."

Oct. 7, 2009 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

A Tale of Two Comics
Comedy Contrast: Bill Hicks & David Letterman
"...years who could be compared to the outstanding, innovative comics of the 1950s and '60s...."

March 21, 1997 Arts Feature by Harvey Pekar

Two From Alternative Comics
'The Cute Manifesto' and 'A Strange Day'
", 168 pp.; $19.95 (paper) Alternative Comics, helmed by Jeff..."

Sept. 23, 2005 Books Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

The First Time
Austin artists reveal the intimate details of how they got their muse on
"...Everyone remembers their first time, right? How old you were, where you were,..."

July 17, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Second Coming
Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Definitive Director's Cut (1977)
"...just go. Go see Shadow of a Doubt. The first time I saw this movie was with my Dad..."

July 30, 1999 Screens Feature

Top Comics Announced for Moontower 4
Patton Oswalt, Ron White, Tim Minchin join the party in 2015
"...Making a welcome first appearance at Moontower will be Patton Oswalt, who, in..."

Jan. 20, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Scott McCloud in Austin with The Sculptor this Weekend
The affable theorist of Understanding Comics waxes all fictional.
"...Scott McCloud of Understanding Comics fame has a new book out from First Second..."

Feb. 4, 2015 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Son of the Graphics Giveaway
Just as the success of the first X-Men film has spawned a sequel, so has Free Comic Book Day, and on May 3, 2003, this promotional event for graphic literature -- or funny books, if you will -- will give away more millions of comics about everything from guys in tights trying to save the world to schlubs in offices trying to hold onto their jobs.
"...superteam that's coming together the day after the X-Gang's second movie debut: Batman, Archie, Robocop, Donald Duck, and the..."

May 2, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

It’s Free Comic Book Day in Austin on Saturday
But then, it’s Free Comic Book Day everywhere on Saturday
"...Because that’s the deal on the first Saturday in May – as it has been since..."

May 4, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Who Plays the Bongos While Fully Dressed?
Richard Feynman, that's who
"...with J. Robert Oppenheimer & Co. to create the first atomic bomb. Richard Feynman, the brilliant square peg that..."

Sept. 13, 2011 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

'This One Summer' Is a Story for All Seasons
Mariko and Jillian Tamaki don't take the trials of girlhood for granted
"...First Second Books, who recently brought us Paul Pope's magisterial..."

July 24, 2014 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Boxer Rebellion Gets Yang'd But Good
Graphic Novelist Gene Luen Yang brings his newest work to Austin
"...There's the ghost of the first emperor of all China, Qin Shi Huang, in full..."

Sept. 23, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

In Real Life: Cory Doctorow
Wearing goggles or not, he's in town for the Texas Teen Book Festival
"...Life, co-created with artist Jen Wang, just out from First Second Books – and this is some of what..."

Oct. 15, 2014 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Ben Snakepit Releases His Manor Threat
New collection of diary comics debuts at Beerland this Saturday
"...been doing so, without missing a day, since January First of 2001 – has a new book of the..."

June 8, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

One-Two Punch
Gene Luen Yang's 'Boxers' and 'Saints' duo takes on the Boxer Rebellion
"...project, the literary world takes notice: He was the first graphic novelist to have his work nominated for the..."

Sept. 20, 2013 Arts Feature by Dan Solomon

Welcome to the X-Men, David Marquez: Hope You Survive the Experience!
Local artist opens run on Marvel's merry mutants today
"...Fantastic Four graphic novel, handling art duties on Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man, and now his three issue run on All-New..."

Jan. 16, 2013 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

Giant-Sized Annual
Staple!: The Independent Media Expo returns for its second year
"...If you're familiar with superhero comics, you might think, especially with the thick gray muttonchops..."

March 3, 2006 Books Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Yo! MTV Laughs!
The Long, Strange Trip to TV for Three Austin Comics

May 30, 1997 Arts Feature by J. C. Shakespeare

The Tangled Web of David Marquez
Local artist takes over 'Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man'
"...a fresh era as he takes over on Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man...."

April 4, 2012 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

In Real Life: Jen Wang
The artist adapts Cory Doctorow’s “Anda’s Game” as a graphic novel
" In Real Life that was recently released from First Second Books. But there was no way we weren’t..."

Oct. 15, 2014 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Tweeter Right
Brian Gaar's monster following on Twitter paved the way for his first comedy album
"...that fame last December by recording an album, his first, which he says came at the behest of his..."

April 25, 2014 Arts Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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