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The Comics (Artist) Panel
Five Austinites on the state of the sequential art, from comics to comix to manga and beyond
"...Nose. And fewer people follow the still fertile current comics scene...."

Dec. 22, 2006 Arts Feature by Joey Seiler

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

Book This Gift, You Comics-Loving Citizen
Because the All-Trans Comics Anthology is a many-splendored thing
"...of the introduction to We’re Still Here: An All-Trans Comics Anthology, and of course it’s absolutely true...."

Dec. 5, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Moontower 5: First Wave of Comics Announced
Martin Short and Kevin Smith lead the laugh makers for 2016
"...wait until January to announce the first wave of comics, the theatre has made a pre-Thanksgiving drop of 28..."

Nov. 17, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Moontower Comedy Fest: Comics to Watch
Because we know funny
"...From April 22-25, over 100 comics will takeover 11 venues around the city for the..."

April 16, 2015 Events Post by Tamar Price

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

Tillie Walden: Talking Comics
"If it was torture, I’d’ve given up by now.”
"...two days where all we did was think about comics, talk about comics, draw comics – and it clicked..."

Nov. 1, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Comics Worth Spending Money on
Three Chronicle writers recommend 14 current comics, from standard superhero fare to funny-animal satire to slice-of-life drama.
"...costs money. But there's so much being published in comics today that it can be a little overwhelming just..."

May 3, 2002 Books Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Hey Kids! Free Comics!
The folks who make and sell comic books are hoping that a promotional giveaway of 2 million comics after the release of the Spider-Man movie will rescue their ailing industry.
"...public on Saturday, May 4, more than 2 million comics at no charge. Four of the industry's leading publishers..."

May 3, 2002 Books Feature by Robert Faires

Bullish On Comics
Guillermo del Toro gets serious about the funny papers.
"...passion for film, it may be his passion for comics. The director is a lifelong fan, dating back to..."

March 8, 2002 Screens Feature by Robert Faires

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 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

David Wheeler of Dragon’s Lair Has Been Selling Comics In Austin for 30 Years
Local bastion of supergraphics & gaming celebrates three decades
"...there too. And that’s what got me into the comics and gaming industry.”..."

Sept. 14, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

A By-No-Means-Comprehensive List of Austinite Comics Writers and Artists
Some of the most illustrious comics creators to have made their home in Austin sometime between 1960 and 2006
" (The Daily Texan, 1986-1990; Raw; The New Yorker); comics series Acme Novelty Library (1993-present); graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan,..."

Dec. 22, 2006 Arts Feature

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

Comic Creator Spotlight on Monica T. Gallagher: "There Are Different Genres Within Comics, It's Not Just One Genre"
For Free Comic Book Day we chat with Austin's sequential standouts
"...“A lot of comics have to do with whatever appeals to people at..."

May 5, 2023 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Great Comics Getting Greater
Austin's newest comic and film convention leaps into action
"...of the Oscar-winning The Shape of Water), and featuring comics legends and local rising stars, it promises to be..."

June 15, 2018 Screens Feature by Moisés Chiullán

Eating My Way Through Two and a Half Decades of Comics
The Drawn and Quarterly 25th Anniversary Anthology
"...I know this because Brown illustrated his unusual (I'm..."

June 5, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Comics for Courage
Funnyman Christopher Cannon is serious about helping veterans
"...struggles to readjust to civilian life through his nonprofit, Comics for Courage. He works with high schools, staging benefit..."

Nov. 2, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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

Hey, Adults! Comics! Comics that are Funny, Weird, and Profound!
Reviewed: New School, Superzelda, My Dirty Dumb Eyes
"...synergistic combinations of words and text, whether they're called comics or sequential art or bande dessinée or manga or..."

Sept. 2, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

Comic Creator Spotlight on John Gholson: "For Three Years I'm Working on Comics That Literally Nobody Can Read"
For Free Comic Book Day we chat with Austin's sequential standouts
" me doing a bunch of secret, backdoor corporate comics. I did two comics for an oil company that..."

May 5, 2023 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

Marvel Vs. DC Comics: Who Clobbered Whom?
The Dionysium's comics debate did not turn out as predicted
"...testaments to Marvel's revolutionary developments in the field of comics, Brenner and the entire Marvel Universe could not "clobber",..."

Dec. 8, 2011 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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

Comedy Wham's Five Austin Comics Not to Miss at Moontower Just For Laughs
The Austin comedy podcast's Five for Laughs: Locals Edition
"...One of the hardest-working comics, producers, and podcasters in Austin, Norman lures you in..."

April 8, 2022 Arts Feature by Valerie Lopez

Moontower Comedy 2018: More Comics Named
On, Ryan! On, Preacher! On, Colin! On, Ali! On 39 more jokers!
" for you: the names of more than 40 comics slated for the 2018 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival...."

Dec. 5, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Comics
The stand-up people behind the city's comedy scene
"...Boston's Women in Comedy Fest) are proof that good comics can work black as well as blue. (See also..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

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