Press Release One of the longest-running and most successful webcomics in Fremont is partnering with one of the best-established and creatively progressive independent comics publishers. In August 2012, Oni Press will become the official publisher of the popular Penny Arcade comic strips, beginning with the release of the 8th volume in the series. Created by the legendary tag team of Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, Magical Kids in Danger collects every Penny Arcade comic from 2007. The book will feature new commentary by Holkins, a peek into Krahulik’s process for designing the cover, and a new forward by Cliff Bleszinski,
Before you shake your head and cry out in disbelief, check out what Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins have to say about the PennY Arcade Reality TV Show. I have exciting news to share! A while back we talked about a reality show based on life here at Penny Arcade. It was just something we kicked around during a podcast but the idea stuck with us. We kept getting mail from people saying that this was actually something they’d be interested in. Eventually we decided to partner with 2 Player Productions and actually do it. So now we have camera
Editor’s Note:Â The following is from the diary of Major Spoilers’ Number One Fan, Julian, as he adventures forth in an attempt to win the Major Spoilers’ Julian Challenge. As I write this, it is currently Thursday 9 PM, I just got back from a full day of walking and signatures at the 40th Anniversary from the San Diego Comic-Con, and I am absolutely BEAT. Seriously, every year I go to this big time comic book and entertainment bash, and every year Iâ€™m shocked at how dead tired I am.Â But I will soldier on, for you, the Major Spoilers
If you have never read Sean Wang’s Runners series, you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy as soon as you can.Â If you can’t do that, head over to the newly launched website runnersuniverse.com to read the first series Runners: Bad Goods for free.Â The series takes a look at a group of alien smugglers who happen upon a shipment that is more than it appears – and then all heck breaks loose. The follow up series Runners: The Big Snow Job, was to be published a year ago by Archaia Studios Press, but will now appear
“I know there are plenty of web comic artists who are able to subsist on the income they make from their website, but they aren’t making money from their comics; they’re making money from merchandise. Not to belittle web-only comic artists, but when their income is derived from t-shirts, it makes them salesmen first, artists second.” — Neil Swaab Oh man, talk about opening mouth and inserting foot.Â This lead to all sorts of reactions including this well thought out post by Jeph Jacques, which ultimately lead to Mr. Swaab issuing a public apology. Oh and hey, those webcomic things
The minds behind the New York Comic Con have released its current list of panels for the show.Â It’s quite a list, and there are panels attendees will really want to check out. Here’s a sampling of the panels I found interesting: BOOM! Studios: BIG! BOLD! BOOM! Join Mark Waid, Ross Richie, and Chip Mosher as they run down the most exciting new projects at BOOM! Including a special announcement by Mark Waid that is sure to make your head explode! (Friday, 2:15-3:15) The Business of Webcomics! LIVE!: Watch PVP Onlineâ€™s Scott Kurtz take thematic suggestions from the crowd as
Tonight on the Major Spoilers Podcast (recorded on Tuesday, available on Wednesday), we’ll be drawing for the winner of the Major Spoilers Dark Knight Strikes Back statue, inspired by Frank Miller’s work on DK2.Â Take the jump to see all the entrants.
I posted a quick update about the Major Spoilers Dark Knight 2 Limited Edition Contest the other day, allowing contestants to enter as many times as they like, providing there is someone different in each picture.Â Julian took us up on the new deal and has turned in a few pics from San Diego Comic Con. I gotta give Julian credit, he had the balls to go up to some well known names, take a photo, and enter the contest. Who did Julian get his pics taken with?Â Take the jump to find out, and see who you are up
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores June 11, 2008. There may be items on this list that are not shipped at the last minute, or new material may be added. Check with your local retailer for more details. This list was last updated June 6, 2008.