Press Release Eisner and Harvey award-winning cartoonist Scott Kurtz (PvPonline.com) is mining his many years spent both in front of and behind a D&D® Dungeon Master’s screen to bring us his brand new comic series, Table Titans.
Welcome to our first episode! Scott Scott Marc and Stephen tackle Avengers vs X-Men and what is about to happen to Professor X. Liefeld and his blowup on twitter. DC and what they’ll do now that all the new 52 dust has settled, some Kickstarter comics talk. The Sixth Gun, The Grogan, Walking Dead 100, Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing, Transformers Autocracy, The Last Man, Harvest, Fatale, Atomic Robo, and TMNT on the reading list. A look at MODOK, and MORE! [podcast]http://frogpants.plig.net/comicdorks_01a.mp3[/podcast] Head over to the Frogpants Network Comic Dorks site to comment on the show, and to access the RSS
So I’ve been hinting since March of this year that there was a project Scott Johnson and I were working on that we were waiting for the stars to align, and they finally have in a new monthly podcast from the Frogpants Podcast Network – Comic Dorks. Those who attended Nerdtacular 2012 got a few more hints, as Scott Johnson, Marc Spagnuolo, and myself made broad references to “the show”. Now that PvP creator Scott Kurtz’s schedule has opened, the show is ready to go! While this is a podcast that runs through the FPN, you will see it appear
Scott Kurtz has announced that he is leaving Image Comics and Diamond Comic Distributors to return to self publishing with the next collected volume of PvP. “Over the last three years our business has shifted,” says Kurtz. “Sales through brick-and-mortar stores are declining and online sales are increasing. Readers who discovered PvP in comic shops have shifted from monthly readers to online readers, and their buying habits have changed. The monthly floppy is selling less and the trade paperbacks are selling more.” Kurtz was with Image Comics for eight years, but future releases will come from his own Toonhound Studios
Marvel has announced the creative teams behind the upcoming Avengers VS. Atlas series, that features the original Avengers taking on the forces of Atlas.
Here’s a great gift that goes to a good cause.Â Scott Kurtz has announced a 2010 wall calendar that features the plush version of his Skull the Troll at various locations around the world. Over the last three years Gary Arndt has been traveling with Skull the Troll to over 60 countries around the world. It has been an adventure of a lifetime, and Skull has been with Gary every step of the way. While this is a really nice calendar for fans of the web comic series, the $19.95 purchase actually goes to a good cause.Â 100% of the
The latest episode of The Variants went live a short while ago, and the episode features Scott Kurtz and Dave Crosland signing at the store. In case you missed it, you can check out the Major Spoilers Interview with the creators here.
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
For the last two months I’ve been trying to nail Boom! Studios’ Chip Mosher down to get Shannon Wheeler back on the Major Spoilers Podcast to record the next installment of Comic Book Marketing 101. Chip was a little cryptic in his replies, and asked a time or two if I was going to be at the San Diego Comic Con this year, and now I know why. Check out this panel scheduled for Thursday, July 23rd: 12:30-1:30 Indie Comics Marketing 101- Too Much Coffee Man’s Shannon Wheeler has gone from minicomics to self-publishing to Dark Horse and now to
I like comic book stores that really get into Free Comic Book Day (Saturday, May 2, 2009).Â Sure, having a gigantic selection of free comics is a good idea, but those stores that bring in special guests are cranking the event up to the next level.Â Take Zeus Comics for example; the store not only has ordered 4000 comics but is bringing in some cool guests. Scott Kurtz: creator of PVP, Ding!, co-creator and writer of Truth, Justin and The American Way. Matt Sturges: writer of House of Mystery, Blue Beetle, and Jack of Fables for DC/Vertigo Comics. Kristian Donaldson:
BALTIMORE, MD (Feb. 17, 2009) — The Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con are proud to present the official Nomination Ballot for this year’s Harvey Awards. Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry’s most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. Ballots can be downloaded from HarveyAwards.org and completed forms can be e-mailed to email@example.com.Â Ballots are due for submission by Friday, March 27th. In addition, Scott Kurtz has been announced as the Master of Ceremonies for the Harvey Awards dinner and ceremony. “Scott has
My jealousy for those able to attend all the great comic book convention continues to grow whenever I see the panel, signing, and booth schedules for the various publishers.Â Image Comics has sent its rundown, and there are plenty of things for Image fans to do this weekend. Throughout the convention the Image Comics booth will be home to signings galore, a convention exclusive cover of the superhero debut JERSEY GODS and an array of creators including Rob Liefeld (YOUNGBLOOD), Whilce Portacio (SPAWN), Frank Cho (LIBERTY MEADOWS), Richard Starkings (ELEPHANTMEN), Glen Brunswick (JERSEY GODS), Josh Williamson (JOHNNY MONSTER) and Vinny
“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