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Scott Mccloud

Eclipse ComicsFeaturedRetro ReviewReview

Oh, sure, you’ve read ‘Understanding Comics.’  But are you familiar with *the rest* of the McCloud oeuvre?

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Eclipse ComicsFeaturedRetro ReviewReviewZot!

Some people like their heroes grim and angry, brimming with venom and covered in the dirt of the filthy streets of a mean city.  That’s cool and all, but have you ever wondered what would happy if your hero was incorrigibly happy?  Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Zot! #1 awaits!

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comic conventionPress Release

Press Release Bestselling graphic novelist Dave Gibbons is to become the first Comics Laureate.  The announcement was made by internationally acclaimed comics authority and graphic novelist Scott McCloud at the launch of new charity Comics Literacy Awareness (CLAw) at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival on 17th October.  

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Press ReleaseSolicitations

Press Release SelfMadeHero, the leading independent UK publisher of graphic novels, has acquired the UK and commonwealth rights to Scott McCloud’s first new graphic novel in almost ten years, The Sculptor, an emotionally spellbinding urban fable for adults. The rights were acquired by SelfMadeHero from First Second Books, and negotiated by SelfMadeHero’s Managing Director Emma Hayley and Holly Hunnicutt, Deputy Director, Subsidiary Rights Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

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Digital Comics

With my recent thoughts on electronic books and digital comic distribution, I really tend to focus on the large page format, where artists can continue to create in the style they are most accustomed to.  But with small being the big thing, what happens to those comics that need to be reduced to a single panel? Balak01 (Yves Bigerel) at the Deviant Art page, has been listening to Scott McCloud and thinks there is definitely a market for the single page digital comic as it provides another unique way to tell a story. Check it out. about DIGITAL COMICS by

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Scott MccloudVideo

In this TED Talk, Scott McCloud summarizes his Understanding Comics tome, very brilliantly. In this unmissable look at the magic of comics, Scott McCloud bends the presentation format into a cartoon-like experience, where colorful diversions whiz through childhood fascinations and imagined futures that our eyes can hear and touch. You should watch this, even if it is just for the amazing presentation that he put together. via Ted.com

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Dark Horse ComicsSolicitations

It’s that time again – time for another round up of solicitation information to get you excited about upcoming titles.  Dark Horse has sent Major Spoilers its rundown of titles arriving in March.

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Major SpoilersMajor Spoilers PodcastPodcast

As part of the Major Spoilers 2nd Birthday Celebration, Major Spoilers presents some of the “lost” conversations that you’ve never heard before. 10 days of daily podcasts that you’ve been asking for! Recorded on Earth-22: Matthew, Rodrigo, and Stephen discuss Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics. A listener writes in to ask how Legion of Superheroes members are selected for the Major Spoilers Hero History entries. A great behind the scenes look at how Major Spoilers functions (or doesn’t). [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers_22.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Music from this episode comes from Ookla the Mok.

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