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Best American Comics: The Notable Comics of 2014

The Best American Comics 2014 is out and new series editor Bill Kartalopoulos has carried on our tradition of posting all the Notable Comics of the year.

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Guest Post: Paulo Patricio on how to make a panel grid in five minutes

Paulo Patricio demonstrates a very quick and effective method to generate grids. (featuring an animated gif!)

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A holiday gift idea: the beginning cartoonist’s starter kit

The holidays are coming! And we have a great gift idea for you: a beginning cartoonist’s starter kit! To get your special person started in comics, just use our checklist to buy him or her the basic tools of the trade.

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Haiku comics

The haiku’s brevity and relative simplicity of rules make it a good candidate for a comics-making exercise.

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Book Group #2: “Lucille”, by Ludovic Debeurme

In the fall of 2011 we did a comics reading series at the Brooklyn Public Library. The third book we read and discussed was Lucille by Ludovic Debeurme. Here is a slightly edited transcript of our discussion that Sunday afternoon.

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Guest post: Dan Berry’s guide to making 24-hour comics

In anticipation of the upcoming 24-Hour Comics event in Angoulême, France, cartoonist and teacher Dan Berry shares his pointers on how best to prepare yourself for this rewarding challenge.

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Matt’s Comics Process II: The Inking Stage

This is the second of a two-part post where we walk you through the method Matt uses to make a typical comics page.

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What’s happening with Mastering Comics: some reviews and interviews

Mastering Comics has been out for over a month now, and we’ve been receiving interviews about it and seen many good reviews around the web. Here are some of the places you can find out more.

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Mastering Comics is on sale today, May 8!

Today Mastering Comics: Drawing Words & Writing Pictures Continued is officially released into the world!

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Panels, pages, and balloons book club: a few notes on Lucille

This Saturday, November 19, we’ll be hosting another live book club meeting at the Central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. This time we’ll be discussing the recently translated French comic Lucille, by Ludovic Debeurme.

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