Rick Remender is positive; Dylan Meconis is unsure.

"This is no lecture, no set of rules. They say we teach best what we most need to learn, and in my case this is proof positive. I feel the need to stop being judgmental and hypercritical. To set aside rivalry and competition and focus on the great stuff going on in comics right now. To be more supportive of people and focus more on what made me want to be in comics in the first place: fun and

Definitive new Whiteout:Melt cover

Oni's released the final design for the definitive edition of Whiteout:Melt. Get it from your local comic shop or independent bookstore. (ISBN10: 1932664718) Or if that won't work, you can order it from Amazon or Powells

Coover-Tobin wedding!

Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin got married on Saturday in a cermony in Laurelhurst park in Portland. Paul Guinan and James Ratcliffe have put up photo-sets. I'm not sure whether to be proud or sad that several comics news sites scooped us on this story.

"I’m not, nor have I ever been, a teenage girl."

"DC’s new Minx imprint has been a source of intense industry conversation since it was announced as the company’s new, concerted effort to get girls to read comics (well, comics published by DC, rather than manga). It’s hard to evaluate how well the line does in meeting its goal as I’m not, nor have I ever been, a teenage girl.But it certainly seems like (Good as Lily) should hit the target

"The body’s frozen to the ice."

"The mere act of discovering that there was a crime is life threatening. It’s not simply, someone found a dead body and you call 911. It’s somebody says, I think I saw something out in the middle of nowhere and someone else says that’s a five hour flight from here and we don’t know what the weather’s like. You want me to fly out and check? Well, yeah, you’re kinda obligated to. Then you get out

"We may just have to start buying them more regularly"

"Jeff Parker and Colleen Coover have a four page back-up story in today’s X-Men: First Class #3 from Marvel Comics. In it, Marvel Girl and the Scarlet Witch team up to bond over shopping, and stop an attempted robbery.I’ve been reading comics for about 30 years now, and I loved the fact that the characters are actually, you know, IN CHARACTER. They’re not angsty and filled with rage, or crazy, or

"His ears look too much like ears."

Ron Chan's been caricaturing MMA fighters:Rampage JacksonRandy CoutureMore fighters forthcoming. The thread title is from a poster on this MMA board, where they've been going nuts for Ron's drawings.

Important Stumptown Comics Fest News

We just received this from the Stumptown Comics Fest Organizers:Hey, all:Seems a lot of people were still operating under the belief that the Fest was going to be in October again this year, and didn't realize that it had been moved up a whole month to the end of September. So, to make sure everyone has a chance of getting their forms in, we've extended the registration deadline to August 31st.

Good as Lily is out.

Jesse Hamm's graphic novel for the MINX line GOOD AS LILY arrives in stores today. The reviews have been terrific!"Thematically it touches on life and death, seeing what’s really in front of you, and how choices shape your life. ... a graphic a novel with as much thought and story as a standard novel. Bravo!" (In the comments section, she adds: "It made me cry. Derek Kirk Kim is an amazing story

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Jeff Parker's tribute to Mike Wieringo, with great photos.

Remembering 'Ringo

When the phone rings before 7 AM, a small pit forms in your stomach as you scramble for the phone thinking "this can't be good news." Of course, nine times out of ten it's a wrong number or empty air.Today was that one other time.I can't really believe Mike Wieringo is gone. It isn't real to me yet. He was in great shape. He exercised regularly. He complained about working long hours (like all of

Sheldon the Pig

Kevin Moore has made his all-ages silent webcomic Sheldon the Pig entirely free. Go give it a read. It's beautiful, funny, and weird.

It's A Fowler!

Congrats to Periscope pal Tom Fowler and his wife Monique on the birth of their son, Graham Joseph Duguay Fowler.

Dylan Meconis and Sara Ryan's CLICK

Over at her LJ, Dylan Meconis writes:Since I was off being a tremendous dork at music camp this past week, you guys get a nice substitute treat over at the comic - namely, another comic! A finished one! Fourteen pages!Dylan has teamed with author Sara Ryan to produce CLICK, a prequel to Sara's new book The Rules For Hearts. Both the comic and the novel star Battle Hall Davies, and one of the

Colleen Coover podcast

" Everybody loves Colleen Coover... the Illustrator, and comic creator. Listen to Colleen talk about Banana Sunday, X-men, and Small Favors. Listen to the interview with Colleen Coover. Listen to her talk about her working style, secrets that she doesn't want to share with Editors, and hear her grill me about why I didn't go to SDCC."~Christopher Shields has a podcast interview with Colleen

Don Heck's Horrific Heads.

Thank you Colleen Coover for steering me towards these awesome horror covers by Don Heck. Now, now at last I grasp the glory of the scary head motif.

Hello PW subscribers!

"'It's possible here because we're in Portland, which is the most cartoonist-rich environment anywhere in the English-speaking world. It's the last affordable city on the West Coast, it's an incredibly literate city, it's got crappy weather that keeps people inside and great coffee to keep them motivated—people come to a place like Portland and they do stuff.' "Publishers Weekly visits Periscope.

New York Times! PWTV!

Several friends called and emailed to tell me about this in the New York Times."These kinds of intimate, face-to-face, sometimes face-to-Darth Vader-mask moments seem crucial to the Comic-Con experience, part of the close bonds that comic books encourage between creators and readers. In the area called Artists’ Alley fans lined up with sketchbooks in which they collect drawings from favorite

Wolk, Parker and Lieber at Powell's tonight!

Sorry, I don't have part two of the con report yet. From the calendar at Powell's Books:The first serious, readable, provocative, canon-smashing book of comics criticism by the leading critic in the field, Douglas Wolk's Reading Comics (Da Capo Press) illuminates the most dazzling creators of modern comics — from Alan Moore and Alison Bechdel to Dave Sim and Chris Ware — and introduces a critical