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Around the Tubes

It’s a new week as we hurdle towards the new year. What’s folks favorites reads, highlights for comics this year?

Around the Tubes

Kansas City Star – With graphic novel, Algerian war gets a KC artist’s interpretationI think I need to check this book out.

Bleeding Cool – DC Comics Looking For A New Editor And Two Assistant Editors For New York OfficesIf you get the job, hook us up with tips!

Bleeding Cool – V For Vendetta Screened On TV In China While Jackie Chan Suggests Protest Rights Are RestrictedInteresting.


Around the Tubes Reviews

Flickering Myth – Avengers #1

ScienceFiction – Batman #15

Talking Comics – Cable and X-Force #1

Bleeding Cool – Change #1

Talking Comics – Change #1

Looking for a Job in Comics? Uncle Sam Wants You!

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SAIC is looking for an artist to work on a graphic novel for the U.S. Government.  SAIC is a “a Fortune 500 scientific, engineering and technology applications company” that contracts with the U.S. Army.  Though it’s not super specific, the team behind America’s Army (yes the video game folks) is looking for an artist to help create a graphic novel.  The graphic novel will be released in digital and print.

You can check out one of their previous graphic novels by M. Zachary Sherman, Michael Penick and J. Brown.

A Bachelor of Arts in Illustration or Animation is required plus two years of experience.  So a random person off of Deviant Art won’t cut it?

Dark Horse Welcomes The New Events And Community Manager!

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SEPTEMBER 7, MILWAUKIE, OR—Today Dark Horse announced the appointment of Kari Yadro to the newly created role of events and community manager. In the beginning, Dark Horse was built on the idea of creating an atmosphere that was friendly and accessible to both creators and fans. In 2010, Dark Horse has looked to continue this tradition with a heavy focus on the growing online social-networking channels. Looking forward to 2011, the company hopes to focus heavily on the growing comics community in Portland, Oregon, and the world at large, with more events and activities demonstrating leadership balanced with accessibility.

This new position will not only encompass all Dark Horse trade-show coordination and planning, but also any and all Dark Horse events, such as in-store appearances and signings. In addition, the Dark Horse events and community manager will focus heavily on Dark Horse’s social-networking strategy, overseeing Facebook, Twitter, and all other channels, as this has become an increasingly important area for Dark Horse.

Kari Yadro comes to Dark Horse from a storied career with Barnes & Noble, where she currently holds the position of community relations manager. In her time there, she has handled coordination of all in-store events, large and small. Kari’s passion for science fiction led her into the comic shop by way of Dark Horse’s own Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight.

“It’s an honor to be joining the comic-book industry, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, where there are so many amazing publishers,” said Kari Yadro. “I’m really excited about connecting with Dark Horse’s fans and exploring partnership opportunities with organizations in the local and world communities.”

“As Dark Horse continues to expand our presence in the minds of fans on and off of the trade-show floors, I am confident that Kari brings the perfect balance of events experience and community building to her new role,” said Dark Horse’s director of public relations, Jeremy Atkins. “I couldn’t be happier about the level of energy and enthusiasm she brings to the position.”

Kari will cut her teeth at October’s New York Comic Con. Please make sure to stop by the Dark Horse booth and say hello.

Top Cow Hires Eisner Award-Winning Retailer As Direct Market Liaison

Official Press Release


LOS ANGELES, Calif., August 3, 2010 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that Atom! Freeman will be joining the Top Cow team as a Direct Market Liaison, effective, August 2nd, 2010.

In an effort to better support the needs of Top Cow’s valued Direct Market retail partners, Atom! Freeman will be working directly with retailers to make sure that the new standard of quality that Top Cow Productions has brought to their entire line is represented on store shelves.

“As a retailer, I was continually being surprised both at the quality of the work Top Cow was putting out and the sales they were generating on our shelves,” said Freeman. “This led to many conversations with Filip Sablik which eventually led to me having a desk to go to work at every day. I love this industry.”

“Atom! was part of a team that won the 2008 Eisner Spirit of Retail Award,” added Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik.  “He’s been one of the retailers I go to regularly for insight and advice on the direct market and Brave New World is one of my favorite stores in the country. When the opportunity presented itself to hire Atom! to help us in our efforts in the direct market, I leapt at the chance.”.

A co-owner of Brave New World Comics in Santa Clarita, CA, Freeman will still be splitting his duties between the Top Cow offices and running promotions for BNW.

Freeman has no fear that the customers of BNW will miss him: “My wife and partner, Portlyn, has such a strong grip on the day to day operations of BNW that I’m sure it will spin like a top. Plus, which face would you rather look at when come in to pick up your books?”

Mohawk Media Puts Out Call To Comic Artists

Official Press Release

Mohawk Media launches talent search

Publisher Mohawk Media has today announced that it is in search of artists for upcoming comic book and graphic novel projects.

Having had success with its Mr. T graphic novels, the publisher is readying to get new projects underway in 2010.

To help spearhead this search, Mr. T author, Christopher Bunting, has been appointed as Editor-In-Chief.

Bunting says: “As a freelance writer, one who is still in the very early stages of his career, I know just how tough it is to break into comic books. Getting that first break isn’t hard, it is insanely difficult.”

“I’m proud to be part of this Mohawk Media initiative to give artists a chance. Ideally, we would like artists with some published experience, but that said, we will consider every submission on an individual basis and by its own merits”.

“I’ve often heard aspiring comic book artists say there are no openings, or they struggle to get their work seen by an editor – well, here’s your chance! This is an opportunity to get published, paid, and be involved in some of the coolest titles of 2010!”

The publisher recommends the following:

  • A brief covering email about yourself and any published experience, accompanied by a minimum of 5 sequential pages
  • Story pages only (no pinups, paintings or portraits)
  • Your strongest – and preferably, most recent – work
  • A variety of genres if possible
  • Samples in jpeg or PDF format only. Links will not be opened
  • All submissions to be sent via email to chris@mohawkmedia.co.uk

Bunting continues: “Remember, comics are a storytelling medium, so it is those skills that you need to demonstrate.”

“We’re very excited to see what comes in. Good luck!”