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Preview: Cartoon Network Gift Set

Cartoon Network Gift Set

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Art Baltazar, Kat Leyh, Jim Zub, Melanie Gillman, Anne Szabla, Terry Blas, and more
Artist: Savanna Ganucheau, Veronica Fish, Marguerite Sauvage, and more
Cover Artist: Cover Design by Scott Newman
Price: $29.99

What’s better than the gift of fun? This season, give a collection of some of Cartoon Network’s greatest hits from Emmy Award-winning shows Adventure Time™, Steven Universe™, and Amazing World of Gumball™. Featuring all star creators like Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans), Katie Cook (My Little Pony), Katy Farina (Rick & Morty), and Kat Leyh (Lumberjanes), this is the perfect entry point for any Cartoon Network fan to discover exciting stories from their favorite shows!

This gift set collects Adventure Time Comics Vol. 1, Steven Universe Vol. 1: Warp Tour, and Amazing World of Gumball: After School Special Vol. 1 for a special value price.

Cartoon Network Gift Set

Preview: Steven Universe All-in-one Edition HC

Steven Universe  All-in-one Edition HC

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers:  Jeremy Sorese, Josceline Fenton, Melanie Gillman, Grace Kraft, and others
Artists: Coleman Engle, Lamar Abrams, Chrystin Garland, Katy Farina, Rii Abrego, and others
Colorists: Leigh Luna, Whitney Cogar
Letterers: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Design
Price: $74.99

They are the Crystal Gems and they always save the day. Defending Beach City and planet earth from evil, no one love deeper, fights harder than Steven Universe. 

BOOM! Studios presents the first All-In-One edition! With over 500 pages of content, this hardcover book collects three different Steven Universe ™series and is a perfect collectors item for long-time fans or new readers alike!

This one-of-a-kind collection brings together over thirty stories set in Cartoon Network’s Emmy Award-winning series Steven Universe™, including a short by series creator Rebecca Sugar and storyboard artist Lamar Abrams.

Collects Steven Universe™ (2014) #1-8, Steven Universe™ & the Crystal Gems #1-4, and Steven Universe™ (2017) #1-12.

Steven Universe  All-in-one Edition HC

Oni Press’ Draw Out the Vote is Here

Why rock the vote, when you can draw it? Oni Press has launched Draw Out the Vote, a free state by state comics voting guide to view, download, print, and share, available now! Join creators Kiku Hughes (ELEMENTS: Fire – A Comic Anthology by Creators of Color), Jarrett Williams (Super Pro K.O.!), Bianca Xunise (The Nib), Shamus Beyale (Ghetto Klown), Melanie Gillman (As The Crow Files), Christina “Steenz” Stewart (Archival Quality), Natalie Riess (Space Battle Lunchtime), Arigon Starr (Super Indian), Terry Blas (Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom), Rashad Doucet (Alabaster Shadows), and more, discussing a variety of topics centered around the act of voting.

Fifty-two different artists explore what voting, politics, and living in American mean to them in this collection of black-and-white comics. Cartoonists from each state (plus Washington, DC and Puerto Rico) were invited to contribute to the project, which Oni hopes will increase voter awareness and encourage comics readers to vote in the November midterm elections. Included with each comic are instructions on how to register to vote in each state—as well as what to do to actually vote, and other things to note that may affect your ability to vote. (Can you wear a campaign shirt to the polls? Can you vote if you have a felony conviction?) Voting is our civic duty, and Oni Press wants to make it as easy as possible for people to register and vote in 2018.

Preview: Steven Universe #8

Steven Universe #8

Publisher: KaBOOM, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Melanie Gillman
Artist: Katy Farina
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Missy Peña
Subscription Cover: Paulina Ganucheau
Variant Cover: Sara Talmadge
Price: $3.99

When Peridot and Lapis turn their corn field into a “haunted” corn maze, the Gems uncover scares and secrets while trying to solve it!

Review: The Other Side Anthology OGN

When it comes to LGTBTQ representation in paranormal fantasies, not too many writers do it as well as Charlaine Harris. Never mind the stories draw you in, but then it showed the world as it really is, but with supernatural beings abound. Since she came onto the scene, there have been many writers and artists to enter the realm.  As far as comics go, there are more than a handful that fall within the supernatural genre, but even fewer that feature LBGTQ characters, which underwrites a bigger problem, where diversity in all its shades, from race, to sex to disability to sexual orientation, have felt the hush, when these groups ask if they are represented.

This is the reason when I heard about the The Other Side Anthology, a collection that focuses on “queer paranormal romance,” I was more than a little interested to know if these creators would do this genre justice within the comics medium. In the first story, “Black Dog,” a hunter reminisces of words by his father which makes him weary of a black dog, which has followed him every day, but little does he know, a surprise connection, awaits him. In “Enbae & Boo,” an online date at a convention for paranormal seekers, turns into a love match. In “Dive”, a grandmother’s tall tale ends up having more truth than she lets her grandchild know.

In “Emma FZR 400RR SP,” a ghost and human connected by a motorcycle start off as antagonistic, but soon fall for each other. In “Halo,” a chance meeting with an angel changes one man’s life forever. “In Beneath My Breath, above my Gaze,” one man’s hike turns into a lifelong love affair with nature. In “Ouija Call Center,” connection to dead people takes a hilarious turn.

In “Pulpit Point,” a love burgeons between a midshipman and a ghost in the most unlikely of circumstances. In “Rabbit Stew,” a woman makes her long dead husband, his favorite dish. In “Fifty Years,” one part of a vampire couple bestows their most rabid hunter as a gift their beloved. In “Shadow’s Bae,” a monster’s girlfriend shows them love knows no bounds. In “Third Circle Pizza,” one half of a couple breaks a centuries old spell on a family that curses their boyfriend.

In “Till Death,” the ghostly half of a couple, haunts a family moving their old house, so that the memory of their love is not lost. In “Tierra Verde,” a mysterious stranger gets hired to get rid of an ethereal being, but what starts out as a job, becomes more than either expected. In “Appliance,” a microwave connects the ghost of a man and his family with a total stranger. In “Airspace,” an unlikely love match occurs when a guitar lesson turns into a literal out of body experience.

In “Bare Bones,” a home improvement job awakens a ghost and saves a life. In “Yes, No Maybe,” a Ouija board leads one woman to a flirtation with a ghost and much more. In “Threnody,” an older woman ponders the need for her in the world, a question, a goddess was more than happy to answer.

The stories contained in this tome, more than shine, they offer light where other writers may be too shy to shed. The art by all the artists more than thrills it, exhilarates. Overall, a great collection, that shows each creator’s range and more than adds to the genre, it shifts the paradigm.

Story: Kou Chen, Mari Costa, Natasha Donovan, Kori Michele Handwerker, Gisele Jobateh, F. Lee, Kate Leth and Katie O’Neill , Sfé R. MonsterMargaret KirchnerAmelia OnoratoAatmaja Pandya, Fyodor Pavlov, Bitmap Prager and Melanie Gillman, Britt SaboBishakh K. SomSarah Winifred Searle and Hannah Krieger, Laurel Varian and Ezra RoseMary Verhoeven, CB Webb
Art: Kou Chen, Mari Costa, Natasha Donovan, Kori Michele Handwerker, Gisele Jobateh, F. Lee, Kate Leth and Katie O’Neill, Sfé R. MonsterMargaret KirchnerAmelia OnoratoAatmaja Pandya, Fyodor Pavlov, Bitmap Prager and Melanie Gillman, Britt SaboBishakh K. SomSarah Winifred Searle and Hannah Krieger, Laurel Varian and Ezra RoseMary Verhoeven, CB Webb, Mildred Louis

Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Listen to Graphic Policy Radio Talk As the Crow Flies and Steven Universe with Melanie Gillman on Demand

On demand: iTunes ¦ Sound Cloud ¦ Stitcher ¦ BlogTalkRadio ¦ Listed on podcastdirectory.com

As the Crow Flies is a story about Charlie — a queer 13 year old girl who finds herself stranded in a dangerous place: an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp.  It has been nominated for the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize (2013), an Eisner Award (2014), and an Ignatz (2016), and won a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators (2016).

Creator Melanie Gillman joins graphic Policy Radio to discuss their webcomic as well as Steve Universe!

Melanie Gillman is an Eisner- and Ignatz-nominated cartoonist.  They are the creator of As the Crow Flies, a webcomic about queer teens and Christian youth camp, which will be published by Iron Circus Comics in late 2017.  They have also written the Steven Universe comic for BOOM! Studios including the fan-favorite Stevonie storyline. They currently live in Tulsa, OK, where they are a 2017-2018 fellow in the Tulsa Artist Fellowship program.  Their work can be read at: http://melaniegillman.com

Chatting As the Crow Flies and Steven Universe with Melanie Gillman LIVE this Monday

As the Crow Flies is a story about Charlie — a queer 13 year old girl who finds herself stranded in a dangerous place: an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp.  It has been nominated for the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize (2013), an Eisner Award (2014), and an Ignatz (2016), and won a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators (2016).

Creator Melanie Gillman joins Graphic Policy Radio to discuss their webcomic as well as Steve Universe!

Listen to this show LIVE this Monday at 10pm ET.

Melanie Gillman is an Eisner- and Ignatz-nominated cartoonist.  They are the creator of As the Crow Flies, a webcomic about queer teens and Christian youth camp, which will be published by Iron Circus Comics in late 2017.  They have also written the Steven Universe comic for BOOM! Studios including the fan-favorite Stevonie storyline. They currently live in Tulsa, OK, where they are a 2017-2018 fellow in the Tulsa Artist Fellowship program.  Their work can be read at: http://melaniegillman.com

Listen live tonight or catch it on demand tomorrow!

Preview: Steven Universe #4

Steven Universe #4

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Melanie Gillman
Artist: Katy Farina
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Missy Peña
Subscription Cover: Rian Sygh
Variant Cover: Jenn St-Onge
Price: $3.99Steven,

Steven, Peridot and Amethyst go on their wildest adventure yet—a local Renaissance Faire! While the others enjoy fried food and theater, Peridot enters the joust, and is playing to win.

Preview: Steven Universe #3

Steven Universe #3

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Melanie Gillman
Artist: Katy Farina
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Missy Peña
Subscription Cover: Rian Sygh
Incentive Cover: Jenn St-Onge
Price: $3.99

When the local business owners in Beach City start to feel the economic pinch during the tourist off-season, Mayor Dewey and Buck come up with a solution: food trucks!

Preview: Steven Universe #2

Steven Universe #2

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Melanie Gillman
Artist: Katy Farina
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Missy Pena
Subscription Cover: Rian Sygh
Incentive Cover: Jenn St-Onge
Price: $3.99

When the local business owners in Beach City start to feel the economic pinch during the tourist off-season, Mayor Dewey and Buck come up with a solution: food trucks!

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