Secret societies penetrated literature
Fortunately or unfortunately, the mysterious group plays a behind-the-scenes game to change the course of human history. Maybe even a few groups - allies or eternal adversaries. Maybe in the…

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What Batman did for me
The task that we traditionally assign to classical culture is successfully completed by comics. Once I wrote about the fact that Russian classics do not instill morality (if morality means…

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Harms, Zabolotsky, Sailor Moon: what new Russian comics are made of
Parallel Comics for a year of existence managed to conclude a contract with Marvel, publish several books about Spider-Man, Avengers and X-Men. This fall, the publishing house expanded its interests…

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Web Manhwa. Why “Noodles” and what does it eat with?

Web comics are now at their peak and are growing in power. And I would like to tell you about the Web Manhwa, why in common people she is called Lapsha and what is definitely worth reading.
Web Manhwa. Why “Noodles” and what does it eat with?
What are web comics all about? These are works that are distributed, become known, through the Internet for reading on computers and phones. They are sooo rarely published in paper form, you can even count on the fingers. Of the most famous in Russia, one can recall “Simon’s Cat” (cartoon strip from YouTube), “Ice cream and sadness. Cyanide and happiness” (strip collection), “Horror Archive” (full story).

Web Manhwa. Why “Noodles” and what does it eat with? Web Manhwa. Why “Noodles” and what does it eat with?
Web Manhwa is the Internet comics from Korean authors, which are read, as they used to in Russia, from left to right. They represent an average of only three to four color pages, but have an unusually long format. That’s why it’s noodles)) Sometimes the translators or the authors themselves “cut” the web manhwa into pages for convenience or creating the desired effect, but you quickly get used to the length features. Unlike manga, I love the web manhwa for Continue reading

Almighty, the greatest and … helpless

Almighty comic book characters, whoever they are (aliens, mutants, wizards), this is a real headache for screenwriters. Year after year, decade after decade, you need to come up with stupid restrictions, put ridiculous excuses into their mouths and all so that these gods of their comic universes can easily cope with neither their problems nor the problems of their friends, and that, most importantly they never defeated Evil. Omnipotence, combined with helplessness, in certain actions of the character makes him so ridiculous that you wonder why he needs all this unlimited power?
A striking example of such a character is the most famous Marvel wizard, Doctor Strange. His first appearance in the 1963 Strange Tales comic strip he owes to screenwriter Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko. Continue reading

“Love and rockets” again on horseback: “We have influenced a bunch of artists”

The cult comic strip about California punks next month will return to newsstands and talk about heroes looking back on their own lives. One of the leading comic book industry magazines, Previews, called it “2016 Comic Book Event.” The new issue of Love and Rockets (Love and Rockets, Vol. IV No. 1), dated July 2016, but actually only available for sale on September 28, does not include any plastic figures of super-soldiers. Instead, the comic book, which is experiencing its rebirth on the 35th anniversary of its appearance, will simply continue its story – the one that has repeatedly earned the approval of critics and talked about aging punks from Southern California and rural cranks from Central America. Rolling Stone Magazine recognized Love and Rockets as the best graphic novel of all time, not related to superheroes, comparing them with the music of Clash, REM, and Run-DMC. Time magazine, meanwhile, included its creators, Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, brothers of Hispanic descent, in the Top 100 innovators of the 21st century. Jaime and Gilbert (the third founder of the series, Mario Hernandez stopped participating in the project several years ago) began writing and drawing their comics in 1981, although his form of release, like the brothers’ stories themselves, changed somewhat over time. In the late 90s, the release of Love and Rockets was temporarily interrupted, and then its creators changed the format and for the last few Continue reading

Illustrator Tom Gold comments on his comics
Bumkniga publishes Cooking with Kafka, a new short comic book by Tom Gold. At the request of the Billboard Daily, illustrator The Guardian and The New Yorker commented on several…

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"Rent: A Baster Casey Biography"
The film company Franco bought the rights to the film adaptation of the book "Rent: a biography of Buster Casey." Recently, James Franco writes, directs, produces and plays in so…

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The man who made millions on old basement comics
The story of how a life-changing collection almost ended up in the trash bin Among collectors of a certain age, lamentations are very common, like "My mother threw away all…

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Kami Garcia, author of Joker / Harley: Criminal Mind, tells how she destroyed the famous image of Harley Quinn in her new crime thriller
Kami Garcia, author of Joker / Harley: Criminal Sanity (Joker / Harley: Criminal Intelligence), tells how she destroyed the famous image of Harley Quinn in her new crime thriller. Soon…

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