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Free Samples of 2014 Eisner Award Winning Comics

Eisner LogoThe winners of the 2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards have been announced. Follow the links below for free samples of books by some of the winners.

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples won the prize for “Best Continuing Series” for Saga. Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker came out on top in the “Best Reality-Based Work” category for The Fifth Beatle. Matthew Inman took home the “Best Digital Comic” award for The Oatmeal.

Here’s more from the press release: “Named for acclaimed comics creator the Will Eisner, the awards are celebrating their 26th year of highlighting the best publications and creators in comics and graphic novels. The 2014 Eisner Awards judging panel consists of comics retailer Kathy Bottarini (Comic Book Box, Rhonert Park, CA), author/educator William H. Foster (Untold Stories of Black Comics), reviewer Christian Lipski (Portland, OR Examiner), Comic-Con International board member Lee Oeth, library curator Jenny Robb (Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum), and Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist/critic James Romberger (Post York, 7 Miles a Second).”
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Writing Outside the Mainstream

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Feminist-Themed Comics Anthology on Kickstarter

Editors Shannon O’Leary and Joan Reilly have raised more than $16,000 for their contemporary comics anthology, The Big Feminist BUT.

Some of the writers and cartoonists who will be contributing pieces for this collection include Jeffrey Brown, Gabrielle Bell, Lauren Weinstein and Josh Neufeld. We’ve embedded a video about the project above–what do you think?

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Indie Authors Draw Marvel Superheroes

wolvie.jpgComic book fans are waiting for Marvel Comic’s “indie project,” an unnamed anthology that throws independent comic artists into the Marvel universe.

Recently Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada revealed more about the indie project list: “Just to name a few of the talents involved, we’ve got Paul Pope, Stan Sakai, Paul Hornschemeier, Dash Shaw, Junko Mizuno, Jim Rugg, Corey Lewis … and a bunch more small press superstars contributing some truly amazing stories. We just got some outstanding pages in from the cartoonist JASON and I gotta tell you, this is going to be one awesome book.”

Robot 6 posted more news on the project, suggesting that Marvel should add one comic in particular: Jeffrey Brown‘s take on Wolverine. The artist behind the graphic novel, “Clumsy” did a short piece pitting a slacker Wolverine against hordes of zombies. (Image via Comics Bulletin)