The Stumps of Flattop Hill - Amusing Scare Story For Kids

In his picture book, The Stumps of Flattop Hill, award-winning children's author Kenneth Kit Lamug weaves a fairytale classic in the tradition of the Brothers Grimm. His dark tale for children is scary and entertaining at the same time. With its fantastic wordplay and rhymes it challenges...


"We're a Joke!" - German Caricature Award 2015 Reflects On 25 Years of German Reunion

Some German illustrators and cartoonists are very distinct about this: „Dresden isn't funny (anymore)!“ They have launched a campaign that clearly states their opposition towards a growing misanthropy in Germany in the face of a global refugee crisis. Alongside Dresden's daily newspaper, S...


Scatterbrained blood sucker made by Joann Sfar: Grand Vampire

Whatever you might think about this famous figure - Joann Sfar thinks different. His imagination of Count-untouchable-Darcula ist quite unique. And it won't fit general views and opinions. In his comic book "Grand Vampire" Dracula is soemewhat ... nice. Well, at least he's noct "scary". F...


Spot on: Marvel’s Thanos

Marvels giant Titan Thanos is very powerful. He is also – on occasions – quite dead. Which in the case of a comic book universe is of no real importance. He already had several comebacks - so why not get anothe one in Avengers 2. Thanos is also known to be quite well connected: He has...


Spot on: Marvel’s Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch

Marvel's hero Quicksilver aka Pietro Django Maximoff is A: famous for his gey-hair and B: his special power, which is running. Running real fast. As in „into the future“. The mutant speedster is son of Magneto and, like his sister Scarlet Witch, originally a member of The Brotherhood of Ev...


Little Gunslinger: Rocket Racoon

Small guys aren't always at a disadvantage. In group shots they will automatically get their seat in the front row, for example. And that's exactly what happened to a little furry fellow on the new cover of MARVEL NOW! by Joe Quesada. Punchy Rocket Racoon fits in seamlessly with the League...


Mastermind Lisa Simpson Honours German Daily F.A.Z.

„It always conceals a mastermind“. And this time it’s ... yellow!? And a girl! There are few advertisements that have stuck with German newspaper readers like F.A.Z.’s famous photo-series. This is probably due to it’s very long run. Since 1995 a number of leading, influential and intellect...


SAGA: Star Wars meets A Game of Thrones

Image's 2011 series SAGA by writer Brian K. Vaughan and illustrating artist Fiona Staples tells the romantic and exciting sci-fi story of a young and rather naive couple, Alana and Marko, who are fleeing authorities to protect their newly born daughter Hazel. Hazel has a few very s...


Comics Go Hollywood! 2013s Geeky Films and Sci-Fi Adventures!

In 2013 Dark Horse and Marvel will definitely be responsible for a number of comic book based inspiration in film business. Expectations have been running high for Frank Miller's and Roberto Rodriguez': SIN CITY - A DAME TO KILL FOR for a while now, – yet fans will have to wait until Oc...


Welcome to the 21st Century, Sherlock

He is very modern -- and certainly very British. "Sherlock". Writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss conceived a brand new concept for a Sherlock Holmes TV series while travelling to and from their "Doctor Who" production base in Cardiff. BBC has launched the television crime drama in 2010,...


ATAK: neo-fabulist of pop culture

ATAK was Born 1967 in Berlin (East Germany) – and of course he had a real name then: Georg Barber. He graduated from Berlin’s Hochschule der Künste (College of Arts) and was discovered when Swiss based magazine Strapazin first published some of his works in 1993. Since then he has been a f...


The return of The Walking Dead Minimates

With Robert Kirkman's Walking Dead comic book series reaching its 100th issue, Diamond Select Toys released a whole new series of highly detailed "The Walking Dead" Minimates minifigures based on the comic book (instead of the television show)! The assortment of "Season 2" two-packs once...


The life of Urban Gerbils

Gerbils are small mouselike animals. They are quite sociable and mostly enjoy the company of humans and other gerbils. They also have a slight tendency to develop epilepsy. A least that's what's written on Wikipedia and it may actually be true out in the wilderness... Shudder to think what...


The troubles ob being a nobody - Nobodies Vol. 2

Victor Ochoa is an artist from Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City where he learned valuable things – like how to fight the zombie invasion and perform miracles. After several tries to get into the comic industry he dec...


Alan Moore: neopagan, occultist, author of comic books

Alan Oswald Moore (born November 18, 1953) has entered the valhalla of comic books as the creator of "Watchmen", "V for Vendetta", and "From Hell". He often is referred to as one of the best - if not THE best comic book author of all times. His dedication to the rights of comic book artits...