February 25, 2015

In case you missed it, thanks to our patreon subscribers, old comics are now getting voteys! If we raise a bit more, I’ll increase the rate to 2 a day!

February 24, 2015

Some lovely coverage of Emma Kowal’s brilliant BAHFest theory.

February 23, 2015

Pluto Shirts are in store!

February 22, 2015


February 21, 2015

Hehehe. Marty made a recruiting video, involving explosions, for Pinterest.

February 20, 2015


February 19, 2015

New bonus comic exclusively at The Nib!

February 18, 2015

In which Rob DenBleyker changes the fields of evolution and cookie expansion.

The Popularity Of Comics

The art of comic books have been around for centuries and got their start in the early 1700’s, yet still hold their popularity no matter where you go. Whether they’re professionally published by an artist or fan art by someone online through their blog, they’re constantly in production no matter what time of day or night, and you can easily find them about any topic one could possibly scheme up. With categories like popular movies, TV shows, songs, celebrities – you name it. Fan art, comic books, strips and magazines have only continued to gain popularity over the years, and become something to treasure if you’re an avid fan of anything.

What Are Comic Books?

The three main types of comics are comic books, comic magazines and comic strips. These are publications that have comic art in them, and consist of juxtaposed panels that represent different scenes that will serve as the story telling method. Most comic panels will have some form of text on them that will serve as a description for what’s going on within the pictures. Another common form of text you’ll see is dialogue. Usually in chat bubbles, you’ll be able to see the plot unfold both by the characters actions and the things that they could be saying both to themselves and other characters they’re interacting with.

Comics In America

Even though comics were first seen in the early 1700’s, they started gaining their speed in the United States in 1933 when the Famous Funnies had made their debut. Though, comics were seen even before that time, like the printing of The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck, which was a hardcover comic published in 1842. This was the first prototype of the comic book here in the States. Even then, printings of comics hadn’t taken off.

The Famous Funnies have produced the largest amount of titles, even compared to British and comics and the Japanese manga, both of which are extremely popular in their respected country – some even making their way here to the United States.

Since then, a plethora of different types of comics have been released and accepted into the public. Underground comics are for the uncensored fans that prefer to see more PG-13 rated things, while alternative comic books are a mix of regular and underground. Each has a steady fan base that continues to grow and be renewed.

February 17, 2015

I’m surprised no one’s tried this yet.