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Comics Resources

Digital creator Websites:
 
Kevin Church and Benjamin Birdie:
 
 
 
Jeffrey J. Rowland[1]
[1] Credit to FB friend Mex Tremel for the link.
 
Rob Vollmar and Pablo G. Callejo:
 
Wendy W:
 
Mirlikovir and Cathbad[2]:
* Info. from the 'About' Page.
 
Comics Retailers/Publishers' Websites:
 
Drawn and Quarterly
http://www.drawnandquarterly.com

Fantagraphics Books
http://www.fantagraphics.com

House of Comics
http://www.houseofcomics.com

Image Comics
http://www.imagecomics.com

InkPenMutations Press
http://inkpenmutations.com
- accepts PayPal only

Last Gasp
http://www.lastgasp.com

Lone Star Comics
http://mycomicshop.com
- free shipping with min. $50 domestic, $70 CDN, $100 international
 
Manic D Press
- accepts Paypal only

Mile High Comics
http://www.milehighcomics.com
- free shipping with min. $40 domestic, $100 international; weekly discounts

The Nostalgia Zone
http://www.nostalgiazone.com
- free shipping with min. $50 domestic

SLG (Slave Labor Graphics)
http://www.slavelabor.com
- includes link to EyeMelt.com for downloadable comics

Sparkplug Comic Books
http://www.sparkplugcomicbooks.com/
- PayPal only if ordering online
- accepts checks by mail at PO Box 10952, Portland, OR 97926-0952
- prices listed include S&H; for international orders, add $3

Things from Another World
http://www.tfaw.com
- occasional free shipping for newsletter subscribers only
- From DarkHorse.com: "we invite you to use our favorite online retailer: TFAW.com" (see http://www.darkhorse.com/help/buy.php?thejobnum=10-562). You may also see links on titles that read: "Buy This Product Now @ TFAW.com."

Top Shelf Productions
http://www.topshelfcomix.com
- includes an "online comix section" Page (see http://www.topshelfcomix.com/comix.php)

Viz Media
http://store.viz.com
- for manga, DVDs, etc.

Zenescope Comic Books
http://www.zenescope.com
 
 
Comics-related links (to be continually edited):
 
Here's a link to Geppi's Entertainment Museum, which is located in Baltimore, MD and focuses on "the history of American Pop Culture through nostaligic toys, music, comics and other collectibles":

http://www.geppismuseum.com/

Here's a link to Viz Media, Inc., which includes info. about forthcoming titles (manga, DVD, etc.) from Shonen Jump and others, and also offers online previews of manga:

http://www.viz.com/

Here are links to info. about DC/Marvel characters courtesy of Mile High Comics Assistant Manager Mario Castro:

http://www.marvunapp.com/

http://www.marvel.com/universe

http://www.marvel.com/universe/Ohotmu

Here's the link to UF [University of Florida] Comics Studies, Department of English's "Resources" Page:

http://www.english.ufl.edu/comics/resources.shtml

Here's the link to "Comic Widows [which] presents articles, opinions and reviews of comics in all forms of the media: mainstream and independent print, film, television, manga and anime, gaming and on the web" (see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cwannounce/):

http://www.comicwidows.com/

Here's a list of comics discussion groups you might be interested in joining, depending on your areas of interest:

Anime and Manga Research Circle
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/amrc-l/

Comix-Scholars Discussion List
http://www.english.ufl.edu/comics/scholars/sub.shtml

Here's the link to "Manga as a Teaching Tool: Comic Books Without Borders" that Clarissa C. S. Ryan shared with the amrc listserv:

http://www.sharedwing.net/tesol/manga/

Here's the link to the defunct online magazine artbomb.net, which includes old previews of comics releases, reviews and other things of interest such as "original online comic exclusive"s:

http://www.artbomb.net/home.jsp#

Here's the link to Shawn Rider's "Links to Sites Containing and About Comics on the Web":

http://www.wdog.com/rider/writings/comic_links.htm

Here's the link to Argon Zark!'s "Comics Links" for a lot of online comics/cartoons and resources, including a section on 'It's a Big World Out There - sites devoted to comics in other languages':

http://www.zark.com/front/comics.html

Here's the link to the University of North Texas School of Library and Information Science's "Graphic Novels and Comics" ( Elizabeth Figa 2006):

http://courses.unt.edu/efiga/GraphicNovels/GraphicNovelsAndComicsWebsites.htm

Here's the link to down the tube's "Comics Resources" that includes links to UK-based Website of interest such as Lambiek, "an invaluable resource for anyone seeking information on European comics creators":

http://www.downthetubes.net/resources/comics_links/index.html

Here's the link to the State University of New York University at Buffalo Libraries' "Comic Books: Internet Resources":

http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/asl/guides/comics.html

Here's the link to the dmoz Open Directory Project for "Top: Arts: Comics: Resources: Research and Academia":

http://dmoz.org/Arts/Comics/Resources/Research_and_Academia/

Here's the link to the dmoz Open Directory Project for "Top: Arts: Comics: Resources: Collecting":

http://dmoz.org/Arts/Comics/Resources/Collecting/

Here's the link to Hoopla!, Paul Weissburg's blog on digital comics (as mentioned on Mike Rhode's blog, ComicsDC ( http://comicsdc.blogspot.com/ )):

http://hoopla-comics.blogspot.com/

Here's the link to cbgxtra.com's "Comics Buyer's Guide" Page, which includes sales figures (though you have to multiply the dollar amount by the number of sales to get a quote for a particular comic) from as early as Sept. 1996:

http://www.cbgxtra.com/Default.aspx?tabid=695

(Hint: Go to the drop down menu for Sales Charts.)

Here's the link to GirlWonder.org, "a collection of sites dedicated to females in mainstream comics":

http://girl-wonder.org/

Here's the link to the Website that includes the line, "Canadian National Superheroes and Beyond: Selected Comics Links" related to the "Guardians of the North":

http://www.collectionscanada.ca/superheroes/t3-160-e.html

Here's the link to the Website comix listserv member Dave A. Lewis recommended for teaching resources, of which the organization is the National Association of Comics Arts Educators:

http://nacae.org

Here's the link to the Website that seems to offer different but interesting things concerning comics, otherwise known as The Webcomic List:

www.thewebcomiclist.com/

Here's the link to the Website about "original adult erotic comics," which might be useful to someone concerned with questions about sexuality (identification as male or female) and sex:

www.eadultcomics.com/

Here's the link to the online radio show, 'Nuff Said: The Premier Radio Show Devoted to the World of Comics, that saves broadcasts as podcasts for downloading and listening at one's own leisure:

http://www.comicbookradioshow.com/
 
 
The following contributed by Clare Pitkethly:
 
ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comic Studies Journal
http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/

ComicsResearch.org: Comics Scholarship Annotated Bibliographies
http://www.comicsresearch.org/
 
Comics Research Bibliography
http://www.rpi.edu/~bulloj/comxbib.html
 
 
If you are after comic/GN sales figues, have a look here:
http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/1850.html
 

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