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Today on Comic History Mysteries we are flying Phoenix-less! Yes, today The Voice and The Janitor are discussing NINJAS! We’ll be talking Ninja Turtles, Indie Comics that feature Ninjas and of course a healthy helping of puns and rambling Ninja focused conversation. The Janitor delights and informs us all with his deep knowledge of Japanese culture, Ninjas…

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Canada Bear #’s 1 & 2 S & P Comics Creator and Penciller: Paul Farris Writer and Letterer: Sean Wilson Inker: Carlos Azevedo Reviewer: Rob Wrecks After reading this, I am so, so, SO glad I saw ComixCentral on Twitter promoting this comic. I’m even gladder I reached out about potentially reviewing it as well…

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Colossal Chaos from Out of the Blue I’ve outgrown most of the subgenres that I adored from my childhood. Superheroes bore me. Epic space fantasies just make me shrug and say “meh.” But for whatever reason, the ‘nostalgia tingles’ I get Kaiju genre haven’t faded for me. My nostalgia vibes were on overload with the…

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 On this week’s Comic History Mysteries, the boys are arguing about what defines Indie in all its genres; comics, film, music and… continents? For more history fun with the Ramblin Phoenix’s check out his history blog: www.historicalperceptions.com    

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  Reviewed by Anthony Cleveland Writer/illustrator: Derek W. Lipscomb Derek W. Lipscomb (writer/illustrator) approached ComixCentral to discuss his comic book series: The Maroon. We gave it a crack and discovered a fantastic series with genre combinations that have yet to be explored in other comics. The Maroon combines Leone’s Man with No Name trilogy with the fantastic…

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  Wanna know how to navigate comic distribution? Wanna know how to juggle multiple creative plates at once? Wanna learn how to create and survive a dedicated con schedule? Look no further than the one-woman-show powerhouse behind Emerald Comics Distribution, Anne G. Bean. Anne has only been in distribution game since the tail end of…

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  Velthaneus: Issue 01 – A Sci-Fi Comic This is the book I’ve been the most excited for on this week’s Round-Up and I can’t wait to share it with you guys.  The art is insane and the story is a blast. The book has the look and feel of a Skottie Young fever dream…

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  Indie Comic fans with a finger on the pulse… (deliberate plug to our new newsletter you can sign up to here) … won’t fail to have missed the recent ComixCentral Awards for the best Indie Comics of 2017. Readers of all things ComixCentral will know this was a tough one! We’re still in our…

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  Hey everyone! I’m Brian the writer and Co-Creator of RAGS. I have been asked to share my journey from drunken idea to self-publishing our first issue. The back back way back story: For those that didn’t know, RAGS has taken almost 3 years from drunken funny concept to release. And like most stories, this…

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  Wanna know how to handle any con the nerd nation throws at you? Wanna know how to raise a family and still make money doing comics? Wanna know how to separate yourself from the pack when you’re at a table surrounded by hundreds, or even thousands of storytellers? Wanna learn how to juggle the…

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  ZOMBIES’ END The zombie sub-genre is a blast, but it’s a bit saturated with the “same old, same old.” How many zombie outbreak stories do we need? How many wasteland wandering zombie stories are there? …Well, how about a zombie story that deals with the end of the plague. We don’t have very many…

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  The First Annual Comics of the Year Awards – 2017 Edition 2017 was an astounding year of firsts here at ComixCentral. When we opened the doors in March of 2017, we could have never imagined that so many incredible Comics of exceptional quality would be added to our marketplace in such a short time.…

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Step 1 Open your ComixShop. Step 2 Add a new product. Step 3 Fill in your Comic book details and add the PDF file so customers can purchase your digital Comicbook. And that’s it! You’re all set. Your Comic will now be submitted for review and will be added to our Marketplace for sale in the…

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Do you struggle with juggling 9 to 5 obligations with your comic creativity? Are you a new writer in need of support? Are you desperate to find inspiration for the first page of your graphic novel? Check out this new indie comic craftsman originally hailing from Haiti. Have no fear, Newton Lilavois is here! He’s…

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If Ryan K. Lindsay, of recent, much-lauded BEAUTIFUL CANVAS (Black Mask) fame has learned one thing, it’s that you shouldn’t give up on your dreams. As cheesy as that sounds, the old adage put Lindsay right where he wants to be: writing comics. But he also learned the that the only way to chase down…

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When I was a kid, my reading genre of choice was High Fantasy: J.R.R. Tolkien, David Eddings, LLoyd Alexander, Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan etc. While I still love those books, my current reading genre of choice has become Urban Fantasy: A story set in the modern world but there’s something supernatural afoot. Many of the…

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Will we ever run out of stories to tell? Blogger and history junky Stephen McCoy doesn’t seem to think so. On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks interviews Stephen McCoy. They tackle the use of tropes in storytelling, how comics represent our modern day mythology and the importance of using Indie comics to shine…

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On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks interviews Julio Guerra. In the words of Julio’s profound character Deathbag, “Grumble, grumble, grunt, grumble, grunt.” We couldn’t have said it better. With all seriousness, pop your earphones on, turn up the volume on your bluetooth speaker, tell Alexa to play it loud, however you choose to listen,…

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Welcome to our first ever “Inktober Winner Edition” of CXC Creator Spotlight. Today we are joined by the 2017 CXC Inktober Winner, Joe Francis Totti! During this year’s Inktober, Joe took the road less traveled and created an entire Comic over the 31 day period. Slow rolling a terrifyingly good mini-horror, delighting his Instagram followers…

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Project Shadow Breed #4 Different Breed Comics/Dim Throat Comics Written by: Justin Bartz Art and Colors by Stefani Magicianshouse Lettered by: Justin Birch Story by: Josh Schneider and Justin Bartz Reviewer: Rob Wrecks Project Shadow Breed has been an interesting read for me so far. As one of the main things I really like about…

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On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks interviews Thom Burgess. Writer of dark shadowy things, creator of Ghoster, The Eyrie, Malevolents and Hallows Fell. Let’s get creepy with Thom, find out what makes a great horror story, how to build a ghost and learn more about this terrifying and darkly beautiful comic creator…

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On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks interviews writer of over 100 Comicbook scripts, Johnny Craft! Wanna’ just bro-down about comics, wrestling, stand up comedy and more? We’ve got your back! Hang out with Chris and Johnny as they discuss navigating the world of working in comics as a professional writer.  …

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On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks interviews our 2017 CXC Inktober Contest Winner! Join Chris and our 2017 CXCInktober Winner J Francis Totti as they delve into the comic illustrator’s creative process, work habits, the social impact and importance of “Friends” in the UK and why Joe self-identifies as a Chandler.…

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Sharon Hackney | Indie Game Developer & 3D Environmental Artist. On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks chats with Sharon Hackney, Indie Game Developer & 3D environmental artist extraordinaire! Sharon shares how video games are scripted and developed. Grab some insights into this fascinating indie world! Connect with Sharon using the links below:…

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Rick Osowski | Inside the Mind of a Super Fan On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks goes deep into the mind of a Comicbook superfan! Get some insight and perspective into what makes a fan, how to find your audience and how to keep your readers happy. Chris and Rick discuss what…

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Champions of Hara: Chapters 1 and 2 Reviewed by Rod Jenkins Creators: Walter Barber Ian Vannest Andrew Zimmerman Writer: Walter Barber Art, Colors, Lettering: Jason Piperberg Cover Art: Chapter 1 – Hannah Kennedy Chapter 2 – M. Misztal Quick hit: Champions of Hara is a mix between Fate Stay Night Anime and Eternal Champions. Champions of…

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If ever there was a field where independent creators have it rough, it’s the comic book industry. Completing any project can be a feat in itself but with comics, you have to have it all (as in finished comic book product) and hope that you can recoup your expenses monetarily or at least in the…

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Episode #13 – Interview with Comicbook Creator and Illustrator Nick Johnson On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks gets behind-the-curtain access to illustration wizard Nick Johnson, the artist and co-creator of the comedy-horror series “Wolf Hands.” In a world overrun with social media creators are reminded that success lies hidden within the…

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Let’s Get Roundin’ UP some Kickstarters! Every month we run around Kickstarter looking for stuff that really bakes our potato! And this roundup has gone up a whole.. nother.. level.  Come on in and stay a while! Watch some rockin’ trailers, learn about some great comics and then put your money behind some incredible and…