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The Daily Waffle: Episode One Hundred and Three


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MARVEL TAKES OVER THE COMICS RIGHTS FOR ALIENS AND PREDATOR

Moderately unsurprising - Disney now owns Fox who own both franchises, and Disney owns Marvel. It does make sense to keep all the money in house.

It's the end of an era though. Dark Horse has held those licences for more than thirty years, and while there have been some low points across the years, Dark Horse also produced some exceptionally good Science Fiction action.

Perhaps somewhat predictably Marvel appears to have plans to pitch the Aliens against The Guardians of the Galaxy and a Predator against the Avengers. We'll wait and see how well that works - Batman, Superman and Judge Dredd have already gone up against the extraterrestrial twosome, so we know unlikely crossovers can work...

More HERE.

BATFLECK RETURNS?

A runour, and nothing more. But it is reported that both Affleck and Snyder may return to Batman with a series at HBO Max. I guess we'll see.

VALIANT ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

Valiant isn't the biggest publisher in the world, but they have been around for a long tome and they publish some good stuff. Now they're actively looking for people to work with.

In a press release they have announced that they will be running online reviews of artists portfolios, with one on one review sessions available for artists, colourists and letterers. This is a chance for people to get their work in front of great editors who probably won't hire you, but who will be giving you top notch professional feedback that might well go a long way towards getting you hired in the future. Obviously places are limited, so if you're interested, act fast.

Details from the release:

"These virtual one-on-one sessions will take place with senior editors Heather Antos (QUANTUM & WOODY, X-O MANOWAR) or Lysa Hawkins (RAI, BLOODSHOT) and will run for approximately ten minutes. Please read the below information very carefully for submission details, deadlines, and suggestions.

Dates of Digital Portfolio Reviews

  • Thursday, July 9th from 12pm-2pm EST

  • Friday, July 10th from 12pm-2pm EST

How to Submit

  • Email your submission to PortfolioReview@valiantentertainment.com

  • Subject line: Name, Discipline, Available Date

  • Subject line example: Ray Garrison, Cover Artist, July 9th & 10th

  • Please note: Submissions should be a single PDF document with an information page in the back that includes your name, a link to your online portfolio, and your contact information."

STILL NO TRANSPORT, BUT THE INVOICES ARE FIXED

We won't bore you with the issues we've had, and we know we said this yesterday, but today we mean it. Invoices will go out later today. Deliveries likely to be delayed until tomorrow. Hopefully "What's on the Rack?" will also hit later today.

WOMEN TO FOLLOW

Here are some Twitter accounts to start with, in no particular order - we welcome suggestions:

Rachael Stott

@RachaelAtWork

Comic book artist. Clients: DC Marvel Titan Image IDW Boom Archie

Jody Houser

@Jody_Houser

Eisner-nom comics writer. Star Wars, Stranger Things, Doctor Who, Critical Role, Harley & Ivy, Black Widow, Supergirl, Spider-Man, Mother Panic

Heather Antos

@HeatherAntos

Senior Editor at Valiant & Image. Previously Marvel, Star Wars, Disney. Creator of #SignalBoostSunday. Mental Health advocate

✦ 𝕭𝖆𝖇(e)𝖘 𝕿𝖆𝖗𝖗 ✦

@babsdraws

LA based Eisner nominated and NY Times best selling comic artist + illustrator

Wine & Zine

@wineandzine

Following

Wine & Zine is a collective made up of 5 artistic ladies from all over the UK

Shelly Bond, Editor-at-Large

@sxbond

Editor, former boss at Vertigo and Black Crown.

Natasha Alterici

@Alterici

Queer artist/writer. I created that one lesbian viking comic; Heathen.

LDComics

@Laydeezdocomics

Women making comics

Gail Simone

@GailSimone

Writer of comics and animation, greyhound owner, bear, superhero guru

G. Willow Wilson

@GWillowWilson

Hugo, World Fantasy, and American Book Award-winning author of novels and comics. John Boyega stan account.

Rachael Smith

@rachael_

Creator of comics! She/Her Currently doing daily #QuarantineComix please check them out!

Magdalene Visaggio

@MagsVisaggs

live fast be trash - Expat Virginian - DEATH RATTLE - DC Comics

Kelly Sue DeConnick

@kellysue

Comic book & TV writer.

KELLY THOMPSON

@79SemiFinalist

Eisner Nominated Writer: BLACK WIDOW, DEADPOOL, CAPTAIN MARVEL, SABRINA, JESSICA JONES, STAR, HAWKEYE, STORYKILLER, TGWWBK. Co-Creator of JEFF THE LAND SHARK

Kate Leth

@kateleth

Writer/Cartoonist!

Valley Ghouls updates weekdays.

Alex de Campi

@alexdecampi

At the intersection of Rambo and Rimbaud

Karen Berger

@karenpberger

Editor of Berger Books from Dark Horse Comics, Vertigo Comics Founding Editor

maria llovet

@m_llovet

Comic author and illustrator. I love cinema and fashion. "Maria" sin acento.

Sarah Beattie

@nachosarah

writer. comedy person. I hate your ex boyfriend. Sorry I meant mine. I have big tits

This is clearly a far from exhausting list - and it's writer heavy because I tend to follow writers not artists. We'll be adding to it.

Go follow them, and find more women to follow, and listen. You don't have to agree, but it's high time that we listened to what women have to say.

GRAPHIC NOVELS ON DEMAND SERVICE NOW ACTIVE

For various logistical reasons we don't list our range of graphic novels and trade paperbacks online. However, we are now able to offer an ordering service - just tell us what you want, either by e-mail, through our social media or using the form on our website (click HERE to go to the appropriate page), we'll send you an invoice and have your book (or books) shipped directly to your door. We can even have them gift-wrapped if you're sending them to somebody else. (Or if you just like unwrapping things...)

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