Lorena Alvarez’s stunning artwork highlights ‘Nightlights’ graphic novel

Check out a preview, courtesy of Nobrow.

The fine folks at Nobrow have shared a preview of one of their latest books, Nightlights by Bogotá-based cartoonist and puppeteer Lorena Alvarez, who has done work for BOOM!’s Adventure Time books as well as for Disney and Nickelodeon.

The story revolves around a little girl who creates imaginary (maybe?) friends out of the tiny lights that appear in her room, and the new student at school, Morpie, who seems to know something about them. According to reviews, it sounds creepier than it actually is, and as you’ll see below, the artwork is absolutely gorgeous.

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Go, go Task Force Rad Squad: Pay-what-you-want comic hits its fifth issue

Caleb Goellner and Buster Moody have been plugging away at their pay-what-you-want comic Task Force Rad Squad for several years now, in between their other work on titles like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Godzilla in Hell. This week — just in time for the big Power Rangers movie that’s hitting theaters — they’ve released issue #5.

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Shannon Wheeler goes there with ‘Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump’

Top Shelf announced this week a new book by Shannon Wheeler, co-creator of God is Disappointed in You and Apocrypha Now, is tackling a topic a little less holy for his next book — Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump.

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Barbiere teases fourth volume of ‘Five Ghosts’

Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham’s pulp adventure set to return later this year.

It’s been almost two years since we last saw an issue of Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham’s Five Ghosts, the story of a man named Fabian Gray who can call on the abilities of five well-known (and talented) ghosts. But it looks like that’s about to change:

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Slate announces Cartoonist Studio Prize shortlists

Winners of the annual award by Slate and the Center for Cartoon Studies will be announced in April.

Slate has announced the nominees for its annual Cartoonist Studio Prize, which awards $1,000 to the year’s “best” print comic and webcomic.

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Delsante, Cabaleiro kickstart ‘The Golden Guard’

New comic + RPG features a Golden Age superhero team transported to today — and they don’t like what they see.

Stray co-creator Vito Delsante has returned to Kickstarter with artist Carlos Cabaleiro to fund The Golden Guard, a 48-page comic with back matter that includes its own roleplaying game.

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Gerard Way’s Cave Carson song gets a Record Store Day release

A limited-edition picture disc featuring “Into the Cave We Wander” and a new comics story by Way and Mike Allred will hit record shops April 22.

The Future Heart has a list of this year’s confirmed Record Store Day offerings, and one in particular should appeal to fans of DC’s Young Animal comic: Gerard Way’s ‘Into the Cave We Wander,’ a song about Cave Carson recorded by Way and his former My Chemical Romance band mate Ray Toro.

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Second volume of ‘Fresh Romance’ hits Kickstarter

New volume includes comics by Sally Jane Thompson, Cecil Castellucci and more.

The romance comics anthology Fresh Romance returned to Kickstarter this week, courtesy of the book’s new publisher Emet Comics.

Maytal Gilboa, CEO of Emet Comics, emailed backers of the first volume (of which I am one) on International Women’s Day to announce the new volume. “Fresh Romance was a romance anthology founded by Janelle Assellin in 2015 as a way to promote female and LGBT creators, and to showcase diverse stories about love,” she said. “Fresh Romance Volume 1 was a huge success, being published by Oni Press, and selling over 3,000 copies to devoted readers. When Janelle retired last year, she gave us her blessing to continue the series, and we’re doing everything in our power to make good on the promises that were made to everyone who rooted for this series to succeed.”

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IDW and Hasbro bring ‘Clue’ to comics

Paul Allor and Nelson Dániel team for an “at times completely bonkers” five-issue miniseries based on the board game.

IDW’s partnership with Hasbro has brought everything from My Little Pony to Transformers to ROM and Micronauts to the publisher, and now that line of books is getting a Clue. A five-issue miniseries based on the iconic board game will debut in June.

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