Plus: the comics industry loses two inspirational creators.
Alex Segura has left Archie Comics to become senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group. Segura has been with Archie for a total of about 10 years now, most recently as co-president, and worked for DC Comics before that. He’s also a mystery author and comics writer, on projects like The Dusk, The Black Ghost and Archie Meets the B-52s.
“While it’s been an amazing honor and privilege to call Riverdale my professional and creative home for over a decade, when Oni-Lion Forge approached me with this opportunity, I couldn’t say no,” Segura said in a statement to Publisher’s Weekly. “Getting the chance to help amplify the ever-expanding, talented, and diverse voices at Oni is a great fit.”
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Check out new projects from Ron Randall, Birdcage Bottom Books, Ballot Box Comics and more.
As crowdfunding continue to become a viable method for creators
to fund their creative endeavors, comic-related projects flourish on
sites like Kickstarter, Patreon and IndieGoGo. The internet also allows
creators to sell their projects direct to fans, through sites like
Gumroad, Etsy and of course their own websites. If you’re looking to buy
something from or support a creator directly, you’ve come to the right
Here’s a look at a few recent projects that fall into those buckets that caught my eye. Send any suggestions of your own to email@example.com.
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A new issue of ‘Bezoar’ will benefit the cartoonist, who was diagnosed with ALS earlier this year.
Bezoar is a minicomics anthology put together by a group of Athens, Georgia-based comic creators with a monster theme. With two issues under their belt, the crew decided to use the third issue to help raise money for cartoonist Patrick Dean, who was diagnosed with ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, in June.
Joey Weiser explains on Tumblr:
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Patrick Dean is an Athens Georgia-based creator. His comics and illustrations appeared weekly in Athens’ Flagpole Magazine for a decade and have been published in Legal Action Comics, Typhon, The Comic Eye, Vice Magazine, and The Oxford American Magazine Since late May he has worked for Athens Trader Joe’s, where they have put his artistic skills to good use. Dean has been kind enough to share some of the work and explain why it appeals to him.