Thursday, April 22, 2021

Both Fantom Comics and Beyond Comics are offering the Batman / Fortnite teamup

From their respective newsletters -

If you missed out on the start of the craze that is "Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point", don't worry!

For a limited time, we are offering a second-chance opportunity to purchase ALL 6 ISSUES of the run.

"Why would I want to read a Batman/Fortnite crossover?" you might ask. Well, you probably wouldn't.

But, if you (or more likely the kids in your life) are a Fortnite player, then you won't want to miss the chance to redeem the included codes for exclusive digital assets in the game - including an Armored Batman Zero Outfit for those who collect all six issues!

The deadline for purchase is Friday, April 30, and you must use the link below to complete the sale. Purchase includes all 6 issues of the run.

Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point sale link:

Feel free to email us or call, if you have questions (fielding Batman/Fortnite questions has become a full-time job!).

As always, stay safe and thanks for supporting Fantom!

Fantom HQ


Don't Get Flat Footed Like We Did!

Pre-Purchase the ENTIRE set of
Batman Fortnite Zero Point Comics

At Cover Price ($4.99 each)

Get all 6 Including Skin Codes and get a Free 7th Code!
All comics come with a code to be redeemed in game. 7th code is in game only.

Orders will be filled with a random cover


As a result, we have re-ordered every issue with enough copies to fill all demand. We will not have enough first print copies available until issue #4. However, We will fill orders in order of payment received; filling with earlier printings until they are gone and then filling orders with later prints.

Printings noted below as guaranteed will be available.

Harley Skin Available with Issue #1

Scheduled Shipping Dates
These dates may be subject to change
#1 -       2nd Print –          Ships May 25
#1 -       3rd Print –          Ships June 1
#2 -       First Print -         Ships May 4
#2 -       2nd Print -          Ships May 25
#3 -       First Print -         Ships May 18
#3 -       2nd Print -          Ships June 1
#4 -       First Print -         Ships June 1
#5 -       First Print -         Ships June 15
#6 -       First Print -         Ships July 6
You have Two Options:

In Store Pick-up
You can pick up your copy of each issue as they ship on the delivery date noted.
You will not receive your complete set until the final issue is delivered as shown on delivery schedule.
Already Bought The First Issue?
Never Fear, There is an option to Buy issues #2 to #6 only.
Purchase Online Here!
Options for In-Store Pick-up and shipped available upon check out.
You can purchase In Store as well. Subscription Discounts not available on sets.
Get the Armored Batman Skin
After You Purchase and Receive All 6 Issues of Batman Fortnite Zero Point.
In Game redemption required for all skins.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

How artists are responding to the Derek Chauvin verdict - The Washington Post

Underfoot book 2 is out from Emily Whitten

I liked the first book a lot, so I asked Emily to let us know when the 2nd book was available on her store. She says, "here is the direct link to my store, where folks can buy signed books, bundles that include merchandise, and also themed bookplates that are being signed by me, Ben, Michelle, and Thom.

Here also is the link to my main website (which does link to the store as well)

Now through 4/27, if folks use the code "UF2DAYYAY" they can get 10% off on all books and book bundles (the starred items)."

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

April 29: Meet Trots and Bonnie

Meet Trots and Bonnie

On Thursday, April 29 at 7:30 pm EDT, Shary Flenniken will be talking about her legendary cartoon strip, Trots and Bonnie, which ran in National Lampoon from the 1970s until the early 1990s. Flenniken will speaking with New Yorker cartoonist Emily Flake and will present new illustrated adventures from America's funniest teenagers.

Goodwyn Cartoons Newsletter 4/13/21


The rest of Warren Bernard on Cartoonist Kayfabe

Richard Corben's UNDERGROUND Comix - Slow Death, Fantagor, Anomaly, Rowlf, Death Rattle, and more!

Ed Piskor, Jim Rugg and Warren Bernard
Apr 17, 2021

The Heavy-Handed Green Lantern/Green Arrow Comics From Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams!

Ed Piskor, Jim Rugg and Warren Bernard
Apr 16, 2021

The Best Comic of the 20th Century - Krazy Kat by George Herriman

Ed Piskor, Jim Rugg and Warren Bernard
Apr 15, 2021

Ed's Links (Order RED ROOM!, Patreon, etc): Jim's Links (Patreon, Store, social media): -------------------------

Ted Rall and Pablo Callejo at noon CDT TODAY

Join Rain Taxi for a special midday event with Ted Rall from Brooklyn and Pablo Callejo from Spain as they discuss their new graphic novel The Stringer — the story of a world in which journalism is dying and a star reporter goes from reporting the news to manufacturing it. Rall is the acclaimed (and sometimes controversial) creator of biographies of Bernie Sanders, Edward Snowden, and Donald Trump, among a slew of other books; Callejo is one of Europe's finest and the artist behind the award-winning graphic novel Bluesman. Registration info HERE (and don't forget you can watch the replay if you're otherwise engaged at lunchtime!)

Monday, April 19, 2021

Comics at the Lily that weren't tagged as comics

I started tracking my menstrual cycle — and it has given me a renewed sense of control

As I'm getting older, I've noticed my cycle is affecting me more than it used to

I started tracking my menstrual cycle — and it has given me a renewed sense of control
(Maritsa Patrinos)


Teaching in the pandemic is tough. But after a whole year, there are important takeaways.

I run high-school art classes online and in person

Teaching in the pandemic is tough. But after a whole year, there are important takeaways.

Friday, April 16, 2021

The Post on adapting tv to animation due to pandemic


A scripted comedy series was about to be shut down by covid. So producers made everyone into a cartoon instead. 'No Activity,' a cult hit on Paramount Plus, took a most unusual route out of lockdown

Steven Zeitchik

Washington Post April 16, 2021

DC-born Liza Donnelly interviewed by NBC News

How this cartoonist fought for her dream to draw for The New Yorker – and made it happen

In 1979, Liza Donnelly was only one of four women cartoonists at the prestigious magazine. Now she's using her art to inspire other women to pursue their passions.
By Brittany Loggins
April 12, 2021

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "DNC Ramen"

From Mike Flugennock, DC's anarchist cartoonist.

"DNC Ramen"

 From the party that brought you DNC Dog Food, New Blue Money 
Detergent, Blue Box Chardonnay, and their Premier Donut Assortment now 
comes — DNC Ramen! Just the thing to blow that big-ass $2000 — uhh, 
that is, $600 + $1400 — stimulus check that we were supposed to be 
getting. Never mind that Gropin' Joe, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock 
came right out and said in front of god and everybody that their being 
elected would allow the immediate passage of $2000 per person in 
Covid'19 relief.

That would be two thousand —count 'em — two triple-zero dollars. Not 
the measly $600 and the "oh, alright" $1400 after that, which is what 
Snopes uses to give its master class in triangulation and "meaning of 
is" asshattery in an attempt to "fact check" what Biden & Bros said 
right in front of our personal faces. Luckily, we now have 
fact-checker checkers.

(includes full 11x15 and 8x10 "product shot")


"Did Biden, Ossoff, and Warnock Mislead Public With Promise of '$2000 
Checks'?" Alex Kasprak at Snopes, 02.17.2021

"Fact-Checking is Dead, Killed by Snopes over Biden's Broken Promise 
of $2,000 Checks", Lambert Strether at Naked Capitalism, 04.08.2021

"#TBT: What is the meaning of 'is'?" Brenna Williams at CNN, 

Mike Flugennock, Political Cartoons:
and follow me on Mastodon at

Meet an Icelandic cartoonist: A Chat with Animator Gísli Darri Halldórsson, part 2

by Alexandra Bowman

 (continued from part 1)

Alexandra Bowman: So what do you hope that people come away from this film thinking? How do you hope that their daily lives change?

Gísli Darri Halldórsson: I hope people will look at their own life and their daily life, you know? That's why I've made this film for myself. Somebody told me, and I really took that comment kindly, is that somebody said that the film had just felt like a hug.

Alexandra Bowman: I was looking at the comments on YouTube and   the comments are beautiful. You should read them, if you haven't already. Someone said, “This really hit me hard. I feel this is what life is. We're a bunch of lonely people who are just trying to get along together. And this film kind of shows that amidst all the sadness we're going to keep progressing.”

Gísli Darri Halldórsson: It's funny because it seems like nothing's going on, but somebody said there's a lot of movies about Marvel superheroes saving the world but it feels like this is the battle of the everyday people, just people, who have normal jobs. And this is the biggest thing, how do I make life a bit more meaningful?

Alexandra Bowman: Realistically, like these are the battles we’re all are going to be fighting. There's so many definitions and concepts of what it means to see yourself on screen, but this is very much a way for everyday people to see things that they might not expect to be cinema-worthy on screen, in terms of “Wow, this is something that other people are dealing with and these are interesting kind of conflicts all their own as well.” How did you develop the humor in this film? Because there are a couple moments that are pretty dang funny.

Gísli Darri Halldórsson:  I don't know how to answer that…

Alexandra Bowman: Did you get it instantly or did you have to like think it through?

Gísli Darri Halldórsson: Some of them, some of those things have happened. I've seen a moment. I've seen an old man break wind and his wife go “Eww.” I knew I definitely wanted to have it light because I knew it was a really dull subject matter and it was going to be not very exciting. I was trying to go for the silent film format where you don't cut a lot. You don't have that relief, because that didn't seem right with that subject matter. [The film has] one still camera and it doesn't move or anything. So I knew it needed to be light. In fact, during the writing process, my grandparents died and they came into the story. When people die, you just suddenly see the big picture of their life as well. That's kind of what really inspired me about their life - they were married for 65 years or so. I know they got on each other's nerves and stuff like that, but they just had this unbelievable way to turn something into a game, or just make a life out of things. I guess maybe that's what you learn over time, kind of rebelling against the mundaneness. I don't know…

Alexandra Bowman: Rebelling against it, but almost reveling in it and seeing the beauty in it at the same time, maybe rebelling against thinking about the mundane is mundane.

Gísli Darri Halldórsson: It's just like a twist in attitude. This person may annoy me, but we can have fun. I don't know, that's not the right way to say it.

Alexandra Bowman: This is in a way, even though it's so “every day,” and even though it seems boring and unexciting and regular at the time, there a beauty in it, and it probably is different, in terms of what that beauty is for everybody. But there is beauty there.

Gísli Darri Halldórsson: Yes, a little bit refusing to take part in this everyday-ness, you know, without having fun, your own fun, something like that. So I'm really happy because I did, even though the characters aren't really them, the energy between them is from my grandparents really.

Alexandra Bowman: So what will you be doing on Oscar night?

Gísli Darri Halldórsson: I'll be in LA. I'm going to LA soon and we'll be quarantining until the ceremony. So I'm looking forward to that. Obviously if I'm COVID positive, I won't be going. [laughs]

Alexandra Bowman: So you're going to be in the Oscar auditorium then. When your film gets nominated, what does that look like? Do you get an email or…

Gísli Darri Halldórsson: I just have to watch the live show and then you get an email later after that.

Alexandra Bowman: You don't get anything in advance?  You find out that your film got nominated at the same time as the rest of the world?

Gísli Darri Halldórsson: Yeah. Also when it was shortlisted, it was the same. I heard they I think I have Price Waterhouse Cooper to hold the envelope of the results, so nobody knows apparently who wins and stuff.

Alexandra Bowman: How do you submit a film to the Oscars?

Gísli Darri Halldórsson: Well, it has to be eligible, so they have a rigorous process. You have to go through to make it eligible. And to be honest, I have to say, I was just happy that it was eligible. That was my peak. And then I got nominated and I'm on cloud nine.

Alexandra Bowman: What makes a film eligible? Is it length requirements or what does that look like?

Gísli Darri Halldórsson: Yeah, a lot of requirements. It has to win in a certain film festival or be screened in a major city for a week in the cinema. Some other ones - obviously the year counts as well.

Alexandra Bowman: What do you hope wins the best animated feature Oscar? Do you have preference for those?

Gísli Darri Halldórsson: I've seen Soul. It's beautiful. I really like it. I have a three-year old, so I haven't been able to see a movie in a long time. I managed squeezing Soul there, but I'm hoping to use the time in quarantine to see them. Cartoon Saloon did WolfWalkers. I'm always a fan of them. I went to the same college as the founders of that studio.

Alexandra Bowman: Speaking of filmmaking, what is your next project?

Gísli Darri Halldórsson: Oh, I have a few. I'm not sure which one is next. I think after this Oscar discotheque I'll know better, but I have a book that I want to do that’s almost ready. And I have a TV series and a live-action film and an animated film.

Alexandra Bowman: Any sneak peaks or into what they're about?

Gísli Darri Halldórsson: No. I burned myself on this before, about revealing something too soon that takes a bit of the edge in your head about it. I've learned that hard lesson before, but believe me, I want to say it…

Alexandra Bowman: Do you have anything else that you want to say to the masses about filmmaking or inspiration or art, creativity, any of that?

Gísli Darri Halldórsson: I don't know. I don't think so. Probably when I'm in bed tonight, I’ll go “Aha! I have this golden nugget that I could have shared.”

[End part 2, as the conversation turns to Georgetown University and basketball…]

Warren Bernard week at Cartoonist Kayfabe

The Galactus Trilogy! Fantastic Four issue 48-50. Stan and Jack's Epic Masterpiece!

Ed Piskor, Jim Rugg and Warren Bernard
Apr 11, 2021

CGC Snuff Film - Action Comics 48 with Warren Bernard

Ed Piskor, Jim Rugg and Warren Bernard

Uncle Scrooge! Carl Barks! A Macro-view of a Master Cartoonist and His Beloved Comic Series!

Ed Piskor, Jim Rugg and Warren Bernard
Apr 13, 2021

Graphic Novels - The REAL History

Ed Piskor, Jim Rugg and Warren Bernard
Apr 14, 2021