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Do you love the webcomics that make you smile with every panel? I have become quite hooked to Alex Braile’s You’ve Got Braile Instagram-based webcomic that highlights the whimsical and charming moments found in everyday life. Keep reading to learn about the man behind the lines, Alex Braile.

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We have something a little different for you today – a holy grail of collectibles for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans. The Mirage Studios A.C. Farley Leonardo Bust:

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Best known for his co-creation of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra with Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko will be bringing us a new and original graphic novel entitled Threadworlds.

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If Chris Ware, as an entity, had to be represented as a symbol, it would have to be a funny bone, wouldn’t it? Sure, design-wise, there would be some problems to solve in that endeavor. And yes, the “funny” sensation is actually the ulnar nerve. But think about it. A laugh from Chris Ware does not come without a little pain. His work is not for everyone. It takes a bit of resignation – acceptance of human suffering, imperfection and, sometimes, ridiculousness. The Acme Novelty Library, published by Random House in 2005, serves as a compendium of his work. Cartoons, some seriously mini comics, and faux adverts, old and new, in a variety of styles and formats, are held together by a biting, sometimes nihilistic wit and charm.

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Unless you’re the Zack Morris type, high school can be less than awesome. And Two-Shoes, the protagonist of Kenan Rubenstein’s Last Train to Old Town, is no Zack Morris. Whether he’s being shoved into a locker, chided for reading for fun, or told to sit somewhere else at lunch, Two-Shoes remains pretty much un-phased. This resilient little nerd marches to his own beat and Stone, a modern James Dean type who heads a band of misfits, has taken notice.

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Photo Credit: indyplanet.com

Photo Credit: indyplanet.com

 

What would you do with your last moments if the apocalypse were actually occurring, right now? Time is up in Patt Kelley’s The Abridged History of A Moon, and its nameless hero is choosing to live, to really live. There’s a girl, and a roadtrip, and quite a lot of heart in this piece about one little planet’s final hours.

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JL8 Image Created by Yale Stewart

JL8 Image Created by Yale Stewart

We have mentioned the ever-popular JL8 on a number of occasions here at Game&Comic, and at Boston Comic Con 2014, we had the fortunate opportunity of chatting with the man behind the web comic: Yale Stewart.

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