A look at the greatest gift of DCeased, and how the team behind it turned a familiar idea into a potential future for superhero comics.
X of Swords is an interesting test case for the impact of larger, multi-title stories. But does the past suggest it will make or break the X-Men line?
On the rise of creator collectives at conventions, what's driving that trend, and how the pandemic is affecting those groups
A look at “real people in superhero universe” stories and how they twist the classic wish fulfillment fantasy.
DC risked a lot by going rogue with new distribution partners. Was the move worth it?
A look at the current state of the direct market, and its resistance to change in certain corners
The world is in crisis, and with that comes an impact on the comic industry. That impact is explored here.
On the stunning success of the digital comics giant and what's leading the way for the platform.
Dan DiDio is out at DC, so it's time look back at his time in charge.
Was 2019 being the year of the mini-series a random blip or a sign of real change?
I'm now accepting questions for the latest Mailbag Q&A. Let's get weird.
With the arrival of the title's final issue, I rank each of the title's arcs, from still enjoyable to most enjoyable
The direct market has a quiet problem limiting its potential, but it might be a solvable one if everyone can just agree on a few things along the way
SKTCHD subscribers asked a whole lot of questions and I answered them in this month's Mailbag
And all I got for it was a fun time and interesting perspective on comic fans
Retailers from around the globe share how the world of comic shops has been this year
The artist of Curse Words joined me to open some old Marvel cards and discuss the absurdity within his pack
The comics internet can be an ugly, negative place. Today, we look at someone who does what he can to make it a bit better (and maybe weirder).
A sound designer takes on one of the more notably weird sound effects from comic book history
I take a look at how The Walking Dead ended through the prism of how it lived
Have any questions for yours truly? Now's your chance!
We're spending the 4th of July week with the team behind the brilliant Image/Skybound series
Okay, it definitely isn't, but it's a list of my ten favorites
DC's surprising restructuring of its line is analyzed
We talk with The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh about The Avengers questionable baseball decisions in West Coast Avengers Annual #2
The writer/artist behind the upcoming Triage is up next in our card-based video series
A quartet of X-Men fans develop what Hickman's X-Men line could look like, fantasy draft style
Skybound's Sr. Vice President, Business Development joins to open some old cards and discuss them in our video series
I answer a ton of questions from SKTCHD subscribers and beyond in the site's first Mailbag Q&A
Although I Reserve the Right to Change My Mind
The writer of Daredevil, Spider-Man Life Story and more joins to open a pack of old Marvel trading cards and discuss what we find
We talk with an expert about how bad of a decision Frank Castle was making on the cover to 1987's The Punisher #1
The woman behind The Beat joins to open some cards and talk about old favorites
Our video series where comic creators open old Marvel Universe trading cards and chat about them kicks off here
Out with the old comic site, in with the…slightly different version of the old comic site
The Eisner nominations are out and we have thoughts - nine of them
Looking at how a trip to Emerald City ComiCon changed one perspective on cosplay forever
We look at two of the biggest charities in comics and their impact
We review the BOOM! Studios series after the close of its second mini
A look at the greatest clash in Big Two history and how they became one, if only for a week
We take a deep look at the merits and position of variant covers in today's industry
We dig into the first volume of Paper Girls in a longform review
The man behind Big Bang Comics in Dublin shares insight into how you, a creator, can better sell your work
A retailer from California shares the trends and story of his shop's 2015
The Chicago retailer shares what sold for them in trades and graphic novels in 2015
We kick off the year by sharing why it's a great time to be a comic fan
All of our favorite comics of the year, reformatted into one convenient - and super long! - article
What new - or new to SKTCHD - creators blew us away this year? Find out here.
What's new? What has creators excited from 2015? Find out here
Comic creators talk the peers whose work they admired in 2015
Our End of the Year wrap-up kicks off today with a look at creators' favorite comics of 2015
How my comic shop got out of the book selling business and into the community building business
A comic shop shares its most pulled titles of October
We look at how new consumer mentalities are impacting comics
In the first edition of The Retailer Report, an Eisner winning retailer talks Batman Day
We reveal the identity of Image's secret villain
In 2015, what have comic creators had to do make letters columns relevant again?
If creator-owned is the new endgame, what does that mean for Marvel and DC?
We look at the new Fantastic Four and what it says about our relationship with comic adaptations
We review Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham's oversized conclusion to their long-running Vertigo title
The growth of graphic novels despite a greater focus on floppies is analyzed
We rank the cast of Naoki Urasawa's classic manga series
The comic industry is in a boom period. Are retailers seeing similar results?
SKTCHD rates the ten best Image titles by harnessing the power of science
We look at the collection of the Lumberjanes writer's Harvey nominated webcomic
We explore the impact original art reps have in this week's longform
Waid and Staples' exemplary debut provides the playbook for comic reinventions
A year after we wrote their obituary, is the once giant imprint poised for a return to glory?
We look at how making comics has changed in the social media era
We share the results to our recent reader poll on continuity
A look at the intersection of marketing and publishing in Marvel's latest endeavor
We talk about the impact continuity has on comics today and ask readers to take a poll on the subject
And that's not a bad thing
While others are doing well, DC's quantity of releases seem to be bringing them down
All of the biggest news from last week in one place, complete with the SKTCHD take on things
Squirrel females are strong as hell, and Doreen’s move into college is...uh…a fascinating transition
We explore the data to see if gender plays a part in determining how much an artist earns
The results of our first annual comic artist survey are revealed
Naoki Urasawa's beloved series arrives in English. Is it worth a read?
What Superhero Comics Today Could Learn from Darwyn Cooke’s “DC: The New Frontier”
We review the first nine issues of Rucka and Lark's Image title
Does the format of "The Wake" hold it back from greatness?
What does it take to survive in creator-owned comics?
A Personal Retrospective of Vertigo
Get a look behind the curtain of the life of comic artists in this longform piece
Comic artists are less valued than ever. Why is that?
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