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The nominees for the 2011 Eisner Awards, celebrating the best in comics and sequential art, have been announced. And check it: Trickster: Native American Tales, edited by friend-of-the-ferret Matt Dembicki is in the running for the “Best Anthology” category. This book also features artwork from our very own PANELista, Andy Bennett.

Congrats to both gents, and all the other nominees.

By the way, two of the stories from another anthology, Fractured Fables, have also been nominated in the “Best Short Story” category. But alas, neither one is my my contribution to that fine book (an Alice in Wonderland story I wrote, with art by Grant Bond).

PANEL is a comic book writer/artist collective, based in Columbus, Ohio. We’ve been self-publishing twice-yearly anthologies under my Ferret Press banner. And this month marks the 8th anniversary of the Ferret Press/PANEL blog! That’s right, we’ve been posting our thoughts on comix, writing, art, movies, and the creative process on this blog for 8 years now. And it all started with the PANELfesto, written by esteemed PANELista, Tony Goins. I’ll just repost his call to action below:

What is Panel?

Panel is about realizing it doesn’t matter if you have a fully realized universe all plotted out in your head. Nothing matters until you put ink to paper.

Panel rolls into the show 12 deep, knocks over other creators’ tables, and lights its cigar off old copies of Youngblood #0 it picked up in the 10-cent bin.

Panel is a self-governing collective of aspiring comix creators in Central Ohio. Panel has no bylaws and no dues. It meets every second Tuesday.

Panel is about sucking it up when your fellow members say your shiny new script reads like the lost episode of the A-Team. Panel knows pain makes you better.

Panel began as a flier at the Laughing Ogre comic shop, and now has about a dozen members. Some members are professional creators, some aren’t. That’s OK.

Panel loves you and wants what’s best for you. Join Panel.

To celebrate our 8th year of blogging, we’ll be posting new material on the blog all month long, focusing especially on indy comics and creators. So keep an eye out for all the regular features you’ve grown to love, like:

* Monday Morning “Guess the Artist”
* Way Back Machine
* Splash Wednesday
* It Came From An Old Comic Book

…and many more.

And be sure to check back even more frequently, because we’ll be posting all sorts of additional material, from sketches and artwork to short stories and reviews and even columns from guest bloggers.

The PANEL collective is over 10 years old. We’ve self-published 17 volumes of our unique anthology. And now the blog is 8 years old.

We’re just getting started.

PANEL: Pulp debuts tomorrow at the 12th annual S.P.A.C.E. show! Here’s your last teaser look at the stories under those action-packed covers.

Sean McGurr and Tim McClurg bring you “Mexican Standoff”:

…while Craig Bogarts hits you with “Strange Visitor”:

Hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s peek inside the latest anthology. Hopefully it’s whetted your appetite to check out the comic, which will be available for sale in the Ferret Press store soon.

More pulp fiction inspired stories from the upcoming PANEL: Pulp anthology…

KY Swartz and Ross Hardy bring you the aerial daring dos of “Dr. Angela Livingston”:

And yours truly and Andy Bennet put a twist on the classic jungle adventure in “Malika, Jungle Girl”

Come back on Friday for the final look at the book.

Getting closer and closer to the debut of the 17th volume of the PANEL anthology, PANEL: Pulp.

Today’s preview is from Andrew Lee’s story, “The Hand of Fate”:

…and “A Factory for Corpses,” by Tony Goins and Dan Barlow:

Come back tomorrow for British espionage, and jungle adventures.

OK, ready for a sneak peek at some of the stories in PANEL: Pulp? We’ll start with a very abbreviated look at Matt Kish’s contribution:

Sorry, it’s only a 1-page story, so we can’t give too much away. But up next is Brent Bowman’s story, titled Noor Jama: Somali Pirate:

Come back tomorrow for more previews. And if you’re attending S.P.A.C.E. this weekend, be sure to drop by our tables and pick up a copy.

The Columbus-based writer/artist collective known as Panel (that’s us!) proudly presents the 17th volume of their well-reviewed anthology:

Like a ray gun to the face, like a shotgun blast from the past, like the deadly kiss of the Spider Queen — this is Panel: Pulp. The 17th installment of the long-running indie comics anthology takes on the fast fiction of the past and force-marches it into the 21st century. Whether you’re on the interurban train after a three-martini lunch, on break from making dive-bombers to blast the Ratzis, or huddled under the blankets with a flashlight, this mag’s for you.

PANEL: Pulp Stories features 60 pages of two-fisted action and adventure under 5 different covers. The book will debut this weekend at the 12th annual S.P.A.C.E., and all this week I’ll be giving you sneak peeks at the content.

We’ll start today with 2 of the covers. The Barbarian action is by PANELista Brent Bowman:

…while the noir mystery comes to you courtesy of PANELista Andy Bennett:

Detecting a pattern there? Wait until you see the other calamitous covers by the likes of Craig Bogart, Tom Williams, and Tim McClurg. And drop on by tomorrow for a look at a story or two from the interior of the book.

If you’ve missed any of the previous 16 issues of PANEL, each with its own unique theme, be sure to check them out on the Ferret Press site.

My graphic novel Lifelike is now available in a digital edition from these 3 outlets:

Graphic.ly makes Lifelike available on a variety of platforms: iPad, iPhone, Windows7 Phone, PC, Mac, or the Web (via any browser). Price: $3.99.

MyDigitalComics offers Lifelike as a downloadable PDF file (Adobe Acrobat) which can be read on a PC or Mac. Price: $3.99.

DriveThru Comics also offers Lifelike as a downloadable PDF file (Adobe Acrobat) which can be read on a PC or Mac. Price: $3.99.

My creator-owned graphic novel Lifelike is now available for digital purchase through Graphic.ly.

A collection of slice of life short stories, it features 11 different artists, including PANEListas Andy Bennett, Tom Williams, Tim McClurg, and Steve Black. For $3.99 you get 100 pages of story and art, plus the social networking features of the Graphic.ly reader that allow you to tag and comments pages and panels, and see what other readers have to say.

The other great thing about Graphic.ly is that they make the book available on so many different platforms:

* iPad
* iPhone
* Windows7 Phone
* Web (via Browser)
* Desktop (Mac, Windows, Linux)

Lifelike is listed under the publisher Ferret Press on Graphic.ly. Or if you’d like to link directly to it, try this URL.

Hope you’ll check out the book!

Today is the day. Today we debut the 14th volume of our PANEL anthology, with a horror theme. Here’s a look at the cover by PANELista Brent Bowman, and a pinup from PANELista Molly Durst:

See you at Mid-Ohio-Con!

And for previous PANEL volumes, be sure to visit the Ferret Press store.

PANEL #14 – “Panel of Horror” will debut at tomorrow’s Mid-Ohio-Con.

Here’s you last sneak peek: “The Basket” by Tom Williams

Today: a two-fer preview

“Monster Racers” by Molly Durst:

and “Country Roads” by Brent Bowman:

Today: “Healing” by Dara Naraghi & Andy Bennett

Today: Craig Bogart’s “Dying Chords”

The 14th volume of our praised small press anthology will debut at Mid-Ohio-Con this weekend. Check the blog every day for a sneak peek at the stories contained within the ghastly pages of PANEL of Horror.

Today: Brent Bowman’s “Uncle Panel” welcomes you…


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