Amazon buys digital comic book purveyor comiXology is making a big push into the digital comic book arena, announcing today that it has acquired New York-based comiXology in deal of undisclosed size. Founded seven years ago, comiXology distributes digital comics on behalf of more than 75 publishers, including giants Marvel and DC Comics. Readers purchase comics through the company’s digital storefront,… Read More


Kim Thompson, 1956-2013: Fantagraphics co-publisher helped shape the comic book industry

Kim Thompson, the pioneering comics publisher who along with Gary Groth helped define the comics book industry though their Fantagraphics publishing house, has died of lung cancer at the age of 56. “Kim leaves an enormous legacy behind him,” said Groth, who worked alongside Thompson for 36 years. “Not just all the European graphic novels… Read More


Latest Dilbert strip takes an indirect swing at Microsoft

  There’s no actual mention of Microsoft in the today’s Dilbert strip, but it doesn’t take a genius to see the comic taking a swing at the Redmond-based software giant. With his latest creation, cartoonist Scott Adams has a pointy-haired character talking to Dilbert’s C.E.O. about the company’s “long slide toward irrelevance.” “But if you… Read More


Cosplay, crafts and more great scenes from GeekGirlCon

[Editor's Note: GeekWire's Emily Shahan was among thousands of people who attended the first day of GeekGirlCon yesterday at the Conference Center in downtown Seattle. She captured a bunch of photos of the scene, with some celebrity sightings along the way. Click any picture below to open a gallery. GeekGirlCon continues today, open to all... Read More

Matthew Inman

The Oatmeal vs. FunnyJunk over pirated online comics

Seattle’s Matthew Inman, better known as webcomic artist The Oatmeal, is loved by fans for his funny and biting observations on such topics as the technology world, the end of the world, and cats. Turns out some people like his work a little too much. Inman has recently become embroiled in a public struggle against site called FunnyJunk that… Read More


Photo Gallery: 50 Amazing Characters from Sakura-Con

As I strolled through Sakura-Con at the Convention Center in Seattle on Saturday I was suddenly transformed into another dimension of anime enthusiasts, comic book heroes, and video game villains. The sun was shining and Freeway Park was filled with choreographed dancing, singing, laughing and plenty of picture taking. Lisa Weeks, who has been attending the… Read More