Friday, December 21, 2012

We've moved!

We did a major overhaul to the Evil Twin Comics website and we switched our blog over to Tumblr as a result. Please follow us there from now on.

We'll keep this blog up as an archive but there will be no future updates here and all comments are closed.

Thanks Blogger, it's been real!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Ryan's new non-fiction comic book!

Fans of our brand of non-fiction comic book hilarity should be on the lookout for DIRT CANDY: A COOKBOOK, illustrated by Evil Twin Comics' own Ryan Dunlavey. Half cookbook, half memoir, all comics! Written by a real chef, the James Beard award-winning Iron Chef America competing Amanda Cohen, the evil Canadian genius mastermind behind Dirt Candy, New York City's premiere vegetable restaurant!

Here's some preview pages!

The book is available now where ever you choose to buy those book things.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Action Philosopher: Mary Wollstonecraft!

By popular demand here's one of our favorite stories from Action Philosophers in its one-page entirety: the founder of modern feminism, Mary Wollstonecraft!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


IDW Publishing's collection of our Comic Book Comics series, the slightly-more-explicitly-titled Comic Book History of Comics, hits comics shops today. It sports an introduction by The Comics Reporter, Tom Spurgeon, two new pages, an expanded Legalese section, full Notes on Sources, and is generally revised and corrected and wonderful. It's something we're very proud of, so head on over to your LCS and pick it up.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

In Memoriam: Moebius

The French press is reporting comics legend Moebius (born Jean Giraud) died this morning in Paris at the age of 73.

Our favorite Moebius story is the one Alex Cox wrote and drew for COMIC BOOK COMICS #2:

Friday, December 16, 2011

In Memoriam: Joe Simon

Joe Simon, co-creator of Captain America Comics and Young Romance, passed away this week at the ripe age of 98. My wife Crystal suggested ETC honor him by running a favorite story from COMIC BOOK COMICS, about his first big job in comics with Victor Fox, adapted, of course, from Simon's own Comic Book Makers, which he cowrote with his son Jim.

Click on a page to enlarge.

Rest in peace, Mr. Simon.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Comic Book Comics collection announced!

We're very pleased to announce that Evil Twin's Comic Book Comics series will be collected as THE COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS in May 2012 from IDW Publishing!


Written by Fred Van Lente
Drawn by Ryan Dunlavey

224pp • B&W • Standard Comic Size: 6.625 x 10.25 • Price TBA

For the first time ever, the inspiring, infuriating and utterly insane story of comics, graphic novels, and manga is presented in comic book form! The award-winning Action Philosophers team of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey turn their irreverent-but-accurate eye to the stories of Jack Kirby, R. Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Alan Moore, Stan Lee, Will Eisner, Fredric Wertham, Roy Lichtenstein, Art Spiegelman, HergĂ©, Osamu Tezuka — and more! “Done with wit, energy, a healthy dose of insolence and a dedication to getting it right.” — NPR. Collects Comic Book Comics #1-6.

We're very pleased to be working with IDW - more details when we have them!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Only one week left to see Action Philosophers!

Remember kids, the remount of Action Philosophers is scheduled to close on October 16, so you just have one week left to see the show that L Magazine made an Editors' Pick: "The biggest hit of the summer's Comic Book Theater Festival returns triumphant!"

Showtimes and tickets can be found here, and if you need visual persuasion: Check out these set photos from playwright and photographer Crystal Skillman.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Early Preview: RENAISSANCE #1

RENAISSANCE #1, pages 17-19. A graphic novel about the painting of the Mona Lisa (plus betrayal, war, sex, torture, intrigue and more) from #1 New York Times bestselling writer Fred Van Lente (Action Philosophers) and Russ Manning Award-nominated cartoonist Sarah Oleksyk (Ivy).

We're going to get a few more issues in the can before soliciting the first, but we thought we'd whet your appetite first. Click on an image to enlarge it.