Graphic Novel Blogs

10 best graphic novel and comic book blogs

this from David Seidman at blogs.com
(thanks, blogs.com.)

David Seidman has been in the graphic-novel and comic-book business since the early 1990s. Among other things, he's been a graphic novel and comic book writer, an editor of comics and graphic novels, an essayist on the graphic-novel industry for the book-industry Bible Publishers Weekly and other publications. He's also been a teacher of writing comics and graphic novels, and a publicist for NBM Publishing, Papercutz, and other graphic-novel houses. (F.Y.I., NBM is starting its own blog, by the company's writers and artists!) And finally, he's been the host of a monthly networking dinner for Los Angeles' comic-book and graphic-novel industry. His take on this list: "These comics-related blogs are fun to read and strikingly informative. Check them often, and you'll be as well-informed as almost any comics insider."

Captain Comics
By Andrew Smith, offering the only regularly syndicated newspaper column about comic books and graphic novels.

Icv2.com
By various contributors who concentrate on the business side of the graphic-novel business.

Lying in the Gutters
By Rich Johnston, who gets news and gossip from deep inside the American graphic-novel industry even though he’s in England.

Manga Blog
By Brigid Alverson, who roams all over the fast-growing map of Asian comics and Asian-inspired comics

The Beat
By Heidi MacDonald of Publishers Weekly, one of the most well-informed and well-connected journalists covering

The Comics Reporter
By Tom Spurgeon and friends, delivering some of the most in-depth coverage of the paneled world.

Tilting at Windmills

By comics retailer Brian Hibbs, who offers a hard-nosed bookseller’s perspective on the field.

When Fangirls Attack
By various contributors linking to the world of female comics characters and creators.

¡Journalista!
By Dirk Deppey of The Comics Journal, who accumulates links and pipes up with his own opinions over a wide field of comics-related topics.

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Game Blogs

10 best game blogs

This from Regina Buenaobra at blogs.com

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Regina BuenaobraRegina Buenaobra is a blogger at Acid for Blood, where she goes by the handle "Brinstar." She writes about her personal gaming experiences and shares her critical perspectives on games culture. Regina works in the videogame industry as a community manager. She doesn't really have acid for blood.

 

Game People

Games writing by people from all walks of life. On this blog, you'll find writing from people who may not traditionally fit into the gamer stereotype.

GameSetWatch

Gamasutra's blog focusing on independent games, alternative gaming culture, and game design.

N'Gai Croal's Blog

Refreshingly sharp analysis from games consultant and former Newsweek games journalist, N'Gai Croal.

Old Grandma Hardcore

A blog about an awesome older gamer.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Sharply-written PC gaming blog written by a group of top videogame journalists.

Semionaut's Notebook

Intelligent gaming blog about storytelling, game design, and everything in between.

Terra Nova

Written by a group of the top minds in the academic world of videogame studies, this blog talks about viritual worlds and massively multiplayer online games.

The Border House

Thoughtful gaming analysis with a feminist viewpoint. This blog's goal is to break down borders in gaming bringing the perspectives of marginalised gamers—those whose perspectives are rarely heard on mainstream gaming sites—to the forefront.

While !Finished

On video games from the perspective of a programmer and feminist.

Wonderland

A great read for general gaming news, quirky games culture content, as well as virtual world coverage and commentary.

Film Blogs

Top 10 film blogs

This from Dina Gachmanat blogs.com

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Dina GachmanDina Gachman pens the blog Bureaucracy For Breakfast, the continuing saga of one girl's plight with unemployment. The blog is a comedic take on a not-so-funny subject, and she hopes it will make people laugh, not cry.

A Filmmaker’s Life

Great insights into the trials, tribulations, blood sweat and tears that go into being an indie filmmaker. Jacques Thelemaque is a force in the LA indie scene, so his blog is current and informative.

Cinematical

Go-to blog written for and by film lovers. I always go here to get the non-Hollywood perspective of upcoming films and new releases. Great writing.

Deadline Hollywood Daily

This is pretty much the reigning blog for in the moment Hollywood news. Nikki Finke is known for getting the scoop eerily early, before anyone else. Her catchphrase is “toldja!” And she’s usually right.

Film Threat

Films Gone Wild is a fun new blog on FilmThreat.com that’s getting a lot of attention. Reviews, festival news and interviews.

Filmmaker Magazine Blog

Great magazine, great blog. This is a good blog for finding out about indie filmmakers, both new and established; about festivals and everything happening on the festival circuit, and they do a good job of compiling articles from other sources all in one place.

Greencine Daily

A bit more highbrow but this has some interesting posts about avant-garde film as well as Hollywood blockbusters.

John August

Great blog for writers. Vet screenwriter John August answers questions and rants about screenwriting and filmmaking. Very informative.

Roger Ebert’s blog

A good one for both film and politics.

Thompson on Hollywood

Another Hollywood-centric blog. Written by Anne Thompson and posted on IndieWire.com (a great site in itself), this is a great mix of Hollywood and indie news.

Truly Free Film

Thorough, intelligent informative blog by veteran indie producer Ted Hope. This looks at the future of filmmaking and film distribution, and is written by a passionate filmmaker and film lover.