The Stack

How to Make a Great Comic

There’s no set-in-stone formula, but you definitely need an expressive art style, solid writing, and a receptive audience to share your work with. Do these comics count as great? Only you can decide!

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Anime License Plate Frame by WonderPlateFrames

The easiest way to let your fellow road users know how much you love manga and anime! $15

New Releases

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The Infinity Particle by Wendy Xu

In this timely story, Clementine moves to Mars to work on artificial intelligence. The last thing she expected was to fall in love with Kye, her boss’s AI assistant. She definitely didn’t expect to be confronted with such dangerous questions about who deserves to be seen as human and what we owe to our fellow sentient beings.

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Hex Americana by Bree Wolf

Ken is an aspiring racecar driver. Dante is the ghost of a driver who died in a spectacular crash decades ago and who can’t pass into the afterlife until someone uses his old car to win a race. Is Ken that someone? What are these weird feelings Ken and Dante are feeling for each other? If they do win the race, can they handle the prospect of separating forever?

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Riot Recommendations

Today’s Riot Rec theme is: recipes! It’s time to mash up genres in the tastiest way possible by combining comics with cookbooks!

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Let’s Make Dumplings! by Hugh Amano and Sarah Becan

Is there any dish as versatile — and as delicious — as dumplings? Amano, a professional chef, walks you through all the different kinds of dumplings out there and teaches you how to make your very own. Also check out Let’s Make Ramen!

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Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

Food has always played a prominent role in Knisley’s life, and so it only makes sense for food to play a starring part in her memoir as well. This comic reviews her life through the foods and recipes that made it so memorable — and it includes those recipes for your personal enjoyment as well.

Bon appetit, nerd friends! I’ll see you with more tasty comics on Thursday (but please do not eat your comics)!