Jack Kirby’s Julius Caesar the Celestial

Via the Jack Kirby Museum, the tale of Jack Kirby’s foray at costume design for the stage: In 1969, Sheldon Feldner contacted Marvel Comics, asking if one of Marvel’s artists would be interested in designing costumes for a production of William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar by the University Theatre Company at Santa Cruz at the […]

To do 1/30: Darwyn Cooke at the Smithsonian

Darwyn Cooke will be reading his acclaimed HUNTER graphic novel at the Smithsonian on Saturday January 30th. Comics just can’t stop being noticed in high places can they? PR below: On Saturday, January 30th at 4 PM, award-winning creator Darwyn Cooke will read from his much-lauded graphic novel, The Hunter, which is based on the […]

ALA awards include graphic novel nods

The American Library Association Youth Media Awards were handed out this morning, including the Newbery (won by Rebecca Stead for When You Reach Me) and the Caldecott (won by Jerry Pinkney for The Lion & the Mouse.) In addition, many awards for books for younger readers were presented — you can see the entire list […]

A very brief MLK day post

Martha Cornog rounds up From Aya to Zapt!: 24 Graphic Novels for African American History Month: The past year has left tweens and teens with many more quality comics that increasingly depict engaging African American main characters. Plus, we have our Main Man himself, Mr. President, the comics geek–turned–comics hero. Forthcoming from Eureka: a Graphic […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits – 1/18/2010

3-day weekend reading edition: § Dan Nadel writes of the romance of Alex Raymond who knew how to draw, all right. § Brigid Alverson walks around the ALA (American Library Association) meeting and reports on graphic novel activity there. We were wondering what Tintin Pantoja was doing. § If you want to know what happened […]

Let’s go, Jets!

With a pain-wracked history emblazoned with love-hate names like Richard Todd, Vinny Testaverde, Boomer Esiason, Rick Mirer, Chad Pennington, Brooks Bollinger, Brett Favre, Browning Nagle and, God help us, Rich Kotite (the head coach who managed to win four games in two seasons), finding a comic book with a New York Jet on the cover […]