The Kick-Watcher chats with Hawaii’s own Spencer Toyama and Jon Lewis the creators of the soon to be successful Kickstarter project; Home of The Brave: Struggle & Triumph in a Broken America.
In 1977 Dial Press of New York published Robert Mayer’s first novel, Superfolks. It was, amongst other things, a story of a middle-aged man coming to terms with his life, an enormous collection of 1970s pop-culture references, some now lost to the mists of time, and a satire on certain aspects of the comic superhero, but would probably be largely unheard of these days if it wasn’t for the fact that it is regularly mentioned for its supposed influence on a young Alan Moore and his work, particularly on Watchmen, Marvelman, and his Superman story, Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? There’s also a suggestion that it had an influence on his proposal to DC Comics for the unpublished cross-company ‘event,’ Twilight of the Superheroes. But who’s saying these things, what are they saying, and is any of it actually true?
This is frightening on so many levels. Jason is doing Nancy horror mash-ups., as reported by Mike Baehr. You can see more here.:
I know, I know! We have been arguing for such a long time that comics aren’t just for kids but the problem is that a majority of the comics publishers have neglected to realize that this is and will always be tomorrow’s adult comics fan. With the acceleration of the Children’s and Young Adult categories, the traditional publishers are dominating a market segment that for some reason, still isn’t registering with the folks who made it possible in the first place.
Colleen Doran is rightfully horrified by the above photo of a work area—that belongs to an unnamed cartoonist. As a prescription, she offers a list of declutterizing resources, which I’m sure we could all do with a look at.
Catching up on closing those tabs, here are some interviews well worth your time. Math Horizons interviews xkcd’s Randall Munroe on some of his more mathematically complex comic strips: MH: How did you determine how much black ink to put in each of the charts? RM: I figured out how to measure each of the […]