On the Scene: A History of Columbus Comics

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Throughout the month of February, the Ohio Art League is showcasing a comic art exhibition curated by Ken Eppstein, creator, publisher and chief muckity-muck of Nix Comics, a local comic book publisher. Not only has Eppstein put together a delightful display showing the process in which a comic has made, he’s also arranged for three presentations about the past, present and future of comics in Columbus.

A Con Comes to Grand Rapids

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Even as folks tape up their combat boots for the San Diego badge scramble, more modest events are springing up everyone —
even Grand Rapids, MI, which is getting the Grand Rapids Comic-Con on October 12 in Wyoming, Michigan. Organizer Mark Hodges is realistic about this first time show—he expects 2000-3000 people to attend event, to be held at the Home School Building—but can’t ignore the visions dancing in his head of a future show that draws 30,000 people, even if he can’t afford Ron Perlman this time.

Adhouse to publish Boulet’s The Darkness

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You may not know the name Boulet, but this French artist is one of the most prolific and talented cartoonists working. Maybe you will recall his disgustingly accomplished 24-hour comic from last year, The Darkness. Or his blog, which includes English versions of his comics. That first link is getting a printed version in the US, courtesy of AdHouseIt’s due in April to tie in with Boulet’s 2013 US tour, and will be printed in a limited quantity. Hopefully this is only the first US edition of Boulet’s work to see print. Here’s a wee preview:

Scott McCloud reveals future book plans

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In this week’s PW Comics World, I interviewed Jeremy Short—creator of the study on comics comprehension referenced here—about that study and a general overview of current research on how comics affect learning and cognizance. My takeaway: we’ll be seeing more of this. Along the way I chatted with Scott McCloud, who feels that the idea […]