Angoulême has really jumped the shark this year. Not content with showing a medieval level knowledge of art and comics history by claiming that there were no significant women in the history of comics, the Festival has outraged everyone with what, from Google translate and the flood of legit outrage on my social media, was […]
Archives for January 2016
Interference Archive’s Our Comics, Ourselves ongoing art exhibit is a powerful reminder of how comics have always been an expression of personal issues from many viewpoints.
The days of not having the Justice League on television are coming to an end, as it was announced today that Justice League Action, a new quarter hour animated series starring the team is coming to Cartoon Network.
Valiant Comics relaunched as a publisher in 2012, and they’ve certainly done most things right since then, putting out quality comics with high level talent, and reaching out to fans on all levels—as the support for CEO Dinesh Shamdasani in our Person of the Year voting shows. They’ve gotten attention for relaunches of long running […]
The 2016 MoCCA Arts Festival has just announced this year’s Guests of Honor and they are: Cece Bell, author of the phenomenal middle grade graphic memoir El Deafo (winner of the Newberry Honor and an Eisner Award) R.O. Blechman, Emmy Award-winning illustrator, animator, cartoonist and author. Phoebe Gloeckner, whose subversive classic The Diary of a […]
Last night, as you may have heard, Donald Trump showed how he was the toughest guy on the planet, who can stand up to Putin and Kim Jong Il, by running away from Megyn Kelly, the world’s most terrifying person. Instead of being grilled by Fox personnel on the GOP debate, Trump launched his own, […]
Since 2007, YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, part of the American Library Association, has been releasing lists of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. The long list (112 titles this year!), and Top Ten titles, are released in January, after the Midwinter Conference. Although not as prestigious as the Newbery or Caldecott honors, the […]
In the wake of the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe, we’re taking a look at each and every #1 in the line. This week sees the return of Wolverine, but not the Wolverine you might immediately think of. Old Man Logan first debuted in 2008 in the regular Wolverine title. Author Mark Millar (Starlight) told a […]
Lest we forget, all the hubbub about the Grand Prix aside, the Angoulême comics festival is now underway and a glorious festival it is. Here’s an insanely long list of the authors attending and a piece at Forbdidden PLanet on what else is going on. But let’s not forget that the Festival is more than […]
Ricky Whittle will star as Shadow, the ex-con with a penchant for coin tricks who is recruited as a bodyguard by the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday as he travels the country on business of truly epic proportions, in the Starz TV adaption of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.