Tweet Vanessa Davis talks to her mom at the D&Q website. Say, maybe these autobio comics ARE the best form of storytelling!
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TweetWe don’t always write about the world-wide war on cartooners because we get too depressed, but this story on the media crackdown in Burma caught our eye: The Burmese regime has banned the work of 19 artists and writers, and some writers and poets are hiding from authorities because they are being pursued for taking […]
TweetThe House of Twelve’s wandering from bar to bar looking for a place to drink and draw have ended! Say, remember when I said that we’d keep looking for a permanent home for the House of Twelve Comic Jams? Well, we found one! Jack Demsey’s Pub, 34 West 33rd Street, between 5th and Broadway; right […]
TweetOpus’s Berkeley Breathed is entering Dick Tracy territory as one of his drawings appears on America’s Most Wanted to help track down the culprit in a 1979 slaying.. Authorities believe the killer may have burglarized Breathed’s home when Breathed was a student at the University of Texas in Austin. The cartoonist’s drawing of the burglary […]
TweetA top Scottish cartoonist has admitted to assaulting his wife, the BBC reports.. 63-year-old Malky McCormick repeatedly punch his wife Ann in the head during an argument caused by her insomnia. However, the couple had undergone many recent tragedies, and McCormack told the judge he was seeking help. Three years ago the couple’s 20-year-old son […]
TweetAn article in USA Today about dads resisting work travel to spend more time with their kids spotlights artist Dave Dorman: As a comic book illustrator who draws well-known Star Wars and G.I. Joe images, Dave Dorman is often asked by his publishers or clients to attend autograph-signing events. But more than once, the 48-year-old […]
TweetActor Alan Cumming–who donned the blue paint to play Nightcrawler in X-Men 2–has wed his boyfriend of two years, Grant Shaffer, whom news reports dub an illustrator. If you check Shaffer’s website, you’ll see a whole comics section, and he’s contributed to the anthology BLURRED VISION, and has a graphic novel, entitled 30 Kinds of […]
Tweet James Jean has won the Best Artist award at the World Fantasy Con. You can see the complete list of winners and nominees here. Lifetime Achievement: John Crowley Stephen Fabian Novel: Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (Harvill; Knopf) Novella: Joe Hill, Voluntary Committal (Subterranean Press) Short Fiction: George Saunders, “CommComm” (The New Yorker, […]
TweetNPR darling Brian K. Vaughan (an earlier appearance is credited with spiking bookstore sales of Y THE LAST MAN trades) was back on Talk of the Nation to talk about PRIDE OF BAGHDAD yesterday. Link here. We also caught the 9/11 report duo of Jacobson and Colon on the Brian Lehrer Show this morning. Finally, […]
Tweet The Grace Reading Series, a monthly multi media mix focusing on women writers, returns with a series of readings by cartoonists. The series kicks off October 4 at Mo Pitkins in NYC with Megan Kelso and Gabrielle Bell. Future readings include Allison Cole (Never Ending Summer) and Lauren Weinstein (Girl Stories) on November 1, […]
TweetBryan Lee O’Malley and Brian Wood have open Q&A’s on their LJ’s. Spoilers beware. Meanwhile, Chip Zdarsky day over at the Engine may have faded into the collective unconsciousness of a battered nation, but he left in his wake some v.v. interesting interview threads with CHRIS BUTCHER DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF CAMERON STEWART MIKE WIERINGO TIM HAMILTON […]
Tweet The Ting Comic and Graphic Arts Festival in London Ontario is yet another of the comic arts festivals (CAFs) springing up around the world. It will be held for a full TWO WEEKS (April 22-May 3) and showcase local artists, from past and present including Seth, Marc Bell, Aaron Costain, Scott Chantler, Willow Dawson, […]
Tweet Children’s book illustrator and sometime cartooner Jed Alexander read my piece on top selling graphic novels the other day, and spun it off into his own piece entitled The Future of Comics: A Casual Readership. While I agree with the basic premise, I think Alexander went a bit far in condemning superhero comics as […]
A few months ago there was a Kerfuffle over a comics which some indie comics enthusiasts thought was artistically exciting, while others couldn’t see that for all the racism in these comics. I wrote about it at the time, and wondered if indie comics—so lively and vibrant—were actually being given a larger social context.