Adapted from Robert Silverberg’s 1970 novel of the same title, writer Phillippe Thirault and artist Laura Zuccheri face the challenge of helping the nearly 50-year-old science fiction novel seem not so outdated. Not story-wise, necessarily, but affectation-wise — characters, situations, actions and general tone. Traditional white guy-penned science fiction at the era was not […]
On this particular President’s Day I’d like nothing more than to step outside this current reality. Thankfully, fantasy adventure let’s me do exactly that. I’ve located three fantasy comics looking to raise money to help bring their wonderful worlds to life. Now that I have my pot of coffee and an angry cat who keeps […]
From the press release: The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced its 2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list. The list of 115 titles, drawn from 190 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both […]
The National Film Board of Canada’s commitment to Canadian cartoonists is once again at the forefront of their online presence. The NFB recently released two videos on Youtube adapting two of Diane Obomsawin’s graphic novels. The first is Kaspar, an adaptation of her 2008 graphic novel of the same name that was published by Drawn […]
In Frederik Peeters and Loo Hui Phang’s The Smell of Starving Boys, the words “virgin land” are used several times to describe America’s West. The idea is that this area is untouched, but photographer Oscar Forrest points out to his fellow expedition member Stingley, it is not untouched. It just hasn’t been possessed by white […]
Join Gina Gagliano (First Second) and Alison Wilgus (Science Comics: Flying Machines) as they give you a behind the scenes look at how to publish a graphic novel, from printing to PR and beyond. In the first episode, guest Ryan North (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Dinosaur Comics) talks about how understanding the inner workings of the business helps your career.
This biography of 17th Century Spanish painter Diego Velazquez wraps itself around one work, in particular, Las Meninas, or The Ladies In Waiting, from which Santiago Garcia and Javier Olivares take their title. The work itself is much lauded and examined in the history of western art, capturing various members of the court of King […]
This year’s best selling graphic novels show a wide range of material from a strikingly diverse group of creators.
Like a Richard Scarry book for the modern urbanite, Ellice Weaver’s beautifully drawn Something City weaves together various corners of an urban environment to create a tapestry of experience that portrays the trees to make the forest more clear. A city is a super-organism, a compilation of sections and neighborhoods, which are in turn the sum […]
There have been several good works over the past few years – Here, A Castle In England, and 750 Years In Paris come to mind – that examine the idea of place, and each of them does so in the context of human presence and place as something that transcends that. Chris Ware’s Building Stories […]