In Iowa, “Comic Con” is known as “The Iowa State Fair”

The World Famous Butter Cow by Sculptor Sarah Pratt.  Image courtesy of the Iowa State Fair.

It’s listed in 1000 Places To Visit Before You Die (the international version). It offers a variety of gastronomic “gastrocities” and many local delights. Over a million people attend over eleven days in August. There’s the Midway, Grandstand, campgrounds (no hotelween here, nosiree!), and numerous displays, competitions, and other distractions. It is the Iowa State Fair, and […]

Hodor! Kristain Nairn coming to Baltimore Comic Con – but he needs to leave his guns at home

nairn.jpg

As long as we’re talking Baltimore Comic Con — which is only a few short weeks away–and will be held over the Labor Day weekend, Friday Sept. 2-Sunday Sept.4 — it’s just been announced that Game of Thrones actor Kristin “Hodor” Nairn will be attending on Saturday, giving us all a chance to write a […]

SDCC ’16: Samurai Jack creator drops details of show’s return

samuriajack

It’s been over a decade since Samurai Jack aired, but an ending for the series – in the form of a movie or otherwise – has been on creator Genndy Tartakovsky’s mind since. After last year’s announcement that the series would finally return with a fifth season, Tartakovsky sat down with press at SDCC to explain what that return would look like and what brought it about.

SDCC’16: Trends in Kids Graphic Novels, or Are Kids Graphic Novels a Trend?

Trends in Kids Graphic Novels

The comic book industry fought hard to establish that comic aren’t just for kids. But with an ever growing world of young readers, the industry has been working hard to remember that comics are also for kids. So how do publishers spot trends that will resonate with young readers? Are comics forever lost to the adults? Trends in kids graphic novels or are kids graphic novels a trend?

INTERVIEW: Gerard Way and Jon Rivera Open Up About DOOM PATROL, CAVE CARSON, Shelly Bond, and the Many Fluids in Young Animal

CaveCarsonBanner

“I’m someone who has struggled mental illness with and is a big proponent of mental health awareness. In my mind, Doom Patrol is the perfect book to discuss those issues.”

#SDCC ’16 Comics of Tomorrow: Has Technology changed the Comic Book Industry for Better AND Worse?

MattDunfordHeadshots201636

For the last decade, the status of the comic book industry has been a great concern among both fans and the industry itself. Growing technologies and widening options for digital media are vying for the attentions of consumers. The comic book industry can’t keep relying on their built in fan bases to carry them with […]

#SDCC ’16 First Second’s Gene Luen Yang: The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Gene Luen Yang: National Ambassador for Young People's Literature at SDCC '16

By: Nicholas Eskey As one of the most influential graphic novel publishers in the United States, First Second is proud to celebrate 2016 as their their 10-year anniversary. Known for publishing noteworthy stories that also spark conversations, the publisher also does well with making strong connections with their writers and artists. One such writer is […]