Today’s oral argument in the Siegel case is up on YouTube – and no, this isn’t a rickroll.
Mental illness has been a trope in comics-related properties ranging from Peanuts to Gotham, but do new sensitivities to mental health issues mean that it’s time for this to change?
Diversity is a recurring theme in panels at this year’s New York Comic-Con, mirroring a trend in fandom nationwide.
According to folks texting me from the belly of the beast, NYCC security temporarily blocked entry to and attempted to evacuate Artists Alley as a result of overcrowding. There have been numberous reports of a bottleneck at the entry and restricted-to-no movement in the hallway.
This sort of thing typically gives rise to confusion and even anger among those affected, but if you’ve ever organized an event in New York you know the seriousness with which the city takes potential violations of the municipal fire code, which has a section expressly dealing with overcrowding at events. The city’s rules and strict enforcement on overcrowding reflect a series of horrific events, with the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, 9/11, and the Blue Angel nightclub fire perhaps the best known tragedies.
“Dogs and cats, living together!” – that’s what immediately popped into my mind yesterday when I read Tony Isabella praising DC on Facebook for how it was treating him in regard to Black Lightning. [Read more…]
Reflecting on The Beat’s comics journalism ethics panel tonight at San Diego Comic-Con, my thoughts keep going back to the comics community – who we are, where we’re going, and what can keep us all connected however much we grow.
The Federal Trade Commission has just sent a press release touting its first successful action against a failed Kickstarter campaign. [Read more…]