In its fourth year, Flame Con continues to be a haven for diverse voices among indie creators, artists and the fans that love them.
Here’s the thing about women, people of color, and gender queer characters growing closer to the spotlight and taking center stage in entertainment: Most industries, for decades, have been dominated by white men. I’m an artist, I earned my degree in Cartooning, that required I take a history of cartooning class, I sat through lectures […]
Today’s global rewatch of the cult favorite show has a not-so-secret agenda
Our first of three photo galleries featuring the most creative and inspiring cosplay we came across during SDCC’18! (And maybe too many Thors.) See more cosplay galleries from SDCC’18 at SDCC’18 Cosplay Roundup-Part Two and SDCC’18 Cosplay Roundup- Part Three […]
“Five years ago, Marvel was in charge, and they ruled everything I did as a retailer. It was ‘Marvel first.’ Now, they are the bastard children of the industry. I’ve lost probably 25% of my comic readership because 25% of my Marvel fans got tired of my higher cover prices, the non-sequitur storylines, the almost incomprehensible X-Men this and that… Marvel has done nothing to drive the industry towards us.”
The exhibit features over 300 pieces on display, including original comic book art and movie props and costumes.
With the release of his massive hit webcomic hitting the bookshelves, I had the opportunity to speak with Andrew Hussie, the elusive and hilarious creator of Homestuck, one of the most ambitious and interactive independent comics ever created. ~ Q1. You say in this intro that this book is for enjoyment, perhaps a leisurely companion […]
International Women’s Day (IWD) was on March 8 and the comics community celebrated by talking about the creators, artists, and illustrators who help to inspire us and make comics a more inclusive and welcoming place. A Brief History Though there is some conflict regarding the origin of International Women’s Day, scholars generally associate it with […]
Another closing of a comic shop; another end to a piece of one’s comic community. For the last six and a half years, Villainous Lair has served as not only a comic and game store, but a hub for many comic book and popular culture fans in San Diego, California. Villainous Lair Comics first opened […]
Well, you would if you were on Tumblr or stayed up on your cosplay or on Ao3 I guess, so this post is STRICTLY for old people who are way behind the times. I mean, I knew all about Finn/Poe aka Stormpilot – the sparks between Oscar Isaac’s Poe and John Boyega’s Finn in The […]