The midterm elections are upon us and we need comics to survive it. This year’s voter turnout is projected to rival that of the 1960s, when the counterculture was at its peak and when the political rifts that divided the nation rivaled those that led to the Civil War a century earlier. Comics offered a […]
We Happy Few is largely about Joy, a drug that makes the retro-futuristic 1950s English populace so blissed out that they forget an undisclosed traumatic event. The world seems perfectly fine, bright and colorful, until you aren’t taking your medicine- rotten food, decrepit infrastructure, essentially all horrible things are masked with Joy. Those who don’t […]
Legendary creator, writer, and artist Neal Adams talks about the historical vitality of comics to tell stories about the Holocaust and the present need for Holocaust education.
Sometime after this, Pixar contacted Alcaraz. “They invited me for a ‘little-chat,’” he said. When they asked for his help to work on the movie, Alcaraz was stunned. “I was thinking, ‘wow universe, you have a sick sense of humor.” But, Alcaraz saw this as a great opportunity and accepted it. “I wanted to make sure this wasn’t going to be the Aladdin for Mexicans.”
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Farce or tragedy? By August we’ll know. But New Yorker’s cartoonist Shannon Wheeler (God is Disappointed in You, Grandpa Won’t Wake Up) is wasting no time with an ode to our President’s greatest medium: the tweet.
https://twitter.com/BatmanNewsCom/status/822503697829732355/video/1 We all know that former president Obama had a soft spot for comics, and even mentioned them a few times during his preidency. well it turns out thet President Trump and his chiefspeech writer Steve Bannon also like comics, because they quoted Bane from The Dark Knight Rises in Trump’s inaugural seech. Pretty cool, huh? […]
Fantom Comics in Washington, DC announced via Facebook that they would open their doors as a safe space and rest area for those protesting the Inauguration of President-Elect Trump on Friday, or marching in the Women’s March the following day.
It’s Martin Luther King Day, and the March Trilogy by Rep John Lewis, the last surviving leader of the civil rights movement of the 60s, is the #1 best selling book on Amazon. Isn’t that nice and fitting? Oh what’s that you say? It’s because president elect Donald Trump called Lewis “all talk, talk, talk” […]
PEN America has a section of comics called State of Emergency, and I’m sure you can guess what that refers to. Meg Lemke, Rob Kirby, and MariNaomi curated the section and it includes Whitney Taylor: Iasmin Omar Ata Dylan Edwards Thi Bui, whose memoir about her family’s journey from Vietnam The Best We Could Do […]