The 1,500-square-foot store features “geek culture” items ranging from clothing, original art prints and specialty items such as guitars and small tchotchkes featuring comic book heroes.
§ The Advocate profiles Julio’s Day by Gilbert Hernandez and its gay themes.
§ Two years later, Jason Snell revisits reading comics on tablets. Guess what—lots of people are doing it!
When the iPad was first released, I found it to be an excellent (albeit imperfect) comic-book reader. A few years of hardware and software iteration later, it’s a lot harder to spot imperfections. The only problem I have is that I’m now buying several comics a week on my iPad, with the credit card bill to prove it.
§ Something called Neurocomic will investigate brain functions. It comes with a video, above.
Artist Matteo Farinella is teaming up with neuroscientist Dr. Hana Ros to create a graphic novel called Neurocomic, which is aimed at teaching readers about how our minds really work. It’ll also feature giant squids and talking sea slugs, as well as famous neuroscientists.
§ Here’s the latest comprehensive update on Peter David’s condition. Although he’s still recovering from a stroke he suffered 10 weeks ago, he’s also bowling and taking Tai Chi classes. Here’san appreciation of his work.
§ Boing Boing’s monthly comics reviews.
§ Gene Luen Yang’s upcoming doubleheader graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion is previewed.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.