In recent years, more teachers and librarians are finally recognizing the educational appeal of comic-books. Yes, we the fans have known of their artistry, their (mostly) great writing, and the sheer enjoyment they illicit, but for many other adults, it still seems like a “nonsense medium.” Perhaps for this reason it is why places like […]
Last week, artist Tyrus Wong died at age 106, and Margalit Fox has an astounding obituary of an amazing life: A Hollywood studio artist, painter, printmaker, calligrapher, greeting-card illustrator and, in later years, maker of fantastical kites, he was one of the most celebrated Chinese-American artists of the 20th century. From his start as a […]
If you were watching Ryan Secreast’s rockin’ New Year’s Eve last night you saw Mariah Carey’s incredible lip sync fail. I don’t know what was more uncomfortable, watching Carey prance around in what had to be uncomfortable shape wear, or her “I give up!” reaction to not being able to hear the music in her […]
Dave Sim’s injured wrist means he may not be able to draw again, so he’s enlisted two cartoonists to help him with The Strange Death of Alex Raymond
The world of Archie has been expanding with CW’s Riverdale and the recently rebooted comic book universe. The publishing universe is growing this March with four brand new one-shots focusing on a wide-range of the Archie supporting cast and worlds. EW broke the news this morning. The series includes a return to the Afterlife with Archie […]
Karl Kesel has published a story on his FB page about a 10 page Challengers of the Unknown story that he and Art Adams did back in 2000. Kesel has the whole account but the short version is that neither he nor Adams ever got the art back from DC. However it was found for […]
At the end of the month, the thriving scene of artists studios centered in the Gowanus part of Brooklyn will be no more. As reported last year (but not imediately connected to the comics world) a massive collection of old warehouses that have been turned into artists studios, in the classic NYC sense, are now being turned into…well condos, probably. The area is located near the toxic Gowanus Canal and not considered safe for habitation but that won’t stop anyone. Maybe a bank or a organic dog treat store or a prozen yogurt shop will open up.
A month or so ago, Frank Cho announced he was leaving Wonder Woman as variant cover artist due to editorial disagreements with writer Greg Rucka. I’m told Cho was hired to do the variants when Marguerite Bennett was supposed to be writing the book. But when Rucka came back to DC for the project, he […]
We lost two of the great this week, Richard Thompson and Jack Davis. I’ll have a fuller round-up of reactions and remembrances but in the meantime just a few piece of art to remind you of how great they both were.