by Ricardo Serrano Denis Comic books have a history of speaking out against tough topics in times where divisiveness, social strife, and even trauma are laid bare and haven’t even started to heal. One of the reasons why they do so, mostly, is because their weekly single-issue publication model keeps them current. They are intensely […]
Well, it’s about time. Joye Murchison Kelly and Dorothy Roubicek Woolfolk are the joint winners of the 2018 Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing – the first women winners in the award’s 13-year history. Kelly, 90, will be on hand to accept the award at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Her work […]
§ Nick Meglin, the long time editor of MAD Magazine, passed away at age 82 over the weekend. As a writer and editor Meglin had a huge influence on the history of American humor, and since he retired from editing Mad he’d been working on writing books for musicals. He was remembered by many associates, including Mark […]
Another industry legend is leaving a company to work on more personal projects: David Scroggy the 23-year veteran who was most recently Dark Horse’s vice president of product development, is. stepping down effective July 1, although he’ll be at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Scroggy got his start in the pre-Cambrian era of the early direct […]
Interference Archive’s Our Comics, Ourselves ongoing art exhibit is a powerful reminder of how comics have always been an expression of personal issues from many viewpoints.
WOW! Talk about historic finds! DC Comics just tweeted this historic photo from a comics industry Christmas party from 70 years ago. While there is a slight Shining view to it (is that Hank Kanalz I see in the back?), it’s also an amazing view into the Golden Age. After it was tweeted DC Comics was kind enough to send me a high res scan which I am sharing with you so all the comics historians out there can pour over it. There is a handwritten guest list as well, but its provenance isn’t known so I am not posting it.