This was an SPX unlike any previous SPX, as the tumult of the outside world has reached even Camp Comics. But the welcoming spirit of unity and creativity was still there, and strang as ever.
Before we get into it… Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening, written by Marjorie Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda, was awarded the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story, besting: Ms. Marvel, Volume 5: Super Famous, written by G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Takeshi Miyazawa Saga, Volume 6, illustrated by Fiona Staples, written by Brian K. Vaughan, lettered by Fonografiks […]
By Andrea Ayres At Comic-Con there’s been a great deal of discussion about how to increase diversity among creators and artists but what about within the marketplace itself? That’s what a number of panelists, assembled by Lion Forge comics, sought to unravel the morning of July 23. From L-R : Jeremy Atkins (Publicist, Lion Forge) […]
This year marked the thirtieth-year in which the Gays in Comics panel has existed. When Andy Mangels began the panel three-decades ago, he called for all those interested to get “out of the closet and into the comics.” Five years ago, Andy announced that he would be stepping down from his leadership role. “It was […]
By Andrea Ayres When it comes to talking about diversity in comics there’s certainly no shortage of opinions. Vince Hernandez (VP/editor-in-chief, Aspen Comics) took some time this morning, alongside an esteemed panel of creators and industry professionals, to help parse through what the landscape modern comics looks like. Image here (from l-r: Elena Salcedo, Hannibal […]
Not making it to Comic Con this week? Don’t sweat it. On July 29 & 30, the Big Apple will transform into BLERD City, a new conference for Blerds and Geeks of all kinds to come and raise their nerd flag. This inaugural convention is being brought together by Clairesa Clay, a filmmaker and educator […]
We’re slowly transitioning back to reality, like those sandhogs that depressurize to avoid the bends. I’ll have a last look later today or tomorrow… meanwhile, it’s been an interesting Con, as many noted that Hollywood agents weren’t sniffing around this year, but lots of diversity was on display. A new normal? Wait and see… Torsten […]
A couple of snap polls on Twitter suggest that people pick up comics for many reasons, but here’s our own comprehensive poll — vote often and early!
Marvel’s 2015 is best boiled down to one core idea that influenced the entire line: Secret Wars. For the most part, the event was successful, and sold gangbusters in spite of production delays. Several promising concepts from the event and its tie-ins made it into the mainstream Marvel Universe, giving the re-launch a unique flavor that […]
Mental illness has been a trope in comics-related properties ranging from Peanuts to Gotham, but do new sensitivities to mental health issues mean that it’s time for this to change? Jeff Trexler