For many, this past January 20th was an abdication of the American ideal. No longer was talent, perspicacity, or a genuine desire to see thoughtful policy positions going to be the norm. Instead, boundless braggadocio and mendacity reigned. With the Trump Administration ascendant, it seemed like only dark times were ahead. But almost immediately, events […]
As America lurches forward to this week’s inauguration of one Donald J. Trump to be the Forty-Fifth President, the country finds itself at a crossroads. For some, the ascension of Trump is a repudiation of the so-called “mainstream,” a fresh start. But for the majority of voters, this wasn’t supposed to happen. How could a […]
As is tradition, this year’s Eisner Award judges have selected four cartoonists for entry into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame. They are: Milt Gross (early newspaper cartoonist known for such strips as Count Screwloose of Tooloose, Nize Baby, andThat’s My Pop!), H. G. Peter (original Wonder Woman artist), Antonio Prohias (creator of MAD’s “Spy […]
Some interesting comics news just hit the wire. In response to the election of Donald Trump, Francoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman have put out an open call for submissions for a new political newspaper called RESIST! For those who have felt fear or anger due to the events surrounding this election, this seems like an excellent […]
At this year’s Comic Arts Brooklyn, two of comics most influential curators examined the legacy of Winsor McCay’s LITTLE NEMO IN SLUMBERLAND and the development of comics, from the vulgar days of yore to the modern genteel shores.
And another event, this one a screening of a documentary about one of Charlie Hebdo’s earlier controversies followed by a talk with Art Spigelman and Francoise Mouly: With TOUGH BEING LOVED BY JERKS, director Daniel Leconte (Fidel Castro: L’enfance d’un chef) offers a real-time account of one of the most important trials in the 21st century […]
By Hannah Means-Shannon The Ignatz Awards are known for their quick-fire pace and sense of humor but that doesn’t mean they downplay the often very personal extremes indie comics creators face in pursuit of publication. Jerzy Drozd acted as MC of the 2012 awards and crammed a lengthy shopping list of emotional highs and lows […]