A Castle In England is the latest in multi-faceted explorations of the history behind single structures, having been preceded by Chris Ware’s Building Stories, Richard McGuire’s Here, and Vincent Mahé’s 750 Years In Paris. It might be more structurally straightforward than any of these, offering brief slices from real events with the comics section bringing […]
Johnny Appleseed is one of those American historical figures who calls into question the line that divides reality from fantasy. He seems like a myth, and certainly,the way he has been presented in the past is a fictionalized version of a real person, and this is the version that many Americans encounter. It’s one that […]
Hall of Famer Len Wein has passed away at age 69. Wein was a mainstay of comics from the 70s on, co-creating Swamp Thing with Bernie Wrightson, creating countless characters at Marvel, such as Wolverine, and writing some of the most memorable tales of the Bronze Age. Wein grew up with his fellow fan Marv […]
t’s Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday today, and this should be a national holiday, but sadly people just aren’t hip enough for Kirby Day yet. If you’re in New York, there is a pop up Museum downtown, sort of nearish where Kirby was born, and I’ll be making a visit there later today.
Florence “Fabulous Flo” Steinberg, an iconic member of the original Marvel Bullpen, has passed away, age unknown but truly ageless. Flo was the sole MArvel staffer besides Stan Lee himself in the early Marvel Comics of the 60s. She can be heard on this immortal Merry Marvel Marching Society record starring Stan, Jack Kirby and […]
We lost a great one with the death over the weekend of Martin Landau, whether it was Mission Impossible, Space 1999, the guy who falls off Mt. Rushmore or his Oscar winning turn as Bela Lugozi in Ed Wood. But he started his career as an artist, attending Pratt Institute, cartooning for The Daily News […]
Confused about the Marvel Universe? Anxious you won’t get Legacy? Not sure which Jean Grey is real, which is a clone and which is an alternate timeline? Marvel’s got you covered with MARVEL PRIMER PAGES. Selected Marvel Legacy titles will have three pages of background info in comics form written by Robbie Thompson (Silk, Doctor […]
If you’re looking for a real-life badass heroine, you won’t find a better one than Josephine Baker.
Part 164 . . . . . #art #drawing #chicago #chicagoart #penandink #illustration #art🎨 #artwork #art🌎 #artoftheday #donaldtrump #journalism #instajournalism #comicsjournalism #trump #potus #democrats #republicans #paulmanafort #russia #ukraine #devinnunes #resist A post shared by Kriss Stress (@krissstress) on Mar 23, 2017 at 10:05pm PDT Kris Stress is a Chicago based visual artist who’s known for […]
As mentioned earlier today, ECCC is the first big con of the year, and a ton of comics creators will be there to talk to fans and one another. However, Australian writer Tom Taylor, known for writing the best selling Injustice Gods Among Us and Injustice 2 comics and co-creating the animated series The Deep, […]