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, […]
The publishing industry is still in shock over the New York Times’ sudden decision to remove several of their bestseller lists – all done without telling publishers first. While many categories were affected by this, the outcry from the graphic novel/comics community was the loudest. And it was also the ONLY top lined category – along […]
2017 will bring us yet another new year of comic conventions. When one thinks of San Diego and comics, it’s not difficult to summon images of San Diego Comic-Con, one of the largest celebrations of comics and popular media in the entire world. But there’s more to San Diego than just Comic-Con. This year signifies […]
We’ve been writing a bit about Michael Tisserand’s comprehensive new biography of George Herriman, Krazy: A Life in Black and White, but last night I got to hear him talk about it at one of the stops on his mini tour. Tisserand presented a slideshow on the book for the first time, and it will […]