§ Nice Art: Adam Hughes draws Hellboy for HELLBOY: KRAMPUSNACHT, a one shot that teams not only Mike Mignola and Adam Hughes but CHRISTMAS AND HALLOWEEN. § At a junket for Thor: Ragnarok someone asked Karl Urban what he thinks of a movie starring Lady Thor, and Urban, like a good sport blurted out that […]
§ Nice Art: Kat Fajardo won the 2017 Emerging Talent Award at CxC (Cartoon Crossroads Columbus) this weekend, Fajardo is best known for editing the La Raza Anthology and her own Gringa and Bandida comics, but she’s busy with other anthologies and illustration work (above) as well. Congratulations! Previous winners of the award were Katie Skelly and Kevin Czap. […]
Oh speaking of Publishers Weekly, this week the twice yearly Announcements issue, and I have of a full listing of 50 of the most intriguing graphic novels from August to January. I also have a Top Ten for fall (most of them come out on October 3 for some reason!) and as you can see the […]
Julia Wertz’s Eisner-nominated Drinking At The Movies, originally from 2010 but here with a handsome reissue from Koyama Press, is renowned for its humorous self-deprecating pile-on. At its root is the suggestion that beating yourself up is probably just part of personal growth. And that’s not just meant to make you feel better, but an […]
Storage: the secret shame of the comics world. Like many in the comics industry I’m a bit of a packrat (to put it mildly) and getting free books all the time doesn’t help. (Tough life, I know.) I was recently reminded of this by a couple of stories. In one, Brooklyn cartoonist Julia Wertz’s tiny […]
Here’s the third part of our annual creator survey with a varied look from people in all aspects of the business from creators to publishers to journalists. As always, buried among the answers you will find a bunch of news items for the sharp eyed and also some preview art. In case you haven’t noticed, our panel certainly did: 2015 was the year diversity broke around the comics industry, although much, much, much more needs to be done. Read on to see what our our respondents thought about the year past and what they have coming for 2016.
Continuing our look at this fall’s top graphic novels, Koyama Press is reissuing Julia Wertz’s Drinking at the Movies, originally published by Three RIvers press but here reissued with all new material and an intro by Janeane Garaofolo. Wertz’s comic strips are autobiographical, but fearless in their honesty, and forgiving in bringing a light touch to […]
Canada’s Koyama Press continues to present a lively slate of boundary-pushing work, and this fall they are putting out their biggest line ever, including two books by Michael DeForge, new books by Jane Mai, Cole Closser and some newcomers, a kid’s book and a revamped version of Julia Wertz’s Drinking at the Movies. I expect one of the most interesting will be Robin Nishio’s Wailed which follows “a group of friends who also happen to be the vanguard of alternative comics making.” And you thought The Sponsor was shattering!
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Here’s a history comic on Newyorker.com by Julia Wertz about when pinball was illegal in New York City
In other Wertz news, she’s working on Impossible People, a memoir about her alcoholism that she started years ago and then abandoned. To fund it she’s running her own crowd funding effort, which you can support at the above link. Why her own thing?
The week between SPX and the Brooklyn Book Festival s usually crowded with events and this is no exception. Tonight, things kick off at Bergen Stree Comics with A Live Reading with Julia Wertz and MariNaomi!: