The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is one of the highlights of the North American comics year, but there is always a little anxiety about border crossings. These anxieties predate the current US government administration, although things like the Gisele Lagace incident have ratcheted up anxiety. (She was denied at the border coming to America because […]
Well, we’ve made if through TCAF and like the seasoned campaigners they are, Brigid Alverson and Erica Friedman decamped for home before dawn even broke, leaving Deb Aoki and Heidi MacDonald to eat the last croissants and ketchup potato chips and perhaps enjoy an impromptu mimosa with the leftover bottle of rose. As we wrap things […]
Recorded live and uncensored, girls gone wild style in hotel room at TCAF! The podcast has gained TWO special guests! Librarian superstars Robin Brenner and Eva Volin join Brigid Alverson, Erica Friedman, Deb Aoki and Heidi MacDonald we talk about all our doings at TCAF during the day including the importance of the queer themes […]
Welcome back to episode 2 of Four Women in a Hotel Rooms At TCAF starring myself, Erica Friedman, Deb Aoki and Brigid Alverson. After some confusion over our differing bedtimes, we got up bright and early this morning and assembled our thoughts. In this episode: Brigid talks about the panels on the infrastructure of […]
Part of Webtoon’s launch of four female created strips this month, My Dear Cold Blooded King is a full color manga style adventure/romance/drama drawn with style by a creator who goes by the name of Lifelight. The comic uses extreme scrolling, music and other effects, but it’s all in the service of the story which involves a […]
The Legend of Zelda franchise has spread its lore far and wide since it’s 1986 Japanese release. Aside from being mistakenly called “Zelda” since the game’s 1987 American release, the protagonist Link is known by fans as “The Hero of Time, The Hero of Light, and of course “The Hero of Legend.” After thirty-one years, […]
Zack Davisson has a fine obituary at TCJ which has much more info about the life of the great Jiro Taniguchi, who passed away on Saturday. One thing the piece makes clear: Taniguchi was REALLY famous in France, where he was hired to work on a Cartier ad campaign, and he was presented with a […]
The Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (German Youth Literature Prize) is awarded each year as part of the festivities surrounding the Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair). Celebrating its 60th year, it is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Families, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. This year, the award for nonfiction was awarded to Kristina Gehrmann, for the first […]
Checked out EXCLUSIVE preview pages from Titan’s forthcoming US release of Junko Mizuno’s Ravina the Witch? to indulge in more gothic kawaii beauty.
The darkly beautiful fairy tales of manga artist Junko Mizuno will return to comic shelves in early 2017 with an English language edition of Ravina the Witch? from Titan Comics.