Do you like ships? Do you like comics? Then Lucy Bellwood is your jam. Billing herself as an “adventure cartoonist” the Portland OR-based artist has chronicled her adventures in many comics, everything from rafting down the Grand Canyon and spending three weeks mapping the floor of the Pacific on a research vessel. With copious diagrams […]
Humans are a strange crew, with many passive aggressive behavior traits. One of them – why people are careless with their phones – is the subject of an educational comic by Josh Neufeld. Its published on the Harvard Business School website, so you know it must be the bomb! Junior Free Comic editor Stephen Harrick writes: […]
With his deluxe edition of Prince of Cats just out, Ron Wimberly is coming back to Image with BLACK HISTORY IN ITS OWN WORDS, a compilation of illustrations and quotes to be published for Black History Month next February. Image Comics is pleased to announce BLACK HISTORY IN ITS OWN WORDS by Ronald Wimberly (PRINCE OF CATS) […]
Comics might just be the perfect medium for non-fiction. Words and pictures can combine with a narrative to allow for better communication. Graphs, photos, maps, schematics… all can be used to great effect. Couple this with the reader’s ability to set the pace of reading and comprehension, and the option of referring to previous pages and […]
Recently, right before BookExpo America commenced, the French Embassy sponsored an invitation-only symposium on French comics, the American market, and how both can benefit from the other. Heidi has already posted statistics and video from the event, so I’ll just post a smattering of bandes dessinées which were featured at the event. If I can a public edition […]
How diverse are graphic novels? Not in themes, or character representation, but in actual non-fiction subjects? Is there a graphic novel about hot air ballooning? How about the architectural history of bathrooms? Or maybe you’d prefer an autobiographical history of Benihana? Or maybe a history of Andorra? Those exist, and more. I spent seven years (on […]
Jess Ruliffson is an illustrator and non-fiction graphic novelist, increasingly wearing the hat of a comics-medium journalist. She’s working on a graphic novel based on interviews with veterans of the war in Iraq and conflicts in Afghanistan for the Joe Bonham Project, giving wounded vets a chance to tell their own stories of trauma and […]
We’ve told you a few times about Symbolia is here, a new app-based magazine of non-fiction comics journalism, edited by Erin Polgreen. The first issue is now available at iTunes or via PDF for non-tablet users. A 6-issue subscription is $11.99, but a preview issue is available. Contributors include: ◦ Susie Cagle’s thoughtful exploration of […]
Hedges and Joe Sacco appeared this weekend on the Bill Moyers show. The book features text by Hedges and comics by Sacco as the two explore some of the most drastically compromised places in the United States, including Pine Ridge, ND, Camden, NJ and Liberty Park during the Occupy Movement. The show can be watched online, or even in the link below and there’s a live chat this Wednesday, July 25, at 2 pm EDT.
This week has been taken up with writing some longish piece on the controversies of the day, which, sadly take a long time, and in the scrum I didn’t get a chance to write up Saturday’s Comics Journalism event at Union Docs, so this rushed little blurb will have to do.