Pioneering cartoonist Jackie Ormes and influential Marvel Marvel marketing manager Carol Kalish have been selected for induction into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for 2018. Ormes was the first black female newspaper cartoonist, for the strip Dixie in Harlem featuring the character Torchy Brown. Kalish was the first direct sales manager for Marvel, credited […]
By Gabriel Neeb On the floor of any comics convention, there are hundreds of titles inspiring awe, wonder, devotion, and occasionally, production and licensing deals. Many of these are benefitting not just their parent media corporations, but also the original creators of the given properties. The reasons for this are numerous, but two of the […]
On early Saturday afternoon, former DC Comics publisher Paul Levitz sat down for an in-depth discussion with Vertigo founding editor and current editor of Dark Horse’s Berger Books imprint, Karen Berger. Levitz, who recently wrapped work on Brooklyn Bloods for “Dark Horse Presents” dropped a little bit of a bombshell when he mentioned that he […]
One of the highlights of my graduate school experience during my time at Columbia University was taking one of the first college courses seriously dedicated to exploring the literary value of comics. It was a great class, taught by two wonderful professors: Jeremy Dauber and Paul Levitz. In a way, the class was an experiment, […]
You’ve read about Dean Haspiel’s moving speech at the Harvey Awards. Now you can watch it and more from the Harvey Awards and Baltimore Comic Con, all courtesy of Jeff Newelt AKA Jahfurry who took the photos and video on behalf of Harvey Awards host Vivek J. Tiwary (writer/producer of ‘The Fifth Beatle’). You can see all the […]
It was quite a gathering of comics talent for last night’s Suicide Squad premiere in New York. The crew gathered for the above photo before hand, including many creators who had a hand in various characters from the film. From left to right: Geoff Johns, Jimmy Palmiotti, Misty Lee (in the back), Amanda Conner (wearing […]
Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel is a new book by former DC publisher Paul Levitz that looks at Eisner’s historical contribution to comics. And New York magazine has just excerpted the chapter in which Levitz discusses how and why Eisner is credited with being the midwife of the graphic novel form. Of course […]
MORE things to do and get signed at NYCC, with lots ofr preveiws of Abrams Spring 2016 line all at booth #2228 and 2016 Abrams calendars with every purchase over $50.00 while supplies last (limited one per customer). And advance copies of the above book about Alan Turing by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis. Advance […]
Randy Duncan and Matthew Smith have published a second edition of their essential textbook on the history and business of comics — and this time, they’re joined by a new author: Paul Levitz.
BOOM! Studios celebrates 10 years of publishing comics, and to commemorate this milestone, the publisher has assembled what it considers to be its top 10 moments of the past decade—all highlights that contributed significantly to the company’s founding, rise, and continued growth. It reads as a chronological time line of the publishers history.