Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 11/10/16: San Diego rejects both convention center ballot measures

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And after a day spent curled up playing Hearthstone and eating ice cream….we’re back! And ready to rock and roll! § Nice Art: The print edition of the 7th issue of Sophia Foster-Dimino’s award winning Sex Fantasy comic is now for sale online at Gumroad. OR read it online here. § In the most important […]

SDCC’16 VIDEO INTERVIEW: Carole and John Barrowman Tell All! Well, A Lot Anyway…

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Eventually we speak about their Torchwood comics, of course, but that’s an oversimplification of the interview which stretched way over time (thanks Titan!) and covered John’s not-so-secret costume to walk the floor of SDCC, how their familial relationship helps them be more honest about their work, and their intimate knowledge of each other’s bathroom habits. Try not to fall in love with these rambunctious siblings, I dare you.

SDCC’16: Trends in Kids Graphic Novels, or Are Kids Graphic Novels a Trend?

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The comic book industry fought hard to establish that comic aren’t just for kids. But with an ever growing world of young readers, the industry has been working hard to remember that comics are also for kids. So how do publishers spot trends that will resonate with young readers? Are comics forever lost to the adults? Trends in kids graphic novels or are kids graphic novels a trend?

#SDCC ’16 First Second’s Gene Luen Yang: The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Gene Luen Yang: National Ambassador for Young People's Literature at SDCC '16

By: Nicholas Eskey As one of the most influential graphic novel publishers in the United States, First Second is proud to celebrate 2016 as their their 10-year anniversary. Known for publishing noteworthy stories that also spark conversations, the publisher also does well with making strong connections with their writers and artists. One such writer is […]

#SDCC ’16 Talk Back Panel: CCI President John Rogers Talks ADA, Security, and Expensive Wifi

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By: Nicholas Eskey As per every year, almost like tradition, one of the last panels of the day for San Diego Comic-Con is the Talk Back Panel. And always seated front and center is the president of Comic-Con International, John Rogers. The importance of this panel is that it is the chance for attendees, exhibitors […]

#SDCC ’16 Special Guest Ben Hatke Talks About His Work, His Eisner Nomination, and Publisher First Second

Author and Artist Ben Hatke, protecting his bar of chocolate.

By: Nicholas Eskey During this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, writer and artist Ben Hatke is spending time with publisher First Second to help commemorate their 20th anniversary. Fortunately for me, I got a chance to sit down with Ben in the hot San Diego sun and take some time from his already busy dance card. […]

#SDCC ’16 Batman: The Killing Joke Kills the Audience, Complete with Call from the Joker

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By: Nicholas Eskey Those who were unfortunate enough to not be at San Diego Comic-Con’s Ballroom 20 missed out on the world premiere of the animated movie Batman: The Killing Joke. The movie is based off of the graphic novel of the same name, which has gone down as one of the most brutal Batman […]