For this year’s San Diego Comic Fest, it had a great deal on its plate; A fifth year, a new venue, the announcement of a new Chairman for next year, unseasonal rain, leaking roofs, Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday, X-Men: The Animated Series 25th anniversary, and more. Amid all this, the convention is chugging along. Not […]
Bright and early on a Sunday morning, collected in San Diego Comic Fest’s make shift “Kirby Café” panelists Jenny Stiven, Jonathan Tavss (working in digital and social fandoms for over 20 years), Anina Bennett (once editor at First Comics and co-author and co-creator of Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel and the science fiction series Heartbreakers), and […]
Artist, illustrator, writer, and in a way Jack Kirby historian are a few of the titles that Arlen Schumer would claim for himself. The man of many talents is hard at work at this year’s San Diego Comic Fest, giving four “visualectures” throughout the convention weekend. Since SDCF is paying special tribute to the […]
As the winds howled outside and rain beat against the roof of the Four Points hotel by Sheraton, one thing was blatantly obvious: bad weather won’t stop dedicated comic book fans. You’d think San Diego Comic Fest organizers and staff would have been disheartened by a stormy opening night, but everyone seemed to be in […]
Once upon a time, there wasn’t a San Diego Comic-Con. Some would mark this period as “The Dark Ages of Conventions” (those being myself). It was in this “long-long ago” (1970) that a collection of comic, movie, and science fiction fans came together and formed a small and intimate convention that would someday grow to […]
As comic con culture grows, and more inexperienced show runners get into the game, it’s worth pointing out that accessibility issues are incredibly important to con goers. Comics have long had a devoted following among the physically challenged, and going to conventions is a key part of fandom for this group. The San Diego Comic Con […]
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 […]
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.
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?