On October 23, Twitter user @dagneo36 started the hashtag #STEMartists to help bring awareness about creativity in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields. The hashtag has been retweeted thousands of times and has sparked an important conversation about the intersection of logic and creativity.
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 […]
OurMine is a gang of hackers that goes around taking over prominent Twitter accounts including TechCrunch, Channing Tatum and more. They purport to be testing security…and indeed showing that you need strong passwords. This morning, OurMine hit Netflix’s official US account. And as screencapped above, they also got Marvel’s official account. OurMine doesn’t do much once […]
Writer Chelsea Cain received overwhelming support after quitting Twitter yesterday, a cool t-shirt went on sale, and a bizarre truther movement sprang up. All you need to know about the current comics controversy!
Mockingbird writer Chelsea Cain, the bestselling author of Heartsick and other thrillers, deleted her Twitter account today after receiving abusive tweets yesterday. In a now vanished series of tweets (one screencapped above) Cain noted that she was getting harassing tweets, presumably over the above Mockingbird cover and her work there in general. It’s possible that she was […]
UPDATE: Gfrorer’s account has been reinstated but I’ll leave this up as a cautionary tale. Twitter has had a harassment problem for a long time. Like, a loooooooong time. Something about the impersonal format gives free reign to any and all disgusting behavior. I myself—along with several other women in comics—was the target of a […]
We’re live at the “Using Tumblr to Sell Your Ideas” panel. Our panelists include Ghost Rider writer Felipe Smith, My Little Pony artist Katie Cook, and The Wicked + the Divine writer Kieron Gillen. You can even submit questions to their blog [but not anymore…the past has passed…-ed.]. General Information If someone steals content you originally posted […]
When people talk about saving John Constantine, usually it’s a hopeless task, as the scouser magician’s soul has long been consigned to hell for his many sins on earth. But another campaign to save Constantine is under way—and this time it’s fans attempting to keep his TV show going past a 13 episode commitment despite middling ratings.
People are nuts. Really. But some are pretty awesome, too, and you will read about both kinds in this episode we like to call…KIBBLES ‘n’ BITS…
Ian Samson caused a bitter civil war in Britain this week through his article at the New Statesman titled “A lot of Gaul: why Asterix is better than Tintin”. Within minutes this article had spread to Twitter, where it broke apart the once-thriving comics scene in our nation and set writer against artist, editor against letterer. […]