Leah Williams tells The Beat about her transition from comics fan to comics pro.
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Comics legend Marie Severin has passed away at age 89 after suffering a stroke. Severin was a mainstay of both the legendary EC Comics period (her brother John was an illustrator there) and more importantly at the Marvel Bullpen, where she was an artist and colorist for decades. She particularly excelled at Not Brand Echh […]
When the biographies of so many celebrated male artists are revealed as chronicles self-destruction where the subjects too often allow themselves to become awash in their weakest points, this biography of painter and sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle is refreshing. It’s not only that her story provides a counterpoint to the tortured suffering fetishes presented […]
Compiled of stories from the 1970s, The Green Hand and Other Stories presents for the first time translated into English the work of French cartoonist Nicole Claveloux, whose surrealist art comics at the time represent her own personal psychological landscapes, while also wrapping in references to European art and literature. The epic title story “The […]
A confession: I’ve been struggling all week to know what to say about the Harvey Weinstein scandal. I mean, #metoo because #existingwhilefemale. I reistsed saying this, thought, maybe because my own experiences with sexual harassment are, to me anyway, so minor compared to the outrages and horrors that have been revealed in the wake […]
The internet has a tendency to ask questions it doesn’t expect or necessarily want answered. There’s an almost rhetorical nature to the way questions are posed. The question can then serve the dual purpose of both acknowledging and somehow dismissing the problem. As if by stating knowledge of the issue the author is absolved […]
By Andrea Ayres On the search for women colorists, letterers, inkers, writers or artists but aren’t sure where to look? Then the Visible Women hashtag is the place for you. The event is a project of the company Milkfed, founded by comic book writers Kelly Sue DeConnick (BitchPlanet) and Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS). The hashtag […]
Superhero comics promise a certain amount of action and personal drama based on the idea that anyone who would become a superhero would put themselves out there. Not so Coco Picard’s Fortuna, the focus of The Chronicles Of Fortune. The alter ego of Edith-May — though there is often little distinction between them beyond a […]
You’re not likely to come out of a Cathy Malkasian book without being spooked by something you can’t quite put your finger on even though it lingers and gets you a little bit down. Malkasian has cornered the market on gloomy, apocalyptic parables that don’t make you feel so great about humankind even as you […]