French comics were once the focus at Angoulême but things are changing.
The 7th annual Black Comic Book Festival, which took place on January 18-19 at the Schomburg Center in Harlem, was a fierce statement on black representation in comics. Not a plea but an actual boots-on-the-ground, grassroots expression of black creativity, independence, and resiliency. There was an air of hope throughout the festival. Creators of color, […]
Flame Con will return to Manhattan and the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel for its fifth year in 2019. The 2018 installment saw a record attendance of over 7,000 people according to Geeks OUT, the organization that has been putting on this inclusive con since its Brooklyn debut in 2015.
Con season will be heating up very soon, and here’s the latest on the 2019 schedule.
James Romberger and Jim Woodring in conversation – plus a Comic Arts Brooklyn report.
Today, the Marriott International hotel chain stated that its Starwood reservation system had been hacked, compromising the personal data of around 500,000,000 guests who had stayed at the company’s hotels since 2014. According to the company, which manages over 6,500 properties worldwide, only its Starwood subsidiary reservation system was hacked. However, that still means data […]
AnimeNYC is just ahead and, despite the name, there’s a lot for manga fans to look forward to.
This Saturday, Local Comic Shop Day celebrates its fourth year, shining a much-needed spotlight on the comic book store experience and its place in a rapidly changing retail culture. The official website for the event characterizes comic shops as “the primary fire-starters for pop culture,” a bold statement that certainly does capture the potential reach […]
A new player on the con scene is looking to make a big splash this weekend with a star-studded show in San Antonio.
The sequential art of comics is by design a participatory experience, one that co-creates meaning between panel and reader. Our minds fill in the action between panels, imbuing them with movement, voice-overs, and emotion that complete the animation begun within the still frames of the artist and script of the writer. It seems a natural fit, […]