Kriota Willberg, author of DRAW STRONGER, is back with another health tip for ailing cartoonists!
“I remember the absolute last copy of the first print run, which I sold at Comic-Con. It was to a middle-aged, straight woman who was buying it for her teenage, gay son. She told me that she was getting the book for him because she wanted him to know his history and lineage, and she couldn’t tell that story to him herself. She thanked me for creating the book for the both of them and I promptly burst into tears. Then we hugged it out. It was an incredible moment.”
§ In Tamul Nadu, a state in India, cartoonist Bala G was arrested for a cartoon he posted on his Facebook page. The cartoon, above, refers to a local scandal where a family of four set themselves on fire outside the office of a debt collector who they said was harassing them. Bala’s cartoon is […]
https://twitter.com/beckycloonan/status/918253791983652864 § Nice Art: Inktober continues, this time from Becky Cloonan. § So when I reported on that story about the handyman stealing $250,000 worth of art and comicsfrom a Sparta, NJ home the other day….I knew that Marvel’s chief creative officer Joe Quesada and his wife Nanci Quesada have a home there, but I […]
§ Nice Art: Francesco Francavilla gave us the Thing vs Thing team-up we’ve all dreamed of on Twitter. § Nice art supplemental! Takashi Miike has made a movie based on the manga JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and it looks insane! This is the guy who was somehow able to make us laugh at a scene depicting a hitman […]
Kazoo magazine is a new print mag for girls, with a plan to present material that speaks to girls aspirational goals A new kind of print magazine for girls—one that inspires them to be smart, strong, fierce, and, above all, true to themselves. KAZOO is currently being Kickstarted, and has already gained tons […]
Frankly, we need this book.
Photo by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times Fun Home, the musical based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel won five TOny Wards on Saundya, including Best Musical, capping a road of critical triumph for the show. IN addition to Best Musical, Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron won Best Original Score, Kron won for Best Book of […]
The Tony Awards nominations are out today, honoring the best on Broadway, and Fun Home tied for most nominations with 12 (An American in Paris also got 12.) The musical, based on the Alison Bechdel graphic novel, was nominated for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Director, Best Actor in a Musical (Michael Cerveris), […]
Fun Home opened on Broadway last night and the musical based on Alison Bechdel’s acclaimed graphic novel won rave reviews. The show stars Beth Malone, Emily Skeggs and Sydney Lucas (above) as Bechdel at various ages, and Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn and Oscar Williams as the rest of the Bechdel family. A sampling: […]