§ Nice art: Julia Gfrörer’s art has always been obsessed with the sea so her comic (with Andy Warner) about about rescuing refugees at sea is both beautiful and harrowing. § It’s that time of year when I do my annual huge cleanup. I wrote about this seven years ago at about the same time […]
By Rob Staeger Last month Drawn & Quarterly published the second installment in Mimi Pond’s fictionalized memoir, The Customer Is Always Wrong. A sequel to 2014’s Over Easy, The Customer is Always Wrong follows aspiring cartoonist Madge (based on the author) during her years waitressing at the Imperial Café, an Oakland eatery populated with a […]
CXC, the ambitious third year comics festival located in Columbus, OH, just announced its 2017 guest list, 24 creators from an eclectic swath of the comics world; I picked three names in the headline to express that, including bestselling children’s author Dav “Captain Underpants” Pilkey, wunderkind Tillie Walden, and Image Comics/Milkfed mainstay Kelly Sue DeConnick. CXC is run in […]
Here’s the third part of our annual creator survey with a varied look from people in all aspects of the business from creators to publishers to journalists. As always, buried among the answers you will find a bunch of news items for the sharp eyed and also some preview art. In case you haven’t noticed, our panel certainly did: 2015 was the year diversity broke around the comics industry, although much, much, much more needs to be done. Read on to see what our our respondents thought about the year past and what they have coming for 2016.
Pen Center USA has presented its 24th annual Literary Awards and Mimi Pond won the award for Graphic Literature Outstanding Body of Work, with a special mention for Over Easy, her debut graphic novel. The blue tinted memoir was published earlier this year by D&Q—and recently went to a second printing. Her previous work includes […]