Monday, March 30, 2015

Comic Round-Up: March 30, 2015

BatmanLines by Garry BrownColors by Mike Spicer

Lines by Garry Brown and Colors by Mike Spicer

Interview: Comic Artist Greg Scott Interview On Bleeding Cool Podcast

Interview: Erik Larsen Goes In-Depth on CostumeGate, Costume Design

Interview: European graphic novels with Titan’s new editor Lizzie Kaye

Interview: Tenth Doctor Comics Writer Nick Abadzis

News:  President Obama won the internet this week by posing with the above Girl Scout troop who has arrived at the White House for a Science Fair dressed as superheroes. Perhaps emboldened by this, he talked about his interest in comics in a letter to supporters

Reviews:  Kashmir Hill on The Private Eye.

10 Versions of Wonder Woman that Director Michelle MacLaren must Watch

The Alphabet of Satire: Rube Goldberg was a laugh machine for seven decades.

Astonishing comics that 'save your game' when you turn the page

Frank King watercolors of Gasoline Alley characters.

How comics worpshops are being used in Mumbai for education

How Joss Whedon brought Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch to the Avengers franchise.  A nice piece from BuzzFeed which includes an exclusive video about the twins. A lot of new details about these characters and a few scenes they're in.

Keeping It Real in Gotham: "Of all the mega-popular superheroes, it is Batman and his universe that are the most grittily realistic. He is not faster than a speeding bullet. He doesn’t swing around Manhattan with the proportional strength of a spider. Batman cannot fly, shoot laser beams from his eyes, or regrow damaged body tissue. He’s a guy who puts on a mask, blocks out the pain, and takes to the streets of Gotham City every night to beat evil into a bloody pulp. The world Batman inhabits isn’t the same fanciful, brightly colored comic book macrocosm of Superman or Spider-Man, at least it shouldn’t be, despite several attempts to turn it into one."

Margo Dabaie on a class she taught for aspiring cartoonists

Meet the Cartoonist Trying to Tackle Extremism with Comic Books

Meryl Jaffe writes about using Aya: Life In Yop City as a way to spotlight a very specific moment in history.

Michael Cavna has a copy of the cartoon, which depicts ISIS recruits lining up to be fed into a meat grinder, that the U.S. Military Information Support Operations Command dropped into the ISIS-held territory of Raqqa, Syria. According to the Pentagon, a U.S. Air Force F-15 warplane dropped about 60,000 of the leaflets on March 16.

Tom Corbani covers a lecture on the satire of CharlieHebdo by Mark McKinney, professor of French at Miami University in Ohio.

Venezuelan cartoonist Rayma Suprani and Ecuadorian cartoonist Xavier Bonilla were featured speakers at the Cartoonists in Times of Authoritarianism conference in Washington, DC, earlier this month; they discussed the power of political cartoons and their guiding principle, which is to avoid ideology and scrutinize whoever is in power.

Why Big Superhero Muscles Aren’t "The Same Thing" As Sexy Curves

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