Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Comic Round-Up: April 21, 2015

Deadpool: How to kill this? by In-Hyuk Lee

Event: Creators David Hellman (the artist of Braid) and Tevis Thompson (writer of “Saving Zelda”) appear at Mission: Comics & Art in San Francisco, CA on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM to celebrate the launch of Second Quest!  RSVP on Facebook!

Event: Nick Abadzis and Simon Fraser will appear at the Union Square Barnes & Noble in New York City on April 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM to sign DOCTOR WHO comics!

Interview: Daniel Way on going indie again after superhero success

Interview: Francoise Mouly talks about the importance of children’s comics and how her TOON Books line fought against the prevailing tide of the time. 

Interview: Grace Bello talks to Francoise Mouly

Interview: Jillian Tamaki talks about her solo comic SuperMutant Magic Academy 

Interview: Ron Turner is doing a Reddit AMA today

News: Adam Zyglis of the Buffalo News has won this year's Pulitzer Prize in the editorial cartooning category, fulfilling a mandate given to him on the day he was hired, when his editor said, “Welcome aboard. Now go win us a Pulitzer.”   You can see his winning portfolio at the excellent Pulitzer site.

News: Jaime Hernandez won the Graphic Novel/Comics category at this years LA Times Book Festival.

Reviews: Michael McFall on Hawkeye.

A. David Lewis takes a look at Islam in G. Willow Wilson's work.

Does The Batman V. Superman Trailer Hide A Huge DC Universe Easter Egg?

Editor Evan Serpick explains why the Baltimore City Paper dropped Tony Millionaire’s comic Maakies, a decision that evoked a flurry of insult-laced tweets from Millionaire.

Go read "His guns bring sleep" — an original Sandman comic.

Love for Ms. Marvel, a character connecting with its young readers in a way that's rare for Marvel even given the power of its formula as seen through characters like Spider-Man.

Rob Salkowitz fears that new minimum-wage laws will harm comics and other hobby shops, which, he points out, are mom-and-pop affairs, not huge conglomerates, and therefore don’t have a lot of profit margin.  As someone who has worked in such stores, I call bullshit.  If you don't generate the profit necessary to care for your employees properly, that's not a business worth keeping open.  The only question is whether its the law or your own ethics that force you to resolve the issue. 

Seven-year-old Natalie McGriff won the education category at the crowdfunding festival One Spark and took home a cash prize of $16,423.69 for her comic The Adventures of Moxie Girl. The comic, which McGriff’s mother said stemmed from Natalie’s real-life frustrations with her hair, is the story of a girl whose afro puffs have super-powers.

Up, up and away? The future of the comic book movie

When Veronica Berns struggled to explain to her family her doctoral work in chemistry, which involved odd-shaped crystals, she came up with a solution that she used for her thesis as well: She wrote a comic about it.

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