Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Comic Round-Up: April 28, 2015

Days of Future Past #3 - Lockheed vs. Sentinel by Arthur Adams

Days of Future Past #3 (Lockheed vs. Sentinel) by Arthur Adams
I try not to post comic covers here, since you're likely going to see them
during the course of your weekly comic run anyway, but come on, this
is one of the most epic covers I've ever seen.  I need to go get a hard copy.

Event: Babs Tarr, Eisner-nominated artist of Batgirl, will appear at Hub Comics in Somerville, MA for a signing on Wednesday May 9, 2015 from 6:00 till 8:00 PM! If you can’t make it to this signing she’ll be back this summer for Boston Comic Con (July 31 – August 2). 

Event: Mike Hawthorne appears at Third Eye Comics in Annapolis, MD on Saturday, May 16th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm to celebrate the DEATH OF DEADPOOL!  RSVP on Facebook!

Interview: Dark Horse CEO Mike Richardson and director of Asian marketing Michael Gombos talk about their kid’s books, including Avatar and Legend of Korra titles.

Interview: Scott McCloud talks about the tech stuff he uses in his everyday life.

Interview: Shoichi Tanazono was scared to go to school after being hit by a teacher in first grade, so he stayed away. When he was in junior high school, he met Akira Toriyama, who praised Tanazano’s work and told him he could be a manga creator even if he didn’t go to school—but it would be better if he did. Tanazano eventually studied art in vocational school and college and is now working on a manga about his childhood truancy.

Interview: Sushi and Beyond by Michael Booth is a foodie travel book about a trip to Japan has been adapted into an anime by Japan's NHK and into a manga.

Interview: Teenager Megan Meija talks about what it’s life to be the star of a comic book — in this case, a Medikidz comic that explains epilepsy, which Megan has had since 2013.

News: Alison Bechdel's Fun Home receives 12 Tony Nominations 

News: Scarlett Johansson’s Stunt Double Becomes A Comic Book Heroine

Reviews: Henry Chamberlain on Mighty Star And The Castle Of The Cancatervater. Sean Gaffney on Black Lagoon Vol. 10.  Todd Klein on Pogo Vol. 3.

Agent May, Skye And Carter Get Their Own Comic Books In September

Art Adams draws Marvel's Man-Thing.

The England Run, Virginia, public library held its first comics convention last weekend; librarian Christie Hoerneman says she hopes the event will encourage comics and graphic novel fans to check out the library’s collection.

Daredevil is the show comic books have always deserved

Here's a recap of Linework NW 2015, a comics and illustration show that took place in Portland last weekend.  LineworkNW spun off from the dissatisfaction that some in that city's scene felt for a conception of the long-running Stumptown Comics Fest that seemed to focus on indie-genre and mainstream material in addition to alt- and art-comics.

The Intercept has a bunch of letters exchanges that fueled a new stand-off between members about whether or not an award should go to Charlie Hebdo. Salman Rushdie slams those involved with the organization who want to boycott or otherwise protest the award.

Mike Mignola draws Martha Washington.

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