Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Comic Round-Up: May 13, 2015

Doctor Strange by John Gallagher

"Doctor Strange" by John Gallagher

Event: Comics creator Paul Jamison will appear at Sterling Silver Comics in Camarillo, CA on Wednesday, May 20th at 11am to sign copies of the first issue of his new series Zombie Affectation!

Event: Writer Jeff Loveness (Death of Wolverine: Life after Logan, Amazing Spider-Man Special) will appear at Galaxy of Comics in Van Nuys, CA to sign his new book, GROOT #1, on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM! RSVP on Facebook!

Interview: It’s been a huge year for illustrator/cartoonist Jillian Tamaki—last year’s This One Summer, written by her cousin Mariko Tamaki, became the first graphic novel ever named a Caldecott Medal honor book

Interview: Mark Waid and Fiona Staples, the writer and artist for the upcoming reboot of Archie, comment briefly on the publisher’s new plans and its Kickstarter campaign.

Interview: NPR’s Scott Simon interviews New Yorker cartoonist Matthew Diffee, whose mother once talked him into resubmitting a rejected cartoon one last time.

Interview: SuperMutant Magic Academy’s Jillian Tamaki explores adolescence through art

News: Dark Horse miniseries Bad Blood by Jonathan Maberry and Tyler Crook won the Bram Stoker Award for superior achievement in a graphic novel.

News: Fast Company named writer Kelly Sue DeConnick as one of its 100 “Most Creative People in Business 2015”

Reviews: Steven Heller on Harvey Kurtzman. Todd Klein on The Autumnlands #4.

The 11 Most Tragic Comic Characters: Honourable Mentions

Ben Hatke says comics are for kids.

Comic Book Superheroes Who Have Held Public Office

DC Comics Nearly Made A Sequel To Alan Moore's The Killing Joke

Lockport, New York, will be getting a new comic shop this summer: Pulp716, a combination comic shop and cafe that will feature not only comics and graphic novels but also coffee, bubble tea, and baked goods from a variety of bakers.

Luc Besson to adapt the sci-fi graphic novel series Valerian

Melissa Starker reviews the current exhibits on display at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum revolving exhibition spaces.

Michael Cavna of The Washington Post looks at cartoons about drawing the Prophet Muhammad without actually using images of the Prophet Muhammad.

Read John Carter of Mars Number 1732: "Prisoner of the Tharks"

The secret identity of the Female Thor is...  Not who you think. Except it is EXACTLY who we thought, EW!

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