Thursday, May 14, 2015

Comic Round-Up: May 14, 2015

"Eyes On The Road" by Vlad Rodriguez
Prints available for purchase from Society6. US$20

Event: Artist Russell Braun will appear at JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN on Wednesday, May 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm to sign SECRET WARS: Where Monsters Dwell #1! RSVP on Facebook!

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: Jillian Tamaki talks about altering Archie comics as a child, how she started working with her cousin Mariko, and her solo comic SuperMutant Magic Academy.

Interview: Writer David Gallaher (High Moon, The Only Living Boy) reminisces about growing up as a comics fan in Fredericksburg, Maryland.

News: Although he tried to censor himself and not do any political cartoons lately, Chinese cartoonist Wang Liming is having a hard time making a living. Liming, who goes by the pen name Rebel Pepper, went to Japan for a visit last May and ended up staying there because he was afraid of persecution in China, where the government had set up a smear campaign against him because of his cartoons.

News: Jillian and Mariko Tamaki’s This One Summer is the winner of the Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize, and Richard McGuire’s Here is the 2015 Honoree.

News: President Obama thanks Japan for giving us manga and anime.

9 Books to Read If You’re Obsessed With Daredevil and you’ve watched all of it.

10 Classic Superheroes, Ranked By Their Origin Stories.

Could Ava DuVernay be directing Black Panther or Captain Marvel?

G. Willow Wilson responds to a recent Jill Lepore article on her reactions to a superhero comic book called A Force.

Helen Cho, Age of Ultron, and Representation Feels

Here’s a thoughtful, nuanced look at the Black Widow backlash, and the discussion of the many monsters of Age of Ultron.

Jillian Fleck has created a three-dimensional comic as an installation in an art gallery in Calgary, Alberta. The comic, made of different papers and found materials, appears to change depending on where the viewer is standing.

Netflix’s new hit series Daredevil is a fascinating, genre-spanning show! It offers a wonderful exploration of the nature of masculinity. So why were its Asian characters so stereotypical? Maybe for the same reason they were absent in Firefly.

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