Friday, May 15, 2015

Comic Round-Up: May 15, 2015

Harley Quinn Commission by Ruiz Burgos

Event: Liz Climo is a children’s book author, a comic artist, and an animator for the TV show The Simpsons — and she is hosting our Storytime! Liz will be reading and signing her new children’s book Rory the Dinosaur at the Barnes & Noble in San Jose, CA 3:00 pm on Saturday June 6, 2015.

Event: Writer Heath Corson appears at Phat Collectibles in Anaheim, CA on Saturday, June 6th at 2:00 pm to sign BIZARRO! You might know Heath from his writing credits on Justice League: War, Throne of Atlantis, and Batman: Assault on Arkham. RSVP on Facebook!

Interview: Drew Friedman and Stephen Froninger discuss a dozen 20th-century caricaturists who have faded into undeserved obscurity.

Interview: Dustin Harbin discusses the collected edition of Diary Comics, which debuted last weekend at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, and the challenge of deciding what to keep out and what to leave in.

Interview: Jerry Harrington has been buying comics since he was a kid — when he would cut school to hit the drugstore as the new issues arrived — and he now has more than 20,000 comics and teaches a course in comics history at his local community college.

Interview: Noelle Stevenson talks about Nimona and reinventing the female superhero.

Interview: Ryan Holmberg on why selling blood pop up so often in manga

Interview: xkcd creator Randall Munroe has a new book in the works, Thing Explainer, which uses diagrams and a vocabulary of only 1,000 words to explain all sorts of science and technology: “The diagrams in ‘Thing Explainer’ cover all kinds of neat stuff — including computer buildings (data centers), the flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates), the stuff you use to steer a plane (airliner cockpit controls), and the little bags of water you’re made of (cells).”

News: Mennonite cartoonist Joel Kauffmann, creator of the religious-humor strip Pontius’ Puddle, died last week at age 64.

Reviews: Henry Chamberlain on Pablo.

A California school district contemplating replacing the 1957 play The Miracle Worker with Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese on the core reading list for seventh-graders. Among the reasons given is that the book would be more appealing to students and especially to the district’s Asian-American population.

David Petersen Black And White Image Mini-Gallery

How The Marvel Cinematic Universe Has Transformed The Comics

In Defense of Comic Book Adaptations

More than 3,000 copies of the comic book Brink City Special Edition: Kids Lives Matter will be distributed to children in Cleveland to promote gun safety and encourage toy gun buy-back programs.

Stanford students celebrate release of graphic novel American Heathen

Watch DC Comics build its own TV superhero squad in the first Legends of Tomorrow trailer

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