Friday, May 22, 2015

Comic Round-Up: May 22, 2015

She-Hulk by Elisabeth Torque

"She-Hulk" by Elisabeth Torque

Event: Daniel Clowes will make his first Los Angeles appearance in several years at Meltdown Comics on June 5th from 6-10 PM to celebrate the release of The Complete Eightball, a two-volume collection of the influential and iconic comic book series, from Fantagraphics Books.

Event: Meet Comics Legend Neal Adams at the Duncanville Bookstore in Duncanville, TX on Wednesday, May 27th from 4:00 PM till 7:00 PM! First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each)  RSVP on Facebook!

Interview: Chang Kim, CEO of the webcomics site Tapastic, talks about his vision for a YouTube-style site that would aggregate webcomics from many creators in many styles. It’s getting there: Tapastic features work by 6,000 creators, and the model has proved very successful in Kim’s native Korea.

Interview: Megahex creator Simon Hanselmann, who “married comics” in a mock ceremony at last year’s Small Press Expo, talks about his upbringing and his work

Interview: Natasha Gilmore covers an onstage conversation between Neil Gaiman and Jules Feiffer in which Feiffer reminisces about working in Will Eisner’s studio, and Gaiman talks about how reading Feiffer and Eisner’s work as a child led him to become a comics creator himself.

Interview: Noelle Stevenson talks in depth about her work on Lumberjanes and her solo comic Nimona, which was just published in print form.

Interview: Tobias Carroll interviews Borb creator Jason Little.

News: Digital media distributor Midwest Tape has announced a new e-book and comics service for libraries, which will be accessed via its hoopla platform. Unlike the widely used Overdrive, the service will allow multiple checkouts for a single book, rather than limiting checkouts to one user at a time.

News: Two men were questioned by police after they were spotted taking photos of the home of Laurent Sourisseau, the publishing director of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Sourisseau has been under police guard since the January attack on Charlie Hebdo‘s Paris headquarters, in which 12 people were killed.

Reviews: Paul Buhle on Battle Lines: A Graphic History Of The Civil War.  Claire Napier on A-Force #1.  Sean Rogers on Colville and Black River.

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