Friday, May 29, 2015

Comic Round-Up: May 29, 2015

Cyborg Cyclops Skeleton by Ryan Genovese

Event: Artist Greg Hinkle will appear at Beach Ball Comics in Anaheim, CA on Wednesday, June 3rd at 5:00 pm to sign the first issue of the AIRBOY reboot! RSVP on Facebook!

Event: FRANK J. BARBIERE (FIVE GHOSTS) and CHRISTOPHER PETERSON (MAYDAY) will appear at Third Eye Comics in Annapolis, MD on Saturday, June 6th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm to sign BROKEN WORLD #1! RSVP on Facebook

Interview: Abraham Riesman talks to Dan Clowes.

Interview: Daniel Clowes talks about Eightball, his hate mail, and the Shia LaBeouf affair: "I mean, I don’t hold a grudge. I don’t think about it that much. But I don’t think what he did was really forgivable."

Interview: Gary Alan Hidalgo began writing comics when he was in his 30s, after a stroke made it difficult for him to work outside his home. His Northwest Passages Mysteries series, set in Oregon, is the story of a gay married couple that solves mysteries and also has a child.

Interview: Hillary Brown talks to Nate Powell.

Interview: Veteran cartoonist Jules Feiffer discusses the “multiple acts” of his life

Interview: Writer Brian Buccellato talks about his comic Sons of the Devil, which was funded last year by a Kickstarter campaign. The  first issue was released this week from Image Comics.

Interview: Zoe Coughlin draws her webcomic The Last Cowboy while working a day job in a food truck.

News: Comics scholar David Beronä, author of Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels, passed away Monday. Beronä was the dean of Library and Academic Support Services at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, but he retired after learning he had a brain tumor.

News: GoComics announces four new comics for the end of May.

News: Hubert & Kerascoët’s Beauty won the Firecracker Award for best graphic novel. The awards, given by the Community for Literary Magazines and Presses, honor the best in independent literature.

Reviews: Zainab Akhtar on R.A.T.  Noah Berlatsky on Ranma 1/2.  Richard Bruton on Hollow Girl.   Michael Buntag on Thor #8.  Johanna Draper Carlson on Lumberjanes #14.  Henry Chamberlain on Fertility and Tuff Ladies.  Sean Gaffney on Kagerou Daze Vol. 1. Kim Jooha on How It Happened.  Todd Klein on The Sculptor.

5 Reasons Why a Black Widow Netflix Series Would be Better Than a Movie

Andrew A. Smith looks romance comics and finds them more horrific than Tales of the Crypt, but he prescribes an antidote: Rat Queens.

Bob Temuka suggests that DC had three paths they could take in the late 1990s.

Critic Zainab Akhtar notes that Jake Wyatt's Necropolis is being run on-line again, as part of an on-line/print hybrid strategy.

Gary Tyrrell discuses the two on-line winners from the NCS Divisional Awards given out Memorial Day weekend: he approves.

More French comics on the way to the U.S.

People in the comics community have been very generous in terms of seeing that some money gets to the writer James Hudnall, who lost his foot just as he was making a life-transition that left him without the usual safety net.

U.K. cartoonist Roger Bowles is creating a humor comic about the lighter side of dementia. The comics were commissioned by the Carmarthenshire Dementia Action Board and will be distributed to doctors’ offices to raise awareness of dementia and help people cope with the anxiety of having a family member with dementia.

When he got the word that the power company was going to shut the lights off in his Bristol, Indiana, comic shop Fat Boy’s Nerd Emporium, owner Logan Beckwith told his customers he was closing down—but they weren’t having any. A friend lent him a generator, and customers started paying extra for their purchases and tossing change into a tip jar to help keep the shop going.

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