Friday, May 8, 2015

Comic Round-Up: May 8, 2015

Hellboy by Clayton Crain

"Hellboy" by Clayton Crain

Event: Noelle Stevenson, co-creator of LUMBERJANES, will appear at Challengers Comics in Chicago, IL on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 11:00am – 2:00pm to sign the new collection of her webcomic NIMONA!  RSVP on Facebook!

Event: Writer Skipper Martin appears at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, CA on Wednesday, May 13th at 5:00 pm to sign BIZARRE NEW WORLDS!  RSVP on Facebook!

Interview: British cartoonist Hunt Emerson discusses his latest graphic novel, Goodbye God?, an examination of the creationism controversy.

Interview: Calvin Reid interviews Sydney Padua about The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage, which has just been published in book form.

Interview: Cartoonist Felipe Galindo talks about growing up in Mexico, coming to New York in the 1980s, and his thoughts on Charlie Hebdo.

Interview: Dustin Harbin and Mike Dawson discuss Batman: Year One

Interview: James Haick created Solar Flare, which is set in his hometown of Fort Myers, Florida; Haick wrote the comic, and funded it through Kickstarter.

News:  Although Elton Simpson, one of two gunmen responsible for Sunday’s attack in Texas, had online ties with people associated with ISIS, investigators suspect he was trying to impress them, not acting on their orders.

News: The Southern Poverty Law Center, which compiles an annual list of hate groups operating in the United States, said it will add artist Bosch Fawstin to its 2016 report. He drew the winning entry in the Prophet Muhammad contest in Garland, Texas, where two gunmen were killed Sunday in a foiled attack.

Reviews: Johanna Draper Carlson on Nimona. Henry Chamberlain on Black River. Sean Gaffney on Sword Art Online Vol. 4.   Todd Klein on Green Lantern New Guardians #40.  Ryley Moore on Alias. J. Caleb Mozzocco on some FCBD comics

Anthony Domanico shares his experiences at his first comics convention.

Ben Hatke would like to talk to you about the value of sketchbooks.

Matthew Meylikhov of Paste lists his 10 favorite alternate versions of Batman.

Mike Mignola draws the original Avengers and their first bad guy.

The Portsmouth, Ohio, comic shop Sorta My Comics has reopened in a larger space after closing a few months ago when the mall where it was located shut down.

Scottish collector Alec Whitelaw owns every issue of the Oor Wullie annual ever published, but he was stunned to learn his collection was worth nearly $38,000 when it was appraised on the BBC’s version of Antiques Roadshow

Tom Gammill noticed several Nancy strips were used as a Mad Men prop.

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