Monday, June 15, 2015

Comic Round-Up: June 15, 2015

Gotham’s Protector by Dylan Burnett

"Gotham’s Protector" by Dylan Burnett

Event: Artist Darick Robertson will appear at Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM for a special signing! Darick’s work includes Transmetropolitan with Warren Ellis, The Boys with Garth Ennis and Happy! with Grant Morrison! Darick has also worked on Wolverine, Nightcrawler, New Warriors, and Punisher for Marvel!  RSVP on Facebook!

Event: Justin Greenwood will appear at Tr!ckster in Berkeley, CA on Friday, July 3, 2015 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM to showcase his art from The Fuse (Image)!  RSVP on Facebook!

Interview: Bruce Timm discusses his new, Dark "Justice League: Gods and Monsters"

Interview: Jeffrey Burandt explains how his debut graphic novel, Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad, reflects his experiences as a high school student in Plano, Texas.

Interview: Shaenon Garrity lists five manga that inexplicably haven’t been licensed for English-language readers yet.

News: Noelle Stevenson's Nimona to Be Adapted Into Feature From Fox Animation

As a response to the all-male “Women in Comics” panel at Denver Comic Con, a group of women will present an all-female “Men in Comics” panel at IndyPopCon. While the concept and poster are tongue in cheek, the panel (which was actually proposed and put together by a man, Gabrial Canada of features some serious talent, including Christina Blanch, the Ball State University instructor who created a Gender in Comics online course a few years back, and Nutmeg co-creator Jackie Crofts.

If you have been piling up those DRM-free comics files and want a reader to view them, check out Mike Williams’ review of five desktop readers that work well with comics files

Leola, Pennsylvania, has a new comic shop: Red Rose Comics, which specializes in back issues and Walking Dead-related items, has just opened, and owners Brian and Melissa Poppe will offer a free comic to all customers.

A manga based on the BBC’s popular Sherlock television series has been licensed for English-language countries.  Kadokawa, the publisher of the original manga, has released a bilingual Japanese and English version of “A Study in Pink” intended for students of English.

Robin Parrish writes about a major barrier to new comics readers: People like to start reading episodic stories at the beginning, so they are put off by high issue numbers. Who knows what you missed in the first 700 issues? The publishers’ solution has been renumbering and reboots, but Parrish and retailer Benn Ray look at other media and come up with a different solution.

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