Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Comic Round-Up: June 17, 2015

Wolverine Vs. Sentinel by Craig Kitzmann

"Wolverine Vs. Sentinel" by Craig Kitzmann

Event: Justin Greenwood appears 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

Event: The Louisville Slugger Museum is hoping to attract more visitors with an exhibit about superheroes, featuring costumes from the iconic Batman television series.

Event: Things From Another World in Beaverton, Oregon is hosting a signing with Tom Rogers, the artist of Action Lab’s ongoing Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla comic book series. Be sure to visit the Beaverton TFAW store on Wednesday, July 1st from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. to meet the artist and get a sketch! RSVP on Facebook

Interview: Aidan Johnston talks to Nina Bunjevac.

Interview: The webcomic A Softer World has just come to an end after a 12-year run. Creators Emily Horne and Joey Comeau discuss the origins of the comic, go into depth about their creative process, and recommend some other comics for readers who are going through withdrawal.

News: Break out the champagne, this ship has become canon! Creators confirm Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are definitely hooking up.

News: Tom Spurgeon reports that Bongo Comics has quietly left comiXology and will be putting its comics in a new Simpsons Store app instead.

Reviews: Rob Clough on various comics and some more various comics.  John Kane on a bunch of different comics. J. Caleb Mozzocco on a bunch of different comics. Jeremy Nisen on Cartozia Tales.

The American Freedom Defense Initiative has a new advertising campaign, placing Bosch Fawstin’s cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on billboards around St. Louis. Transit systems in several cities, including New York and Washington, D.C., have stopped accepting political advertising rather than carry the group’s ads depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

Denise Smaldino explains how to turn old comics into coasters for Father’s Day gifts.

In an article focused on manga and anime fans and their “waifu,” Lauren Orsini explains why people fall in love with two-dimensional characters.

Jerry Smith salutes a cosplaying Martian Manhunter.

Reminder: Saga Is One of the Best Comic Books in the Entire Universe

Rob Salkowitz rounds up a couple of stories about comics in academia, including the publication of Nick Sousanis’s PhD thesis in graphic novel format, his own class on using comics as a means of communication, and the Crafton College incident.

Sean Kleefeld suggests that in lieu of real-world realationships, comic strips can be used to give us a taste of perspectives not our own.

Sean T. Collins gives us a glimpse at one of his Grand Unified Theories, using an unpopular 1990s Green Lantern storyline as a springboard.

We live in comic book geek heaven

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