Thursday, June 18, 2015

Comic Round-Up: June 18, 2015

Venom by Nixell Cho

Event: Charles Soule (Letter 44, Secret Wars Civil War, Inhumans), Joe Infurnari (The Bunker, Mandala, Time F#©ker), and Jeffrey Burandt (Americans UK, Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad) appear at JHU Comic Books in Manhattan, New York on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM to celebrate the release of ODD SCHNOZZ and the ODD SQUAD! RSVP on Facebook!

Event: Writer/Co-Creator Nick Keller appears at Meltdown Comics in  Los Angeles, CA to sign DEATH HEAD #1 from Dark Horse Comics on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM!  RSVP on Facebook!

Interview: Jules Feiffer reminisces about his childhood and early career.

Interview: Sarah Gordon talks about her comic Strip.

Interview: Walt Simonson Still Hasn't "Figured Out" Comics - But He's Trying!

News: The Joe Shuster Awards, a program that focuses on a broad range of cartooning expressions from Canadian comicsmakers, has announced its most recent slate of nominees.

News: Mohammed Moghini, the attorney for jailed Iranian cartoonist Atena Farghadani, has been arrested for shaking his client’s hand. (According to this Pakistani source, the official charge is “fornication.”) Held at Rajai Shahr Prison, his bail has been set at about $7,000. This presents a potential problem for Farghadani, who was recently sentenced to 12 years in prison for drawing a cartoon “insulting” the country’s Parliament and leader, as she has only a limited time to appeal that sentence, and now her attorney is behind bars.

News: Noelle Stevenson’s Graphic Novel Nimona To Be Fox Animation Movie

Reviews: Paul Buhle on Doggy Style.  Rob Clough on Andre The Giant. Andrew Colman on Daredevil: The Devil, Inside And Out. Sean Gaffney on Umineko: When They Cry Vol. 10. Andy Oliver on Hangover Farm. Ginnis Tonic on Swords Of Sorrow.

Bio-comics about politicians are becoming something of a genre in India; the latest one is about Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, and it shows him as a child lecturing his friends and rescuing a boy from being crushed by a train — the heroic rescue seems to be a hallmark of these comic s— which led him to resolve to improve India’s railroad system.

Bob Weber & Jay Stephens' Oh, Brother! is set to have a book.

Colleen Doran writes about her involvement with the forthcoming graphic memoir featuring Stan Lee, including the speed with which that project has come together.

David Harper reports the results from a survey of 186 creators about their income from making comics. The short version is that cis men make more than everyone else, but there other factors to take into account, such as the format the creators work in and their years of experience.

DC continuity and the difficulties of writing characters like Batman and Superman

Fall in love. Make a baby. Steal a spaceship. Read books. Befriend a ghost. See the universe. Think dangerous thoughts. Do the impossible.

Here's a report with photos of this year's Industry Day at Center For Cartoon Studies, including a return to campus for graduate Jen Vaughn.

The Library Of American Comics has announced an edition of Beyond Mars for the second half of 2015.

Viz Media’s Shonen Jump digital anthology will run a one-shot story, “Folie √† Deux,” by the American creators Bikkuri and rem. It’s unusual for Shonen Jump to publish global manga (this may be the first time), but in this case, the story actually ran in the Japanese magazine Jump Plus.

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