Friday, August 21, 2015

Comic Round-Up: August 21, 2015

Deadpool and Spider-Man by Jong Hwan

"Deadpool and Spider-Man" by Jong Hwan

Interview: Archie Comics Co-CEO Jon Goldwater goes into depth about the changes at the venerable publisher, including the launch of the highly successful zombie comic Afterlife With Archie and the relaunch of the flagship series.

Interview: Chris Hunt Talks CARVER for Z2 Comics

Interview: Chris Schweizer, creator of the Crogan Adventures series of middle-grade graphic novels, explains what a graphic novel is and talks about his new book, The Creeps: Night of the Frankenfrogs, in a podcast interview for the Murray State University’s NPR station.
Interview: Ethan Young writes about his struggle to create his historical graphic novel Nanjing: The Burning City.

Interview: Roz Chast talks about her acclaimed graphic novel Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? and the exhibit "Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs."

Interview: Todd Allen, author of The Economics of Digital Comics and veteran of several Kickstarter campaigns, discusses how crowdfunding fits in with the larger comics market — and how it could work better
News: 2015 Ignatz Awards Nominees Honor The Year's Best Indie Comics

News: Rick Obadiah, one of the founders of First Comics, died Sunday after suffering a massive heart attack while on the treadmill. In its original incarnation, which ran from 1983 to 1991, First was a pioneer in the direct market, publishing works such as American Flagg, Badger and Nexus and selling them outside the confines of the Comics Code.

Reviews: Zainab Akhtar on Fragments Of Horror.  Sean Gaffney on JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood Vol. 3.  Sean Gaffney on One Piece Vol. 75.  Jordan Minor on Snowden Graphic Novel.

58 upcoming comic book movies, and when to expect them.

Dean Haspiel and Gregory Benton discuss Hang Dai Studio, and Tom Spurgeon talks about his Patreon campaign and the Comics Arts Festival he’s organizing in Columbus, Ohio.

Gail Simone pays tribune to Yvonne Craig.

io9 picks The 5 Most Ridiculously Sexist Superhero Names in Comics

Now That Fables Is Over, Is There a Future for Vertigo Comics?

Salt Lake Comic Con co-founder Dan Farr and his colleague discuss the preparations for Salt Lake Comic Con.

The Sandman Movie Update: Joseph Gordon-Levitt determined to produce the film adaptation despite complicated process.

See the Incredible DC Comics Cafe That Serves Batman Burgers and More

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