Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Comic Round-Up: August 25, 2015

Spider-Man Noir by Marko Djurdjevic

"Spider-Man Noir" by Marko Djurdjevic

Interview: DC Entertainment Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio talked about the “essential” DC comics at a panel discussion at the Buena Vista Branch Library in Burbank, California.

Interview: J. Caleb Mozzocco talks to Jillian Tamaki.

Interview: Kylie Wu, creator of the webcomic Trans Girl Next Door, and other LGBTQ cartoonists talk about their work, the increasing number of LGBTQ comics and characters, and why it’s important that younger people see their work.

Interview: MSU Alumnus Chris Schweizer on Latest Graphic Novel and Inspiration

Interview: Tom Spurgeon talks with Charles Hatfield about the exhibit the comic scholars organization he’s involved with and Jack Kirby.

Interview:  Writers Van Jensen and Jeff Parker talk about making comics.

News: Duke Freshmen: "Fun Home" Compromises "Moral Christian Beliefs"

News: Freshmen at Duke University have refused to read Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, chosen as the summer reading selection for the class of 2019. Brian Grasso started the conversation by posting on the class Facebook page that he wouldn’t read the graphic novel because of its depictions of sexuality, saying, "I feel as if I would have to compromise my personal Christian moral beliefs to read it."

Previews: The Tithe #4

Reviews: Henry Chamberlain on Locomotive/Ideolo. Todd Klein on Justice League.

19 Covers Featuring Marvel's Badass Mockingbird

Comic book expert shares stories behind superheroes

Daniel Clowes draws the Archie gang.

Fine artist Jim Shaw took his daughter to Comic-Con and has many observations.

Here's a preview of the big Jack Kirby show in southern California. Here is this site's conversation yesterday about that show with Charles Hatfield.

Joshua Stein writes about “the golden age of food comics,” which is happening right now, he says. He’s not talking about comics cookbooks but comics that include food as part of the action, as in Starve, Chew and Get Jiro.

Listen Up, Duke Freshmen: "Fun Home’ Is Not Porn"

Spider-Man to Confront Zombies and Faith in New Comic Book Series

Sorry, aspiring Batmen, the TSA won’t let your batarangs through.

Why comic books are helping us process human rights issues

Writing for the LA Review of Books, Luke Epplin compares Charles Schulz and Bill Watterson in their embrace or disdain for "selling out"

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