Thursday, November 12, 2015

Comic Round-Up: November 12, 2015

Harley Quinn by Daniel Scott Gabriel Murray

Interview: Alison McCreesh says her graphic memoir Ramshackle, which chronicles her first year of living in Yellowknife, is about the real Northwest Territories city, not the “romanticized” version seen on TV

Interview: Benjamin Dix started interviewing Syrian refugees about their experiences in 2013, and earlier this year he was hired to turn those accounts into comic strips.

Interview: Designer Chip Kidd talks about the new book Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts, which includes many bits of Schulz ephemera — sketches and discarded cartoons — that have never been published before

Interview:  Dominic Umile talks to Edie Fake and Keiler Roberts about architecture within their comics work.

Interview: Matt Huynh discusses his graphic adaptation of Nam Le’s The Boat, a fictionalized story based on the experiences of refugees fleeing Vietnam after the fall of Saigon.

Interview: New Yorker cartoonist Danny Shanahan talked about his life and career last week to an audience of students at Southern Illinois University.

Interview: Sandra Marrs and John Chalmers, the Scottish creators who work together under the name Metaphrog, talk about their new graphic novel The Red Shoes and Other Stories, published by Papercutz.

News: The Malaysian Federal Court affirmed a lower court’s ruling that the government shouldn’t have banned two books of Zunar’s political cartoons, 1Funny Malaysia and Perak Darul Kartun

Reviews: Michael Buntag on Age Of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians. Svetlana Fedotov on THE STEAM MAN #2. Tom Murphy on Black Magick #1. Alex Spencer on The Vision #1.  Dominic Umile on The Boat.

The 'Amazing Fantastic Incredible' Life Of Stan Lee, Now In Comic Form

Everything You Need to Know About Jessica Jones

Michael Cavna nominated comics appropriate to read during the Veterans Day

Nadia Bauman looks at what exactly it is that makes Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan's Saga so popular: "Here’s the point: to all of us readers, Saga gives a promise of freedom to be whoever we want and make our own choices without fear of being judged or punished."

The New Yorker Editor Who Became a Comic Book Hero

Plus-Size Superhero Is Here To Save Us All From Lame Comic Book Stereotypes

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