Friday, January 29, 2016

Comic Round-Up: January 29, 2016

Spider-Man by Dwayne Biddix

"Spider-Man" by Dwayne Biddix

Event: The Jewish Museum Milwaukee is hosting an exhibit of the work of Jewish cartoonist Arthur Szyk, whose comics chronicled the persecution of Jews in Europe before and during World War II and advocated U.S. involvement in the war.

Interview:  Brian Andersen talks about his comic Stripling Warrior, which features a gay superhero who is called to be “the hand of God on Earth”

Interview: Sam Humphries and Caitlin Rose Boyle on Their Upcoming Jonesy

Interview: Viz Media’s Kevin Hamric provides some details about the expansion of manga and graphic novel offerings at mass-market chains Walmart and Best Buy.

News: Cartoonist Abdullah Jaber was suspended from Saudi Arabia’s media after publishing a cartoon gently making fun of the country’s unquestioning acceptance of its leaders

News: The Center for Children’s Books at the University of Illinois has chosen Ben Hatke’s Little Robot as the winner of this year’s Gryphon Award for Children’s Literature.

News: Comic-Con International has announced its third wave of special guests for this year’s event: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Jeff Smith and Noel Stevenson.

Reviews: For fans of the comic, Lucifer’s premiere is a cold day in hell

Reviews:  Marykate Jasper on Cry Havoc #1.  Jim Johnson on Faith #1. Zeb Larson on Southern Bastards #13.

Bob Temuka professes love for the Grant Morrison-written New X-Men, one of the truly intriguing comics of this century's first decade.

The California College for the Arts is offering a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on comics, taught by Matt Silady, the chair of their Master of Fine Arts program in comics. The course is broken into five sessions and is appropriate for both beginning and veteran comics creators.

The complete set of Marvel comic books offered for sale by B-Bop Comics of Kansas City has been sold to an anonymous buyer for for the asking price of $200,000. “The first guys who came to look at it bought it,” said B-Bop owner Frank Mangiaracina.

The Escapist offers 8 Great Classic Webcomics that replicate the pacing of newspaper strips. And you will find all the warhorses there live PvP, Penny Arcade, SMBC, etc.

Four cartoonsits have been selected to appear at the National Book Festival in the fall.

Greg M. Schwartz looks at Reckless Life, a graphic novel about Guns N’ Roses

Panels offers 6 Comic Writer/Artists You Should Know

Paul Tumey examines the 1930s newspaper comic White Boy, which has been collected in its entirety for the first time by Sunday Press. He describes it as “the first comic in America to portray Indians in a sympathetic, human light.”

Tom DiChristopher looks at how three indie comics publishers, IDW, Dynamite and BOOM! Studios, have not only stayed alive but grown, largely on the strength of licensed properties that tie in to movies and TV shows.

Vancouver artist Kelly Brack is making a comic, The ScanBC Files, based on the ScanBC Twitter account, which picks up local police calls.

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