Monday, February 1, 2016

Comic Round-Up: February 1, 2016

Deadpool by Giulio Rincione

"Deadpool" by Giulio Rincione

Event: 2-Day COMICS: Theory and Practice with Scott McCloud

Interview:  Editorial cartoonist Ted Rall talks about his two new graphic novels, one on Edward Snowden and one on Bernie Sanders, as well as how his art style was influenced by underground comics, punk rock album cover art — and growing up in New York in the eighties.

Interview: Jeremiah creator Hermann has been selected as the winner of the Angouleme International Comics Festival Grand Prix.

Interview: Ron Perazza, senior vice president of digital for Archie Comics, talks about the publisher’s new app and what to expect in the future.

Interview: Tom Hart talks about Rosalie Lightning, his graphic novel about the death of his young daughter.

News: Hermann wins the grand prix: a deserving winner, a horrible year for the awards program.

News: Manga-ka Hiroshi Fukuda has changed the design of a character in Jōjū Senjin!! Mushibugyō after a Twitter user commented on its strong resemblance to a character in a Chinese mobile game.

News: Rumors of a DC Comics line-wide relaunch dominate the weekend; fans are getting seriously knotted up over the whole affair.

Reviews: Sean Gaffney on My Monster Secret Vol. 1 and The Testament Of New Sister Devil Vol. 1. Abhay Khosla on his reading pile. John Kane on a bunch of different comics. Todd Klein on Unfollow #3. J. Caleb Mozzocco on a bunch of different comics. Andy Oliver Of Tales Of The Old West.

Douglas Quan takes a look at the way comics have become respectable topics of study in academic circles, talking to several comics scholars, including Nick Sousanis, who did his PhD thesis as a comic; it was later published under the title Unflattening.

Finbar Mallon has created a superhero with schizophrenia to counter the popular stereotypes of mental illness.

Last year was Diamond Book Distributors’ second-best year ever, according to senior vice president Kuo-Yu Liang, who adds, “And we expect 2016 to be our best year ever.”

Young Adult Librarians Select Great Graphic Novels for Teens!

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