Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Comic Round-Up: February 16, 2016


Interview: Alexander Lu profiles Marc Tyler Nobleman.

Interview: Amir Soltani and Khalil Bendib, the creators of Zahra’s Paradise, are making an online comic, Yousef and Farhad, about the realities of being gay in Iran.

Interview:  Jeff Lemire talks to Matt Kindt, focusing mainly on Kindt’s new series, Dept. H.

Interview:  Meagan Damore talks to Mark Waid.

News: Patrick O'Connell has been hired by Dynamite to be its sales manager. He was previously at DC Comics.

News: The winners of the Cybils book blogger awards honoring children’s and young-adult books were announced on Saturday. Victoria Jamieson’s Roller Girl won the graphic novel prize in the elementary/middle school category, while Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona was the winner of the young adult award.

Reviews:  Michael Buntag on Lulu Anew. Henry Chamberlain on Fante Bukowski. Alex Hoffman on The Beauty Theorem.  J. Caleb Mozzocco on a bunch of different comics. Tom Murphy on Hax. Andy Oliver on Off Life.  Jerry Smith on Star Wars #14.  Bob Temuka on Love & Rockets: New Stories #8. James Whitbrook on The Vision.

Abraham Riesman’s hero history of Deadpool

Deadpool and the Unbearable Lightness of Homoerotic Subtext

Did editorial choice to kill a cover out of step with the current direction of the comics kill the Batgirl title sales momentum?

Kirsten Acuna profiles the webcomics company LINE Webtoon, which started in South Korea during a time when the comics industry was in a serious slump. Founder JunKoo Kim decided to start a webcomics portal and, realizing that most people scroll down when they read on a computer, adopted that as part of the user interface. LINE launched a U.S. site that carries about 50 comics, including a Star Wars comic.

The old timey Comic Fest was held in San Diego over the weekend.

You can now buy a Lying Cat Plushy Doll. $34.99! 

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