Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Comic Round-Up: May 27, 2015

redcell6:Agent Venom by Declan Shalvey

"Agent Venom" by Declan Shalvey

Event: Artist Koren Shadmi will appear at Mission: Comics & Art in San Francisco, CA on Thursday, June 11, 2015 to sign Mike’s Place.  RSVP on Facebook!

Event: Michael Moreci will appears at Challengers Comics in Chicago, IL on Wednesday, June 24th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm! Michael has a brand new series from Black Mask Comics called TRANSFERENCE, and he’ll be on hand to sign copies of issue #1 on the very day it hits the stands!  RSVP on Facebook!

Interview: Brian Cronin talks to Bill Walko.

Interview: Chris Schweizer, creator of The Crogan Adventures, talks about sketching, cartooning, art school and his newest work, The Creeps.

Interview: Dan Clowes profiles Wally Wood.

Interview: Guy Gilchrist, who has been the artist for the comic strip Nancy for the past 20 years, talks about the timeless nature of the comic, the changes in the medium, and how his Christian faith affects his work.

Interview: Kiel Phegley talks to Nate Powell.

Interview: Neil Gaiman on plucking Sandman from the ether, and breaking Morpheus’s heart.

Interview: Nikhil Gulati is re-creating the history of the Indian fort of Golconda in his graphic novel Shepherd’s Hill.

News: Roz Chast won the Reuben Award for cartoonist of the year, presented over the weekend in Washington, D.C., by the National Cartoonists Society.

Reviews: Melissa K. on A-Force and Silk.  Todd Klein on Astro City #21, GI Zombie #8 and Aquaman #40

Ash Brown also reports on Toronto Comic Arts Festival from a manga-focused point of view.  Zainab Akhtar offer some more general impressions.

Ben Towle writes about using the Leroy Lettering Set.

Blade and his powers. I do think that's a character they've not developed in a rational, long-game way. There's no reason why that character shouldn't work in comics better than it does.

Chris Schweizer drawing pulp-hero versions of a bunch of Marvel superheroes.

Comic-Con Tips Guide: 164 Ways To Improve Your SDCC Experience

Deb Aoki writes about how not to reach press people through social media.

Evan Dorkin on things he's learning about his career as he turns in Eltingville work for what absolutely seems like the last time. He is one of the best talkers about the experience of being a cartoonist.

“I like to tell people I got into the business because I got fired from one too many corporate jobs. At the time I bought the store, I was down to my last $5,000 and comics were getting hot,” said Tom Marcone, who is retiring after 27 years as the owner of Bailey’s Comics in Lindenhurst, New York.

Todd Klein's posts on lettering assignments.

Vulture has an in-depth look at the secret history of Ultimate Marvel, the experiment that saved superheroes forever.

Zack Snyder is not the first to make Superman super-dark.

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