Dear Past Amanda (upon your graduation from high school),
Hang on to your hat! Setting aside the fact that these are all spoilers, let me tell you what’s going to happen next:
You’re going to live in a castle (what?!) and during your extensive trawling of the internet, you’ll find out about these things that are today known as webcomics. (It was a long time ago, kids. Shut it!) You’ll read them, laugh at them, … Continue reading
Last year, Christina Blanch led “Gender Through Comic Books” a six-week course that ended up with over 7,000 enrolled students. Now she’s back with a new course, “Social Issues Through Comic Books” starting on March 10. Over the course of 6 months it will use a variety of mediums, such as lectures and live interviews, to learn about the presentation and impact of social issues in comic books.
Heavy Metal Relaunches As All-Media Company
David Boxenbaum, a music producer, and Jeff Krelitz, a film producer, have purchased the rights to Heavy Metal magazine and will form a new “all-media” company producing on brand films, music, TV, and comics.
New ComicWalker Digital Manga Service Launches With Free Manga March 22
The service will offer loads of free manga, including Neon Genesis Evangelion and Gundam: Origin (in Japanese) for free–I don’t … Continue reading
Artist Roc Upchurch has been ROCKING Rat Queens and we wanted to catch up with him and find out more about this awesome artist.
Need a bump to make it through hump day? Check out these feel good links about creativity, collaboration and celebrating our fangirl selves.
Webcomic Artist Swap Project results are in
In the annual events, 12 artists swapped creative duties on their webcomics last week and now you can view the results.
A new comic book review podcast by Liz Hodge
She’s a 68-year old fan girl who’s been reading … Continue reading
Did you know Wonder Woman’s creator also invented the lie detector? Knowing that before creating Diana he was building the first polygraph really puts her lasso’s powers in a whole new light. A new play explores the unusual life William Moulton Marston, the man behind Wonder Woman, and the woman the iconic character was based on. Plus, there’s his deep, abiding love of bondage, and the way he worked that into the famous feminist hero.
Marvel to Offer One-Month Free Trial to Read 15,000 Digital Comics
Marvel’s planning a new digital giveaway to kick off by offering a month’s free access to its Marvel Unlimited app. You’ll be able to check out 15,000 digital back-issues going back to the ’60s and as recent as just 6 months ago. Perfect time to gorge on your back-reading!
Each year, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) reviews graphic novels for their inclusion into their Great Graphic Novels for Teens (GGNT) list. The list comprises graphic novels with teen appeal for the middle-school through college ages of 12-18 that also represent quality literature. The 2014 list was announced at the beginning of February.
We get previews and alerts and review pdfs in our inboxes, and we don’t go full-interest on every one. (This is behind the scenes stuff, hold tight.) We don’t discuss everything, either, not by a long way; usually we each take a hold of what looks interesting to us, and occasionally one of our editing staff will … Continue reading