News & Things: Life of an Egg

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In 1990, Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson delivered a speech at Kenyon College. Now, decades later, artist Gavin Aung Than has put images to Watterson’s words in this delightful and poignant comic strip. Go read, and feel good about art.

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Colorist Brian Reber on his Exclusive Valiant Contract
Valiant’s Brian Reber discusses his exclusive contract as a colorist, how the comics industry can do more to promote colorists, and imparts advice to aspiring artists.

Before Batfleck: A History of Batman’s Best and Worst Incarnations
In the wake of Ben Affleck’s controversial casting as Batman, Wired lists the actors who have previously played the Dark Knight, including the good, the bad, and the maybe better off forgotten.

Inspired by a Landmark MLK Comic Book, Civil Rights Icon Makes a Comic of His Own
Congressman John Lewis talks about the genesis of his autobiographical graphic novel March: Book One, the first in a planned trilogy about the American Civil Rights movement.

John Higgins On Colouring “Watchmen,” Crafting “Razorjack”
Comics Veteran John Higgins talks about collaborating on the seminal series Watchmen, his independent project Razorjack, and breaking free of artistic cul-de-sacs.

Fifty Shades Freed is book most likely to be left in Travelodge hotel room
Looking for a little nighttime reading? If you’re at a Travelodge, you might have E. L. James’ erotic bestseller on your nightstand. But maybe you’re better off watching Cinemax instead.

In MaddAddam, the final novel in Atwood’s trilogy that included Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, Atwood spins the plot as elegantly as a tapestry
Jennifer Hunter reviews Margaret Atwood’s latest novel about “the devastation of life on Earth and the surprising rebirth that follows.”

In the Frame: Life of an Egg

(because lol, come on)

And Finally…

In honor of what would have been Jack Kirby’s 96th birthday, Chris Sims shares his Jack Kirby Sketchbook–a series of 52 convention sketches of Kirby characters as imagined by artists Ming Doyle, Colleen Coover, Mike Norton, Jen Vaughn, and many more.

SketchCoover

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