Previously on Comics: Immunization, NYT, Zine Fair
Are all of you having trouble focusing on things the way I am lately? I keep forgetting I have the tab open to work on this story, and I walked away from my phone while in the middle of a game earlier. My thoughts are scattered, but comics always bring things into focus. So, here’s the news from this week, let’s talk about it.
The New York Times Changes Coverage
In a series of tweets from Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review, it was announced that March, the graphic novel about now-Congressman John Lewis’s involvement in civil rights protests, was being considered a “children’s book.” Angered fans and creators questioned this decision, which led to the reveal that the NYT was doing away with Graphic Hardcover, Graphic Paperback, and Manga bestseller lists. Paul clarified that the paper “is not cutting back on coverage of these genres/formats but rather expanding on coverage in ways that reach more readers than the lists did.”
Immunization Comics for Kids
A new online comic for kids has been created by a doctor in Algonquin. The webcomic is called Immunity Warriors: Invasion of the Alien Zombies and is meant to educate children about the immunization process. Dr. Kumanan Wilson conceived the idea after a visit to his kid’s class where he talked with them about their immune systems. He’s partnered with Algonquin College’s Health and Wellness Research Centre to bring his vision to life.
Brown Paper Zine & Small Press Fair
The past weekend was the first Brown Paper Zine & Small Press Fair For Black And POC Artists at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA). This first event was organized by Devin N. Morris, who runs his own zine, 3 Dot Zine. “Bringing together established zine makers, small presses, and artists working in print mediums to MoCADA, the fair asks each participant to seek out new and young artists to showcase their zines, or facilitate the production of their print-based work.”
More News for You to Know
- “DC Comic ‘Deathstroke’ Releases Gun Control Themed Issue“
- “‘La Borinqueña’ Comic Book is Out, Proud Creator Talks of Latina Superhero“
- “The Challenge of the Anti-Trump Zine at a Pro-Trump Rally“
- The Charmed sisters are coming back to comics.
- Councilman wears Captain America shield to swearing in.
- “New [Athens, GA] Hip Hop Zine Aims to Chronicle and Connect“
- “Witchblade comic book is being adapted as a TV series again“
- “Comics artist John Watkiss has passed away of cancer at the age of 55.“
- Dr. McNinja ends after a 12 year run.