Author: Marissa Louise

San Diego Comic Con: An Overcrowded But Overall Fun Affair

Over last weekend, a handful of WWAC writers attended the 2017 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC). SDCC started in 1970 at the US Grant Hotel; back then, it had only 300 attendees, took place in the hotel basement, and was meant to showcase the comic book, fantasy, and sci-fi genres that often went overlooked and under-appreciated. Over four decades later, and with properties like Star Wars, Star Trek, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and the MCU and DCEU films pushing all things geek into the mainstream, SDCC has become a massive pop culture event — the largest festival...

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Colorist on Color: Rico Renzi

This week’s installment of Colorists on Coloring we interview Rico Renzi. You’ll recognize his iconic work from Marvel’s Squirrel-Girl & Spider-Gwen. Rico has a very innovative mind and a sweet heart. You can support him by picking up his work from No Longer Mint, attending Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC or giving him a digital hi five over @whoisrico Where did you learn to draw? I don’t know, I’ve always drawn. I remember drawing lots of jets and superheroes in first grade. Mom and Dad both drew but I didn’t really find that out until I was older. What...

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The WWAC Guide to Street Protesting for Beginners

*Editor’s Note: Based on feedback, we adjusted the title to more accurately reflect the content of this piece which is specifically about street protesting, following the street protests after the 2016 election results. In the wake of the election results, we have been following, and in some cases participating, in the recent protests against the President-Elect. In chatting about our experiences with one another as we shared tips and information, it dawned on us that it would be helpful to create a WWAC guide for street protesting for beginners. If you are an experienced protester yourself, please share your...

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Colorist on Color: Matt Wilson

We had a chance to talk to longtime colorist Matt Wilson. You can follow Matt on Twitter and buy his shirts and prints on Big Cartel. You work in CMYK, but a lot of young artists are used to the rich purples of RGB. How do you maintain such lush purples in CMYK? I looked at some of my pages that use purple (the first three issues of Waid/Samnee Daredevil focused on The Purple Man). It’s more about the other colors on the page besides the purple. When I want to use purple as the most important color on the...

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Scholastic Graphix Talent Search

In 2005, Scholastic launched Graphix with the publication of the full-color edition of BONE #1: Out from Boneville. Graphix is dedicated to publishing engaging, age-appropriate graphic novels for children and teens. Supported by librarians, teachers, and, most important, kids, Graphix titles have become bestsellers around the globe and continue to receive awards and critical acclaim, including multiple Eisner Award wins and nominations, a Stonewall Book Award Honor (Drama), a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor (Smile), an Edgar Allan Poe nomination (The Lost Boy), and 20 New York Times bestsellers to date. Last month, Graphix announced an open submission contest...

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