Month: August 2013

News & Things: Life of an Egg

Read of the Week 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.

Top 10: Best? Worst? Moomins merchandise options

A lot of the nerd identity is wrapped up in consumerism; maybe you’ve been there, but have you got the t-shirt? Did you make a Portal birthday cake? Do you wash with TARDIS soap? And I get it, of course – souvenirs are nice and they make you feel good. When you’ve had a swell time…

Call for essays: Race, gender, and comics

Next month Women Write About Comics will be talking a lot about intersections of race and gender in comics. We’re looking for some great guest essays to round out our coverage. We’re specifically interested in: Creator profiles. Critical essays (ex. black masculinity and heroism, the “dragon ladies” of comics, whiteness and geek feminism). Personal essays…

Top 10: Comic Book Movies

Claire’s Top Ten live-action comic adaptation films! Personal thoughts Not objective. “Comic book” movies are superhumanly sustaining their moment in the sun, with plenty more to come. But as previously discussed, comics have been adapted for the silver screen since 1898! I haven’t watched anywhere near most of them, but I’ve seen plenty, and here’s.. my…

Boston Comic Con 2013

It was a beautiful day in Boston, Ma. as thousands lined up bright and early to attend Boston Comic Con at the Seaport World Trade Center on Saturday, August 3, 2013. After being postponed by the Boston Marathon bombing in April, the show went on with gusto at the new location. It had been previously…

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