Month: February 2014

News & Things: I, Vandalizer

News Kobo Taking Over Sony’s E-Reader Business Once the industry leader, Sony’s e-reader business has been flagging for years. Now they’re giving it, and the PC market, up for greener pastures. Canadian e-reader company Kobo will take over the Sony Reader store. Trust me, you’ll like them. Their transition FAQ is here. Feminism’s Toxic Twitter…

JKR Regrets Ron/Hermione: The Roundtable

On Sunday, J.K. Rowling “admitted” that she married off the wrong characters in her still monstrously popular Harry Potter series. Ron/Hermione, she said, was wish fulfillment and literary bad form. Alas, alas, it was cliche. Instead, she should have changed direction mid-series, and hooked up Harry and Hermione instead. Our writers had a few things…

Scan for discussion: character design in Orbital

To let Wikipedia do the talking for a moment– Orbital is a Franco-Belgian comics series written by Sylvain Runberg, illustrated by Serge Pellé and published by Dupuis in French and Cinebook in English. We were tweeting about space comics the other week (@womenoncomics, hit us up), and Hannah Chapman from Comic Book Slumber Party mentioned Orbital as a favourite. I just read the first volume, and I…

Welcome to WWAC 3.0

Good morning friends and loyal readers, and welcome to the third iteration of Women Write About Comics. We started out as a blog carnival, evolved into a blog + carnival, and now we’re trying on online magazine for size. Some pictures and links are broken, so please be patient over the course of this first…

News & Things: Agent Coulson Is Disappointed In You

News “Game of Thrones” director Neil Marshall tapped for “Constantine” Known for directing one of the best episodes of Game of Thrones, “Blackwater” (season two, episode nine), horror movie director Neil Marshall has been chosen to direct the pilot episode of NBC’s in-the-works “Constantine” TV series. Could this possibly be…dare I say it…good?!

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