Month: March 2014

“Social Issues Through Comic Books”

Last year, Christina Blanch led “Gender Through Comic Books” a six-week course that ended up with over 7,000 enrolled students. Now she’s back with a new course, “Social Issues Through Comic Books” starting on March 10. Over the course of 6 months it will use a variety of mediums, such as lectures and live interviews,…

Lammily by Nikolay Lamm

News & Things: My Rap Game (of Thrones)

News Heavy Metal Relaunches As All-Media Company David Boxenbaum, a music producer, and Jeff Krelitz, a film producer, have purchased the rights to Heavy Metal magazine and will form a new “all-media” company producing on brand films, music, TV, and comics. New ComicWalker Digital Manga Service Launches With Free Manga March 22 The service will…

mangakas Moyoko and Hideyaki Anno's wedding, Insufficient Direction, 2014, Vertical

Nerd Wedding Roundtable

The decline of marriage has been a hot topic in media lately, but one area of matrimony that is on the rise: nerd weddings. As more folks marry for love and mutual interests (historically, reasons lower on the list of marriage requirements), new traditions are being forged along the way.

10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Each year, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) reviews graphic novels for their inclusion into their Great Graphic Novels for Teens (GGNT) list. The list comprises graphic novels with teen appeal for the middle-school through college ages of 12-18 that also represent quality literature. The 2014 list was announced at the beginning of February.