I’m coming back off of a rough weekend of hard partying (I drank so much Martinelli’s Apple Cider, y’all) so I’m gonna be brief.
Daniel Elkin has announced the introduction of a new comics journalism site, called SOLRAD, which is…so rad, as far as names go. The site includes a definition of the term, if you’re not familiar. Read Elkin’s introductory letter here.
This Jacobin article about graphic novels being gentrified comics is just real bad. It’s badly researched and truly ignorant of a great number of things, not the least of which are the definition of the word gentrification and the power dynamics of comic book companies versus marginalized creators.
The Young Adult Library Services Association has announced their 2020 list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. There is no word on how gentrified this list is (I’m sorry, that Jacobin article is just REAL bad).
CNN picked up the news about Marvel’s new Arab-American hero Amulet this past week. We here at WWAC have some thoughts upcoming about the character too. Keep your eyes peeled.
That’s it! Go forth.