Hello! Kate here to catch you up on all the news from the previous week (hence the name of this column). This past weekend was Comic Con International’s “ComicCon@Home” virtual event, so the first half of this week’s column is a round-up of our coverage.
ComicCon@Home Day One: Conduits and Conspiracies
His Dark Materials at ComicCon@Home: Trust Issues and a Hot Priest
The Boys ComicCon@Home Panel Reveals Season 2 Details
ComicCon@Home: Disney’s New Mutants Panel Sent Us to Limbo
ComicCon@Home Day Two: Seeking Truth, X-Men, and the Afrofuturism Way
ComicCon@Home Teaching With Comics Panels Roundup
LGBTQ Characters on Television – What’s Next? ComicCon@Home Panel
ComicCon@Home: Lights, Camera, LGBTQI-Identity! Never Alone
ComicCon@Home Day Three: Indigenous History, Galaxy Grrls, and the Deep Blue Sea 3
ComicCon@Home Previews Marvel’s Horror-Tinged Helstrom
Inspired Personal Stories in Graphic Novels at ComicCon@Home
ComicCon@Home Teases The Monstrous Lovecraft Country
And then, of course, there’s that other thing that happens at SDCC…
In case you missed it, WWAC did, indeed, win the Eisner for Best Comics Journalism. As someone who has been with the site for five years and seen how much we’ve grown, and how comics journalism is changing demographically, I am so proud. But the FUBAR Eisner voting situation (described in Graeme McMillan’s article in The Hollywood Reporter) still happened.
Wendy Browne and Nola Pfau shared their thoughts about what it feels like to win the award under these circumstances, and if you haven’t read Wendy’s post or Nola’s tweets, I urge you to take a minute. As noted in this article by Charles Pulliam-Moore, WWAC is the only winner who has spoken out about this issue.
But WWAC wasn’t the only Eisner winner, obviously. Check out the full list here. which also includes links to articles, reviews, or interviews on WWAC.
And a special shoutout to Ebony Flowers, who became the first Black woman to win in the Short Story category.
— Dr. Ebony Flowers (Kalir) (@ebonydraws) July 25, 2020
Phew, that’s a lot. Are we done?
Maybe just a few more links, just to make sure you don’t miss out on some Good Things.
– Check out this excellent interview with Ta-Nehsi Coates by Mat Bors on The Nib
– OSCAR ISSAC IS MAKING A COMIC. That’s it.
– Marvel has made this adorable series, “Heroes at Home,” about superheroes at home during COVID-19 and I love all of them.
– The new Todd McFarlane documentary Like Hell I Won’t is on SyFy now.
What happens when you get over 300 rejection letters? If you’re @Todd_McFarlane, you make it part of your legacy.
— SYFY (@SYFY) July 20, 2020
Please go watch it and tell me all about it so I don’t have to. Unless it’s a Tiger King type of situation, and then you definitely need to tell me if it is.