I gotta say, as normal as social distancing is starting to feel these days, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to keep track of con season digitally.
It’s frustrating to me that Christian Cooper is known primarily now as the man who was involved in the altercation with the racist birdwatching lady, and not, say, as Marvel’s first openly gay writer/editor. Cooper got his start in the early 90s, working on titles like Marvel Comics Presents and Excalibur. Anyway, as for the birdwatching thing, he has used the incident as inspiration for a new digital comic available from DC. That’s pretty neat, but what’s even neater is that it’s available for free here.
On a similar subject of being defined by singular events, Chuck Austen may be better known in the animation world these days for producing shows like She-Ra: Princess of Power or Steven Universe, but for us he’ll always be That Guy Who Wrote The X-Men Comics Where Angel And Husk Fuck In Midair. TGWWTXCWAAHFIM, as he’s often called for short, is making a return to comics with a new book called Edgeworld, available as a Comixology Original this week. Given that title, here’s hoping that Edgeworld is a little less…climactic than his last go around.
Speaking of X-Men comics, let’s take a moment to note the passing of Diana Rigg, star of the Avengers TV show and the direct inspiration for one of Jean Grey’s all-time looks:
Do you ever think about how Chris Claremont's horniness for Diana Rigg directly led to the single most iconic X-Men story of all time? pic.twitter.com/McrMnmCHqy
— Jacob deNobel (@Jacob_deNobel) September 10, 2020
Rigg also made a return to prominence in later years as a cast member of Game of Thrones, a show that some of you may have heard of.
Some quick bites:
- Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man series is doing well.
- Looking to introduce yourself to some great artists? Check out the #DrawingWhileBlack hashtag on Twitter.
- The nominees for the Joe Shuster awards have been released!
- And the winners for the Ignatz awards have been announced!
- Check out LibraryCon, which was setting the standard for online conventions before there was a pandemic, on November 5th for free.