Previously On Comics: Reinventing the Wheel

Welcome back to Previously on Comics, the place where we try to keep track of the things that have the audacity to keep occurring inside of the pandemic purgatory we find ourselves trapped within. I’m not sure if comics is especially quiet at the moment or if we are all too caught up in local covid alert levels, brexit shenanigans, and which evil regime our government is currently funding to notice.

Sadly, it has been announced this week that Izumi Matsumoto, the creator of Kimagure Orange Road, passed away on October 6th following a period of illness. We, at WWAC, send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

In positive news, AfroComicCon is returning for the fourth consecutive year in a row. Unlike previous years, this year’s convention will be held entirely digitally. In addition to the all day gaming tournament, film festival, and virtual cosplay competition, AfroComicCon will also play host to numerous panels across the day featuring talents such as Vita Ayala, Cheo Hodari Coker, and Chris and Justin Copeland.

Meanwhile, TKO has announced their latest invention in the world of comic books: the TKO short. Priced at $2.99, these “short” versions of the common graphic novel format are meant to be consumed in small chunks, providing a new and refreshing way to cons—hang on, I’m being told this is a comic book. A regular comic book. I see.

That’s all for this week.

Take care.