Category: Events

WHAM! BAM! POW! Cartoons, Turbans and Confronting Hate - Exhibit poster

Seattle, Superheroes, and Social Justice: Vishavjit Singh’s WHAM! BAM! POW! at the Wing Luke Museum

WHAM! BAM! POW! Cartoons, Turbans and Confronting Hate opened May 4, May 2018 and runs through February 24, 2019 at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, Washington. It is the story of Vishavjit Singh, a Sikh American cartoonist who dresses as Captain America to dispel misconceptions in the United States about the traditional Sikh turban.

Jodie Whittaker and Ashley Eckstein at the Her Universe Fashion Show 2018, photo by Mark Edwards

Her Universe: Beyond the Runway

The Her Universe Fashion Show celebrated many milestones at this year’s SDCC event, held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, including its own fifth anniversary. The Nightmare Before Christmas’ 25th anniversary was commemorated with a dress designed by Andrew Maclaine, the 2014 fashion show winner. The dress is comprised of 500 Jack Skellington Funko POP! figures…

Seattle, Superheroes, and Social Justice – Marvel: Universe of Superheroes at MoPOP

Marvel: Universe of Superheroes opened 21 April 2018 and runs through 6 January 2019 at the Museum of Popular Culture (MoPOP) in Seattle, Washington. This special exhibit takes visitors through the 80 year history of Marvel and their Superheroes, with materials assembled from collections and commissioned specifically for the exhibit. The journey into the Marvel…

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The FOLD Festival Adds Comics to the Mix

The Festival of Literary Diversity’s goal is right there in the title. Its mandate is to celebrate and provide a platform for diverse voices in literature. But FOLD’s diversity goes a step beyond the people creating the literature, explained Karen Richardson, a member of the festival board and planning committee. It also showcases the diversity of…

Comic Cons, Comic Books, and a Library Magazine: Anne Drozd on the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival, Pulp, and a Mystery Comic

In the past few years, Anne Drozd and her husband Jerzy Drozd have produced a boatload of comic events: Comic books, podcasts, conventions, cartoonist instruction for kids/teens/adults, school workshops, library events, Nerd Nites, tiny expos, big expos; these two do it all. I was thrilled that Anne was able to take the time to answer…