• Cherry City ComiCon Provides Great Example of How NOT to do PR

    It is getting to the point, thankfully, where conventions make news when they do something, good or bad, that gets fandom’s attention. Cherry City ComiCon in Salem, Oregon has joined that fraternity, but unfortunately, as a bad example. What has already gone viral — it was trending on Twitter as of April 29th — is that Chana W.

  • Diversity Doesn’t Mean Talking About John Green… Again

    BookCon was yet again in the news this past Tuesday but not in the way you would be expecting. The Daily Dot, an online site focused on community news, has written a piece on the issue of diversity over at BookCon but rather than shinning the spotlight on the authors of colour who’ve been speaking out since

  • FCBD: Page 45

    FCBD: Page 45

    Stephen Holland, Page45, Nottingham Eisner nominated for good reason, Page 45 is a revelation for many of its visitors. Stylish, welcoming, mature — and that’s just the furniture. People travel internationally to visit Page 45, and I don’t blame them. Big name signings, chances taken on independent creators, regular reviews of graphic releases of all genres on

  • Greg Pak Seeds The Clouds With Hashtag #WhyILoveStorm

    Greg Pak Seeds The Clouds With Hashtag #WhyILoveStorm

    A tiny blurb in Previews magazine created a tempest  over Storm #1 – a series fans have been a long time waiting for. Series writer Greg Pak expressed why this means so much to him, “I’ve loved Storm since I was a kid biking down to Lone Star Comics in North Dallas to stare in

  • Disenchanted with the Urban Experience: An Interview with Si Spurrier

    Disenchanted with the Urban Experience: An Interview with Si Spurrier

    As a performance storyteller, I have a soft spot for comics that bring mythology into the present day–such as the urban fantasy webcomic Disenchanted, which focuses on creatures from European folklore living in the 21st century. I asked Disenchanted author Si Spurrier about the uses of folklore in his work, writing for digital vs. print

  • Raise Your Hand If You Love Comics

    Raise Your Hand If You Love Comics

    We are excited to present you with a Brand New Feature! Look at the tag on this post. See how it shimmers and sparkles? And how it says Kids Comics? That’s right! WWAC is proud to bring you the feminist lowdown on Kids Comics! We’re going to be looking at youth oriented comic books, graphic

  • Telling the Perfect Interactive Story

    Telling the Perfect Interactive Story

    Telltale Games does exactly what their name implies: they tell stories in the form of video games. But not just any stories. The company produces games that feature masterful storytelling and incredible characters, building on richly established worlds that gamers and non-gamers alike will recognize. From Jurassic Park, Law & Order, and Back to the

  • Review: Ms. Marvel #3

    Review: Ms. Marvel 3 Written by G. Willow Wilson Art by Adrian Alphona & Ian Herring Marvel Comics   “Side Entrance” — Part 3 of 5.   For those just joining us, “Metamorphosis” is the opening arc to the new Kamala Khan Ms. Marvel title. I’m reviewing the arc issue by issue and as a

  • BookCon: Caucasians, Cats, No People of Colour

    BookCon: Caucasians, Cats, No People of Colour

    Once again, the lack of diversity in BookCon’s line up has many furious on Twitter today. The guest list is up with 30 Caucasians, 1 cat and 0 persons of color which has many scratching their heads wondering how ReedPOP, the organization producing BookCon, could have messed up so severely in the representation department. As

  • Staff Picks for May

    Staff Picks for May

    Catie: This month, I’m most excited for yet another Image book: C.O.W.L. written by Kyle Higgins with art by Alec Siegel and Rod Reis. The story is all about a superhero labor union in ’60s Chicago, which promises me all the delicious politics that I love so much yet rarely see in my cape comics.

  • I’ve Never…

    I’ve Never…

    Everyone’s got one. A famous book they haven’t read. A must-see movie they skipped over. WWAC staffers share their I’ve Nevers. What are yours? Lela I’ve never sat down with a group of friends and played an honest to goodness pen and paper RPG. The guys wouldn’t let me play when I was in high

  • Smut Peddler Interview with Editor C. Spike Trotman

    Smut Peddler 2014 met its $20,000 goal in roughly six hours. By the time I chatted with Spike on the Tuesday night after its opening week, the project had just hit $76,000 and was the most popular Kickstarter project of over 3,000 projects the weekend before. Smut Peddler’s editor, C. Spike Trotman, and I connected

  • Interview with Lightspeed Publisher John Joseph Adams

    Earlier this year, the digital science fiction and fantasy magazine, Lightspeed, ran a hugely successful campaign called “Women Destroy Science Fiction.” The original goal was set at $5,000 but the campaign raised over $50,000. Although the issue is being completely edited by women, the Kickstarter campaign was primarily handled by Lightspeed’s publisher, John Joseph Adams.

  • Short & Sweet: Marvels & Manga

    Short & Sweet: Marvels & Manga

    Iron Fist The Living Weapon #1 Kaare Andrews Marvel Comics Okay.  That was a disjointed mess.   With weirdly kinetic artwork. It’s very … red. The Danny Rand appearing in this book’s first issue is not the Danny Rand I know. He’s not the laid-back, Zen-like, comic book-reading guy who slips into motion when needed. He’s

  • Con Diary: Emerald City Comicon Day 3

    I was taken to my very first con in 2011 by my unapologetically geeky, big sister. Back then, Emerald City Comic Con’s exhibition floor spanned only half of the fourth floor’s ballrooms. In 2014, the entire Washington State Convention Centre is home to the northwest coast’s premiere comic book and pop culture convention.  With so

  • Interview with Brady Roberts: creator and star of the upcoming webseries “Nightwing: Prodigal”

    Interview with Brady Roberts: creator and star of the upcoming webseries “Nightwing: Prodigal”

    I am a nerd. Loudly and proudly. I am also a huge procrastinator and scatterbrain. Put these two things together, and this is what you get… The Procrastinerdor Presents: Brady Roberts: creator and star of the upcoming webseries Nightwing: Prodigal They say it’s a small world, and when it comes to the acting community in