• Brand New: An Analysis of DC Comics’ 2016 Logo

    Brand New: An Analysis of DC Comics’ 2016 Logo1

    DC Entertainment released their new logo, along with a press release explaining its new branding and the motivations behind its decisions. See below for the full announcement. I have highlighted a few key phrases that point toward DC’s branding direction.

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  • Incredible Indie Tuesday: We Have This Conversation Every Year

    Incredible Indie Tuesday: We Have This Conversation Every Year0

    Sorry about the disappearance last week! I know I missed a biggie: the announcement of the Eisner nominations. The up side of my absence is that it gave me a lot of time to think about how webcomics fit into the Eisners as a whole. And plenty of time for me to have the same argument I

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  • How to Pitch a Zine Review

    How to Pitch a Zine Review0

    I love reviewing zines. There is a huge volume of self published work sitting in independent bookstores and inventory piles in basements, waiting to be read and adored. I hope that by writing reviews and interviewing zine writers, artists, distributors and publishers I can demystify this world for new fans. However, while the number of outlets

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  • Diversity Panels Are a Staple Now, Not a Rare Treat

    Diversity Panels Are a Staple Now, Not a Rare Treat0

    Two weeks ago, Canada’s newly sworn in Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, was asked why it was important for him to have an equal number of men and women in his cabinet. He response, “because it’s 2015,” got a lot of international attention. Why? Why would such a simple and obvious a statement make such an impact?

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  • The Silent Lessons of Strange Fruit #2: A Review That Isn’t

    The Silent Lessons of Strange Fruit #2: A Review That Isn’t4

    Strange Fruit #2 J.G. Jones and Mark Waid (Authors), J.G. Jones (Artist), Deron Bennett (Letterer) BOOM! Studios   October 4, 2015 Though Strange Fruit #1 was published in July, the BOOM! response to criticisms lodged about its racial insensitivity in the following weeks and months has been relative silence. I tried very hard not to blame them, as it’s a

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  • NYCC 2015: A Q&A with Kodansha Comics

    NYCC 2015: A Q&A with Kodansha Comics0

    I was at New York Comic Con (NYCC) this past weekend, and got the opportunity to sit, and chat with the Kodansha execs: Mr. Hiroaki Morita (President of Kodansha Advance Media/Vice-President of Kodansha) Mr. Kohei Furukawa (President and CEO of Kodansha USA/Vice-President and Head of Rights, Media, Digital, and International at Kodansha) Mr. Yasumasa Shimizu (Senior Vice-President

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