Posts Tagged: comic books
Ariell Johnson, owner of Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse in Philadelphia, is the East Coast’s first black female comic book store owner. For CNN, Ryan Bergeron talks with Johnson about opening up the geek world to young black girls, bringing comic authors of color to the forefront, and creating a welcoming space for comic lovers everywhere....more
A charity bookstore in Swansea, Wales, had so many copies of Fifty Shades of Gray that the store built a fort.
A Georgia store needs a superhero after more than $200,000 worth of comic books were stolen....more
Such is the paradox of comics: they’re the medium of the marginalized, yet they remain wildly popular. Perhaps that’s because in some way, at some point, everyone will feel marginalized and need a seat at the table in the cafeteria away from the jocks.
If you’ve been curious about Robert Moses but put off by the sheer heft of volumes like The Power Broker, a forthcoming comic book rendering of the master builder’s reign is a fun new option. The book, titled Robert Moses, comes from a long French tradition of giving traditionally serious subjects the comic treatment....more
This year’s annual Banned Books Week—a celebration of books that have been banned—will target graphic novels, those picture-filled narratives better known as comic books. And that’s exactly why Banned Books Week is taking a special interest in comics this year, as Comic Book Legal Defense Fund executive director Charles Brownstein explained to Library Journal:
For one thing, many people still see comic books as a low art form, and the free speech and expression of authors and artists has a similarly low value associated with it.
Only a small percentage of blind people commonly use Braille—and that number drops even further when it comes to reading comic books.
With a new Braille-based comic book, Danish designer Phillipp Meyer may have overcome some of the limitations that prevent the visually impaired from enjoying sequential art....more
Wednesdays can be hard, so its either this or reading the GG Allin Wikipedia page in its entirety.
Neatorama ponders one of the less talked about casualties of e-book business....more
Comic-book gossip column Lying in the Gutters, hosted at Comic Book Resources, is one of the things that makes the subculture of comics so fascinating and exciting. Unlike most comics journalists, Rich Johnston has the chops, the résumé, and the connections to do much more glamorous, well-paying work— and has, on several occasions....more
Think you know the origin of Superman? Think again. Comic Book Legends Revealed weaves the kinds of stories you didn’t know you cared about. CBLR is often for the hardcore fan; if you’re not in your local comic shop every Wednesday, you probably don’t care why Jack Kirby’s Ultraverse titles failed, or that Vince Colletta once forgot to draw a character’s head in an issue of Thor....more