Comic Books

The death of reading is threatening the soul – The Washington Post

So there was this article a few weeks back in The Washington Post: The death of reading is threatening the soul. Pretty heady stuff. Their subhead is Commitment to reading is an ongoing battle.

And I read it at a most opportune time.  Continue reading

Categories: Books, Comic Books, On Writing, Personal | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment

Wonder Gal | David Magazine

David May 17 CoverThis month, for David Magazine, I take a look at the new Wonder Woman film starring Gal Godot, as well as a brief history of the character and her creator. Of course, while you’re there, you might want to check out this related article about women in the Israeli army (of which Gadot herself was a member a few years back)

At the same time, there’s some interesting commentary happening at The Mary Sue about the lack of advertising and promotion for this film.

Categories: Articles, Comic Books | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Character Creators Fight for Cash and Credit – The New York Times

“It’s like the advice I give my granddaughter,” he said. “If you can help it, don’t be a creator. Be the exploiter. They get rich. You never will.”

Comics creators have long been saddled with the idea of “work for hire.”

Categories: Art, Comic Books | Tags: , , | 1 Comment

11 things you need to know about the Far Side

wrong-solar-systemSo when I was growing up, aside from Bloom County (which, thankfully, returned on my birthday in 2015), The Far Side was probably the funniest cartoon out there. And if you ever need a quick laugh, Gary Larson’s got you covered. So with that in mind, here’s 11 things you need to know about the Far Side.

Categories: Comic Books, Personal | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

1978/2017 Spider-Man Calendar Desktop Wallpapers – Andertoons Cartoon Blog

Mark Anderson, who is a great cartoonist and prime level geek, realizing the cyclical nature of calendars decided to scan his old superhero yearly markers for everyone to enjoy. This year, it’s the 1978 Amazing Spider-Man edition he’s gracing us with. In the past, it’s been the 20th anniversary of Marvel and DC Super Powers (and then there was the amazing superhero Valentine’s day cards). Anyway… enjoy. And when you get a chance, thank Mr. Anderson for what he’s doing!

Categories: Art, Comic Books, History, Of General Interest | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

ZEN PENCILS » 193. JACK KIRBY: Hero worship

Always a big fan of Zen Pencils, and this time he’s taken on the words of Jack “King” Kirby  (there’s a great YouTube documentary about him which starts here).

It’s a great place to get inspiration on a Sunday morning.

Source: ZEN PENCILS » 193. JACK KIRBY: Hero worship

Categories: Comic Books, On Writing, Personal | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Mad Man – Video – NYTimes.com

Al Jaffee of Mad Magazine is outspoken on the imposition of the Comics Code.

Source: Mad Man – Video – NYTimes.com

(Found this while doing research for my dissertation, but really cool!)

Categories: Art, Comic Books | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Superhero Comic Books: The 100 Best Runs You Must Read | Hollywood Reporter

If you’re just getting started with comics (or even a long time fan), this is a great place to learn more. From here you’ll discover not only these characters but others as well. (and yes, my favorite character, Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider, is not represented but that’s okay. I’m excited to discover new reads).

Source: Superhero Comic Books: The 100 Best Runs You Must Read | Hollywood Reporter

Categories: Art, Comic Books, Monki, Personal | Tags: | Leave a comment

Super Friends?

In honor of Captain America: Civil War opening next week

#TeamCap

Categories: Comic Books, Personal | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment

JACK KIRBY: Hero worship

unnamed
Gavin over at Zen Pencils takes great, inspirational quotes and then draws fabulous cartoons to illustrate them. While I’ve been a long time fan, this is the first time I’m sharing one. I think this, a quote by the great Jack Kirby is important for a number of reasons. But don’t take my word for it. Read it. Enjoy it.

Categories: Art, Comic Books, On Writing, Personal | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment

Blog at WordPress.com.

DLP Today

What's New, What's Next at Disneyland Paris

ALARA KARIS BLOG

Painting The World In Words

Daily Doodle

by PMu Ink

Curb Your Hysteria

Everyday musings, occasional hysteria

Recipe in a Bottle

Connecting to Friends, Old and New, Through Recipes, Gardens, and Dinner Parties

bluchickenninja.com

graphic designer, bibliophile, spoonie