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
This 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.
“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.”
So 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.
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!
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
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!)
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
In honor of Captain America: Civil War opening next week
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.