Queers Love Comics, and “Grease Bats” Loves Queers

When you meet Archie Bongiovanni, you may feel as though you already know them. The jorts, the stick-n-poke tattoos, the larger-than-the-room laugh that means you always know where they’re standing. That’s because Bongiovanni’s incredibly endearing energy winds up all over the page in Grease Bats, their new slice-of-life graphic novel released by Boom! Studios. Bongiovanni […] The post Queers Love Comics, and “Grease Bats” Loves Queers appeared first on Electric Literature. Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2019-09-27 11:00:50 UTC ]
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Comic book creators unite for 'Love Is Love' to honor victims of Orlando attack

The comic book community is coming together for "Love Is Love," a comic to honor those killed in June's Orlando attack. Organized by writer Marc Andreyko, "Love Is Love" will feature more than 100 one- to two-page stories from some of the biggest names in comics. Contributing... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Artists Turned Apple's App Store Guidelines Into A Lovely Comic Book

Five artists illustrated the App Store review guidelines.One of the more unusual things to come out of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference this year is a lovely comic interpretation of Apple's app review guidelines.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2016-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'There's nothing like it in comics' … how Love and Rockets broke the rules

It’s the groundbreaking comic whose characters have aged along with its readers – and Neil Gaiman is a huge fanAt the turn of the 1980s, if you wanted to read comics, you were pretty much confined to Spider-Man, Superman and their Spandexed stablemates at Marvel and DC. The underground comic... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Epic Queer Web Comic 'TJ and Amal' Coming to Print

Chicago indie publisher Iron Circus raised $65k on Kickstarter to fund the mammoth 520-page omnibus edition, coming in 2015. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-04-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Comics A–Z: Heroes of Comics

This list highlights a hero for each letter of the alphabet. From Alitha to Eijiro, check out these comic book heroes. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-23 10:36:24 UTC ]
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Comics vs Coronavirus: Followup with Comics Retailers

PW’s annual comics retailer survey was published just as the virus began to disrupt the U.S. comics and book marketplace. However, since the feature was published, the pandemic has hit the country head on, forcing many comics and book retailers to close, at least temporarily. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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New comic book shipments are delayed. But you can still support local comic shops

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced it will not be shipping new comic books to retailers "until further notice" due to the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-25 00:11:33 UTC ]
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Diamond Halts Shipments of New Comics to Comics Shops

Diamond Comic Distributors, the largest distributor of comics in North America, announced that it will cease the delivery of weekly published comics until further notice. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Perfect Books and Comics for Comic Con Lovers

Last fall, I went to my first Comic Con, New York Comic Con, and needless to say, it did not ... Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-07-05 10:33:23 UTC ]
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Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians at Comic-Con

Once again SDCC is teaming up with the San Diego Public Library to host the annual Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians, a free five-day conference on graphic novels and libraries, held during SDCC, Wednesday–Sunday, July 17–21. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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UK Opens Third Annual ‘Love Audio’ Week, Not Loving VAT on Audiobooks

Even as the UK's Publishers Association opens its 'Love Audio' campaign, London hasn't taken the cue from Brussels and dropped its VAT rate on audiobooks. The post UK Opens Third Annual ‘Love Audio’ Week, Not Loving VAT on Audiobooks appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-06-10 11:56:26 UTC ]
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BookCon 2019: Love Is Love

We talked to Tehlor Kay Mejia, Daniel José Older, Morgan Parker, and Angelo Surmelis about love, family, community, and growing up. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Artist Jaime Hernandez reunites his ‘Love and Rockets’ women, but only loves one now

It is by now a legendary piece of comic book lore: In 1981, a trio of brothers from Oxnard — Jaime, Gilbert and Mario Hernandez — self-published a slim black-and-white comic book they titled “Love and Rockets.” The volume, reprinted the following year by Fantagraphics, contained a riff on old... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-05-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Emma Carroll | 'It’s lovely to see Middle Grade having its moment. It’s what I love writing'

The former secondary school teacher and graduate of Bath Spa’s MA in Writing for Young People explores themes of prejudice, racism and identity. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Comics in Libraries and Schools at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

A select listing of panels for each day of the Comic Conference for Librarians and Educators, to be held July 19–23. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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British Comics Publishers in a Changing Marketplace: ‘We Want To Do More Comics’

'Comics are one of the few things that kids get to choose themselves,' says one panelist at London Book Fair, as British comics publishers talk transition. The post British Comics Publishers in a Changing Marketplace: ‘We Want To Do More Comics’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kids' Comics at New York Comic Con: Super Hero Girls to Big Nate

This year's New York Comic Con featured plenty of children's comics – and plenty of children. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-10-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Children's, YA Comics and Imprints Debut at Comic-Con 2016

From Comic-Con guests like Cece Bell and Noelle Stevenson to the debut of new series and new imprints, children's and YA graphic novels continue to have a strong presence at the mammoth pop culture festival. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kids Comic Con: Celebrating 10 Years of Kids and Comics in the Bronx

For ten years, families and kids have flocked to the Bronx for Kids Comic Con to meet creators, take part in workshops, and learn how comics are created. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-04-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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