I work at the home office of Barnes & Noble, and we get a multitude of review copies every day. Being a bibliovore, I like to browse the shelves occasionally, to see what’s new and interesting, and to grab the occasional graphic novel for myself, or a Christmas present for my nieces and nephews. So, […]
Back in the Summer of 1994, I was visiting my relatives in Germany. I had heard of the Erlangen Comics Salon, a comics festival being held in the Bavarian city of Erlangen. So I rented a room in a student apartment building and spent the weekend at what was my first comics convention. Fortunately for me, […]
A new Christmas ditty from James Kochalka:
2010 was really the year of Allie Brosh whose blog/comic Hyperbole and a Half garnered a huge readership this year. Rather in the vein of Wimpy Kid, it’s text with some comics thrown in — you can all argue the classification. All we know is that her The Year Kenny Loggins Ruined Christmas has been […]
The New York Times spotlights a new comics blog investigating Superhero law. Law and the Multiverse: Superheroes, Supervillains, and the Law investigates how everyday law would affect superheroes. Contracts, immigration, insurance claims, and the Americans with Disabilities Act are just some of the recent discussions. (Is Clark Kent a legal U.S. citizen? Is a mutant gene a disability?) […]
Not a hoax! Not an imaginary story! Super Grover, a superhero so popular he’s had a balloon in Macy’s Parade, who is faster than lightning, stronger than steel, and smarter than a speeding bullet (and cute, too), has been given an upgrade by Sesame Workshop! In six new six-minute segments, Grover is coming to the […]
Declan Shalvey gets in the mood with Man-Thing!Whatever knows Christmas lights up at the touch of Man-Thing!