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Chris Ware producing graphic novella exclusively for The Guardian

Chris Ware has been given prime color real estate in The Guardian to produce a graphic novella called The Last Saturday that will run each week this fall and online here. From Fast Company: The newspaper comic strip isn’t exactly dead, but it’s safe to say that it’s reeling. The decline of newsprint comics dates […]

Posted on: Sep 17, 2014,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Chris Ware producing graphic novella exclusively for The Guardian

Alison Bechdel named 2014 MacArthur Fellow and with it $625k

Dykes to Watch Out For creator Alison Bechdel has been named along with 20 other individuals as 2014 MacArthur Fellows – a distinction that not only carries the label of “genius” but also a cash award of $625,000 no-strings-attaached prize. From the Burlington Free Press: Bechdel, who lives in Bolton, had won a creative lottery. […]

Posted on: Sep 17, 2014,  Section: Books, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Alison Bechdel named 2014 MacArthur Fellow and with it $625k

Rob Harrell’s new book “Life of Zarf” hits shelves

Adam@Home cartoonist Rob Harrell has a middle grade novel out called Life of Zarf: The Trouble with Weasels The description on Amazon: It?s not easy being Zarf. As a troll, he’s stuck at the bottom of the middle school hierarchy, way below the prince and knights (populars), ogres and giants (jocks), and even the lowly […]

Posted on: Sep 12, 2014,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Rob Harrell’s new book “Life of Zarf” hits shelves

Profiled: Mike Lovins and “We Go Anywhere”

With the Salt Lake Comic Con over, it’s been good to see the local press highlight some of our local talent. City Weekly did a Q&A with Mike Lovins who does the online series “We Go Anywhere“. Gavin: What was it like for you making the series and what made you decide to go digital […]

Posted on: Sep 9, 2014,  Section: Graphic Novels, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Jules Feiffer releases graphic novel

Michael Mechanic writing in Mother Jones interviews legendary cartoonist Jules Feiffer on his first graphic novel: MJ: Stylistically speaking, what new things did this format enable you to try? JF: The thing that made me want to be a cartoonist in the first place, back in the 1930s, before comic books came on the scene, […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2014,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: 3 Comments

Interviewed: Daniel Clowes on his career

Daniel Clowes talks with Hillary Chute about his career. He has an exhibit at the Wexner Center for the Arts (Ohio State University). The Wexner Center has two exhibits running through August called Modern Cartoonist and Eye of the Cartoonist. Artist’s Talk: Daniel Clowes and Hillary Chute from Wexner Center for the Arts on Vimeo.

Posted on: May 22, 2014,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Interviewed: Daniel Clowes on his career

Video: Trailer released for The Graphic Novel Man – The Comics of Bryan Talbot

Posted on: Mar 26, 2014,  Section: Graphic Novels, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Trailer released for The Graphic Novel Man – The Comics of Bryan Talbot

SC Legislature to cut funding to college for assigning Alison Bechdel graphic novel

The College of Charleston stands to lose about $52,000 in state funding because lawmakers dislike that the college is assigning Alison Bechdel award winning graphic novel and memoir Fun Home to incoming freshmen. Alison’s book delves topics such as sexual orientation, gender roles, suicide and dysfunctional family life. From the LA Times: South Carolina’s the […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2014,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on SC Legislature to cut funding to college for assigning Alison Bechdel graphic novel

Stephan Pastis kicking off Falling Down tour

Timmy Failure author and Pearls Before Swine comic creator Stephan Pastis is heading out on two book tours – one for the second book in his Timmy Failure series and the other for his latest Pearls Before Swine book (Pearls Falls Fast). In all he’s hitting 15 or so different venues. To see if he’s […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Stephan Pastis kicking off Falling Down tour

Shia LaBeouf receives cease and desist letter from Daniel Clowes lawyers

Proving again why some celebrities should have to take classes and be licensed to have a Twitter account, Shia LaBeouf tweeted a photo of his next project entitled “Daniel Boring” with the hashtag “#original”. What might have been a really, really, really bad attempt at humor is blowing up (again) because “Daniel Boring” and the […]

Posted on: Jan 8, 2014,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: 2 Comments

Shia LaBeouf apologizes to Daniel Clowes in skywriting

Shia LaBeouf, who has admitted to using dialog and direct adaptation from a Daniel Clowes comic written in 2007, has taken to the skies above Los Angeles yesterday to apologize to the artist. The skywriting (see photo above) was commissioned and tweeted by LaBeouf. The Guardian notes that Daniel lives in San Francisco Bay Area […]

Posted on: Jan 2, 2014,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

Shia LaBeouf accused of plagiarizing Daniel Clowes

From Buzzfeed: Shia LaBeouf posted his new short film HowardCantour.com online on Monday, having first debuted the work at the May 2012 Cannes Film Festival. The piece stars Jim Gaffigan as an online film critic named Howard Cantour, and it is almost a direct adaptation of Justin M. Damiano, a 2007 comic written and drawn […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2013,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: 2 Comments

OSU offers two courses on comics

On the wake of the Ohio State University Festival of Comic art comes the announcement that two new courses on the topic of comics will be offered in the spring. The classes are offered through the English department and are entitled, “Pictures That Tick ? Difficult History in Comics” and “Comics & Time”. From the […]

Posted on: Dec 19, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on OSU offers two courses on comics

NPR names their top comics and graphic novels

NPR has released their top great reads in a dozen or so categories. In the comics and graphic novel category Battling Boy by Paul Pope Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang Captain Marvel Vol. 1: In Pursuit Of Flight by Kelly Sue Deconnick, Dexter Soy, Emma Rios Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Gris […]

Posted on: Dec 5, 2013,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on NPR names their top comics and graphic novels

Iron Man director courted for live-action Jungle Book remake

Disney wants to make a live-action version of the classic tale “Jungle Book.” Deadline Hollywood reports that the studio wants Iron Man director Jon Favreau to helm the project. Disney made an animated feature film of the story back in 1967. While Favreau’s recent work is with comics book and graphic novels adaptations (Iron Man, […]

Posted on: Dec 5, 2013,  Section: Children's Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Iron Man director courted for live-action Jungle Book remake