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Assorted Accounts of Informed Items

Cartoons Have been Grooming Kids for Decades The last 12 months has witnessed a bit of a frenzy surrounding kids’ entertainment, from bisexual Superman to the first gay dads in Sesame Street to a brief kiss from a lesbian couple in Pixar’s new animated feature Lightyear. In response, reactionaries are rehashing moral panics from previous […]

Posted on: Aug 4, 2022,  Section: Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Events, International, Manga, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Assorted Accounts of Informed Items

Marvel Meow Comic Strips Collected in Book

It seems that a couple years ago Captain Marvel’s comic book cat Chewie was the star of a comic strip series that appeared on Instagram and as variant covers for a half dozen Marvel comic books. From Marvel: MARVEL MEOW, a cat-themed mini-comic series by Japanese artist Nao Fuji, has been clawing around on Marvel’s […]

Posted on: Aug 29, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Manga, Comments: 1 Comment

Bill Watterson exhibit highlight of Angouleme International Comic Art Festival

This last weekend was the Angouleme International Comic Art Festival in France. Reports say the annual event had extra security due to the recent terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo publication last month. Last year’s Grand Prix winner, Bill Watterson, did not attend, but instead OSU Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s Jenny Robb and […]

Posted on: Feb 2, 2015,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Manga, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Watterson exhibit highlight of Angouleme International Comic Art Festival

Mr. Media interviews Christopher Hart

Mr. How-to-draw-cartoons author Christopher Hart is interviewed by Bob Andelman about his new book Manga for the Beginner Midnight Monsters: How to Draw Zombies, Vampires, and Other Delightfully Devious Characters of Japanese Comics. The video also features him demoing how to do it.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2013,  Section: Manga, Comments: Comments Off on Mr. Media interviews Christopher Hart

TOKYOPOP shutters US Operations

TOKYOPOP announced on their Facebook page that they are closing their US operations. The Beat reports that an earlier round of lay-off in February left the company with a mere six individuals. TOKYOPOP founder Stu Levy leaves this parting message: Over the years, I’ve explored many variations of manga culture – “OEL” manga, “Cine-Manga”, children’s […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2011,  Section: Manga, Comments: Comments Off on TOKYOPOP shutters US Operations

Tom Spurgeon begins “best of decade” project

Tom Spurgeon has begun what I’d consider a massive project – naming the top 100 comics for the years 2000-2009. The categories he’s outlined so far include: Anthologies, Archival Editions, Original Long-Forms and Definitive Collections, Comic Books, Manga, Newspaper, On-Line, and Works On The Subject Of Comics. He’s already penned an impressive list of comics […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2009,  Section: Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Manga, web comics, Comments: 14 Comments

Mobile devices give second wind to manga

The New York Times reports that mobile devices is re-surging the popularity of Manga. For a variety of reasons, the mobile version has manga booming again. In the year ending in March, Japanese manga publishers raked in Â¥32.9 billion in revenue, up 43 percent from the previous year and from next to nothing in 2003, […]

Posted on: Aug 4, 2009,  Section: Manga, mobile, Comments: Comments Off on Mobile devices give second wind to manga