Finally! There’s a smart, insightful book that critically examines the works one of America’s most important comics writer-artists of the past half-century.
Jack Kirby’s cultural influence has never been greater. His myriad characters already populate the silver screen and it was recently announced his New Gods magnum opus too is making the transition to film with the director of “A Wrinkle in Time,” Ava DuVernay at the helm.
Black Panther the movie has just been released. Marvel’s new Black Panther: World of Wakanda spin-off series just scored this year’s GLAAD Media Outstanding Comic Book Award. And here in real life, conventions and exhibitions nationwide are honoring the talents and accomplishments of black comics creators.
Talent doesn’t necessarily restrict itself to a single area. Here, Brower shows us five actors who began their careers in the field of design.
The golden age of editorial illustration and cartooning is currently on display in the exhibit “American Illustration & Comic Art” at the Sardoni Gallery, Wilkes University in Wilkes Barre, PA.
Chris Ware’s Building Stories blew apart entrenched meanings of “book” and “graphic novel.” So how does he top that? Well, now there’s Monograph. Let's have a look inside.
If it’s a nearly 300-page graphic novel about the history of crossword puzzles, and it’s titled Fun, then it better be pretty damn entertaining. And yes, Italian artist Paolo Bacilieri delivers the fun, both narratively and visually.
Do we really need another book-length history of manga? Especially so soon on the heels of John Lent’s excellent Asian Comics, published just a few years ago? Turns out, yes. Mangasia: The Definitive Guide to Asian Comics, by comics expert Paul Gravett, is a very important addition, with a great deal to recommend it.
Obsessed with dots? You're in luck. From 1950s-era Harvey Comics' Little Dot to shows by avant-garde art’s latest superstar, Yayoi Kusama, the concept of dots in endless, relentless repetition is alive and prospering.
Fletch Hanks was described as "the most bonkers comic book creator ever." He created with a distinctive voice unlike any other, for better or worse.