Saturday, May 28, 2022

Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 5/27/22


PW Comics World: More To Come

More To Come 517: A Double Sized Super Special Episode

Calvin Reid, Heidi "The Beat" MacDonald, and Kate Fitzsimons

on 05/20/2022



Which Found Probable Cause That It's Obscene for Minors

Milton Griepp on May 27, 2022


ANIME CENTRAL 2022 PHOTOS - PART 1 Friday, Exploring the Floor

 ICv2  May 26, 2022


ReedPop and the incredible shrinking world of comic-cons

The last few years have seen a dramatic thinning out of ReedPop's portfolio of international comic con events

Dean Simons



INTERVIEW: Brian Level and Kate Sherron talk SILK HILLS, Mothman, and Appalachian horror

Joe Grunenwald



Suburban Trees, Suburban Speed – This Week's Links

Clark Burscough | May 27, 2022


Greg Pak and Khoi Pham Get Inside the Head of "Duo"

By Brian Salvatore | May 23rd, 2022


Shop Talk: Wes Craig and Fiona Staples

By Wes Craig | May 24th, 2022


Inside Look: The Junction – My Error Strewn Path to Publication

by Norm Konyu

May 25, 2022


Sean Murphy delves into issues #3 and #4 of 'Batman: Beyond the White Knight'

Chris Coplan

May 24, 2022


Mr. Boop, the psychosexual webcomic that is a scathing critique of copyright

It's also about being married to Betty Boop

By Scott Meslow May 24, 2022,


The Con Artists by Luke Healy review – a beautifully observed masterpiece

Rachel Cooke

23 May 2022


Archie Comics Navigates the Pandemic

By Calvin Reid

May 20, 2022

A version of this article appeared in the 05/23/2022 issue of Publishers Weekly under the headline: Archie Navigates the Pandemic


Coloring Outside D'Lines: On D'Israeli and the Continued Evolution of British Cartooning

Robert Smith

NeoText Review May 2022


The Gothic in Comics and Children's Literature: An Interview with Julia Round

Anna Marta Marini

Reden Vol. 3 No. 2 (2022): Conversations on the Gothic in Popular Culture /


U.S. Book Show: Mo Willems Rides on with Pigeon in Eighth Book

By Pamela Brill

May 26, 2022


INTERVIEW: How Kimberly Brooks draws from her own life to voice tech genius Bumblebee in MAYHEM IN THE MULTIVERSE

Taimur Dar



Animation Guild Reaches Tentative Deal With Studios After Months of Negotiations

The deal, announced on Friday, provides wage increases and "significant gains for animation writers" and creates a Labor-Management Cooperative Committee.

Katie Kilkenny

May 27, 2022


'Bob's Burgers' is a rare treat: A movie as good as the TV show [in print as Well done, with a side of the absurd]

 Michael O'Sullivan

Washington Post May 27, 2022: Weekend 22


'The Bob's Burgers Movie' Review: A Breezy, Engaging Summer Refreshment

By Glenn Kenny

A version of this article appears in print on May 27, 2022, Section C, Page 6 of the New York edition with the headline: A Breezy, Engaging Summer Refreshment.


How an Animated Burger Shop Saved My Family in Its Darkest Hour

Ted Geoghegan May 25, 2022



Friday, May 27, 2022

The Post reviews 'Bob's Burgers' movie

'Bob's Burgers' is a rare treat: A movie as good as the TV show [in print as Well done, with a side of the absurd]
(3.5 stars)

June 8: Marika McCoola and Aatmaja Pandya for SLIP online via Loyalty Bookstore

Marika McCoola and Aatmaja Pandya for SLIP

Loyalty Bookstores Petworth | 843 Upshur Street NW, Washington, DC 20011

Loyalty Bookstore Silver Spring I 823 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910 

Loyalty is delighted to host Marika McCoola and Aatmaja Pandya for their new graphic novel, Slip! This event is free to attend and will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event. You can also order a copy of the book below to be automatically added to the registration list, and there will be an option to snag the book during the event. 


From Eisner-Award nominated writer Marika McCoola and debut artist Aatmaja Pandya, an emotional coming-of-age graphic novel for fans of Bloom and Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me.

Right before Jade is about to leave for a summer art intensive, her best friend, Phoebe, attempts suicide. How is Jade supposed to focus on herself right now?

But at the Art Farm, Jade has artistic opportunities she's been waiting for her whole life. And as she gets to know her classmates, she begins to fall for whimsical, upbeat, comfortable-in-her-own-skin Mary. Jade pours herself into making ceramic monsters that vent her stress and insecurities, but when she puts her creatures in the kiln, something unreal happens: they come to life. And they're taking a stand: if Jade won't confront her problems, her problems are going to confront her, including the scariest of them all—if Jade grows, prospers, and even falls in love this summer, is she leaving Phoebe behind?


Marika McCoola is a writer, illustrator, educator,  and the New York Times bestselling author of Baba Yaga's Assistant. She has spent over a decade working to connect books with readers. She studied illustration, art history, creative writing, and ceramics at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and received her BFA in illustration in 2009.  


Aatmaja Pandya is a cartoonist and illustrator born and raised in New York. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2014 and has been illustrating professionally ever since. Slip is her first graphic novel.

Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this virtual event. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 6:00pm

June 28: Minh Lê - The Blur - at Takoma Park Library, MD

Minh Lê - The Blur - at Takoma Park Library, MD

7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma ParkMD 20912

Tuesday, June 28, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Blur Cover Image
By Minh LêDan Santat (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593377468
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2022

Lift Cover Image
By Minh LêDan Santat (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781368036924
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

Drawn Together Cover Image
By Minh LêDan Santat (Illustrator), Dan Santat (Cover design or artwork by)
ISBN: 9781484767603
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018

Please review library guidelines for masking requirements.

This event is in-person at the Takoma Park, MD Community Center Auditorium

Politics and Prose is delighted to partner with the Takoma Park Maryland Library for an exciting program with children's book author Minh Lê.

The Blur by Minh Le, illustrated by Dan Santat, is both a superhero origin story and a heartstring-tugging tribute to the velocity of childhood.   From the moment "The Blur" is born she demonstrates tongue-in-cheek superpowers – a supersonic voice, elastic limbs and ultra-magnetic abilities.  One day she takes her first step and from that day forward she is constantly on the move.  The years speed by and before her parents know it, she appears in a cap and gown. Parents will relate to the poignant story while children will enjoy the superhero jokes and bright, animated illustrations. 

Minh Lê is a national early childhood policy expert and the author of the picture books Drawn Together and Let Me Finish!  He has written for the New York Times, the Horn Book, and the Huffington PostGreen Lantern Legacy is his first graphic novel. A first-generation Vietnamese American, he went to Dartmouth College and has a master's in education from Harvard University. Outside of spending time with his beautiful wife and sons in their San Diego (CA) home, Minh's favorite place to be is in the middle of a good book. 

Ages 3-8 (And their parents!)

June 26: Maia Kobabe — Gender Queer — at Conn Ave Politics and Prose

Maia Kobabe — Gender Queer — at Conn Ave

Sunday, June 26, 5:00 pm
Gender Queer: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781549304002
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Oni Press - May 28th, 2019

Gender Queer: A Memoir Deluxe Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781637150726
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Oni Press - July 5th, 2022

Please see in-store for mask requirements.

This event is not ticketed. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here. Maia's intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears.

Maia Kobabe is a nonbinary, queer author and illustrator from the Bay Area, California. Eir first full length book, GENDER QUEER: A MEMOIR, was published in May 2019. Maia's short comics have been published by The Nib and in many anthologies including THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS, FASTER THAN LIGHT Y'ALL, GOTHIC TALES OF HAUNTED LOVE, SHOUT OUT, ADVANCED DEATH SAVES and BE GAY, DO COMICS. Before setting out to work freelance full-time, e worked for over ten years in libraries. Eir work is heavily influenced by fairy tales, homesickness, and the search for identity.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
WashingtonDC 20008

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 5/26/22

INTERVIEW: Cyborg voice actor Khary Payton teases more animation writing projects

Could we see a Teen Titans Go! episode written by Khary Payton in the near future?

Taimur Dar



INTERVIEW: BEWARE THE EYE OF ODIN creators Doug Wagner & Tim Odland discuss their take on Norse Mythology

The new four-issue series from Image Comics arrives in June.

Joe Grunenwald



FanX co-founder Bryan Brandenburg arrested for bomb threats

At least one building was evacuated because of the threats.

Heidi MacDonald



Liana Finck's Skeptical Mythologizing

Andrew Field | May 26, 2022


Abuse survivor shares awareness and healing through graphic novel

Former eastern PEI resident released 'Our Little Secret' this year [ Emily Carrington]

    Charlotte MacAulay

    May 20, 2022


SG Cartoon Resource Hub   May 20, 2022

Interview: Jaina Teo


SG Cartoon Resource Hub   May 27, 2022

The Geungsi Slayer (Part 2) [ Sean Lam]


May 27, 2022

Interview: Ye Zhen


Also: Mad Cave Hires Two, BOOM! Studios Promotes Three

 by Brigid Alverson on May 25, 2022


Stan Gomberg – RIP

 by D. D. Degg
May 26, 2022


Stan Gomberg

1927 - 2022

Obituary of Stan Gomberg


Q&A: Legendary Cartoonist Jules Feiffer On His Life's Work And The Frustrations Of 'Popeye'

Julia Heming

27 East May 25, 2022


The Ink Spill Interview: Edward Koren

May 26, 2022 michael Maslin


'The Bob's Burgers Movie' Is Coming. Here Are 10 Great Episodes.

Need a primer or refresher before the movie debuts? These are the essential "Bob's Burgers" episodes to watch.

By Brian Tallerico

Published May 25, 2022Updated May 26, 2022,


Tilting at Windmills #290: The Era Changes Part IV – the devil is in the discounts

Shipping costs and discount levels are making selling comics periodicals unprofitable


By Brian Hibbs




Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 5/25/22


Finding Format [printing webcomics]

Aidan Lee | May 25, 202


Clay Jones wins Robert F Kennedy Human Rights cartoonist award

by Free Press Staff

May 25, 2022


Clay Jones Wins 2022 RFK Cartoon Award

 by D. D. Degg

May 24, 2022


Kevin (KAL) Kallaugher Talks Cartooning With Fellow OPC Best Cartoon Winners (Whole Program)

May 19, 2022

OPC America


Cartoonist, 'Woke' creator Keith Knight returns to Salem State

Yawu Miller

May 12th, 2022


Get 'Woke' with cartoonist Keith Knight at a screening of his Hulu show at Salem State

Knight, a Salem State alum, will also be getting an honorary degree from the school.

By Peter Chianca

May 12, 2022


Knight becomes double-Viking as SSU graduates 1,882 [Keith Knight]

By Dustin Luca

Salem News May 22, 2022


INTERVIEW: Will Friedle plays both sides as Lex Luthor and Aquaman in MAYHEM IN THE MULTIVERSE

Taimur Dar



Keynote Author Interview: Oscar Isaac [Head Wounds: Sparrow]

Heidi MacDonald

 May 24, 2022 publisherswkly


Why Is 'Bob's Burgers' So Freakishly Lovable? This Guy.

Loren Bouchard's accidental career as a comedy mogul has now brought his TV family to the big screen.

By Carina Chocano

    May 25, 2022


'Speed Racer' Live-Action TV Series From J.J. Abrams in the Works at Apple

Lesley Goldberg

May 25, 2022


Why the 'Pinecone & Pony' Team Made Body Diversity a Pillar of the Animated Show's Inclusive Storytelling

Showrunner Stephanie Kaliner, story editor Taneka Stotts and 'The Princess and the Pony' author Kate Beaton also explain how they approached featuring different character body types in a subtle but clear way within the Apple TV+ series.

Abbey White

May 23, 2022


Ep. 63: All My Darling Daughters, by Fumi Yoshinaga

May 25, 2022


The New Chip on Batman's Shoulder

By Alex Jaffe Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Strap in for seven questions and zero answers with new Batman writer Chip Zdarsky!


'Hindenburg: The Cartoon Titan of the Weimar Republic, 1918-1934'

Richard Scully

GERMAN STUDIES REVIEW, Volume 35, Number 3, October 2012, pp.541-565.


Our Flag Means Union

By Graeme McMillan Comics, FYI #40  May 25 2022

The United Workers of Seven Seas is preparing to be the first union in the western manga industry. (And a brief update on what's going on with the CBWU, too.)


Barbarian Comics

May 24 2022

[We are saddened to receive the news that Ray passed away yesterday.]


Raymond A. Rose

 The Washington Post from May 24 to May 25, 2022.



Ray Rose of Barbarian Comics (formerly Books) has died (UPDATED)

May 25, 2022