Wednesday, March 31, 2021
As Master Yoda would say, "adaptability is the key to survival," and let's just say I took that to heart for the year of 2020! With one of the most insane years I have spent in the six years I've worked in the comic industry running stores, I am so incredibly grateful to have been doing it with Fantom Comics! I adore Fantom and am beyond thankful to have worked for some incredible and understanding people through an insane year, and hope to help out with consulting and events in the future! Even though I'm leaving, good luck getting rid of me for good!
This decision has been very bittersweet for me because I genuinely never wanted to leave. I love Fantom, the owners, staff, comics and every single one of our customers, especially those that trekked in every week since we opened for Phase Two! But commuting from Virginia, underlying health conditions, and the opportunity for a job that would help those issues immensely, I have had to make the hard decision to leave. It really breaks me up, I have learned so much, have become far more confident in my abilities and what I can handle in uncertain times, but above all else, I'm going to miss you, the customers the most!
My last day will be this Friday, April 2nd, so if you're able to stop by the shop, I would very much like to see you!! If not, no worries, I'll still be stopping by from time to time, but wishing all the best to every one of you and of course, Fantom Comics!!
Abel brings laughter and fun with ZED comic strip
- By Brooke Lewitas / Fairfax County Times
- Mar 26, 2021
John Lewis's posthumous new graphic novel will be out this summer, in time for a new battle over voting rights [in print as Lewis no longer marches, but 'Run' goes on]
'Run', Rep. John Lewis's posthumous memoir, is coming out in August
Run chronicles Lewis's ongoing fight for voting rights in the 60s.
Rep. John Lewis's Life Story Continues in 'Run: Book One'
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Creating African Superheroes for A Global Audience with YouNeek Studios and Dark Horse | WC@Home 21
Friday, March 26, 2021
SaltWire cartoonist Michael de Adder inks deal with the Washington Post
Mar 24 2021
'King Of The Hill' Endures, I Tell You Whut
'Invincible' Is Packed With Pulpy, Visceral Thrills — And Lots Of Pulpy Viscera
Michael de Adder joins Washington Post Opinions as a political cartoonist
Cavna, Michael. 2019.
This Trump critic’s cartoon went viral on social media. Within hours, he no longer had a contract [Michael de Adder, Canada].
Degg, D.D. 2019.
Brunswick News Inc. Cancels Michael de Adder – Updated.
Daily Cartoonist (June 29): http://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2019/06/29/brunswick-news-inc-cancels-michael-de-adder/
Thursday, March 25, 2021
April 19: Global Comics Lecture Series: Comics and the Humanization of the Middle Eastern Experience (Virtual Event)
Global Comics Lecture Series: Comics and the Humanization of the Middle Eastern Experience (Virtual Event)
April 19, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
In the world of Middle Eastern cartoons and graphic novels, the artists often focus their discussions on politics, government, war, protesters, etc., which are all important topics. Very few artists, however, address the actual people who are living these experiences. Join International and Area Studies at The Ohio State University Libraries for our next installment of the Global Comics Lecture Series featuring Iasmin, a Middle Eastern, Muslim, queer and trans comics artist, who will address:
- Humanizing Middle Eastern people and our stories in a world that politicizes us, and how we can convey these things through comics
- The intersection of queer, trans and Middle Eastern identities past, present and future, and the importance of representation in art
- Healing trauma through comics (and art in general)
About our Speaker
Iasmin Omar Ata is a Middle Eastern, Muslim, queer and trans comic artist, game developer and illustrator who creates art about coping with illness, understanding identity, dismantling oppressive structures and Islamic futurism.
Iasmin's graphic novel Mis(h)adra has resonated with both readers and reviewers alike for its searingly honest depiction of the epileptic lived experience. Iasmin has produced a video game called Being about the Palestinian past, present and future as well as other comics and games. Iasmin is an Ignatz Award winner and Excellence in Graphic Literature Award finalist. They have been interviewed and reviewed by Kirkus Publishers Weekly, Electronic Intifada, Library Journal and NPR.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Sara W. Duke
Curator, Popular & Applied Graphic Art
Prints & Photographs Division
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4730
The Unacknowledged History of Black Creators and Black Characters in Comic Books (2016 Library of Congress presentation)
PARANORMAL HITMEN SIGNING EVENT WITH BRETT MURPHY AND MATT KUND:
We're pleased to announce creators and friends of Fantom, Brett Murphy and Matt Kund, will be signing copies of their series from Behemoth Comics! Brett is the main writer on the series, and Matt features in issue #2, which will be out Wednesday, March 10th!
Paranormal Hitmen is an action comedy starring Gene Rizzo and Devon Grace, two hitmen working for the infamous mobster, Alfonso Carboni. After being recruited into a mysterious Government agency, Gene and Devon find themselves hunting ghosts while eluding the dangerous Carboni and his men.
Paranormal Hitmen #1 is available in-store or through our website:
Join the Pop Culture Uncovered crew of Armand, Shan and Meagan as they discuss the graphic novel Nat Turner by Kyle Baker!
The story of Nat Turner and his slave rebellion - which began on August 21, 1831, in Southampton County, Virginia - is known among school children and adults. To some he is a hero, a symbol of Black resistance and a precursor to the civil rights movement; to others he is monster - a murderer whose name is never uttered. In Nat Turner, acclaimed author and illustrator Kyle Baker depicts the evils of slavery in this moving and historically accurate story of Nat Turner's slave rebellion. Told nearly wordlessly, every image resonates with the reader as the brutal story unfolds.
The event will be live-streamed on our Facebook page, and can get prepared ahead of time by picking up in store or on fantomcomics.com:
Nat Turner by Kyle Baker: https://stores.comichub.com/fantom_comics/products/kyle-baker-nat-turner-soft-cover-new-printing
Will 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' finally bring us a Black Captain America on-screen? [in print as Will a new Marvel show finally bring a Black Captain America to the screen?]
Monday, March 22, 2021
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Friday, March 19, 2021
How Zack Snyder finally created the 'Justice League' he wanted all along [in print as Doing justice to Snyder's vision]
Washington Post March 19, 2021 p C1-2