Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Catching up with Cavna - Drooker, voice acting, and book censorship

New Yorker cover channels powerful emotions after Uvalde shooting

Troy-Jeffrey Allen talks to Alex Ross

Get Graphic: Alex Ross Talks 'Fantastic Four Full Circle'

Neal Adams in Hyattsville in 1978 (ah, those were the days)

The 1978 Neal Adams interview

The following interview is from The Comics Journal #43 (December 1978). It was conducted on August 6, 1978 at Con Con (Hyattsville, Maryland) by Gary Groth, who also transcribed and edited it.

June 4: Skottie Young at 3rd Eye Comics Annapolis

Where In The World Is Skottie?

Third Eye Comics

Annapolis location Saturday 6/4 from 11am-1pm EST (Signing only)

Paperfilms' Conner and Palmiotti at Awesome Con

Quick message to let you know the team of AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI just wrapped up MegaCon Orlando and are heading out for two more shows in the month of June.  That's right, the team will be appearing at two shows:

AWESOME CON in Washington DC (June 3rd - 5th)
BOOTH #2910

HEROESCON in North Carolina (June 24th - 26th)

We'll be appearing all days at the respective shows and we're super excited to see more fans again and get some books, prints, artwork and more into your lovely hands. We hope to do more with everyone at the show.

More information about the shows can be found here:  
AWESOMECON:  https://awesome-con.com/

Plastic Farm last Kickstarter project by Rafer Roberts

They've just launched PLASTIC FARM: The 4th (and FINAL) Collection. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
Help bring their new idea to life
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PLASTIC FARM: The 4th (and FINAL) Collection






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PLASTIC FARM: The 4th (and FINAL) Collection

Concluding Rafer Roberts' epic underground fever-dream of a comic! Includes an exhaustive bonus section AND limited edition bookplate!

by Rafer Roberts

Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 5/30/22


It's no joke [ "Mike Du Jour" letter]

William N. Butler,

Washington Post May 28 2022



Student cartoonist is two-time national award winner [Abby Haywood]

By Erin Albanese

May 25, 2022



Cartoonist David Sipress talks humor and life in his book

Beth Nieman

Carlsbad Current Argus



Ken Eppstein introduces himself to the neighborhood with comics

The Clintonville comic book artist and publisher is sending a cartoon to 2,000 of his neighbors in hopes of bringing physicality and geography back to comics

Joel Oliphint

Columbus Alive



Meet the man behind the cartoons


Illustrator Dan Kirchoff took a long road to success as an illustrator, but now finds himself busy bringing ideas to his community.

By Daniel Dunkle

Camden Herald May 26 2022



Too liberal! Too conservative! Changes coming to opinion pages [Jerry King]

 Rick Armon

Canton Repository



Made In The USA report: Fantagraphics Comics (1992)

Bill Judkins

Aug 1, 2017https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mWvv5KTnmE&t=192s



Artist Sean Phillips on His Many-Sided Craft, from Comics to Criterion Covers

By Eric Skillman

Criterion Designs—

May 25, 2022



'I thought I looked beautiful' – how we made The Incredible Hulk

Interviews by Ben Gilbert

Mon 30 May 2022 https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/may/30/beautiful-how-we-made-the-incredible-hulk-lou-ferrigno-green-paint

Monday, May 30, 2022

That darn Mike Lester

It's no joke [ "Mike Du Jour" letter]

William N. Butler, Frederick

Washington Post May 28 2022

**Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 5/30/22


Before Pixar's 'Turning Red,' 'Braceface' and a 1946 Disney Short Tackled the "Taboo" of Menstruation

Abbey White

Despite being decades apart, all three Disney-related projects grappled with backlash over tackling the topic onscreen.

May 28, 2022



The story behind how 'Bob's Burgers' was created in San Francisco's Mission District

Amanda Bartlett, SFGATE

May 26, 2022



Wallace Kirk "Wally" Badgett to receive "Saddle of Honor" from Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame

Tri-State Livestock News May 26 2022



Wally Badgett chosen to receive 2022 SADDLE OF HONOR AWARD

"Outstanding Past Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Inductee Tribute"

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center

May 25 2022



RFK Winning Entree

Clay Jones       

clayjonz blog  May 28 2022



'Celebrating Sparky' honors 'Peanuts' creator Charles M. Schulz

The new exhibition at Ohio State's Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, curated by Lucy Shelton Caswell, reveals what was most important to Schulz

Joel Oliphint

Columbus Alive May 26 2022



Museum exhibits honor 'Peanuts' creator Charles M. Schulz on 100th birthday

At the time of Schulz's retirement in 1999 following a cancer diagnosis, his creation ran in more than 2,600 newspapers, was translated into 21 languages in 75 countries and had an estimated daily readership of 355 million.

By Associated Press

  May 27, 2022

Andrew Welsh-Huggins and Patrick Orsagos, AP



Off Panel #354: Single Player with Tillie Walden

David Harper

May 23, 2022




Schrödinger's Warhammer

By Graeme McMillan • Comics, FYI Issue #41  May 28 2022


Is Marvel really cutting back on external licenses? Plus: Gender Queer vs. Virginia, and an update on the United Workers of Seven Seas.


Eric Drooker's "Uvalde, May 24, 2022"

Gun violence and the American way of life.

By Françoise Mouly


Art by Eric Drooker

May 27, 2022



PM Live: The Most Collectible Comic Book Ever?

Kenny Malone and Robert Smith

Planet Money  May 27, 2022





Micro-Face Auction: The Most Collectible Comic Book Of All Time?

    Planet Money May 27, 2022



Learning How to Run

I was faster than anyone I knew, and I held my accomplishments like a talisman against everyone who dared to underestimate me.

By Zoe Si

May 28, 2022



Mirabelle, Valentine and Serenade: the forgotten teen romance comics that defined an era

David Barnett

Observer 29 May 2022


Formerly local cartoonist Al Goodwyn in today's Post

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Night Of The Living #StandWithUkraine"

From DC's anarchist cartoonist -

"Night Of The Living #StandWithUkraine"

While y'all were hanging your Ukrainian flags out in front of your 
houses and putting little Ukrainian flags in your Facebook profile 
fotos and screaming about the dirty Rooskies and chewing rags over 
those poor little old Ukrainian ladies mixing Molotovs in their 
basements, this is what happened to your unemployment benefits 
extension and your rent relief and your eviction moratorium and your 
Covid "stimulus" and your healthcare.

Inspired by the top two stories in the Washington Post of May 20, 
above the fold like a shot and a chaser: we're pissing your healthcare 
away on a NATO/US proxy war in the Ukraine, and forget about baby 
formula anytime soon. Love that reference to "firm public support" in 
the Ukraine Care Package story. Bwah hah, "public support"... what do 
you mean "we", white man?

Mike Flugennock, Political Cartoons: http://www.sinkers.org/stage
Mike's press kit: http://sinkers.org/stage/?page_id=2

Clay Jones' RFK Award Winning Entree

Smithsonian on early Holocaust comic strip

The Holocaust-Era Comic That Brought Americans Into the Nazi Gas Chambers

In early 1945, a six-panel comic in a U.S. pamphlet offered a visceral depiction of the Third Reich's killing machine

Esther Bergdahl

May 24, 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