Thursday, August 31, 2023

Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 8/31/2023

Am I paranoid — or just prepared? How true crime made me more alert.

Being a true crime "fan" is complicated because you're often wrestling with consuming it as a form of entertainment and as a form of self preservation

Perspective by Fabiola Lara

Washington Post August 27, 2023


An era ends: How the Nib lifted the art of political comics journalism [in print as An Era ends for political comics journalism]

By Michael Cavna

Washington Post August 31, 2023: C1, 3. Online at


The End of The Nib: After ten years, the comics publication I founded shuts down this Friday.

Matt Bors

Bors Comics Aug 29, 2023


My Pitch to Turn The Postman Into a Graphic Novel

The post-apocalyptic 90s movie with Kevin Costner is based on a really great novel. In 2020, I tried to turn it into a comic.

Matt Bors

Feb 8, 2023


The Nib won an Eisner

We won for Best Anthology in 2023, our last year of publishing. Not bad.

Matt Bors

Jul 24, 2023


'One Piece' Review: Netflix's Live-Action Manga Adaptation Is a Delight

Angie Han

August 31, 2023 


What to know about 'One Piece,' the mega-franchise coming to Netflix

Netflix is releasing a live-action version of the Japanese manga series that has become a global phenomenon

By Herb Scribner

August 30, 2023


Comic Book Club: Ben Clarkson And Matt Bors [Justice Warriors]

Alex Zalben, PeteCBC, and Justin Tyler

ComicBookClub   Apr 25, 2023


We Are Very Intelligent [Justice Warriors; Ben Clarkson And Matt Bors]

Beetle Moses and Yolo Swag Studios

Cold Cuts 80;  Apr 11, 2023


Struggle Session May 29, 2023

Cops of the Future + Justice Warriors w/ Matt Bors and Ben Clarkson


Justice Warriors with cartoonists Matt Bors and Ben Clarkson

Elana Levin  

Graphic Policy

Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse with a comics writer & movement organizers

Elana Levin  

Graphic Policy


INTERVIEW: Sci-fi, AI, & fungi — Wendy Xu on THE INFINITY PARTICLE

Avery Kaplan



2023 Reuben Comic Art Charity Auction

D. D. Degg


The story of Art Evans and all your favorite college mascots

Homefield History blog May 16, 2023


How cartoonist Bruce Petty documented the Vietnam War – and how his great satire keeps finding its moment

  Robert Phiddian

Published: August 27, 2023


The Australian helped political cartoonists sharpen their edge

Robert Phiddian

July 8, 2014


JHU Comics (Formerly Jim Hanley's Universe) Closes Manhattan Store

Bleeding Cool has received the notice that JHU Comic Books will be closing its Manhattan store at the end of September.

 30 Aug 2023  

by Rich Johnston


Iman Vellani Signs Her New Ms Marvel #1 Comic at Her Old Comic Shop

This week saw the release of Ms Marvel: The New Mutant #1 co-written by Iman Vellani. Who came by her old comic shop to sign copies.

30 Aug 2023

by Rich Johnston


Baltimore Comic Con Attendees Get Free Exclusive Bad Idea Comic

Bad Idea Comics is giving away exclusive copies of Hero Of The Year by Karl Bollers and Juan José Ryp at Baltimore Comic Con.

30 Aug 2023 

by Rich Johnston


Ike Perlmutter Not Spending Money, Except For Robert Downey Jr.'s Car

Ike Perlmutter was very hard on costs. He was a guy who had made his money by dealing with companies that had slid into bankruptcy.

by Rich Johnston

 30 Aug 2023


Without This Comic Strip, We'd Never Have 'The Simpsons' [Matt Groening's Life in Hell]

By Samuel Williamson

Collider August 24 2023


Funny Pages: The Disneyfied Cartoons of Etta Hulme

During the WWII era, Hulme filled the shoes of many a male cartoonist, even working for Disney, a skill she brought to Texas.

by Michael H. Price

Fort Worth August 29, 2023


Before Doing The Boondocks, Artist Carl Jones Got Shot At for Selling Bootleg DVDs

DJ Vlad

VladTV Aug 24, 2023


Carl Jones on Becoming Artist for Boondocks, Regina King Doing Huey & Riley Voices

VladTV Aug 25, 202


Carl Jones on Backlash for Boondocks Showing Martin Luther King Using N-Word

VladTV Aug 26, 2023


EXCLUSIVE: Carl Jones: Boondocks Episode about Usher Taking Tom's Wife Based on My Wife & Usher

VladTV Aug 27, 2023


EXCLUSIVE: Carl Jones on How DJ Vlad Became a Character on The Boondocks

VladTV Aug 28, 2023


Carl Jones on Voicing The Booty Warrior on Boondocks, Fleece Johnson Threatening Vlad

VladTV Aug 29, 2023


Carl Jones: Tyler Perry was Furious Being Portrayed as Gay Cult Leader in Boondocks

VladTV Aug 30, 2023


Unassuming Barber Shop: Jerry Siegel is screaming

The writer of the first Superman story is still shouting in a loud voice from a thin piece of paper.

Brad Ricca



Craig Thompson Reflects on 20 Years of "Blankets"

The Portland graphic novelist's romantic memoir changed everything—for him and for us.

By Bennett Campbell Ferguson

August 23, 2023


'One Piece' Review: Netflix Tries to Translate the Anime Magic (Again)

By Mike Hale

A version of this article appears in print on Aug. 31, 2023, Section C, Page 4 of the New York edition with the headline: Translation Sets Anime Adrift Again.


Director Randall Park on 'Shortcomings,' and good representation

Hosted by Elvis Mitchell

The Treatment Aug. 26, 2023


Cousins (and Co-Authors) Write a Love Letter to New York

By Robert Ito

A version of this article appears in print on Aug. 31, 2023, Section C, Page 1 of the New York edition with the headline: Writing, and Drawing, A Love Letter to New York.


Sept 8: Fantom Comics hosting a pre-SPX book launch party

To celebrate Small Press Expo, Fantom Comics in Dupont Circle will be hosting a party the night before on SPX Eve (Friday, Sept. 8) from 6pm.

It will be a launch event for two comics debuting at the festival this year: Ride at Your Own Risk by Sarah Maloney, and DATURA #2, a magazine by a bunch of cool indie comics folk—Sunmi, Mar Julia, Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, Emma Jayne, A.A. Pandya, Remus Jackson, and Lyle Lewis.

WaPo's David Betancourt is at DC public library for his Avengers novel

The MLK Library is inviting fans of the Marvel Universe and readers of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate the release of The Avengers Assembled: The Origin of the Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Register today to join us on Thursday, Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for an Author Talk with native Washingtonian, David Betancourt to discuss how he turned his love of reading graphic novels into a career writing for Marvel. David is a four-time Eisner Award nominee who writes about all aspects of comic book culture for The Washington Post.

His latest title The Avengers Assembled: The Origin of the Earth's Mightiest Heroes is an in-depth, biographical take on the greatest Superhero team of all time. The 45-minute conversation will be led by journalist and pop-culture critic Helena Andrews. 

The Post on One Piece's live-action adaptation

What to know about 'One Piece,' the mega-franchise coming to Netflix

Netflix is releasing a live-action version of the Japanese manga series that has become a global phenomenon

Oct 16 AM: Stephan Pastis - Looking Up - At Conn Ave P&P

Stephan Pastis - Looking Up - At Conn Ave

Upcoming Event

Saint's life is changing around her—and she has had enough. Her neighborhood is disappearing as old homes are being torn down and replaced by condos and coffee shops. The people it's attracting are making the change even worse. When her favorite old toy store is demolished, it's the last straw. With the unwilling help of Daniel "Chance" McGibbons, who lives across the street and whose home is also under attack, Saint hatches a plan to save what is left of her beloved hometown. 

About the Author:

Stephan Pastis is the creator of the syndicated comic strip Pearls Before Swine, which appears in over 800 newspapers. He is also the creator of the Timmy Failure book series and the cowriter of the Disney+ movie Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made. He lives in Northern California with his wife and two kids. 

Ages 10-14

This event is free to attend and open to the public, however, reservations are required for school groups interested in attending. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Sept 6: Ben Hatke at Politics and Prose

Ben Hatke - Things in the Basement - at Conn Ave in the Children and Teens Department

Upcoming Event

Chasing his little sister's lost pink sock, Milo delves deeper and deeper into the basement through the layers of history, meeting scary creatures along the way.   Milo must lead his new friends against the ultimate danger to save the Things in the Basement and retrieve the lost sock, while his quest teaches him about bravery and friendship in this riveting, suspenseful graphic novel.    

About the Author:

Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of the New York Times–bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the picture books Julia's House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin, and the graphic novels Little Robot and Mighty Jack. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters. 

Ages 8-12

Please click here to see current mask requirements.


5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Child & Teen
Things in the Basement By Ben Hatke Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250836618
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - August 29th, 2023

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WaPo's Lily Lines and The Nib both end today

From the last LL newsletter (500 comics!) -

For six years, it's been our pleasure to deliver essential stories about gender and identity to your inbox with Lily Lines. During this time, the Lily team made an award-winning documentary, published nearly 500 comics, read dozens of books together and shared plenty of Your Takes. More recently, one of our former team members, Caroline Kitchener, won a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting on abortion — stories that were always a priority for the Lily and its readers.

As the team takes on new roles at The Post dedicated to this coverage, this is the final issue of the Lily Lines newsletter. You can still find our reporting and perspectives on gender and identity across the site, but especially in our reimagined Style section, which launches soon.

The corresponding Style Memo newsletter will cover the personalities, conversations and cultural trends that shape American life. Lily Lines readers have been signed up to receive it in their inbox starting Sept. 8.

Until next time,
Team Lily 🖤

and Cavna on the Nib:

An era ends: How the Nib lifted the art of political comics journalism