Saturday, September 30, 2023

Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 9/29/2023

Merc's Letterer, Metal Ninja Studios, Takes Over The Publishing

Metal Ninja Studios has stated that, after initially providing lettering services for Merc Publishing, it is now to take over publishing.

  28 Sep 2023 

by Rich Johnston



 Brigid Alverson on September 28, 2023


Golden Age Blue Beetle Sales Continue to Benefit From the New Movie

The new Blue Beetle movie has very little to do with the original Blue Beetle character published by Fox Comics in the thirties and forties.

 28 Sep 2023 

by Rich Johnston


Was The Red Knight a Sign Of Communism in 1943's Blue Beetle #18?

Blue Beetle #18 published by Fox in 1943 features the Golden Age version, who gained a little more attention due to the recent movie.

 28 Sep 2023

by Rich Johnston


The Unrealized Potential of the Golden Age Fox Feature Comic Book Line

The early Golden Age era of Fox Feature Syndicate includes a large number of surprisingly rare comic books.

 28 Sep 2023 

by Mark Seifert


'Howl's Moving Castle' Makes Soaring B.O. Return with $3M Studio Ghibli Fest Run

By Mercedes Milligan

September 28, 2023


Contents First/Tappytoon partners with Inklore/PRH to bring webcomics to print

The first title is Cherry Blossoms After Winter

Heidi MacDonald



Gerry Shamray – RIP

D. D. Degg   


GERALD JAMES SHAMRAY February 19, 1957 - September 25, 2023 Obituary


Gerald James Shamray obituary

Cleveland Plain Dealer from Sep. 27 to Sep. 30, 2023.


Bob Diven Retires from the Cartooning Life

D. D. Degg


Bob Diven, Sun-News editorial cartoonist, is calling it a career. What's next?

 Leah Romero

Las Cruces Sun-News


MANGA PLUS uses AI to letter new RUGBY RUMBLE manga

Fans, comics professionals weigh in on the sub-par lettering in new Shonen Jump simulpub

Zach Godin



Milo, une belle pépite jeunesse aussi pour les grands [Ben Hatke]

Jean-Laurent Truc

Ligne Claire 29 septembre 2023


Creative Rituals - Featuring Paul Cornell

Welcome to my weekly feature "Creative Rituals", in which creatives talk about how they begin their creative day! Today I feature Doctor Who writer, author, and comic book writer Paul Cornell.

Jendia Gammon

Jendia Gammon Sep 23, 2023


Episode 207: Paul Cornell

Flourish Klink and Elizabeth Minkel

September 27, 2023


The King Stay The King – This Week's Links

Clark Burscough | September 29, 2023



Comix Experience Sep 24, 2023


Christopher Yost Back In Comics


Sep 21, 2023


Tom King Talks Wonder Woman Danger Street Penguin & More


 Sep 27, 2023


Mark Waid Owns The DC Universe


Sep 26, 2023


R.I.P. Judge Hershey [ Rob Williams and artist Simon Fraser]

2000 AD Thrill-Cast September 27 2023


ESSAY: Oglaf is Comics Burlesque at its Finest (NSFW) [After Dark Comics Webcomics]          

  Melissa Brinks September 22, 2023


Interview with a Webcomic: Tom Parkinson-Morgan A.K.A Abaddon Goes In-Depth on "Kill Six Billion Demons"

By James Dowling | September 26th, 2023


Brian Michael Bendis Reteams With Alex Maleev for Crime Caper Miniseries 'Masterpiece' (Exclusive)

The writer-artist duo, who made a name as a team with 'Daredevil,' are back for the first time since 2016.

Borys Kit

September 20, 2023


"We Wanted this to Be a Fast-Paced, Funny Adventure" – Rob Williams and Pye Parr on 'Petrol Head', Their "Fast & the Robo-Furious" Sci-Fi Series from Image Comics

    by Andy Oliver

    September 22, 2023


How Apple made the ultimate Snoopy watch: "You wouldn't believe the minutiae"

Snoopy has made the jump from Omega and Seiko to Apple Watch. GQ talks to the team that brought Charles M Schulz's cartoon beagle to smartwatch.

By Robert Leedham

18 September 2023


Arnold, Taylor,  Lauren Tilton, Justin Wigard . "Understanding Peanuts and Schulzian Symmetry: Panel Detection, Caption Detection, and Gag Panels in 17,897 Comic Strips Through Distant Viewing." Journal of Cultural Analytics, vol. 8, no. 1, Sept. 2023,


Off Panel #418: Opportunity Costs with Joshua Williamson

David Harper

Sep 25, 2023


Steve Orlando On This "Sainted Love" You've Given

By Kyle Welch | September 25th, 2023


Steve Orlando talks queer erasure, sex scenes, and fisticuffs in 'Sainted Love'

Chris Coplan

September 26, 2023


John Ridley made 'The Ministry of Compliance' for character studies and sword fights

Chris Coplan

September 28, 2023


Dan Panosian lets loose 'Savage Red Sonja'.

Chris Coplan

September 28, 2023


PW Comics World: More To Come

More to Come 586: Fables Goes Public [and Joe Matt]

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

on 09/25/2023


Crafting a Hell in Heaven with Heavenly Delusion Creator Masakazu Ishiguro

by Lynzee Loveridge, Sep 25th 2023


The Kids Aren't Alright in Kyoko Okazaki's River's

Scott Cederlund

Sep 28, 2023


Cosplayers, Voice Actors and Mythology Surprise in Crystal City [Anime USA]

Mark Dreisonstok

Falls Church News-Press September 28, 2023  : 23.

online at


Back To Ed Koren's Vermont

Ink Spill September 29, 2023

michael Maslin


'Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie' Review: Sit, Roll Over, Save the World

By Claire Shaffer


A version of this article appears in print on Sept. 29, 2023, Section C, Page 7 of the New York edition with the headline: Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie.


From Mexico, a Caped Crusader Who Wrestled Like No Woman Before Her

Recently restored, "The Batwoman" (1968) stars Maura Monti in the title role. The actress's own story could be a movie, too.

By Nicolas Rapold

A version of this article appears in print on Oct. 1, 2023, Section AR, Page 5 of the New York edition with the headline: This Caped Crusader Wore a Bikini.


Comic book shop in DC brings world of superheroes to life

Nick Iannelli

September 28, 2023,

Author Talk with Tri Vuong & Irma Kniivila [Everyday Hero Machine Boy]

Tabrizia Jones

The New York Public Library August 24 2023


Author Talk with Maighread Scott

Tabrizia Jones

The New York Public Library September 28 2023


Author Talk with Julio Anta & Jacoby Salcedo [Frontera]

Tabrizia Jones

The New York Public Library September 28 2023 


Image Comics Book Buzz

Chloe Ramos

The New York Public Library April 27 2023

Friday, September 29, 2023

Ben Hatke's new book gets a rave review from France

Milo, une belle pépite jeunesse aussi pour les grands

Jean-Laurent Truc

Sept 30: Beyond the Scene: Korean Webtoons Special Exhibition & Opening Celebration

Beyond the Scene: Korean Webtoons Special Exhibition & Opening Celebration

Opening Celebration: Saturday, Sept. 30, 1 – 6 PM

Exhibition Dates: Sept. 30 – Oct. 25, 2023

Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C

2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20008

Join us to experience Beyond the Scene, a special exhibition and opening celebration featuring hit Korean webtoons The Red Sleeve (옷소매 붉은 끝동) and Jeong-Nyeon (정년이) that highlights the narrative and artistic prowess of this wildly popular scrolling digital medium that has been adapted to stage and screen including major K-Dramas.

Presented in partnership with the Korea Manhwa Contents Agency, known as KOMACON, and celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Korea-US Alliance in 2023, this dynamic exhibition launches with a public opening celebration with live traditional and K-Pop performances, cultural experiences, concert ticket and merchandise raffles, photo zones, arts and crafts, and remarks from the exhibition organizers. See below for a full event schedule and program details.

Beyond the Scene highlights the new technology and traditional Korean culture brought to life through the unique medium of webtoons. Through lush print and digital displays in English, the exhibition showcases the rich narratives, visual elements, and diverse themes explored in today's webtoons, which evolved out of traditional literature, history, and print comics. Read more about the featured webtoons below.

Beyond the Scene will remain on view September 30 – October 25, 2023, including the opening celebration on Saturday, September 30, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. (regular walk-in hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., excluding 12 – 1 p.m., Monday – Friday). No RSVP is required.

Oct 12, 14: Fall for the Book comics events

Oct 12 2023

10:30 AM

Interested in becoming a comic artist or graphic novelist? John Gallagher, author of the popular Max Meow graphic novel series, will discuss the wonderful world of comics. Gallagher, long-time comic book author, art director of the National Wildlife Foundation's Ranger Rick Magazine, and cofounder of "Kids Love Comics," will be explaining the ins and outs of being a comic artist, from the creation of graphic novels to the art of the comic business. 

Location: Fenwick Reading Room, 2nd Floor, Fenwick Library, 4348 Chesapeake River Lane, Fairfax

Ready, Set, Draw! Comic Fest - Downstairs

Oct 14

12 PM

Jonathan Roth, creator of the Rover and Speck graphic novel series, takes kids aged 6-11 on a ride through creating their own characters and putting them in their own graphic novels. Rover and Speck's art, plot, and hilarious moments will have kids rooting for these characters and wanting to draw their own!

1 PM

Draw along as Laura Lee Gulledge demonstrates her creative process by drawing live an original character + building a story world co-created on the spot with participants. Plus, learn how to tell your own short comic stories in a mini comic zine format. 

2 PM

Do you have big dreams for publishing your own comic? J. Robert Deans and Sam Deans show you how to bring a comic to life on paper – thinking about concept, layouts, coloring, lettering and more – and how to use the tools you have at home to make it a printed reality. Deans is the author of Moo Fast, Moo Furryous, and The Case of the Chicane Mutiny: A Bear from A.U.N.T. Adventure.

3 PM

Ever find yourself stuck for cartoon ideas? Put on your wetsuit and dive into the IMAGINATION AQUARIUM, where cartoonist Jamar Nicholas will help you catch ideas in your net and create awesome cartoons! Nicholas is the author of Leon the Extraordinary, a hilarious graphic novel about a regular kid who becomes a superhero to save his school. 

All Daytime Events at Old Town Hall - 3999 University Drive, Fairfax

Fantom Comics profiled on WTOP website

Anime USA reviewed in Falls Church News-Press

Cosplayers, Voice Actors and Mythology Surprise in Crystal City [Anime USA]

Tom King Talks Wonder Woman Danger Street Penguin & More

Warren Bernard week on Cartoonist Kayfabe

Courtesy of Clark Burscough and TCJ:

Cartoonist Kayfabe as Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg were joined by SPX's Warren Bernard for a look at the work of Alex Raymond,  Neil Gaiman and Chris Bachalo's Death: The High Cost of Living, Bob Burden's Flaming Carrot, Paul Chadwick's Concrete, and TwoMorrows' Silver Age monographs.

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 9/28/2023

James Gunn Confirms 3 Stars Who Will Continue Their Roles in the New DC Universe

With the writers strike now resolved, the co-head of DC Studios addressed fan questions about which performers will reprise their characters moving forward.

Ryan Gajewski

September 27, 2023


'Gen V' Review: Amazon's 'The Boys' Spinoff Refreshes the Snark-and-Gore Formula

The team behind the hit vigilante series shifts its focus from the corporate world to the campus, tracking the subversive, frequently gross adventures of new potential heroes at a superpowered university.

Daniel Fienberg

September 27, 2023


INTERVIEW: Return to Ooo with Showrunner Adam Muto on ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA AND CAKE

Avery Kaplan



AETHON BOOKS & LAUREL PURSUIT join forces for webcomics

We have a list of the adaptations to look for

Deanna Destito



Oscar-Nominated 'Moana' Producer Osnat Shurer Joins Baobab as co-CCO

By Ramin Zahed

September 27, 2023


NLRB Rules that Disney Animation Production Employees Can Vote to Unionize

By Animation Magazine

September 27, 2023


When Frank Miller & Klaus Janson Put Daredevil in Dark Knight Returns

Comic book creator Phil Hester posted two original artwork pages from The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson...

  27 Sep 2023 

by Rich Johnston


Interview : Jean-David Morvan avec Madeleine Riffaud, résistante, pour une vie de combats

Jean-Laurent TRUC.

28 septembre 2023


Wilson Building display of political cartoonist's work shows long history of voting rights struggle [Clifford Berryman].

By Athena Naylor on Dec 6, 2018 Last updated Dec 12, 2018


SKTCHDxTINYONION: Finding The Right Creative Partners

David Harper and James Tynion IV

The Empire of the Tiny Onion Sep 28, 2023


Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Athena Naylor

 by Mike Rhode

September 28, 2023

Married to Comics: A Powerful Film About the Lives of Justin Green and Carol Tyler

John Kelly | September 28, 2023


James Gunn reminds fans no current DC Films movie is "canon" for his upcoming DC Universe

That includes Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom, which won't be out until December

William Hughes

AV Club September 27 2023


[PROCESS] THE VALLARS Colors with Frank Martin

The colorist of THE VALLARS talks about working with Jason Howard and his desire to remain stealthy.

3 Worlds / 3 Moons

Sep 28, 2023


The Flash #1 is a fresh start for DC's speedster - and the cosmic horror comic you didn't see coming

Interview | Si Spurrier explains why he's taking Wally West into uncharted territory

By Will Salmon

Newsarama September 22 2023


Daniel Warren Johnson's Transformers is a thrilling fresh start for the robots in disguise

Interview | The writer/artist tells us about joining the new Energon universe

By Will Salmon

Newsarama September 26 2023


Kevin Huizenga, September 26th, 2023 [aka Kevin Huizenga: Recent Work]

New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium

368;  Sep 28, 2023


Jorge Medina: The Man Behind RUSS 5377 and the Guru of Comic Community Building

Barney Smith

StoryComic Sep 23, 2023


Hanging out at America's largest comic book studio

Leila del Duca

Helioscope PDX

  Sep 21, 2023



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