Friday, March 19, 2021

NPR on Justice League and Raya

'Zack Snyder's Justice League': Vindication For Fans But What About Everybody Else?

Pop Culture Happy Hour March 19, 2021

Glen Weldon, J.C. Howard, Jordan Morris


Here At Long (Really Long) Last, 'Zack Snyder's Justice League' Is ... Not Bad?

Eric Deggans  

All Things Considered  March 18, 2021


'Raya And The Last Dragon' Is A Swashbuckling Disney Epic

Stephen Thompson

Laura Sirikul

Pop Culture Happy Hour March 18, 2021

The Lily's latest comic

I want to stop shaving my legs. But can I overcome the societal pressure?

I shave to avoid being judged by other women

I want to stop shaving my legs. But can I overcome the societal pressure?

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

VISION: The Panel

VISION: The Panel

Ani-MIa and Troy-Jeffrey Allen
Mar 11, 2021
On this episode, on the heels of the Wandavision finale, we're taking a looking at a story with everyone's favorite synthezoid. It's a tale about life, death, family, and what it means to be human, in 2015's The Vision, from Marvel Comics. About THE PANEL: The Panel is a monthly book club show hosted by Ani-Mia with a rotating guest of comic fans, comic professionals, and the comic book curious. Assembled to discuss the merits of your favorite graphic novels, The Panel covers everything from superheroes to slice-of-life to manga - and all points in-between. Join us on social media and provide us with your hot takes, critical reviews, and musings on the month's book. Your thoughts could be featured in the next episode. Host: Ani-MIa Produced by Troy-Jeffrey Allen Edited by Johnny Rose Sapphire Studios Follow us on Twitter: Check us out on Instagram: Like us on Facebook:

Ann Telnaes profiled by Jason Chatfield

Artist Spotlight: Ann Telnaes

There aren't enough days in a lifetime to share with you all the artists that have inspired me at one time or another, but each week from now I'll be turning my drawing table lamp and spotlighting an artist you might like if you enjoy my work.

Some of these artists are friends, others are heroes, some are (bafflingly) both. Some are well-known, some are just starting out their careers. I hope you enjoy their work as much as I do.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Bill Campbell's The Day the Klan Came to Town gn adaptation on Kickstarter

Hope all is well in your world. I just wanted to tell you about another KS campaign, THE DAY THE KLAN CAME TO TOWN. It's a graphic novel I wrote about a Klan riot that happened in my hometown (Carnegie, PA) back in 1923.

We've already hit our initial goal. We're now trying to reach $10K. We could really use your help. Please feel free to check it out:

The lastest Lily comic

The pandemic has changed me. But how will we collectively heal?

It's difficult to start healing when the pain is still being inflicted

The pandemic has changed me. But how will we collectively heal?
(Katie Wheeler)

Cavna on Jaffee at 100

Al Jaffee turns 100, and Mad magazine salutes its legendary artist with a birthday tribute

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Phillip Kennedy Johnson writing Superman

A New Writer for Superman

Phillip Kennedy Johnson begins his run on Superman this week. First up: a two-part story about the hero, his son and his succession.

A version of this article appears in print on March 10, 2021, Section C, Page 3 of the New York edition with the headline: Another Writer's Take On the Man of Steel.

Mar 25: Pandemic Comics and COVID-19

Mar 25: Pandemic Comics and COVID-19

About this Event

From drawn diary comics to graphic art narratives of quarantine, visual mediums have been critical in documenting the impacts of the pandemic. This webinar explores the importance of comics in our understanding of and artistic response to COVID-19 with three experts in the field:

  • Barbara Postema, School of English and Media Studies, University of New Zealand
  • Emmy Waldman, School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
  • Daniel Worden, School of Individualized Study and Department of English, Rochester Institute of Technology

The webinar is open to the general public and free of charge. To participate, RSVP by pressing the green Register button above to gain access to the Zoom room details.

"Pandemic Comics and COVID-19" is the fifteenth installation of the MLC Research Centre & Gallery's webinar series that began on April 2, 2020 as an urgent cultural response to the crisis.

For more information about the MLC Research Centre & Gallery at Ryerson University, visit and stay up-to-date with the latest news on Twitter (@MLC_Research).

Troy-Jeffrey Allen interviews Joe Illidge

'MPLS Sound' Interview: Joe Illidge On Black Comics Past, Present, And Future

Interview by Troy-Jeffrey Allen

March 20: Comics signing at Fantom Comics

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:

***While this event is in-store, we will still be observing ALL Covid guidelines, including reduced capacity, masks and social distancing.***

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Jules Feiffer's collaborator Norton Juster RIP

Norton Juster, who conjured worlds of wordplay in 'Phantom Tollbooth,' dies at 91

Emily Langer

Washington Post March 9, 2021

More on Dr Seuss at Arlington Library

John Gallagher's Max Meow books signed from Bard's Alley

While you're at it, grab a copy of Max Meow: Cat Crusader and preorder book two, Max Meow: Donuts and Danger. This graphic novel series is sure to be your Dog Man-fan's next favorite series. Plus, author John Gallagher is local, so preorders through our physical location will be signed and doodled! (Keep your eyes peeled for some very exciting Independent Bookstore Day news, too!) Out April 6th.

New graphic medicine Kickstarter by GE Gallas - "The Plague and Doctor Caim"

The Plague and Doctor Caim

A darkly comic graphic novel about a 17th century plague doctor by G.E. Gallas.

The Plague and Doctor Caim is a 112-page full colour original graphic novel from acclaimed creator G.E. Gallas and is the latest project from new independent publisher Cast Iron Books.

The Plague and Doctor Caim Book and Ebook

This campaign is to fund production and distribution costs, to get this story printed and out into the world and as many hands as possible.

The Plague and Doctor Caim follows the life of a 17th-century plague doctor: an Everyman with a beak.

Doctor Caim is hired by a village to treat both the rich and the poor. The doctor readily accepts the position, but goes about the work with much trial and error.

Doctor Caim encounters patients from all walks of life, experimenting with treatments while monitoring his own health and watching the stars for omens...

Interior Pages

Research is the integral foundation of both the script and design of The Plague and Doctor Caim. Each medical treatment Doctor Caim tries and every situation Doctor Caim finds himself in is based on historical facts. 

With the aesthetic of a medieval illuminated manuscript, this graphic novel finds macabre comedy within the history of the bubonic plague.