Comics http://nhpr.org en An Eisner Nomination For A New Hampshire Comic Artist http://nhpr.org/post/eisner-nomination-new-hampshire-comic-artist <p>For filmmakers there’s the Oscars, for children’s authors there’s the Newbury Award, and in the world of comics and comic art, there’s the Eisner Awards, named after legendary artist and author Will Eisner.</p><p>This year one of the Eisner nominees for Best Publication for Early Readers up to age 7 is&nbsp; <a href="http://www.sararichard.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Sara Richard</strong></a>, who lives and works here in New Hampshire. She’s nominated for her book “Kitty and Dino.”</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 21:44:44 +0000 Brady Carlson 27570 at http://nhpr.org An Eisner Nomination For A New Hampshire Comic Artist Word Of Mouth 04.06.2013 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-04062013 <p>We bring you a collection of tasty segments we know you'll love, using the powers of public radio telepathy.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:48:04 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 25012 at http://nhpr.org Word Of Mouth 04.06.2013 Cosplay In Wild Places http://nhpr.org/post/cosplay-wild-places <p>Since its name was first coined in 1984, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosplay" target="_blank">cosplay</a> has grown in popularity from a fringe convention pastime to a performance art form... Inspiring thriving real-world and social networks, and even competitions, like the <a href="http://www.animecon.nl/program/events/cosplay/wcs-2013" target="_blank">World Cosplay Summit</a>. Now, photographer Anna Fischer is looking to take the role playing subculture even further outside the convention-center walls of comic-con to a whole other level - the great outdoors. Her Kickstarter-fueled project is called “<a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/annafischer/the-wild-places?ref=live" target="_blank">The Wild Places</a>.”</p><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 14:31:51 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 24792 at http://nhpr.org Cosplay In Wild Places Comic-Con Comes to New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/comic-con-comes-new-hampshire <p><a href="http://www.comic-con.org/">Comic-Con</a> in San Diego lured more than a hundred thousand visitors earlier this month so it&rsquo;s no wonder that smaller Cons are popping up just about everywhere, not only because of comics&rsquo; continued bleed into pop culture through TV shows and blockbuster films, but because of the boost a Con can inject into a local economy, even <a href="http://www.granitecon.com/">Manchester, New Hampshire</a>. Ryan Lessard brings us the story.</p><p></p><p>Check out Comic-Con International in San Diego (a slightly larger event&nbsp;than Granite-Con):</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 15:42:11 +0000 Ryan Lessard 9388 at http://nhpr.org Comic-Con Comes to New Hampshire A Comicon for the Rest of Us http://nhpr.org/post/comicon-rest-us <p>Do you enjoy the sights and sounds of a comic convention, but loath the overcrowding and endless lines? Then the Coast City Comicon in Portland, Maine is the place for you.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 17:50:07 +0000 Virginia Prescott 4483 at http://nhpr.org A Comicon for the Rest of Us Super Problems, Super Shrink http://nhpr.org/post/super-problems-super-shrink <p>While comic-book heroes exhibit a whole slew of superpowers, they also run the gamut of psychological disorders. We speak with a superhero-therapist about the inner lives of superheroes, and super-fans.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 16:34:34 +0000 Taylor Quimby 4475 at http://nhpr.org Super Problems, Super Shrink Word of Mouth 05.05.2012 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-05052012 <p>Deconstructing whistleblowers. A comic book tells the story of SNL. Tech's missing links. A simpler internet. And embedded with the reenactors.</p> Sat, 05 May 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 4110 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 05.05.2012 Higher Ed for Doodlers http://nhpr.org/post/higher-ed-doodlers <p>I find out why students are drawn to The Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 16:12:40 +0000 Taylor Quimby 2901 at http://nhpr.org Higher Ed for Doodlers Superhero Gadgets for the Rest of Us http://nhpr.org/post/superhero-gadgets-rest-us <p>Reality is more like a comic-book every day. Behold: The Board of Imagination, DARPA's Cyborg-Moth spy, The Titanium Terminator Jawbone, the SpeechJammer, and (one day, maybe) a state-sponsored Gecko-boy.</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:23:25 +0000 Taylor Quimby 2375 at http://nhpr.org Superhero Gadgets for the Rest of Us Nerdy Comedians Rejoice: Comic-book adaptation of SNL http://nhpr.org/post/nerdy-comedians-rejoice-comic-book-adaptation-snl <p>From Comic-stage to comic-book, SNL makes an unlikely leap.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 17:18:23 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Danielle Lima 2271 at http://nhpr.org Nerdy Comedians Rejoice: Comic-book adaptation of SNL The View from Inside "The Oubliette" http://nhpr.org/post/view-inside-oubliette <p>&nbsp;</p><p>In describing a novel, a&nbsp;literary scholar might describe how narrative &ldquo;unfolds.&rdquo; In the case of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.underthehaystack.net/" target="_blank">Kenan&nbsp;Rubenstein&#39;s&nbsp;</a>micro-comic series &ldquo;the Oubliette,&rdquo;&nbsp;the meaning is literal.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 15:25:51 +0000 Taylor Quimby 1963 at http://nhpr.org The View from Inside "The Oubliette" Coffee+Dumpling+Komiks: A New Hampshire Comic Artist in Slovakia http://nhpr.org/post/coffeedumplingkomiks-new-hampshire-comic-artist-slovakia <p>New Hampshire comic artist Marek Bennett explores his roots - and the roots of his craft - in Slovakia, in central Europe.</p> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 21:23:45 +0000 Brady Carlson 1121 at http://nhpr.org Coffee+Dumpling+Komiks: A New Hampshire Comic Artist in Slovakia