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.
This year one of the Eisner nominees for Best Publication for Early Readers up to age 7 is Sara Richard, who lives and works here in New Hampshire. She’s nominated for her book “Kitty and Dino.”
Since its name was first coined in 1984, cosplay 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 World Cosplay Summit. 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 “The Wild Places.”
Comic-Con in San Diego lured more than a hundred thousand visitors earlier this month so it’s no wonder that smaller Cons are popping up just about everywhere, not only because of comics’ 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 Manchester, New Hampshire. Ryan Lessard brings us the story.
Check out Comic-Con International in San Diego (a slightly larger event than Granite-Con):
The annual San Diego Comicon attracts crowds in excess of 100,000 people. But there are plenty of colorful cosplay outfits, industry peeps, classes, and special events expected at a much closer and much smaller convention in Portland, Maine – Tristan Gallagher is co-owner of Coast City Comics in Portland. He’s one of the organizers of the second Coast City Comicon – which is raising funds on
The average college graduate today will walk away tens of thousands in debt, fewer job opportunities and lower relative wages than previous generations. While some students increase their post-college chances by majoring in trending fields like science and engineering – others follow less practical paths in the study of philosophy, religion…and cartooning. Yup, cartooning.
Superheroes are heavy on the summer blockbuster schedule. A reunion of Marvel Comics “The Avengers” hits theaters in May, followed by the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman series. In July, we get a reboot of the Spiderman epic. The new film adaptations promise new gadgets and CGI effects to stir moviegoers fantasies of and aspirations of superpowers.
In describing a novel, a literary scholar might describe how narrative “unfolds.” In the case of Kenan Rubenstein's micro-comic series “the Oubliette,” the meaning is literal.
Like elaborate high school love notes, Rubenstein’s comics are contained on single sheets of 8 ½ X 11” paper, each crisply folded into 3 inch booklets. It’s not a lot of space to tell a story – but Rubenstein manages quite nicely.
Comic artist Marek Bennett of Henniker has always had a connection to the country of Slovakia through his ancestry. His great grandmother came to the US from Slovakia a century ago, and he has relatives living there today.
When he traveled to Slovakia last year, he found a different connection to the country: his art.