Londoners!

Aug. 11th, 2012 08:16 pm
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And those who will be in London on the 16th-18th of this month. Via Hello, tailor:
If you like comics, awesome stuff, or awesome stuff about comics, then you should go to see Full Stage Splash: A Comic Look at the Comic Book. It's a show about the history of comicbooks in the style of the Horrible Histories BBC sketch show or the Reduced Shakespeare Company, and I highly recommend it. Tickets are £7.50 (less than a movie, if you're in London!) and you can get them HERE.

Woo!

Sep. 29th, 2011 09:25 am
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So a week or two back I made a post (LJ, DW) asking for recs of non-Marvel/DC comics that portrayed women well. [livejournal.com profile] octopedingenue asked if she could rec Marvel/DC books she found non-skeevy, so I figured I'd throw it open to you guys as a whole: how about mainstream comics, superhero or not, that you find the portrayals of women non-problematic?
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In response to DC's current skeeviness about depicting women in comics, and inspired by [livejournal.com profile] tingirl's response to [livejournal.com profile] wyrdness here, let's have some recs for non-Marvel, non-DC comics that get it right about women! Rec away, folks! Comics, manga, sequential art of any sort.

I'll start by chickening out of writing a real rec and linking to my Elfquest re-read posts over on HU. (Next one going up next week!)
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Time to make fun of mainstream comics art again! Who sits like this?
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Tutorial on the mechanics of comics. Posting here so I can look at it later - seems to be a good intro to the basics, leaning heavily on Scott McCloud.
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For those of you in or around New York City between Nov 15th and March 18, there's an exhibition of African comic artists' work opening at the Studio Museum in Harlem (warning: the site will atempt to resize your browser window in an annoying fashion). According to Publishers Weekly... there will be a 200-page exhibit catalog to go with it, but the museum's online store doesn't seem to have it yet.
the Africa Comics exhibition features the works of 32 African cartoonists and comics artists. Most of the comics work in the exhibition has never been seen in the U.S. The exhibition features the works of African cartoonists that live in Europe and many other, less-known cartoonists still living in Africa. The show represents artists from across the continent, with work from Central African Republic, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, South Africa and other African nations.





continuing today's trend of pulling out irrelevant-but-not-recently-used icons...
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[livejournal.com profile] riofriotex said, in a comment on my post about librarians discussing manga:
I really need to learn more about graphic novels. I've just been hired as a university librarian, but part of my domain includes the curriculum collection (including picture books, juvenile literature, textbooks, etc.). It's mostly used by local teachers and education majors at the school, so graphic novels that are particularly suited for school libraries and use in the classroom would be needed in the collection, in my opinion. I would love some suggestions on where/how to learn more about the genre.
I fanpushed Usagi Yojimbo and said I'd ask you guys. Howzabout it? :D

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