The first TCAF Announcements have gone up…!

I’m happy to say that the first round of TCAF announcements have gone up, including the preview of our first 2015 Poster by Charles Burns, and the announcement of Featured Guests including Burns, Gurihiru, Eleanor Davis, Lucy Knisley, Scott McCloud, Barbara Stok, Jillian Tamaki, and Chip Zdarsky. It’s going to be a spectacular year for … Continue reading The first TCAF Announcements have gone up…!

Distance

  The distance between North America and Japan is so huge, sometimes. This cover was dropped into my inbox today because I’m on Viz’s press list, and this is a cool-looking book, sure, but the description–it’s an adaptation of Richard III, sorta, by a very talented shoujo manga-ka named Aya Kanno–and the image immediately create … Continue reading Distance

5 Books from Top Shelf Publishing That I Like That Weren’t Mentioned In The Press Release Today

The big news in the comics industry today is that IDW Publishing, known for its diverse lineup of periodicals and reprint projects, has acquired ‘indy’ publisher Top Shelf Productions. it’s an interesting fit, and after thinking about it all morning I think it’ll be a good one for both companies long-term, and I wish all … Continue reading 5 Books from Top Shelf Publishing That I Like That Weren’t Mentioned In The Press Release Today

5 Japanese Comics That Came Out In 2014 That Could’ve Been On A Best Of List Or Two

I’ve been taking a look at some of the “Best Comics of 2014″ lists that are filtering out, and I’ve been a little disappointed at their general lack of ambition, but at the specific lack of comics originating in Japan (i.e.: manga’) on those lists. I haven’t read very many comics at all this year, … Continue reading 5 Japanese Comics That Came Out In 2014 That Could’ve Been On A Best Of List Or Two

Call for Proposals: Queers & Comics – LGBTQ Cartoonists and Comics Conference

Hey everyone! There’s a great-looking, first year academic event coming up next year. Unfortunately it’s the same weekend as TCAF so I won’t be able to participate, but if you’re an academic or writer on comics, they’re looking for proposals for paper presentations and more. The deadline is today, but I have a feeling that … Continue reading Call for Proposals: Queers & Comics – LGBTQ Cartoonists and Comics Conference

Al Jazeera releases free online graphic novella by Michael Keller and Josh Neufeld (Apparently)

Al Jazeera America, the U.S. arm of the international newsgathering and reporting agency, today released its first graphic novella, about ‘Big Data’ and our interaction with companies . It’s called Terms of Service, it’s by Michael Keller and Josh Neufeld, and it’s free to read online at http://projects.aljazeera.com/2014/terms-of-service/index.html. I’ve read the first few chapters and it’s neat … Continue reading Al Jazeera releases free online graphic novella by Michael Keller and Josh Neufeld (Apparently)