Comic Riffs
Eisner Awards: Cartoonists from Singapore, Canada and Capitol Hill win big at ‘the Oscars of comics’
July 22nd, 2017, 04:14 PM
Eisner Awards: Cartoonists from Singapore, Canada and Capitol Hill win big at ‘the Oscars of comics’
SINGAPORE-BASED cartoonist Sonny Liew picked up three Eisner Awards to stand among the top winners Friday night in San Diego during an industry ceremony held in conjunction with Comic-Con International. Liew told The Washington Post’s Comic Riffs that he was feeling “a mix of elation and disbelief for the most part,” and that he was […]
Comic-Con: Striking ‘Justice League’ trailer reveals just what the heroes are up against
July 22nd, 2017, 04:14 PM
Comic-Con: Striking ‘Justice League’ trailer reveals just what the heroes are up against
“They said the age of heroes would never come again,” rasps Diana Prince. Bruce Wayne’s pithy call-to-action reply: “It has to.” And with that, the Justice League — backed by the power chords of dramatic urgency — is coming together to save a mourning world in the fresh wake of Superman’s death. At last, Batman […]
Comic-Con: The final book in Jason Lutes’s acclaimed ‘Berlin’ trilogy will land in 2018
July 22nd, 2017, 04:14 PM
Comic-Con: The final book in Jason Lutes’s acclaimed ‘Berlin’ trilogy will land in 2018
AS THE Weimar Republic has declined, the art of Jason Lutes has only ascended. That facet has provided a thrilling dichotomy over the two-decades-plus that Lutes, now an adjunct educator at Vermont’s Center for Cartoon Studies, has unspooled “Berlin,” his historical-fiction masterwork. And on Saturday, Drawn and Quarterly — which published the trilogy’s “Book One: […]
Comic-Con can show you how to make it as a ‘nerd entrepreneur’
July 21st, 2017, 04:14 PM
Comic-Con can show you how to make it as a ‘nerd entrepreneur’
THE RISE in geek culture this century has created boom times for many “nerd entrepreneurs,” who have started and grown new companies such as the comics and entertainment company IDW and digital comics platform comiXology. But the downside of this boom is: How do you find a niche in an increasingly crowded marketplace? As more than 125,000 […]
Oscar winner John Ridley returns to superhero comic books for the first time in a decade
July 21st, 2017, 04:14 PM
Oscar winner John Ridley returns to superhero comic books for the first time in a decade
Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (“Twelve Years a Slave”) always knew he wanted to return to his superhero/government/conspiracy comic book series “The American Way” at some point. He intended to advance the story 10 years from its 1960s starting point. He just never knew an actual decade would pass in real time before he’d have […]
Texas now has zero staff political cartoonists, as Houston Chronicle fires Pulitzer winner
July 20th, 2017, 04:14 PM
Texas now has zero staff political cartoonists, as Houston Chronicle fires Pulitzer winner
IT’S COME to this: Texas, the second largest state in the union — and the home of so many historically colorful political voices — lacks a single staff editorial cartoonist. Nick Anderson, the veteran Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Hearst-owned Houston Chronicle, got word last week that his position had been eliminated. Which raises the […]
From ‘Justice League’ to ‘Stranger Things,’ who will win Comic-Con?
July 20th, 2017, 04:14 PM
From ‘Justice League’ to ‘Stranger Things,’ who will win Comic-Con?
JUST ABOUT the loudest crowd noise I’ve ever heard in person, beyond the Super Bowl and World Series, was the decibel-heavy peal that Comic-Con’s Hall H gave Robert Downey Jr. in 2009, as he returned to America’s biggest pop convention as the freshly crowned King of the Con. The actor had not only regained big-screen […]
Aquaman used to be a king — now he’s a vigilante
July 19th, 2017, 04:14 PM
Aquaman used to be a king — now he’s a vigilante
Dan Abnett is sending Aquaman somewhere he’s never been: deep into the sea. When in Atlantis sitting atop the throne, he’s just Arthur Curry, the half-Atlantean, half-human king of Atlantis. He was only the superhero Aquaman on dry land — until now. In Abnett’s current “Aquaman” story line “Underworld” (part two, issue no. 26 is available […]
Comic-Con 2017: Six things that could make this year’s geekfest uniquely special
July 19th, 2017, 04:14 PM
Comic-Con 2017: Six things that could make this year’s geekfest uniquely special
AS MORE THAN 125,000 geek-culture fans make the pilgrimage to San Diego Comic-Con International over the next five days — Wednesday evening’s Preview Night marks the opening — this year’s version of the granddaddy of American nerd-cons arrives bearing some unique themes and important queries. Here are six questions to track between now and Sunday. […]
‘DuckTales’ is back. Yes, ‘DuckTales.’ Woo-oo.
July 18th, 2017, 04:14 PM
‘DuckTales’ is back. Yes, ‘DuckTales.’ Woo-oo.
Disney’s most famous duck family is preparing for a highly anticipated comeback. The animated series “DuckTales” ran from 1987 to 1990, starring Scrooge McDuck and his young triplet nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie; Mrs. Beakley and her granddaughter Webby Vanderquack; and flight plan-challenged pilot Launchpad McQuack. It now returns in an all new animated series debuting Aug. 12 on […]