I haven't been to a comic book convention in over 15 years. I don't want to deal with the crowds. But after listening to Benjamen Walker (host of the terrific WFMU radio program Too Much Information) report on the academic comic book conference, Comics Philosophy & Practice held at the University of Chicago in May, I think I would love going to it. Small attendance, no hype, and my favorite cartoonists.
When I’m not writing here on BoingBoing (or anywhere else, for that matter), I also play guitar and sing in a rock band called The Roland High Life. Today we announced our new record, Songs About Comic Books and Mid-30s Malaise, and released the first single, which is kind of a Cars / Green Day mashup […]
Keanu Reeves co-wrote a new comic book series called BRZRKR with co-writer Matt Kindt (Folklords, Bang!) and artist Alessandro Vitti (Marvel’s Secret Warriors). It’s apparently “for mature readers” because, y’know, it’s “brutally violent,” according to the Boom! Studios announcement: The man known only as Berzerker is half-mortal and half-God, cursed and compelled to violence…even at […]
On the surface, the civilian identities of Bruce “Batman” Wayne and Clark “Superman” Kent both look pretty similar. They’re both generically handsome white dudes with dark hair and chiseled jaws. At times, they’ve even imitated each other, in order to help the other maintain plausible deniability around their respective secret identities. Comic artist Greg Capullo, […]
If the last 50 years of education have taught us nothing else, it’s that it often requires different tactics to best reach different learners. To pick up a foreign language, some students take best to the old-school high school language lab method, using heavy repetition, verb conjugation and grammar emphasis to embed a new language. […]
For those who want a career in video games, there’s no reason to sit around and wait. EA and Rockstar Games probably aren’t going to seek you out and knock on your door with a job opportunity. But if you’re an indie developer with a good idea and some passion, you can create a really […]
Nobody is happy about the current state of our COVID-ravaged education system. With a new school year fast approaching, plans for teaching students still in flux, and political in-fighting driving more fear and confusion about whether or not to re-open campuses, teachers and parents are concerned. Meanwhile, most kids are just fine with spending less […]