Mark Siegel of the blog 19th Floor, who has spinal muscular atrophy, is the subject of a feature article in Law & Politics, a legal magazine out of Minnesota. Some images from the article are here; the full text of the article is here, and includes excerpts from his blog. — Read the rest
His constant presence in pop culture is so pervasive that it's easy to forget he reached a milestone anniversary this year. One look around San Diego Comic-Con this month, and you'd have spotted the star of the show, continuing to fight for truth, justice and the American way even after 75 years. — Read the rest
First Second Books celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2016. From its inception, First Second was known for high quality graphic novels – books that told great stories for every age of reader, from kids to adults. Throughout the years, First Second has published graphic novels as diverse as Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese, Vera Brosgol’s Anya’s Ghost, Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamai’s This One Summer, Lucy Knisley’s Relish, and Faith Erin Hicks’ Friends With Boys. And First Second has broken ground with its publishing, bringing unprecedented acceptance and awards to the graphic novel form for kids and parents, teachers and librarians. The graphic novel market looks much different today than it did ten years ago!
Gene Luen Yang burst on the graphic novel scene in 2006 with the Eisner-award winning American Born Chinese, a brilliant memoir about growing up as an Asian American; and followed up with a diverse oeuvre that spanned video games, Asian representation in superhero comics, and digital literacy.
I reviewed Sailor Twain, Mark Siegel's amazing graphic novel about the mermaid of the Hudson River, back when it came out in 2012. The paperback has just been announced, slated for publication on March 4. Tor.com has a 14-page excerpt from the book up today. — Read the rest
I realized that I promised you some stocking stockers for December, but then it occurred to me: why not just approach the whole thing Tom Sawyer-style, and get a few tastemakers from around the industry to help paint this year end fence by picking their top five books for 2012. — Read the rest
I wrote about Sailor Twain, Mark Siegel's beautiful, haunting serialized graphic novel when it began. Since then, the story of a New York steamship captain who is haunted by his love for a mermaid has run its course, and today it has been published in a single, handsome hardcover volume from FirstSecond. — Read the rest
Mark Siegel's Moving House is a picture book about a house that decides to keep its family from moving away by aggressively lobbying the children. The night before Joey and Chloe's family are to leave their house at Number Seven Carriage Street in Foggytown, they reminisce about all the things they love about their dear old home. — Read the rest
Mark Siegel is using Kickstarter to raise money to promote his extraordinary webcomic Sailor Twain (or, The Mermaid in the Hudson), which has been featured here before: "Though Sailor Twain will come out as a printed book in 2012, the work is serializing as a webcomic–free and ad-free.The — Read the rest
Mark Siegel, the editorial director of the remarkable graphic novel publisher FirstSecond, has begun serializing his comic "Sailor Twain, or the Mermaid in the Hudson" on the web. This is Siegel's labor of love, a wonderful and weird comic that he's been working on for five years now. — Read the rest
Susannah Breslin points us to disability policy attorney Mark Siegel and his blog, The 19th Floor. Mark also happens to have spinal muscular atrophy. After guestblogging on her Reverse Cowgirl blog, Mark was urged by Susannah to write a blog post about the relationship between blogging and disability. — Read the rest
Rolling Stone reports that WarnerMedia recently commissioned a new infosec report on the various fiascos surrounding the Justice League film, which found — among other things — that the campaign to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut was disproportionately troll-heavy:
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According to two reports commissioned by WarnerMedia and recently obtained by Rolling Stone, at least 13 percent of the accounts that took part in the conversation about the Snyder Cut were deemed fake, well above the three to five percent that cyber experts say they typically see on any trending topic.
The United States Food and Drug Administration issued a warning Thursday about the use of surgical robots in breast cancer surgery. FDA says that use of the robotic medical devices in mastectomy, lumpectomy, and related surgery because of "preliminary" evidence that it may be linked to lower long-term survival. — Read the rest
Take it to the streets, America. The investigation into Trump's corruption and likely criminality must not be stopped.
"Today is kind of a sucky day," Village Voice owner Peter Barbey told newspaper staff in a phone call Friday. "Due to, basically, business realities, we're going to stop publishing Village Voice new material."
It's rare that any of us gets to start at the top: Brandon Crawford's first hit for the San Francisco Giants was a grand slam, Tatum O'Neal's first movie, Paper Moon, netted her an Oscar for best supporting actress at the tender age of 10. — Read the rest
My friend Craig Yoe has put together a new book with a bunch of vintage comic book stories about comic book artists!
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What's cooler than comics about cartoonist? NOTHING! This is mind-blowing, full-color hardback book collects rare comics about real and fictional cartoonists – created by the greatest cartoonists in the world!