interviewed Wesley Snipes about the failed 1992 attempt
to bring Black Panther
to the screen. Read the rest
Tragically, cartoonist Brian Fies and his wife Karen lost their home in the recent Calistoga Fire. Brian shares their heartbreaking tale in his webcomic A Fire Story.
My house burned down. I made a comic about it.
That seems to be how I handle trauma. It's kind of a feature and a bug.
This is quick, loose work...
I'd be pleased if you'd consider this as a journalistic dispatch from the front.
My family, pets and I are all fine--a lot better off than many others. There's not a person in the county who hasn't been touched by this disaster. Karen and I know at least a hundred people burned out of their homes, including a lot of cops, firefighters, and government staff who've been working hard for others all week.
See the entire webcomic here
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André Bergs created this short digital comic titled Protanopia. This short video hints at the possibilities of storytelling in electronic comics. Read the rest
Raising Dion released a trailer and comic in 2015 (previously). Now Netflix has ordered 10 episodes about raising a 7-year-old son with superpowers. Read the rest
Autumn is here. It's a fine season for pulling out your favorite sweaters, downing PSLs, and huddling in the corner fearing nuclear war.
With this comic, illustrator Jessica Robinson of Columbus, Ohio really captures our current "climate," doesn't she? Read the rest
Yehuda Devir and his wife Maya are both artists, so it was natural for him to create a charming illustrated blog of their relationship
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Over at The Nib, excellent historical cartoonist Andy Warner, author of the wonderful Brief Histories of Everyday Objects, tells the story of how the Unicode Consortium brings new emoji into our online lives. From The Nib:
Read the full comic: "Want a New Emoji? Good Luck." Read the rest
Returning from a trip abroad, John returns to Andy Warhol's Factory to meet a young, fragile, and beautiful Edie Sedgwick.
Andy Warner says:
A comic by Maki Naro that I edited for the Nib just came out which I thought you'd dig. It's about how we're actually living in a 1990s cyberpunk dystopia.
Fun fact: the hacker character in this strip is based off the "R.U. a Cyberpunk?" article in Mondo 2000, a publication which I think shared early DNA with Boingboing.
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From Verge social reporter and cartoonist Dami Lee. Read the rest
Traditionally, the end of year (New Year's, especially) is a time when many on the planet indulge in LSD. To commemorate this good-minded season, here's a compact history of East Coast academic acid, including John's experience dosing at Millbrook with Tim Leary, Charles Mingus, others. Happy Holidays.
The perils of modern online life
even affect the Man of Steel. Jimmy Olsen's snap run through Facebook's evil autotagging is more observant than Lois. Lots more brilliant stuff by Brakken here
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Sofie Louise Dam and Andy Warner drew up this charming overview of some of the more notable micronations in world history. Read the rest
A comic strip about Freddie Herko, who was a captivating and influential artist in New York, until his untimely death at age 28, in 1964. From John Wilcock, New York Years
. (Supplements include Andy Warhol's screen test of Herko and an appreciation from The Guardian)
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the N.R.A.'s Wayne La Pierre plays Santa Claus, and everybody gets a gun, naughty OR nice!