Wesley Snipes tried to make Black Panther 25 years ago

Variety interviewed Wesley Snipes about the failed 1992 attempt to bring Black Panther to the screen. Read the rest

JOHN WILCOCK: Allen Ginsberg's HOWL and THE DEATH OF LENNY BRUCE

Lenny Bruce by Scott Marshall and Ethan Persoff

Previous Wilcock/Lenny comics on Boing Boing:

Ladies and Gentlemen, Lenny Bruce! When Lenny Bruce Stayed at My Apartment

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Cartoonist makes webcomic about losing his home in the Calistoga fire

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.

He writes:

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.

and...

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. (RED) Read the rest

Protanopia is a cool parallax 3D comic proof of concept

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, sci-fi comic about child with superpowers, greenlit as Netflix series

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

This 'Celebrating Fall' comic strip may cause panic attacks

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

Cute single-panel comic about relationships

Yehuda Devir and his wife Maya are both artists, so it was natural for him to create a charming illustrated blog of their relationship. Read the rest

How new emojis are born, a comic

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

JOHN WILCOCK: Meeting Edie Sedgwick

Returning from a trip abroad, John returns to Andy Warhol's Factory to meet a young, fragile, and beautiful Edie Sedgwick.

Comic about how we're living in a 1990s cyberpunk dystopia

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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This Ouija board pun is to die for

From Verge social reporter and cartoonist Dami Lee. Read the rest

JOHN WILCOCK: The History of East Coast Academic Acid

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.

Even superheroes have problems with social media

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. Read the rest

An illustrated microhistory of micronations

Sofie Louise Dam and Andy Warner drew up this charming overview of some of the more notable micronations in world history. Read the rest

VALENTINE'S WILCOCK: John meets Amber (his future wife)

A book of John Wilcock comics is now available

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JOHN WILCOCK: Andy Warhol's Mole People and Fred Herko's Suicide Dance (1964)

Freddy Herko by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall
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)

Have a Very Merry N.R.A. Christmas!

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!

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