In the overwhelmingly male comic book industry, it has been a challenge for some editors and readers to see the ever growing number of talented women currently trying to make a name for themselves. With that in mind, ComicsAlliance offers Hire This Woman, a recurring feature designed for comics readers as well as editors and other professionals, where we shine the spotlight on a female comics pro on the ascendance. Some of these women will be at the very beginning of their careers, while others will be more experienced but not yet “household names.”
Today we're talking to Spanish artist Enkaru. She's published comics in her native country, and this week marks the debut of her work on an English-language comic as the new artist on the webcomic Sparkshooter.
To celebrate 400 years of diplomacy between Japan and Spain, 46-year-old Takehiko Inoue-- the creator of of Slam Dunk,Vagabond, Real andother celebrated manga -- has been appointed as one of three goodwill ambassadors to Spain by the Japanese Foreign Ministry, to serve from now until July 31 of 2014.
Another day, another religiously persecuted comic. Following last week's outcry over the Islam-inspired superhero cartoon "The 99" and numerous incidents of violence against cartoonists critical of Muslim extremists, a Spanish magazine has been (perhaps unlawfully) shelved by its printer for its unfavorable comment about a state visit by the Pope Benedict XVI...
Usually, it's very easy to pick out a bootleg action figure - all you need to do is look for the slightly tweaked code name, costume or secret origin and you can be pretty sure that you're dealing with a cheap doppelganger...
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