Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive day. Take a look at today's hand-picked links after the jump.
Show a six-year-old a YouTube video of two men getting engaged and you'll watch that child smile at giggle at the romantic gesture. Give another kid a comic book and tell them two of the girl characters in it like each other, and more often than not that child will just shrug and flip it open and get to reading...
Umbrella Academy creator and former My Chemical Romance frontman/recently announced solo artist Gerard Way has a huge Twitter following -- 740,000 followers -- and he's good about using it to share his comic book work. For example, he used his Twitter account as a springboard for his new comic starring cats, All Ages.
Still, he doesn't seem to be the biggest fan of the way some users abuse the social media platform. At least not according to his new comic on The Talkhouse, in which he imagines a Twitter-style conversation between two cat people in a house.
With the third and fourth chapters of The Umbrella Academy on the way this year, you'd think former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, who just wrapped up The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys at Dark Horse last month, would be plenty busy on the comics front.
But the writer and singer just keeps on revealing new character designs. Last week, he revealed images of three cats, Jones, Lemon, and Koko, who will apparently be the stars of a new series titled All Ages (which clearly won't be an all-ages book, because Jones is smoking; bad Jones!) Check out his tweets about the series after the jump!
When it comes to all ages comics, one body of work that tends to hide in plain site is Mo Willems's massively popular series of Pigeon picture and board books for younger children (and anyone who reads to or with children). Circulating in bookstores, libraries and generally anywhere where kids are found since the 2003 release of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Willems' series of word-balloon infused titles exude all the charm and humor you'd expect from a Sesame Street, Codename: Kids Next Door and KaBlam! veteran and, ten years later, are probably owed for familiarizing an entire generation with the mechanics of sequential art. Today Disney Publishing Worldwide adds yet another dimension to the creator's work in comics and cartooning with the release of the aptly titled Don't Pigeonhole Me! Two Decades of the Mo Willems Sketchbook, which as the name makes plain, collects 20 of the creator's more personal works.
The recent cancellation of Superman Family Adventures left a lot of readers -- especially those around here -- gnashing their teeth over another blow against fun, all-ages adventure comics. If you're on the verge of losing hope for this fallen world of ours, though, there's good news too: Art Baltazar and Franco, the creators behind Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures and more, are currently in the middle of a Kickstarter to raise money for their next venture, Aw Yeah Comics...
Perhaps taking a cue from our own Laura Hudson, who frequently gives creators advice on how to get press attention when she speaks on the Indie Comics Marketing Panel at conventions around the U.S., the creators of acclaimed Image Comics series Reed Gunther have made themselves heard by creating an innovative press release that is too clever to be ignored...