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Oh, What Happiness! Remembering 'Moomin' Creator Tove Jansson
Oh, What Happiness! Remembering 'Moomin' Creator Tove Jansson
Tove Jansson, the creator of Moomin, one of the most beloved children’s comic characters in the world, was born on August 9, 1914. Jansson's characters have lived on past nine novels, five picture books, and an ongoing comic strip to become beloved of multiple generations. In addition to many television series, animated movies, and reprinted books, the world’s love of the Moomin family has also led to a Moomin museum and a Moomin theme park in Finland.
All The Creator Spotlight Panels To Check Out At SDCC
All The Creator Spotlight Panels To Check Out At SDCC
We've already rounded up the best events for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and we've highlighted some of the best exclusive art prints to pick up, but there's so much more at SDCC. As the biggest convention of the year, it's a great way to interact with creators and this year's event has an amazing line-up of spotlight panels on some of the best writers and artists in the business.
If You Love The X-Men, Read These Comics Next [Mutant Week]
If You Love The X-Men, Read These Comics Next [Mutant Week]
The X-Men has been one of the most popular superhero franchises in comics for more than a generation, and the big screen adaptations helped kick off the current wave of superhero films, including X-Men: Apocalypse, which arrives in North American theaters this weekend. The world of the X-Men is packed with relatable themes, from the simple school setting to more complex ideas about alienation and persecution. If you love the X-Men and what they stand for, here are five of the best independent comics that reflect the themes and message of Charles Xavier’s gifted students.
Imaginary Friends Turn Fiends In Brecht Evens' 'Panther'
Imaginary Friends Turn Fiends In Brecht Evens' 'Panther'
I just read one of the most remarkable comics that I've experienced in recent memory and, as is often the case when I read a really great comic, I wanted immediately to tell everyone about it and suggest they seek it out to experience it for themselves. When I sat down at my computer to do just that, however, I found that this particular book, Brecht Evens' Panther, presents a challenge to the critic. The subject matter is as dark and disturbing as it can get, but a large part of the book's power is the way that Evens only very gradually reveals what's really going on. Panther seems slightly off, then hints, then suggests, and ultimately demonstrates that something sinister and sickening is going on, before a somewhat equivocal ending that implies it's far worse than one initially thought.
Drawn & Quarterly Dominates 2016 Doug Wright Awards Nominees
Drawn & Quarterly Dominates 2016 Doug Wright Awards Nominees
This morning the nominees for the 2016 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning were announced. Presented each year at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, the Doug Wright Awards honor Canadian citizens or permanent residents who have published work in cartooning in the past year. (Sorry, French Canadians, only work in English are included, although translations are eligible.)
Praying For It: Chester Brown Explores Jesus And Prostitution
Praying For It: Chester Brown Explores Jesus And Prostitution
They say that any joke you have to explain isn't a very good one. Chester Brown's latest work, the powerful and challenging Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus, is no joke, but he certainly feels the need to explain it. At great length. First, there's the sub-title, which emphasizes subject matter that isn't terribly obvious in the comic itself --- Prostitution and Religious Obedience in the Bible --- and then there are the copious notes. The comics portion of the book is just 170 pages long, with two-to-four panels per page; the afterword, acknowledgments and notes are 100 more pages.
New Comic Recommendations for 06.24.15
New Comic Recommendations for 06.24.15
The question most often asked of the ComicsAlliance staff is a variation of, "Which comic books should I be reading?" or, "I'm new to comics, what's a good place to start?" The Wednesday deluge of new comic books, graphic novels and collected editions can be daunting even for the longtime reader, much less for those totally unfamiliar with creators, characters and publishers, and the dark mysteries of comic book shopping like variants, pre-ordering, and formats.
Free Comics Revealed for 4th Annual Halloween ComicFest
Free Comics Revealed for 4th Annual Halloween ComicFest
For the fourth year in a row, Diamond is holding their Halloween ComicFest, where comic shops will have special Halloween-related events and offer a bunch of free comics. Basically, it's like a Halloween-themed Free Comic Book Day, which seems like a fun deal all around. Plus, some shops will be selling mini-comic packs of 25 comics that people can give out to trick-or-treaters! There are 21 free comics available this year, and you can check them all out below!

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