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Multiversity Comics » Comics and the Diminishing Role of Artists in a Visual Medium

Multiversity Comics » Comics and the Diminishing Role of Artists in a Visual Medium | Creating Comics | Scoop.it
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Interesting article. Not convinced comic buyers buy for the writer though, no matter who they are. I'd still argue it's the art that sells the comic, as well as, in the case of big comic publishers, the characters featured.

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Pikitia Press: New Zealand cartoonist John McNamara early work in...

Pikitia Press: New Zealand cartoonist John McNamara early work in... | Creating Comics | Scoop.it
New Zealand cartoonist John McNamara early work in British comics for Amalgamated Press, Robin Hood, part of the Thriller Library series circa 1950’s.
John McNamara biographical notes, early New...
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US Department of State Hosts Superheroes@State, Web Chat on Comics ... - US Department of State (press release)

US Department of State Hosts Superheroes@State, Web Chat on Comics ... - US Department of State (press release) | Creating Comics | Scoop.it
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US Department of State Hosts Superheroes@State, Web Chat on Comics ...
US Department of State (press release)
On February 19, the U.S.
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An Interview with Leah Moore & John Reppion - Black Shuck coming soon to 2000AD

An Interview with Leah Moore & John Reppion - Black Shuck coming soon to 2000AD | Creating Comics | Scoop.it
I first saw Leah Moore at Thought Bubble, Leeds in 2011. I was attending a screening regarding her dad Alan Moore, creator of Halo Jones for 2000AD (reviewed by me here), D.R. & Quinch (reviewe...
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Blimey! It's another blog about comics!: Gordon Bell 1934 to 2014

Blimey! It's another blog about comics!: Gordon Bell 1934 to 2014 | Creating Comics | Scoop.it
Gordon Bell's distinctive style will be familiar to the millions of children who read his comic strips over the last few decades. He began working for The Beano in 1958 on a strip called Pom-Pom, but his most fondly remembered ...
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Spoofer McGraw is one of my favourite humours strips of all time.

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A New Documentary Takes Aim at the Men&Only Culture Of Comics - Co.Create

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A New Documentary Takes Aim at the Men&Only Culture Of Comics
Co.Create
But comic book culture, as defined by certain nerd norms, also has some less pleasant aspects. Specifically, its treatment of women.
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Children Are Welcome at the Angoulême Comics Festival - Publishers Weekly

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Children Are Welcome at the Angoulême Comics Festival
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When comics fans invaded the town of Angoulême, France, two weeks ago for the Angoulême International Comics Festival, children were well represented.
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"Left-wing cartoons and comics offer unique view of mid-20th century" - Workers' Liberty

"Left-wing cartoons and comics offer unique view of mid-20th century" Workers' Liberty Jesse Cohen, the artist who called himself “Carlo” was, along with Laura Gray, the leading artist for the “Third Camp” section of Trotskyists, succeeded at the...
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The Adventures of Ticking Boy: Review: The Homesick Truant's Cumbrian Yarn by Oliver East

The Adventures of Ticking Boy: Review: The Homesick Truant's Cumbrian Yarn by Oliver East | Creating Comics | Scoop.it
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Smashing review.

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Ruth Redmond on Colouring, Comics, and Getting In With Marvel ...

Ruth Redmond on Colouring, Comics, and Getting In With Marvel ... | Creating Comics | Scoop.it
I specifically remember the My Little Pony comic, it was in German but I was still able to grasp the story from the images and I loved it.
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Comics in education

Presentation for MOODLE MOOC 3 on WiziQ with Dr. Nellie Deutsch.

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Janet Bianchini's curator insight, February 17, 2014 10:03 AM

Great presentation on the use of comics by Sylvia Guinan

With Causes Charities's curator insight, November 17, 2014 4:41 PM

Donate to charity.  Not only are you helping others in need, you get the tax deduction and de-clutter. http://www.collectibleswithcauses.org/ This non-profit charity accepts collectibles, all different vehicles, real estate, even aircraft. They pick up your donation free of charge. 

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Sign of the Pickled Coot: More Than Just Writing

Sign of the Pickled Coot: More Than Just Writing | Creating Comics | Scoop.it
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Great checklist from author Frank Carey for anyone planning to self publish - text or comics!

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Comic artist who broke racial barriers dies at 90 - Stockton Record

Comic artist who broke racial barriers dies at 90 - Stockton Record | Creating Comics | Scoop.it
Comic artist who broke racial barriers dies at 90
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STOCKTON - The historic legacy of Morris "Morrie" Turner, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s as the country's first black syndicated comic-strip artist, lives on.
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The Life Of A Comics Artist: Divided and Conquered - The Escapist

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The Life Of A Comics Artist: Divided and Conquered
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Comics artists, and writers too, are overworked and frequently underpaid. Is it finally time to unionize? So you want to create comics. Great, you're in good company.
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Inkstuds Spotlight: Spike Trotman And Money In Comics [Podcast] - ComicsAlliance

Inkstuds Spotlight: Spike Trotman And Money In Comics [Podcast] - ComicsAlliance | Creating Comics | Scoop.it
Inkstuds Spotlight: Spike Trotman And Money In Comics [Podcast]
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Comics as we know it is wide and fractured. There's Direct Market comics, bookstore comics, webcomics, indie comics, manga, Eurocomics, and several more subcultures.
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2000AD’s Alan Grant headlines National Autism Awareness Day event

2000AD’s Alan Grant headlines National Autism Awareness Day event | Creating Comics | Scoop.it
2000AD‘s Alan Grant and Scott and Liz Davidson will be at Stockbridge Library, Edinburgh on Wednesday 2nd April 2014 to talk about Scott vs Zombies – a comic based on the real life experiences of a young man, Scott, who has autism, released last...
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'Cape Creator' Documentary Aims To Give Batman Co-Creator Bill Finger The Credit He Deserves [Video]

'Cape Creator' Documentary Aims To Give Batman Co-Creator Bill Finger The Credit He Deserves [Video] | Creating Comics | Scoop.it
If you've been paying attention over the past few months, you've undoubtedly noticed that we here at ComicsAlliance are pretty passionate about Batman's uncredited co-creator, Bill Finger, and we're far from the only ones.
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Lakes Festival choose not one, but two 24 Hour Comic Marathon artists

Lakes Festival choose not one, but two 24 Hour Comic Marathon artists | Creating Comics | Scoop.it
  After a huge amount of deliberation, grinding of teeth, frustrated wails, and budget-nudging the Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced that not one but two artists will be joining its  first 24 Hour Comics Marathon – Joe Decie and...
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Jennifer Cruté: Using Comics, Life Story To Fight Stereotypes - News One

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Jennifer Cruté: Using Comics, Life Story To Fight Stereotypes News One “My comics came to me randomly and I actually didn't take them seriously until I had a pile of pages…and [then] I had a dream where Shirley Chisholm grabbed me and shook me...
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Kickstarter Fail... Or Failure To Communicate? - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

Kickstarter Fail... Or Failure To Communicate? - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors | Creating Comics | Scoop.it
Bleeding Cool likes to cover comic book Kickstarters, indeed some weekends you can hardly move for the things. But, as we all know, not every Kickstarter goes t
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A Chat with a Homesick Truant: Comic Artist Oliver East

A Chat with a Homesick Truant: Comic Artist Oliver East | Creating Comics | Scoop.it
Manchester-based comic artist Oliver East has just launched his latest project, The Homesick Truant's Cumbrian Yarn (ordering information for the first book below), a "walking comic" centred on the...
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Comic book artist and writer Bob Byrne

Comic book artist and writer Bob Byrne | Creating Comics | Scoop.it
Irish comic artist and writer Bob Byrne´s portfolio, comics and blog (RT @clamnuts: Attack of the ducks.
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Cartoonist Al Jaffee Discusses the Art of the MAD Fold-In

Cartoonist Al Jaffee Discusses the Art of the MAD Fold-In | Creating Comics | Scoop.it
This year mark's the 50th anniversary of the MAD fold-in, created by legendary cartoonist Al Jaffee. For the last half century nearly every issue of MAD has featured the fold-in, with every single one created by Jaffee.
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UK comics: Sales figures for 2013 - Blimey! It's another blog about ...

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In the diminished children's traditional comic market, the new Dennis the Menace Megazine has average sales of 20,502, whilst The Beano has a slight drop from 36,000 in 2012 to 32,000 in 2013. .....

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Great analysis of British comic sales from Lew Stringer - and some fun bogus comic covers he created.

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British Comic Awards 2014 Nominations Open

British Comic Awards 2014 Nominations Open | Creating Comics | Scoop.it
After a slight delay the nomination process for this year’s British Comic Awards is now open. Readers, retailers, creators, publishers, heroes, villains and talking animals are all welcome to sugge...
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Plenty of books to consider!

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