This week is the sixth annual Will Eisner Week, in which the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation helps organize events promoting the late and legendary comics creator, as well as the comics medium and free speech…sequartorg.
Comic book lovers and educators got on stage for two different panels at New York Comic Con yesterday to talk both about how comic books can ignite classroom discussion and how librarians can digitally bring those beloved books into schools… mashable.com
Nigeria has a robust live-action film scene—so much so that its film community has earned the nickname Nollywood—animation has never figured into the country’s creative culture. That’s changing, however… cartoonbrew.com
It was 50 years ago this coming Sunday that the Jetson family first jetpacked their way into American homes. The show lasted just one season (24 episodes) after its debut on Sunday September 23, 1962, but today “The Jetsons” stands as the single most important piece of 20th century futurism…smithsonianmag.com
…Comics have the visual iconography of film, the sublime imagery of gallery art, the textual depth of plays, the ferocity of street art, and a devoted audience that dissects, analyzes, and debates the content’s deepest levels. (Not always, but the potential is always there.)… occupycomics.com