Insider Art relief fund campaign launches to aid female comic book retailers

A new relief fund campaign to aid female comic book retailers impacted by COVID-19 has launched. Female comic book retailers and creatives have joined forces to create the Insider Art project, which will be raising money for the Female & Non-Binary Comic Book Retailer Relief Fund by publishing a digital comics anthology, launching a fabric, and through auctions of exclusive artwork, signed prints and various … Continue reading Insider Art relief fund campaign launches to aid female comic book retailers

Thylacine: First indigenous Australian superhero is the latest recruit to DC Comics’ Suicide Squad

The first Indigenous Australian superhero – a Ngarluma woman from the Pilbara known as Thylacine – is the latest character to become part of the DC Comics’ universe. Thylacine, a deadly Ngarluma hunter from the Pilbara, appears as the newest recruit to DC’s super-villain team, Suicide Squad. The Aboriginal superhero boasts night vision, heightened senses, lethal combat skills, Batman-like stealth, and a steely suffer-no-fools gaze. … Continue reading Thylacine: First indigenous Australian superhero is the latest recruit to DC Comics’ Suicide Squad

10 Years With Hayao Miyazaki: Four-part documentary chronicling the Japanese animator’s creative process available to stream for free

Fans of Studio Ghibli and its celebrated co-founder and animator Hayao Miyazaki can watch a four-part documentary series chronicling the creative process of the legendary Japanese filmmaker, which Japanese broadcaster NHK has made available online for free. The documentary series, 10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki, chronicles Hayao Miyazaki’s work on projects such as Ponyo, The Wind Rises, and From Up on Poppy Hill, which he worked on with his … Continue reading 10 Years With Hayao Miyazaki: Four-part documentary chronicling the Japanese animator’s creative process available to stream for free

Kore Yamazaki: Manga creator behind The Ancient Magus’ Bride on an idea coming in to being when the time is right

Kore Yamazaki, manga artist and author or mangaka as they are commonly referred to, is proof that living your truth brings success in life with ease, and that an idea always comes in to being when the time’s right. The 29-year-old mangaka, who has been drawing since the age of two and drawing manga since she was seven, is successfully making a living from what … Continue reading Kore Yamazaki: Manga creator behind The Ancient Magus’ Bride on an idea coming in to being when the time is right

Review: Manga Exhibition at the British Museum, London

Around the world people are familiar with manga as Japanese comics, but manga in its broadest sense runs deeper than that which is where the British Museum’s Manga Exhibition comes in to trace the roots of manga as a form of storytelling, which predates its current graphic form, as well as to introduce visitors to the various forms of manga. The largest exhibition dedicated to … Continue reading Review: Manga Exhibition at the British Museum, London

Comic book artist Jeffrey Veregge reimagines Marvel characters in Native artistic style

Most are familiar with Marvel characters such as Daredevil, Black Panther, Black Widow, Hulk, Luke Cage, and Misty Knight, and their stand to serve the greater good. Now Native American comic artist Jeffrey Veregge has reimagined the Marvel characters’ fight against evil with a unique tribal take, borrowing phrases from his tribal language, S’Klallam, as well as tribal motifs. In an exhibition at Smithsonian’s National Museum … Continue reading Comic book artist Jeffrey Veregge reimagines Marvel characters in Native artistic style

Comics Spotlight: Witchy

Witchy is a ongoing web-based comic that goes a long way to banishing all stereotypes about witches and the craft. Developed by animation student, Ariel Ries, Witchy centres around the comic’s heroine, Nyneve, living in the kingdom of Hyalin, where the strength of your magic is determined by the length of your hair. Since the kingdom of Hyalin is under a military regime, short haired … Continue reading Comics Spotlight: Witchy