New Comics Reader Are Increasingly Female; Not Reading Traditional Comics Coverage

dcwomenkickingass:

Four years ago when I posted an image from Batgirl and launched this blog, I really did believe there was a way to expand the reach of comics and bring in more readers who want to read about female characters and work by female creators. And from the very beginning my theory was that traditional comics media was a echo chamber that were mostly not very friendly places for female readers.

So from the very start of this blog I suggest that comics grow by looking outside the traditional ways to gain new female readers. I wrote about it.  And wrote about it. And wrote about it.

But nothing changed. 

But now … perhaps it will.

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Silver Surfer vs The Super Skrul by Steve Rude

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Silver Surfer vs The Super Skrul by Steve Rude

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Wayne Wise to Exhibit at PIX 2014

Wayne Wise is a freelance writer/artist living in Pittsburgh. In the 90’s he co-created the Xeric Award winning comic Grey Legacy, worked as an inker for Malibu Graphics, and began working at Phantom of the Attic Comics in Oakland (an Eisner Award nominated comics retailer). In 2002 his first novel, King of Summer, was published. In 2009 he self-published the first issue of Grey Legacy Tales, contributed to North and in 2013 to Oakland. In 2011 he joined the digital self-publishing revolution and released three novels.Scratch, This Creature Fair, Bedivere: The King’s Right Hand and a new edition of King of Summer are all available as ebooks and paperback novels. He serves as the Resident Comics Scholar at the Pittsburh Toonseum and teaches a 300-level academic course on “Comics and Popular Culture” as an adjunct professor at Chatham University. You can read more about him at his blog at www.wayne-wise.com, or read some of his comics specific musings at http://masksblog.wordpress.com/.
www.wayne-wise.com

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Wayne Wise to Exhibit at PIX 2014

Wayne Wise is a freelance writer/artist living in Pittsburgh. In the 90’s he co-created the Xeric Award winning comic Grey Legacy, worked as an inker for Malibu Graphics, and began working at Phantom of the Attic Comics in Oakland (an Eisner Award nominated comics retailer). In 2002 his first novel, King of Summer, was published. In 2009 he self-published the first issue of Grey Legacy Tales, contributed to North and in 2013 to Oakland. In 2011 he joined the digital self-publishing revolution and released three novels.ScratchThis Creature FairBedivere: The King’s Right Hand and a new edition of King of Summer are all available as ebooks and paperback novels. He serves as the Resident Comics Scholar at the Pittsburh Toonseum and teaches a 300-level academic course on “Comics and Popular Culture” as an adjunct professor at Chatham University. You can read more about him at his blog at www.wayne-wise.com, or read some of his comics specific musings at http://masksblog.wordpress.com/.

It’s Read An Ebook Week at Smashwords. For this week only you can download three of my novels in a variety of ereader formats for 50% off. The special discount codes are listed below. Please share this with all of your reading fans.

Bedivere: The King’s Right Hand: GA87R

This Creature Fair: JS47L

Scratch: MG57D



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M.L. Walker to Exhibit at PIX 2014

M.L.WALKER
Marcel Lamont Walker is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native. He graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and from 1993 to 1999 was an art instructor at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Today he teaches workshops at Pittsburgh’s ToonSeum, The Museum of Cartoon Art, and has contributed artwork to their NORTH and OAKLAND anthology comic-books.

Currently, Walker has entered the world of capes, masks and tights as the creator of the comic-book HERO CORP., INTERNATIONAL, a mash-up of the workaday worlds of superheroes and the machinations of corporate America.


www.marcelwalker.com

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M.L. Walker to Exhibit at PIX 2014

M.L.WALKER
Marcel Lamont Walker is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native. He graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and from 1993 to 1999 was an art instructor at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Today he teaches workshops at Pittsburgh’s ToonSeum, The Museum of Cartoon Art, and has contributed artwork to their NORTH and OAKLAND anthology comic-books.
Currently, Walker has entered the world of capes, masks and tights as the creator of the comic-book HERO CORP., INTERNATIONAL, a mash-up of the workaday worlds of superheroes and the machinations of corporate America.

Do you know which Arthurian legend books are best with Arthur and Morgana? I've only read The Mists of Avalon, and The Road to Avalon, so far.

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lucrezianoin:

I think those  two are the best ones! But these are pretty good too:

  • Firelord (Parke Godwin): This is a really well written book and it has both Guinevere/Arthur and Arthur/Morgana. I admit I preferred the Guinevere/Arthur side but the love story between Morgana and Arthur is interesting too.
  • Bedivere Book One: The king’s right hand (Wayne Wise): This is only on smashword/amazon as ebook and there are not the sequels yet, but it is good to be read as an only book too. It’s about Bedivere and he is the narrator and during the novel he meets various character, among them Morgana and he sees the love between Morgana and Arthur grow.
  • Morgana (Michel Rio) (and the rest of the trilogy: Merlin, Arthur). This has the inconvenience of being only in French or in Italian.

Thanks for the recommendation!

arcaneimages:

Lou Reed & John Cale dressed as Batman & Robin

arcaneimages:

Lou Reed & John Cale dressed as Batman & Robin

I only saw Lou Reed once, at the Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh on the Mistrial tour. My then girlfriend broke up with me that night and two days later The Cramps didn’t show up for a show I went to.

Rough week.

R.I.P. Lou.

I only saw Lou Reed once, at the Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh on the Mistrial tour. My then girlfriend broke up with me that night and two days later The Cramps didn’t show up for a show I went to.

Rough week.

R.I.P. Lou.

Thanks for posting this!

fuckyeaharthuriana:

For the third interview I asked Wayne Wise and he kindly said yes! You probably know that recently I’ve read Wise’s arthurian novel Bedivere Book One: The King’s Right Hand and I loved it and its originality. I found the courage to ask Wayne Wise some questions about his arthurian novel (and, egoistically, when we would be able to read the sequel) and these are his answers!

I’d really like to thank Wayne Wise for his kindness and disponibility for this little email interview. And I’d like to remember you that you can find his website and his novels on http://www.wayne-wise.com/, while at this page (or on smashwords) you can find informations on how to buy his Bedivere Book One: The King’s Right Hand. Seriously, it doesn’t cost much and it is a very deserving arthurian novel!

WARNING: My questions and the answers may contain minor spoilers.

Bedivere Book One: The King’s Right Hand

Here’s a great review of my Arthurian novel Bedivere: The King’s Right Hand. Thanks for the kind words!

lucrezianoin:

I miss 20 pages to the end but I wanted to write something about it immediately because I am really loving this novel but unfortunately it’s not very known. You can find it here.

The novel is the first of a trilogy (I suppose) which I hope will continue soon. It is about Bediere who is narrator and protagonist. In the story an old Bedivere, post Camlann, decides to write down his memories of Arthur and Camelot.
One of the things Ioved a lot of this way of narration was how Bediere often compared reality to the legend, talking about what people say happened and what really happened. Sometimes the narrator doesn’t remember everything, being Bedivere quite old, and trust the legends or what his friends told him (for example in a point, he says “Tristan said that… it seems strange to me and I didn’t rememeber it, so I asked Tristan what he said. But we all know that Tristan is a liar” or something like this). The book narrates from Bedivere’s childhood, alongside his best friend Arthur, Arthur’s adoptive brother Kay and Ector to Arthur as king, in his first years of kingship.
I would absolutely recommend this book to everyone. Of course there were things I didn’t like, for example how sometimes the characters talked in a bit unrealistic way just to give information to the reader, but generically speaking it’s a good book.

And now
SPOILERS.

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