Waiting for the Image Expo to begin, the screen on stage read “Comics in your Image”. An interesting statement when you consider the crowd in the room was largely comprised of white males. It’s no secret the comics industry has a diversity issue. The keynote address by Imge publisher Eric Stephenson tactfully commented on the need for diversity, all without ever actually saying the word. He emphasized that “Nothing is impossible” in the realm of comics. It’s a common enough saying told to children, “you can be whatever you want to be”, but it’s not always obvious in our daily reality. Girls used to be told that comics are for boys and people of colour rarely see others like them in media or politics. But “it’s not enough to believe in change, you have to do the hard work”. That hard work is certainly showing in the upcoming releases from Image. Continue reading “Image Expo 2016 “Nothing is impossible””
I’d like to say that I’m writing this surrounded by the spoils acquired at the Edmonton Expo but even after a good nights sleep and a half day of coming down from my convention high I’m still too scared to open my luggage. I don’t need Admiral Ackbar to tell me it’s a trap, because surely everything will spring out at me in cartoon fashion.
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If you haven’t figured it out yet I’m a huge dork. As such, every March 14th I celebrate pi day. Yes pi, as in the irrational number 3.14159 and I do this on the date 03/14. This year pi day is especially awesome because the date is 03/14/15, nerds rejoice! I generally celebrate pi day with all things round such as pizza, pie and quiche. So for this most momentous of days I wanted to introduce you all to Atomic Robo! Continue reading “Pi Day Review: Atomic Robo!”
On Fridays we’re going to attempt to compile a concise list of links related to comic and whisky releases,news and reviews from the previous week-ish.
This week, December 8-12, 2014 we saw some new comics released on Wednesday that were preceded by some hype in Bitch Planet and The Valiant.
Sex Criminals #9 was released as well and is always, always hotly anticipated, and this issue didn’t let down with a great homage to The Wicked + The Divine. Check out that issue and the series if you aren’t already reading it!
Here’s a take from Mental Floss of the week’s most interesting comics that includes Bitch Planet and The Valiant.
Here are some reviews of The Valiant:
And Bitch Planet:
In news, via The Mary Sue blog favourite Rat Queens announced that Stjepan Šejić would be taking over the art, and the series will pick up again in May 2015.
New Releases for December 10
From Dark Horse
On the whisky side, the big news this week for us was from the Whisky Advocate as they have been announcing their whiskies of the year. The announcement of the Canadian whisky of the year (according to them, obviously) was very interesting as it’s an all rye whisky. We’re excited to give it a try and it has a great price point at less than $30. Look for a post on this whisky in the future perhaps! You can find the rest of the awards listed on the Whisky Advocate blog.
November 11th is Remembrance Day in Canada. It’s the day we pause in a moment of silence for all the soldiers that have served our country to honour the work they have done, to remember the fallen, and to show our gratitude for the freedoms that were hard fought for. So, this week on Whisky & Comics, I’d like to share with you the story of a little known American Infantry Regiment that fought in World War I known as The Harlem Hellfighters, because they certainly need to be remembered.
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