In Episode 19, Jack and Amanda discuss the American Library Association’s annual Banned Books Week and comics with special guests Eva Volin, Head of Children Services of Alameda Free Library and Casey Gilly of Comic Book Resources:
- Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley
- The Fade Out by Ed Brubaker
- The Rise of Aurora West by Paul Pope
- The Woods by James Tynion IV
Banned Books Week discussion:
- Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
- Maus by Art Speigelman
- Dr. Frederic Wertham’s The Seduction of the Innocent and Congressional Hearings on Juvenile Delinquency
- Comics Code Authority
- The End of the Comics Code Authority
- League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore
- Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction
- Saga by Brian K. Vaughn
- Ulysses by James Joyce
- Bone by Jeff Smith
- Sidekicks by Dan Santat
- Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
- Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Princeless – Book One: Save Yourself (2012)
Story: Jeremy Whitley , art: M. Goodwin
"And this one—-"
Protective clothing that actually protects is such a novel idea.
I featured the first three panels waaay back, but the broader context makes it even better!
Comics Alliance debuted this Thor cover I drew! http://comicsalliance.com/new-thor-1-variant-cover-fiona-staples-marvel/
CARTOONISTS OF COLOR DATABASE AIMS TO GIVE ARTISTS GREATER VISIBILITY
The Cartoonists of Color Database is a new project by cartoonist MariNaomi that aims to collect information on people of color working in comics. The FAQ succinctly outlines the need for such a database with four statements: “For visibility. For academia. For inspiration. For community building.”
The database formally launched this week with over 700 creator listings, and MariNaomi has made a public call for people to add more information, refine the information that’s currently there, and correct any mistakes.
Artists who want to submit their names to the database can do so via this Google Doc form. That form can also be used to update erroneous information, or anything that’s listed as N/A. In addition to the master list of cartoonists of color, the site has separate lists specifically breaking out LGBTQ, non-male, and non-mainstream cartoonists of color.
I am honored to be included here, alongside a bunch of my faves (◡ ‿ ◡ ✿)