A new spinoff of Marvel’s Black Panther comic will be a family affair: The new comic books will focus on Shuri, the sister of the hero and ruler of the fictional African nation of Wakanda. It will begin in October, and will be written by Nnedi Okorafor, a fantasy and science fiction author, and drawn by Leonardo Romero. The news was originally reported by the website Bustle.
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Twelve-year old Lucy Lareau already is a published author, partnering with her mother Liz on a planned 10-book graphic novel series – the “Geeky F@b 5” – to inspire tween girls to raise their voices and make a difference.
Their first – “It’s Not Rocket Science,” to be released July 31 by New York-based Papercutz – premiered in New Orleans last month at the American Booksellers Association Children’s Institute. And on that conference’s heels in the same city, the Laureau ladies served on a girl-power graphic novel panel at the American Library Association’s annual conference and exhibition, June 21-26.
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By day, she’s a mild-mannered ophthalmic assistant; by night she’s a creator of superheroes. Emily (Watts) Drouin ’04, a graphic design major at Keene State, is all about promoting art education and literacy through comics. A resident of Raymond, New Hampshire, she attended her first comic con (short for “convention”) in 2010, and since then has been creating comic books, including EPLIS, a sci-fi series on which she collaborates with her husband, Jeremy Drouin ’03, and Hyperdork, a romantic superhero series, plus coloring and activity books.
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Anaheim GardenWalk, a unique “eatertainment” destination just steps from Southern California’s Disneyland Resort and Anaheim Convention Center (www.anaheimgardenwalk.com), proudly announces the addition of a pop-up Chuck Jones Gallery featuring art from all of the major animation studios as well as American pop culture favorites from the legendary Chuck Jones himself, a four-time Academy Award-recipient and creator of Warner Bros. characters Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Pepe Le Pew, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. The temporary gallery will be open from July 16th through September 3rd and will be located on the Main Level in Space 132 across from McCormick & Schmick’s Grille.
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Next in Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts graphic design duo MinaLima’s deluxe illustrated classics series is The Secret Garden, which will publish July 1st!
This enchanting classic originated in 1911, and remains a popular children’s novel – did you know Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts producer Davd Heyman, and Cursed Child playwright Jack Thorne are currently working on an adaptation, starring Harry Potter‘s Dame Julie Walters (Molly Weasley)? Read more here.
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