Comic Book Spinoff of Black Panther Will Focus on His Sister

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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Moline mom and daughter partner on new books


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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“Kadir Nelson Creates New ‘Summertime City’ Illustration for ‘The New Yorker'”




Kadir Nelson is a celebrated painter, illustrator, and writer who is widely known for his pieces that draw upon African-American culture and history. Nelson has produced works for the United States House of Representatives, Michael Jackson, Coca-Cola, Dreamworks, and created the album artwork for Drake’s Nothing Was The Same. The artist was recently commissioned by The New Yorker to create an illustration for the publication’s July issue.

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Introducing Kids to Art, Literature Through Comics

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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 welcomes Chuck Jones Gallery

Anaheim GardenWalk, a unique “eatertainment” destination just steps from Southern California’s Disneyland Resort and Anaheim Convention Center (, 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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Felida teen wins Google Play scholarship with game concept art

Christine Choi’s bedroom in her Felida home is a testament to those things she loves the most.

Funko Pop! figurines of the 17-year-old’s favorite video game characters line the top of her bookshelves. Small model Pokemon are scattered on another shelf. Art supplies spill over every surface.

And it’s where those things met that sparks flew for the Columbia River High School junior, who recently won a $10,000 Google Play scholarship for her concept art for an imagined mobile game.

Christine is the grand prize winner of Google Play’s Change the Game scholarship, an effort to encourage more girls to enter the gaming industry.

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Edinburgh mum-of-two on writing a children’s book to help sons understand dad’s terminal illness

TO Harry Broadbent, his dad is a superhero.

But the five-year-old knows he might not always fly by his side.

Harry’s mum Michaelagh has penned a children’s book to help her two sons understand their dad’s terminal illness.

And the Edinburgh-based author hopes My Daddy Is A Superhero, published this month, will help other families like hers.

“I’m not a grief counsellor or child psychologist, I’m a mum who has written this from her heart in a way that I want my children to hear it,” said Boston-born Michaelagh.

Her first book is an illustrated poem that celebrates her husband, Harry.

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MinaLima to Release ‘The Secret Garden’ Deluxe Illustrated Edition Next Week!

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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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Maria claims Macmillan Prize for Illustration


Anglia Ruskin University student Maria J Guarda has won this year’s Macmillan Prize for Illustration with her story of a family in exile.

Maria, who is originally from Santiago, Chile, and now lives in Cambridge where she is a student on the MA Children’s Book Illustration course at the Cambridge School of Art, won the award for her work ‘Paloma Flew’. The work shows a family struggling with a life away from their own country and is told through the eyes of a young girl.

Anglia Ruskin also claimed third prize thanks to Marina Ruiz’s ‘Your Home, My Home’, while the runner-up award went to Soojin Kwak from the Kingston School of Art.

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