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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Social media has led to an explosion of indie artists in genres like graphic illustrations, comics and cartoons. You can find them on all kinds of platforms, including Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook, but we think their incredible work is best viewed on Instagram, the most image-based platform. Here are some of our favourites!
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The annual ICON Comics and Games Convention is set to take place at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg this weekend.
The conference will host a series of tabletop and board gaming warfare, national tournaments, competitions as well as 40 panel and workshop presentations focusing on various topics such as the state of esports in South Africa, how to design monsters and aliens for games and how to get started on your own YouTube channel.
Looking at the topic of comic book writing and illustration, Azania Mosaka sat down with illustrator Sean Izaakse who is currently the artist on the ‘Avengers’ and ‘Champions’ comic books, as well as Jim Zub – a Marvel Comics author and currently the lead writer on the ‘Avengers’ and ‘Champions’ series of comic books.
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As Andrews McMeel Universal looks to the future of comic strips, it’s working to attract a new generation of talent and reimagine what comics could be. Part of the Kansas City-based company’s vision involves tapping into short-form animated videos, and it’s kicking off that initiative with a GoComics Short Shorts Animation Contest open to the U.S. and Canada.
Digital animation isn’t reserved for the big studios anymore, thanks to today’s affordable animation tools.
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In recent history comic art has crossed boundaries to enter other mediums. We can watch comic book adaptations in movies and on TV, read about comic books in popular novels, and see comic art on the walls of our local museums. Katherine Roeder examines why art historians are not paying more attention.
Full article: Why Art Historians Still Ignore Comics | JSTOR Daily
A group of Pakistani illustration designers and conceptual comic artists have come together to use their art to produce comics and animated videos for a local audience with the purpose of addressing issues that challenge the society they live in.CFx Comics is working on communication messaging through comics and animations focusing on social issues.
Full article: CFx Comics: Animating for a cause one issue at a time – Pakistan – Dunya News
Well, this should be fun!!!
The legendary comic book series will be brought to life in a way that has never been done before, as a version of the first two episodes will be shown globally in IMAX theaters for a two-week period, beginning Sept. 1. ABC will then air the entirety of the series throughout this fall on the network, with additional exclusive content that can only been seen on ABC.
Read article at: Marvel’s new television series ‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ will premiere Friday, Sept. 29, on ABC
When he wasn’t reading a slew of science fiction books, classics like “Lord of the Flies” or the encyclopedia, Musk says his favorites were Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Doctor Strange and Iron Man. His love for comics came full circle when Musk was tapped for a cameo in “Iron Man 2.” He was so excited about the opportunity he let Marvel Studios film scenes for the movie at SpaceX’s headquarters for free.
Hey Parents, you might want to think twice about discouraging your kids from reading comics all the time 🙂
Source: 4 ways comic books shaped Elon Musk’s bold vision of the future