Veering into what I like to call “overlap”...

Veering into what I like to call “overlap” territory, I’d like to help get the word out about Outwrite DC, an LGBT book fair in Washington DC having its fourth annual event in August. They are still looking for sponsors and exhibitors, and they have assured me comics creators are welcome! So if you are a comics creator or prose/poetry writer or zinester of LGBT themes, can be in the DC area the first weekend in August, and have $40, you can exhibit at Outwrite DC ....more

Gail Simone to speak at White House about LGBTQ and PWD in the media

gailsimone: I am completely stunned and amazed, but this is apparently happening! I am giving a short speech about LGBTQ and PWD characters in the media at the White House on Thursday. I haven’t had much notice and I spent a full day imagining that it had to be a prank or a terrible mistake, but it is actually going to happen ....more

Review: ‘Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present’ paints a worldly picture

Review: ‘Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present’ paints a worldly picture: Check out this review for a great new comics history book that I wrote for The Beat! Then check out the book! ...more

Heroines of the Comics for Drew Friedman's perusal

I was recently made aware of Drew Friedman’s upcoming Heroes of the Comics, coming out in August, featuring full-color portraits and profiles of important comic book creators from the 1930s through the 1950s. My initial reaction was some delight, because Fantagraphics put up a picture of Lily Renée’s profile, and that’s always good when people remember her. But of course my delight was tempered the more I read on ....more

Are you an LGBT creator who could use some money to help you...

Are you an LGBT creator who could use some money to help you self-publish your comic? Then you might want to check out Prism Comics’s Queer Press Grant, now open for submissions! Prism Comics offers an annual financial grant to help aspiring LGBT comics creators publish and promote their comics ....more

j-walter-weatherman replied to your link “Shocking* Announcement” please don’t delete the...

j-walter-weatherman replied to your link “Shocking* Announcement” please don’t delete the blog, even if you give up on it, because it could still be used as an archive of your posts and stuff Don’t worry, I think I’m constitutionally incapable of doing anything of the sort. I’m a packrat of both things and ideas (merely looking to my left right now I can see a pair of socks that I got on a Virgin Atlantic flight on my way to study abroad in London, oh, seven years ago. I have never worn these socks and have kept them in the package because they have the logo of the Lord of the Rings stage play that was going on in London at the time.) If I believe there is the slightest chance that even one other person in the world might be interested in something, I will take great pains to preserve it however I can (anyone want to see some promotional airline socks?) ....more

You could schedule a reblog feature of old good posts of yours! I miss that tumblr doesn't allow to make a dashboard of old tumblr posts to enjoy bite after bite.

That’s not a bad idea! I’m still shocked that my last post (the obituary of Barbara Hall) has gotten over 1300 notes and was blue-tagged with the #history tag :O And there are definitely posts that I made early on that I’d like to think could get up there. Someday when I’m feeling particularly lazy, I’ll comb through the archives and see what I can find ....more

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ProFile Friday: In Memorium Isabelle Daniel...

ProFile Friday: In Memorium Isabelle Daniel “Barbara” Hall Fiske Calhoun, best known for her work (as Barbara Hall) on “Girl Commandos” and “Pat Parker, War Nurse” during the Golden Age of Comics, died this past Monday, April 28, 2014 at age 94 in a nursing home in White River Junction, Vermont, not far from the Center for Cartoon Studies. Her daughter Ladybelle and son in law Brion were with her for the last days of her life. She died peacefully and without struggle ....more

Market Monday: Picks of the Week - April 23, 2014 New...

Market Monday: Picks of the Week - April 23, 2014 New Releases Book of the Week Over Easy by Mimi Pond A fast-paced memoir about diners, drugs, and California in the 1970s. Over Easy is equal parts time capsule of late 1970s life in California - with its deadheads, punks, disco rollers, casual sex and drug use - and bildungsroman of a young woman from naïve, sexually inexperienced art-school dropout to self-aware, self-confident artist. Mimi Pond’s chatty, slyly observant anecdotes create a compelling portrait of a distinct moment in time ....more