The best part of a textbook is the little cartoons they sprinkle throughout, to show that learning is fun: The silly illustrations in a primary school textbook, the New Yorker-style gags in a more adult text, or the angels and mammoths that play around in The Way Things Work. Malachi Ray Rempen’s Itchy Feet, a webcomic about travel, is like the cartoons-only version of those books.
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Right now, the Australian comics community is producing some of the best original work in the world. Australian comics punch above their weight globally. Many have been picked up by international publishers and nominated for international and national literary awards - yet remain little known at home. Some are directed at an adult audience; some are for all ages. They tackle issues ranging from true crime to environmental ruin to life in detention.
Comics can be thought-provoking, boundary-breaking, emotionally complex, and all the things that books without pictures can be. Any kid who's ever devoured a title such as Anya's Ghost, Invisible Emmie or A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel can already tell you this. Some parents, though, could use more convincing. There's still an idea that comics aren't "real" literature, or that they're simply a gateway to help reluctant readers transition from picture books to chapter books. But they can be so much more. Here's why all children should explore the vast comics universe if they haven't already.
Before you get rid of your old stuff to make some room for boxes filled with old Spider-Ham issues, consider this: digital comics are pretty easy to get and will definitely save you some money (and space) in the long run. Sound interesting? Here's how to get started reading digital comics on your device.
Comic books can seem intimidating. If you go into a comic book store, you’re confronted with walls and walls of paper and no road map that tells you where to start. If you’ve never read a comic before and want to dip your toe in the ink-filled waters, here’s a few recommendations that blend excellent storytelling and incredible illustration.
It has been a huge year for comics -- so huge, we're trying something a little different for our year in review. While next week we'll be bringing you our favourite series of 2016, today is all about the individual moments: the panels and scenes that became our favourite moments to read in comics all year.
Web: Fantasy author Terry Prachett's Discworld series has spanned over 30 years of books and short stories, and there's no way for a newbie to know where to jump in and start. Luckily, All Timelines is a web service that will tell you, along with guides for virtually every other pop culture franchise.
Marvel's roster of costumed superheroes have been fighting crime for 50 years or more. In that time, everything from spandex choice to skin colour has changed considerably. (For example, did you know that the Incredible Hulk wasn't green to begin with?) This infographic charts the physical appearance of 11 iconic characters: from the original comics to the most recent Avengers movie.
San Diego Comic-Con wrapped up this weekend and man did we get a ton of awesome teases. Here are just some of the biggest trailers and glimpses we got from this awesome con. Spoilers for a bunch of movies and TV shows follow.
Last week, Batman V Superman swooped into movie theatres around the globe to decidedly mixed reviews. While the titular pugilists have starred in more than 20 movies between them, it's the first time that Wonder Woman -- AKA Diana Prince -- has ever appeared on the silver screen. She'll soon be joined by other female superheroes and villains from the DC Comics pantheon, starting with Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. If this is all Greek to you (ahem), the following cheat sheet will help you get acquainted with Wonder Woman and her super-powered peers.
I've been an independent illustrator working in comics for a few years now. It's a bag on the side of my two "real" jobs: teaching and motion graphics design. The dream was to have the sales of my comics contribute the bulk of my income, but recent events have forced me to consider that limiting my creative outlet to comics is an uphill struggle I may never overcome.
Dear Lifehacker, Too many decades ago, I used to collect comics. I always thought they might eventually be worth something so I have quite a number of heavy boxes which have followed me through the years. There is no way I am ever likely to read them again and my kids are not interested so it would seem about time to get rid of them.