Today we'll be talking about how comics are made and how we read them. Hint: the writers and artists think about the reader the entire time they're making the comic.
Once in a great while, a piece of art comes along, destroys you, and puts you back together. FUTURE ECHOES is one of those pieces. As an able-bodied woman, I was hesitant to review this book because it's not my place to speak on the quality of disability representation. But, as Editor Alisa Kwitney writes in the introduction:
Today we'll be talking about comics terminology and laying the foundation for the rest of the series. Need a refresher? Take a look at our intro post from last week.
The first volume of Gamer Girl & Vixen is called "Flirty Money," and that spirit of fun and puns continues throughout the book. I saved it for a rainy day and, while you could certainly refer to all of 2017 that way, I was happy to make it my last comic read of the year. See, it's about "love, lesbians, and larceny," which is a delightful twist on the traditional uber-hetero uber-serious superhero comics that seem to dominate the genre.
Jacque Nodell runs Sequential Crush, the vintage counterpart to Love in Panels, and we are delighted to have her on the blog today talking about a classic romance comic from the 60's and her new book!
Hello! Welcome to the first post in a nine (I think) part series about getting started with comics. We'll be talking about comics as a whole, but giving examples that are romance or LGBTQ+ adjacent. We'll talk about a whole bunch of different things, all of which I've outlined below. We hope you love it!
Matt was scrolling through ComiXology and thought y'all might be interested in some big sales happening now (and pretty much through the end of 2017).