Kibbles ‘n’ Bits: Ringo Awards Voting Deadline is today, Lucifer’s triumph and more


SS Nice art: You may not be in the mood for unfortunate pandemic comics, but Emily Flake’s We Can No Longer Pretend We’re Not Free-Falling is so beautiful and moving it must be read.


SS If you’re in the mood for more discipline located gloomines, Katy Doughty’s We Might Not Ever Know the True Toll of COVID-1 9 should do the job.


SS Rosemary Valero-O’Connell became a household name thanks to her artwork on Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, but she has a new bible of her own comics out, Don’t Go Without Me from ShortBox and you can buy it in publish or digitally.

Two devotees get separated on a night out in a latitude facet. A send that runs on remembers malfunctions in the dead of room. A giant prophesied to wake from its centuries-long slumber beneath the sea. A stunning triptych collection of narrations on adore, loss, longing, and joining, from rising comics hotshot, Rosemary Valero O-Connell. Includes the Eisner-nominated’ What is Left .’ The digital copy of this volume is available on our Gumroad https :// gum.co/ bYcRm 124 pp, colour, perfect-bound with gold embossed put-on and french flaps.

Can’t wait to read this!

SS The Creators for Creators grant winner was announced yesterday- the website gives me a terrifying web forewarning, but this tweet has the deets on skelehime/ Nicolette Bocalan’s prevail 😛 TAGEND

Congratulations to the 2020 Creators for Creators Grant recipient Nicolette Bocalan( also known as skelehime) for THE ACORN. Read more about her campaign at https :// t.co/ 9t1EeJFXPv and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @skelehime pic.twitter.com/ YRz2VV 2kKY

— CreatorsforCreators (@ Creators4C) September 22, 2020

Bocalan received $30,00 to finish her volume The Acorn and it ogles impressive.

SS Today is the deadline to vote for the winners of the Ringo Awards- The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards. Voting is open to comics professionals merely – sorry!

Pro and Fan Comic Book Awards come to” America’s Greatest Comic Book Convention” and YOU GET A VOTE! The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the ability, skill and recreation of comics. The nomination ballot is determined by followers and pros alike. 2020 Nominations have been announced and comics professionals may elect at the link below!

Winners will be announced at the online Baltimore Comic Con on Saturday, October 24, 2020.


SS Sloane Leong’s A Map to the Sun is a matter for the conspicuous books of its first year, and here’s Tom Shapira’s review for Solrad :

The storey is mostly( though not wholly) concentrating on the friendship between teens Ren and Luna; they became best friends in record time simply to have it all disappear once Luna’s family move. Times subsequently, Luna returns and insists on inserting herself into Ren’s( much more complex) life, even joining the school’s newly formed female basketball team. From the get-go, this graphic story proposals sees of pulsating colourings creating an overexposed world pictured through the clouds of a burning sun. As Ren frolics basketball alone in the opening scene, her chassis is striking against the rosy background. The other booster, Luna, dives as she tries to surf, the basketball giving way to spurting ocean as pinkish ambiances intermingle with the blood-red and yellow.


SS D& Q has announced new publications of three works by John Porcellino for 2021 :

In January 2021, D+ Q is reissuing three entitles from John Porcellino’s backlist with brand-new plasters- King-Cat Classix( now for the first time in paperback ), Map of My Heart, and Perfect Example. They are, as the New York Times has observed of John’s work, both “unvarnished” and “punk” but also much more than that. The summarize of each John P comic is more than its parts. Whether he’s remembering a teenaged humble or a walk through a environment or a treasured roadtrip or a cat’s high-jinks, he comprises each time up to the light with equal tenderness and care.

If you’re not familiar with Porcellino’s lyrical minimalism, well there’s still age!

SS Now to the links. Jessica Plummer does some gender crunching on DC’s celebratory collections, and discovers that DC Comics Still Has a Gender Problem :

It’s too worth noting that many of the fibs in the anniversary controversies were written or sucked by inventors with a autobiography with the character in question, which is charming. However, it further spotlights the historic( and not so historic) lack of women on these diaries. In the Robin issue, the only story not written by someone strongly associated with its booster is the Stephanie Brown story, which was written by Amy Wolfram. While I’m happy to see the female Robin get a female writer, it’s striking that she’s never had one before.( But if we’re going to talk about the sexism Steph has been subjected to over the years, we’ll is in there all day .)

SS It was supposed to be a big year for Bloodshot but things didn’t quite work out as schemed. Tim Seeley explains how his final’ Bloodshot’ arc ties in to the film.

Now Valiant is finally bringing the big screen supporting cast of KT and Wigans into the present-day continuity of the comics in Bloodshot #10, set for freeing on January 13, 2021. The question will likewise be the first installment in the final narrative arc for Seeley, with skill by Brett Booth and Pedro Andreo.” What doesn’t work is that we couldn’t ensure that the movie came out on the first weekend of lockdown ,” Seeley told SYFY WIRE.” It’s part of history! It’s crazy because it screwed up everything, but also coerced us to do a reset and so I’m glad that the readers fasten with us, because they get it and understood, but us reaching out to this filmgoing audience is so sowed. Something you could have never prophesied .”

SS MICE 2020 has started virtual, like all gatherings, and they’ve announced a monthlong committee lineup 😛 TAGEND

During the month of October, MICE is hosting variou live online curricula with panels discussions, live portray sports, cartooning shops and professional development webinars for comic authors. Join us for the Month of MICE: 4 weeks of comic-related virtual programming streaming live on Crowdcast! All sessions necessitate registration but are free and open to the public. Visit our Attendee Guide to find out how to take up our virtual testify and support the creators involved in our happens. Week One: October 3- October 9

SS Newsarama has jumped on the investigatory Kickstarter bandwagon and wonders Should major publishers& architects be crowdfunding comics alongside independent and DIY creators?

For some, having fixed publishers and architects begin crowdfunding projects may seem like the old guard horning in on territory for the next generation. But for others, it’s a new rationing sit- similar to the widespread adoption to the Direct Market, and later digital comics- whose go has come. One of the most recent crowdfunding projects by a major establishment has been Boom! Studios’ BRZRKR series – you are well aware, the comic co-written( and kind of starring) Keanu Reeves. For Boom! co-founder/ publisher Ross Richie, it’s not about fund the project directly, but more about reaching a brand-new audience, or an existing audience looking for a new mode to buy these comic book.” Kickstarter offers a’ give and forget’ single-click solution where supporters who have never been to a comic shop or never read a graphic romance can pre-order this trilogy of graphic romances and have it handed directly to their door ,” Richie tells Newsarama.

Frankly, I think this is a consumer decision. Kickstarter is not a zero summarize game.

SS We’re big-hearted followers of Blerdgirl, aka Karama Horne, now at the flog and here’s a lovely sketch that looks at her causes and the tough times she overcame:

“Not only did I lose my father to a series of strokes that time, ” Horne asks, “but I virtually lost my house, I is passing through a divorce, and then I had a stroke. At the end of 2013, I actually was in Philly working on a freelance editing hassle. It turned out, I’m anemic. I get dizzy on a regular basis. I didn’t realize that some of those dizzy spells have effectively mini strokings. Black dames — we stay trying to work through it all, and I was going through a lot that year.” Horne had to go to rehab because the left side of her body shut down. She had to learn how to walk without a limp, how to use her left hand properly, and once again needed to escape the rigours of life. As a style to pass the time, she propelled theblerdgurl as a tumblr sheet. “I remained having conversations with my friends about comics and about geekdom, ” says Horne, “and a lot of people were talking about diversity and how there are no people of color in comics and I was always like,’ But the report contains. I simply don’t know them.’ I foresee I shaped that decision to launch my tumblr in research hospitals. I had friends “thats been” sending me comic book. And I was indicated that if I get out of this, I’m going to lean into this more and start working on stuff that stimulates me happy–and maybe try and help some people while I’m at it. And year later, it paid off. I did go back to editing, but I started theblerdgurl as a full-on blog on the side.”


SS From last week: streaming ratings are a dubious thing, but it has been ordinance that ‘Lucifer’, of all things, was the top testify on Netflixfor an undefined period.

Lucifer, which was canceled by Fox two years ago and then given a second life by Netflix, has come out on top of Nielsen’s latest streaming standings. The show outdid Nickelodeon invigorated streaks The Legend of Korra, which flows on Netflix, entering simply shy of 1.6 billion minutes of viewing in the U.S. from August 17 -2 3. As has been the case since Nielsen debuted the stream rankings last-place month, all 10 top titles are on Netflix. Disney+ and Hulu have been added to the consideration provided as of this week. Amazon programming is also tracked by Nielsen, which measures only the U.S. and therefore can’t definitively reckon recital across world-wide platforms.

Lucifer also triumphed over reruns of The Office, according to Nielsen, a truly mighty achievement. I have some non-comics loving cronies who adore Lucifer, so it has a lot of appeal- or maybe it’s just that hunky Tom Ellis.

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