Tag: comic books

MICA Grad’s College Project Nominated for National Book Award

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Photo by Leslie Ranne
Photo by Leslie Ranne

Noelle Stevenson began drawing Nimona as a webcomic when she was a MICA student. The project became her senior thesis–and then it really started to take off.

The Coolest College Course in Baltimore

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In the recent Captain America movie, in between fights and explosions there was a throwaway reference to Tony Stark, AKA Ironman. It was just one example of how certain superhero movies aren’t stand-alone experiences, but are meant to exist in an alternate universe in which every superhero is friends (or frenemies) with every other caped crusader. It’s the Marvel Universe, and it’s complex enough that it apparently deserves a college course of its own.

ZAP! POW! BAM! Exhibit Opening at the Jewish Museum of Maryland

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Loocatch of the day fish (2)k! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a new exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Maryland? Indeed. Now, you may be wondering (we certainly were) how Batman and Superman managed to land an exhibit at a museum whose mission is largely focused on Jewish culture and history. To hear the folks at the museum tell it: “With the American economy in deep Depression and the rise of fascism in Europe, a group of young, largely Jewish, artists began to create illustrated stories of superheroes and provided the nation with an optimistic antidote to a growing sense of despair and helplessness.” (Note to kids: use this against your parents next time they get on your case about reading comics books instead of literature!)

Spandex and Superheroes at Baltimore’s Comic Con

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Baltimore’s convention center hosted Comic Con last week, and sure, there were panels and signings and celebrity guests. But the real fun was with the crowd, who took their superhero costumes to the next level. Photos credit if0rg0t2remember.

“Henry & Glenn Forever and Ever” Release Party

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The cult hit Henry & Glenn (one of the best selling comics in Atomic Books’ 20 year history) – predicated on the almost impossible to fathom concept of punk icon Henry Rollins and metal icon Glenn Danzig living as roommates with Hall & Oates as the surprisingly nice Satanist couple next door – is now becoming a regular, ongoing comic series.

Join cartoonists Tom Neely and Ed Luce for the release of the first all-new issue of Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever #1 as they discuss, show and sign copies of the book on Thursday, May 24 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Atomic Books on Falls Road in Hampden.

Adult refreshments will be served.

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