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"Indian Comics Beyond Balloons and Panels"

“Indian Comics Beyond Balloons and Panels”

Alok Sharma spent five years finding creators of Indian comics for his documentary, Chitrakatha: Indian Comics Beyond Balloons and Panels. Check out all the resources at the film’s website and this ten minutes of footage from the film.  There’s also an older news story about the film at The New Indian Express. (Thanks, Aseem Chandaver)

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Interview with Denys Cowan“Legendary comic book artist and Milestone Media co-founder Denys Cowan joined CBR executive…View Post

Interview with Denys Cowan

“Legendary comic book artist and Milestone Media co-founder Denys Cowan joined CBR executive…

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New Original Killing Joke Artwork Revealed; Even More Torture Porny than We Thought

dcwomenkickingass:

I don’t think its any surprised that I’m not a fan of The Killing Joke. I consider it to be at best a mediocre Batman story and one of the lowest moments in DC history in their treatment of female characters.

We all know what happens to Barbara Gordon in the book. We all have heard the tales of Alan Moore calling Len Wein for permission to shoot Barbara Gordon in the book and the response he received:

"I asked DC if they had any problem with me crippling Barbara Gordon - who was Batgirl at the time - and if I remember, I spoke to Len Wein, who was our editor on the project…[He] said, ‘Yeah, okay, cripple the bitch.’

For years there have been discussions about how Barbara Gordon was treated in the book - shot, stripped and photographed naked. I, like many others, have bluntly called it torture porn.

But of course others differ. I’ve been told that there is no rape so there is no mysogyny. That “Jim Gordon is also naked, so it there is no sexism.” That it isn’t about Barbara being a woman but about her being collateral damage.

Sure. Sure it is.

Today some original art from The Killing Joke showed up. And it shows that page. You know page with the photos that Jim Gordon is shown of his daughter.

And the page is a bit different. Brian Bolland has already saidI drew what was in the script. That’s my job. I was asked to tone it down a bit.”

So he drew what Moore had in his original script. 

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And the art work? (NSFW and graphic for nudity and violence)

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francavillarts:

WHO SHOT THE CHIEF?A DOOM PATROL Mystery by Francesco FrancavillaA Thrilling Thriller That Will Give You Thrills!
Happy 50th Anniversary, DP! :)Cheers,FF

francavillarts:

WHO SHOT THE CHIEF?
A DOOM PATROL Mystery by Francesco Francavilla
A Thrilling Thriller That Will Give You Thrills!

Happy 50th Anniversary, DP! :)

Cheers,
FF

comicsalliance:

Zack Snyder & Bruce Timm Animate 75 Years of Superman History in Two Minutes

By Andy Khouri

As part of the ongoing celebration of the 75th anniversary of SupermanWarner Bros. Animation’s Bruce Timm and Man of Steel director Zack Snyder collaborated on a two-minute film that observes some of Superman’s more memorable adventures. The animation includes homages to original creators Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster to contemporary artists like Jim Lee, with stops along the way that give props to Curt Swan, Dan Jurgens, Neal Adams, Andy Warhol, Fleisher Studios, Alex Ross, the Smallville television series, Christopher Reeve, George Reeves, Henry Cavil and Timm’s own work on Superman: The Animated Series.

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"DC Comics and ‘The Normal Course of Business’"At Comics Alliance,  Andrew Wheeler writes about DC Comics and its many crises:  “With almost all…View Post

"DC Comics and ‘The Normal Course of Business’"

At Comics AllianceAndrew Wheeler writes about DC Comics and its many crises:  “With almost all…

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Summer Fun Time Reading ‘13It’s hot and the air already feels like unset Jell-O, but you still have some time to prepare for…View Post

Summer Fun Time Reading ‘13

It’s hot and the air already feels like unset Jell-O, but you still have some time to prepare for…

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