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Comics A.M. | Boston Comic Con a boon to local retailers

Boston Comic Con

Boston Comic Con

Conventions | Retailers in the Boston area talk about the importance of Boston Comic Con to their bottom line. This year’s event will be held Saturday and Sunday. [The Boston Globe]

Creators | Leslie Chew, who recently faced legal action because of his political cartoons on Facebook, and his attorney talk about Chew’s cartoons and the legal case against him. [PRI's The World]

Creators | Nate Powell, who got his start distributing photocopied minicomics at punk-rock shows, talks to his hometown newspaper about working with Rep. John Lewis on March, drawing a Percy Jackson graphic novel, and life as a full-time comic artist: “There’s a whole lot of constant hustling as a cartoon artist, and really I credit DIY punk as far as shaping the way that I navigate the world to allow me to still tap into the constant hustling necessary to keep my head above water.” [Arkansas Times]

Speak

Speak

Creators | Author Laurie Halse Anderson and artist Emily Carroll discuss their work on the graphic novel adaptation of Anderson’s young-adult novel Speak, the story of a girl who retreats into silence after she is raped. The novel has sold 3 million copies and was a finalist for a National Book Award. Anderson, who is writing the adaptation herself, says Carroll’s art is a “perfect fit” for her novel: “Emily’s drawings are dark, but she knows how to create moments of light in the darkness.” [Publishers Weekly]

Creators | Hip-hop artist Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, a comics fan since childhood, talks about the comic he is creating, which will feature DMC himself as a superhero, the opportunity to give young creators an opening, and the thrill of working with Sal Buscema, whose comics he read as a child: “How the hell do I get a chance to work with God?” [AllHipHop.com]

Creators | Nathan Edmondson, writer of The Light and Who Is Jake Ellis?, tries his hand at a game tie-in with Splinter Cell: Echoes, a graphic novel that fills in the story between Splinter Cell Conviction and Splinter Cell Blacklist. [Ubisoft Blog]

Psychiatric Tales

Psychiatric Tales

Creators | Darryl Cunningham explains why he added new material to the latest editions of Science Tales and Psychiatric Tales. [Forbidden Planet]

Creators | Paul LaPorte hosted a release party last weekend for his graphic novel Today’s Hero, which was funded by a Kickstarter campaign. [Utica Observer-Dispatch]

Graphic novels | John Przybys rounds up graphic novel recommendations from local retailers and other experts. [Las Vegas Review-Journal

Events | The local paper pops in on a drink and draw night at FOS Comics in Mobile, Alabama, that featured a dozen artists, including Clown Town artist Amanda Rachels. [AL.com]

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The Anderson graphic novel should be interesting. Particularly in light of the fact that certain over protective parents are already trying to get her book tossed out of libraries and reading lists.

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