Ten (or more!) contributors to SubCultures: a Comics Anthology, will take the stage to read from/discuss their stories at the Cambridge Public Library on Tuesday Jan 20th at 6:30. You be there too!
Colonial Comics makes Geek Dad’s list of Best Books of 2014! “Comics and graphic novels are an extremely moving way to teach about history. Great comic artists can show the joy, anguish, discovery, and struggle that those who came before us experienced.” (Pictured: Maverick Island by J.L. Bell & Joel Gill) http://geekdad.com/2015/01/best-books-2014/
Joel Gill’s collection of comics on unsung black history continues to rack up the honors, the latest being named a finalist for the 2014 Cybils (The Children and Young Adults Bloggers Literary Awards — it’s almost an acronym!), in the graphic novels for young adults category. Congratulations to Joel!
Rob McMonigal at Panel Patter blog includes SubCultures in his 2014 favorites! But wait, there’s more (BCR-related stuff, that is): Whit Taylor’s The Anthropologists; Little Nemo Dream Another Dream, featuring Jerel Dye (plus Raul Gonzalez, Maris Wicks, Box Brown etc.); Liz Prince’s Tomboy, & Lucy Bellwood’s Down to the Sea Again – in which a BCR meeting is depicted!!!
The regular BCR meeting on Thursday January 8th will include an art supply and comics swap. Bring your un-wanted/un-needed art supplies and comics/graphic novels, and be ready to go home with someone else’s old stuff!
Cara Bean’s riso-printed accordion books are among the rewards you can get for contributing to the IndieGo Campaign for SAW: the Sequential Arts Workshop. SAW is Tom Hart’s comics school in Florida, where Lexington High’s Ms. Bean is currently matriculating. Sort of like CCS-south, and well-worth supporting!