Redrawing women: Tackling sexism in comics

  Women are fighting back against sexism in an industry steeped in a history of hyper-sexualised female characters. Some in the comics community aren’t happy with this push for gender parity in the workplace, online and on the page but one way or another, the industry is changing. Read the full story here

The not-so-secret history of comics drawn by women

  No women were nominated for the Angoulême International Comics Festival awards because, according to the organiser, there was a lack of qualified women. “The Festival likes women, but cannot rewrite the history of comics,”. Not so, says Laurenn McCubbin “For over 100 years, we have seen the presence of women in the American comics,” Caitlin McGurk, the […]

‘Great snakes!’ Tintin expert appointed UK’s first comics professor

Tintin expert Benoit Peeters has been appointed as the UK’s first ever comics professor, in a move which Lancaster University said marked its “full academic commitment” to comic book art. Peeters, author of a biography of Tintin’s creator Hergé and other titles about the quiffed Belgian adventurer, will take up his three-year post as visiting […]

Comic artist repurposes iTunes’ terms and conditions into graphic novel

The artist told the Guardian he had been working on the side project since November 2014, “because I thought it would be a funny thing to do” while he works on a second Masterpiece volume (“I just did a version of the Marquis de Sade’s Justine in the style of Wonder Woman”) and an adaptation […]

Judge Dredd’s assault on consumer culture icons finally unleashed

Episodes of the Judge Dredd strip from classic British weekly comic 2000AD that poked fun at McDonald’s, Burger King and corporate mascots such as the Michelin Man and the Jolly Green Giant are due to be reprinted after almost four decades in legal limbo. In 1978, the comic featured a long-running storyline called The Cursed […]

Website The Oatmeal trolls HuffPo over cartoons published without permission | Media | The Guardian

Having a baby is way harder than having a cat. So is asking for permission to publish a comic, it seems. On Tuesday, Huffington Post UK published a series of images from the well-known cartoon website The Oatmeal, created by Matthew Inman. The images were published without permission. When Inman discovered the post, instead of […]

Japan urged to ban manga child abuse images

Japan must ban sexually abusive images of children in manga comics, despite claims that such a move would threaten freedom of expression, the UN’s special envoy on child protection has said. Maud de Boer-Buquicchio praised Japan for passing a law last year that banned the possession of abusive images of children, but said it contained […]

Panel beaters: the comic book tech revolution is here

Readers have been promised a revolution in graphic storytelling ever since the dawn of the internet, but this week’s launch of Alan Moore’s Electricomics offers the first glimpse of a new beginning for digital comics. Fans have been reading comics on electronic devices in increasing numbers over recent years, but until now publishers have been […]