Saturday Runaround – Going To Comiket


Talking the girls to Comiket today…


Which will also host Six Characters, a one-day pop-up exhibition, conceived by Central Saint Martins PhD students Ahmed Jameel, Penelope Mendonça and John Miers.

Each artist wrote descriptions of two characters, including this suitably Halloweeny Cthulhu above. They were allowed to include information about the age and gender of the characters they described, but no information about their appearance.

Each artist then sent one of their descriptions to each of the other two artists. They all set to work creating a short strip using the two characters they had been sent, which had to conclude with at least one of them heading towards Santa's Grotto in Harrods at 3pm on November 29, 2013 (the time and location at which the characters had to meet was provided by Dr. Roger Sabin.)

The final two pages, which attempt to resolve at least some of the various characters' aims and objectives, were created collaboratively, "Drawn Together" style, with each artist continuing to draw the characters they had been given at the start of the project.

Will I see you there?


Looks like the dollar-off-your-digital comic at DC Comics has now been brought forward to a month after publication as opposed to the two month gap that had grown of late… looks like someone crunched the numbers and found them lacking.



Remember when Chicago public libraries were asked to remove the comic Persepolis from their shelves? Chicagoites didn't take it lying down.

After Chicago Public Schools were asked asked to remove "Persepolis," a graphic novel depicting one woman's childhood during the Islamic Revolution in Iran, from seventh-grade classrooms, Lane Tech College Prep students got to work. The resulting protest against the book's removal has earned the students the Illinois Library Association's 2013 Intellectual Freedom Award.

The award has been given to the Lane Tech student body and the school's 451 Degrees Banned Book Club – an homage to Ray Bradbury's classic Fahrenheit 451 about outlawed books – and recognizes their "advocacy for intellectual freedom through their responses."


The look of Stan Lee's Comikaze 2013…


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