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Comic Books for Grown-Ups: 10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction

Comic Books for Grown-Ups: 10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction
by Kirstin Butler Seeing the world in six-panel strips, or what Allen Ginsberg has to do with the wonders of zygotes. Who doesn’t love comic books? We’ve long loved authors Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. The Beats invokes the immediacy of 1940s and 50s art, music, and writing; even better, it provides political context and introduced us to an entire panoply of artists whose contributions to the era are lesser known. How do you make 500,000 declassified documents yield up their stories? Upton Sinclair-style muckraking for our modern era, Edible Secrets covers the CIA’s milkshake assassination plot of Fidel Castro, popcorn mind-control schemes, and how a box of Jello led to two death sentences during the 1950s Communist red scare. Whether you’re an activist, foodie, or history buff, Edible Secrets is a fascinating and fun creation about acts of agriculture — something each one of us, consciously or not, commits every day. Read our full review of the SmarterComics series here.

The Beat — The News Blog of Comics Culture Look at this Frakking Geekster evandorkin: Found an unfinished Batman Drawing, so I finished it. fetts: #HuyFong #sriracha (at Huy Fong Foods Inc.) I did it. ewewsashaew: ewewsashaew: Omg I’m in love. Guys… Just look at my new tattoo again. Comic Book Paper — Free Templates for Artists WriteComics.com Free tools to create comic strips Creating cartoons and comic strips for educational uses can be quite interesting task. It obviously pushes the reluctant students to participate more and rub the dust off their brains. Students love to work in groups and compete with each other especially when there are motivating incentives for them. Thanks to web 2.0 technologies , educators and teachers will never run short of new innovative ideas. 1- Witty Comics Witty Comics is a cool website. Pixton is a cartoon creation tool that allows its users to create awesome comics. 3- Make Belief Make Beliefs is another awesome comic strip creation tool. 4- Chogger Choggers has a good editing tool that allows users to create their own cartoons out of imported photos. 5- Cartoon for The Classroom Cartoon for the Classroom is a great resource of comic strips for educators and teachers. 6- Anmish Anmish is a fun web application. 7- A List of Free Tools to Turn Pictures into Cartoons

The Digital Comic Museum - Free and Public Domain Comic Books Download free comics 21 Best Comic Book Artists from Comic-Con: A Designer Guide The world’s largest comic book convention has some secrets that are practically unknown to lovers of graphic design and illustration. San Diego Comic-Con International is famous, as well as feared and loathed, for its lengthy lines of lemmings endlessly waiting to get into mammoth show biz hype-fests that are usually available to the whole world on YouTube within hours. But what gets all the press is just a piddling part of the Con experience, quality-wise. The truth is, you can easily spend most of your time in the company of like-minded creative spirits and comic book artists who share your passions, whether it’s cartooning and illustration, storyboards and animation, product and poster design, or whatever. So here are some suggestions on how to indulge and immerse yourself in visual culture, free of Hollywood hassle: 1. 1b. 2. 3. Stray Toasters © 2015 Bill Sienkiewicz p.s.: As of this year, the percentage of female attendees has now grown to 50%. All photos © M Dooley Frank Forte Ed Luce

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