Tonight! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History Reception and Book Launch

Tonight! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History Reception and Book Launch

tmnt11The Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission Street in San Francisco, will be celebrating 30 years of mutated turtles tonight with a reception for the venue’s current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exhibition. This evening’s event will also act as a launch party for Cartoon Art Museum Curator Andrew Farago’s new book Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History. A long list of guestsrelated to…

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Banned Books Week to have focus on Comics

Banned Books Week to have focus on Comics

Comics have long been an easy target when it comes to panicked adults and headline craving politicians seeking an easy target for perceived moral corruption. The history of the censoring of comics, including the industry’s self-censoring of comics, is well known and documented. Not as well-documented is the sad fact that the practice of banning comics and graphic novels for often frivolous…

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Madefire will bring motion book format to Archie, Clive Barker, and others

Madefire will bring motion book format to Archie, Clive Barker, and others

madefire-logoMadefire has added four new partners to a growing list of independent publishers signing on with the company to create digital motion comics. This week the Berkeley-based start-up announced partnerships Archie Comics, Lion Forge, Arcana, and Clive Barker’s Seraphim.

Author Clive Barker said in a statement, “Never before have I seen anything like this. Madefire, has created a radical way in which…

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Daredevil Tour of the Bay Area: Issue 3

Daredevil Tour of the Bay Area: Issue 3

This regular feature on The Shared Universe is intended to act as a tour guide of the Bay Area by following the adventures of our most recent New York City transplant. If an issue of Daredevil features any notable landmarks I’ll pull them out and provide some context for readers unfamiliar with this region of the country. Previous entries in this series:

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PW: Kickstarter comic projects have success rate above 50 percent

PW: Kickstarter comic projects have success rate above 50 percent

Publisher’s Weekly has a new articlelooking at the success rate of crowdfunding publishing projects. It’s a worthwhile read for anyone who might be taking into consideration the use of a platform like Kickstarter to jumpstart their book. According to the article Kickstarter has a success rate of a little more than 50 percent when it comes to funding comics. However, don’t let that go to your head…

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Cartoon Art Museum to host Queer Comics Expo

Cartoon Art Museum to host Queer Comics Expo

San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum is launching the first Queer Comics Expo in conjunction with PRIDE month. On June 8th the venue will highlight the role of LGBTQ comics in society. More information can be found at the museum’s websiteQCElogoweb2-300x286. The press release is below:

This June, the Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco will join Pride month celebrations by holding its first annual Queer Comics Expo…

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Petition: Build Lucas Cultural Arts Museum in San Francisco

Petition: Build Lucas Cultural Arts Museum in San Francisco

I’m not a huge fan of Internet petitions, but I do have an interest in seeing the Lucas Arts Cultural Museum built in the Bay Area and not in Chicago (or anywhere else in the country). The museum was one of the three proposals rejected to be built on the gateway of the Presidio. Since the proposal was rejected George Lucas and his museum team have been shopping the proposalaround to other cities.…

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