Children gather around a pile of comics for sale at Romford Market, 1947
Photo by Bob Collins
Look at all the different genres they had.
Some of you may have been hearing about what’s going on in Ferguson, MO, a suburb of St. Louis about 20 minutes from my house.
The long and the short of it is that over the weekend, an unarmed black man named Michael Brown was killed by a police officer. Since then, things have spiraled downward, into violations of basic First Amendment rights. I could go on, but you’d likely be better served looking it up yourself.
That being said, I’m offering a charity wallpaper in order to raise funds to donate to the NAACP and ACLU, as both organizations are actively working towards finding justice both for Michael Brown and his family, as well as the greater population of Ferguson.
If you cannot donate, that’s absolutely fine, but I do ask that you try to educate yourself and others as to what’s going on in Ferguson. Tyranny is real, and it is on our soil right now.
Studio Ghibli facing possible shutdown
There have been a series of conflicting reports this week that fan favourite japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli, may soon be shutting it’s doors.
Rumours have been circulating about the studio’s future ever since Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement. As of yet it is not yet clear what this restructuring entails. The company appears to be evaluating their resources and identity in the wake of Miyazaki’s departure. Miyazaki, who founded the studio, informed much of the themes and aesthetics of the studio’s most successful films.
As of yet it’s impossible to say what the future holds for this beloved animation studio. They are currently planning on stepping away from movie production as they take stock of their resources. Whether they will return to movie production is anyone’s guess, and whether films made without Miyazaki’s authorial hand will be worth watching is also up in the air.
Miyazaki himself has been less than anxious about the studio’s future.
Hawkeye #19 was well worth the wait. I thought nothing would ever top Pizza Dog.
#19 is mostly in sign language with very little subtitles showing just how awesome the medium of comics can be.
Hawkeye #11 won the 2014 eisner award for best single issue or one shot. Looks like Hawkeye #19 is a strong contender for the 2015 award.