One Sikh cartoonist: New York-based political cartoonist Vishavjit Singh’s work tackles American turbanaphobia, prejudice against Sikhs, Indian politics and more. (Via Dallas Morning News‘ religion blog)
“Look! In the Shadows! It’s Sadomasochisticman!”: This Globe and Mail feature about Joe Shuster, prompted by the new book Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Creator Joe Shuster, includes a lot of good information about Shuster and his work, and an interview with the book’s editor Craig Yoe. It’s framed kind of lamely though, asking if the discovery of Shuster drew things other than Superman might cause the members of Toronto’s city council to reconsider plans to name a street Joe Shuster Way.
This is a pretty nice GLC drawing: While DC’s GL franchise is probably in its best shape ever, I kinda liked the Real World: GLC era too. Anyway GL fans, go look.
Frank Miller’s Knight Rider? Johnny Ryan’s Saved By The Bell?: Do your imagination a favor and check out the latest Five For Fridays feature on Comicsreporter.com. The instructions were “Name Five Specific Favorite Live Action TV Show Episodes And What Cartoonist(s), In The Best Of All Possible Worlds, You’d Like To See Adapt Them,” and the results should lead to extremely wonderful mental images. My list would have just been various episodes of Beverley Hills 90210 containing big sex scenes by Japanese manga artists, like the spring dance episode where Brenda loses her virginity by Yuu Watase, or the college graduation episode where Donna loses hers by CLAMP.
New When Fangirls Attack imminent: Lisa “Ragnell” Fortuner has announced that the venerable linkblog focusing on women and feminism in comics and online geek culture has found a new crew.
“In 1986, a reader couldn’t just turn the page of Alan Moore’s hit comic book and see what happened next”: A lot of this Port Huron, Michigan Times Herald article might summon some no duhs (and/or question marks) from comics readers, but it’s aimed at non-comics readers, and tackles the tricky issue of the difference between a comic book series and a graphic novel fairly well for such a basic article. It also slings some ink at Taurus Comics owner Jason Sawyer.