It’s a new week and we’ve got lots on tap for you. That’s after a weekend of getting 2019 in order for us! What geeky things did you all do? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
Publisher’s Weekly – Z2 Comics Finds Niche in Graphic Novels and Music – Yes, yes they have.
The Beat – Emil Ferris wins the Fauve D’Or for My Favorite Thing is Monsters – Very well deserved.
The Beat – A Year of Free Comics – Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood adapted to comics by Emi Gennis – This sounds awesome and free comics!
The Beat – A Year of Free Comics – Young Adult Fantasy Monsters that Comes from the Heart in Monster Pulse – Free comics!
Talking Comics – Batman #63
Black Girl Nerds – Oliver #1
The Beat – Sovereign Traces Vol. 1
Talking Comics – Uncanny X-Men Annual #1
Last month, eleven members of the independent comics community and one publisher were served with a defamation lawsuit because of concerns they raised about a fellow creator’s alleged pattern of sexual misconduct.
Whit Taylor, Laura Knetzger, Josh O’Neill, Tom Kaczynski, Hazel Newlevant, Emma Louthan, Ben Passmore, Emi Gennis, Jordan Shiveley, Morgan Pielli, and Rob Clough, as well as the indie comics publisher Uncivilized Books, all need our help to defend themselves against these charges!
SPX has established the Defend The 11 legal aid fund to help these members of our creative community in their time of need. SPX is organizing this fund in consultation with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which brings legal and fundraising experience to the effort.
Cases like this can be costly and drag out for years reaching hundreds of thousands of dollars in bills. An amount of $20,000 was initially pledged to help with the defense and give these creators immediate access to legal representation. Most of that money has already been spent on legal bills.
SPX announced its intent to establish a legal aid fund in a September 1, 2018 joint statement with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s new President, Christina Merkler. SPX’s annual comic arts festival takes place this weekend in Bethesda, Maryland. In addition to the GoFundMe campaign, those wishing to donate to the #Defendthe11 legal aid fund can do so in-person at the festival.