The weekend is almost here and it’s a long one for the GP team! What geeky things will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for the weekday to end and the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.
The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: the classroom trials of JOEL CHRISTIAN GILL – Free comics!
Kotaku – So, Is Marvel’s Avengers An Endless Grindfest Or Not? – Who’s playing and what do you think?
Comics Bulletin – Ghost Writer
Oni Press has announced the publication of the next book by Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History creator Joel Christian Gill, detailing his upbringing and relationship to the violence that surrounded it.
Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence is Joel Christian Gill’s visceral and deeply affecting memoir chronicling his youth and coming of age as a poor Black child in a chaotic southern landscape of rough city streets and foreboding backwoods during the crack cocaine boom of the 1980s.
Propelled into a world filled with uncertainty and desperation, young Joel is pushed toward using violence to solve his problems by everything and everyone around him. But fighting doesn’t always yield the best results for a confused and sensitive kid who yearns for a better, more fulfilling life than the one he was born into.
This memoir arrives in finer bookstores and comic shops in January 2020.
Lion Forge has announced the publication of the next book by Joel Christian Gill released in time for Black History Month 2019!
Fast Enough: Bessie Stringfield’s First Ride is a fun imagined account of a young Bessie Stringfield, a true adventurer and one of the first African-American women to travel solo across the United States on a motorcycle.
Have you ever been told that you’re not enough? That you’re not strong enough, tall enough, or fast enough? Bessie was told she was not enough.
Fast Enough combines an imagined story of Bessie Stringfield as a young girl with historical facts about the real Bessie, and an essential read for parents and children alike! This must-read picture book arrives in stores in February of 2019, and deserves a place on bookshelves in libraries, living rooms, and classrooms everywhere.
Fulcrum Publishing is debuting a new series of nonfiction graphic novels on September 5-7, 2014 at the Baltimore Comic-Con at Booth #2302! Fulcrum strives to create books which provide the tools for forward motion and learning. Their graphic novel collection will serve as a visual and engaging medium through which to inform and shape minds. Fulcrum graphic novels draw history to life!
Matt Dembicki is the editor of Wild Ocean, Trickster, District Comics, and Captive of Friendly Cove to be published Winter 2015. Joel Christian Gill is the author of Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History and the forthcoming Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented Tenth, to be published October 2014. Jason Rodriguez is a contributor to District Comics and editor of the forthcoming Colonial Comics to be published October 2014.
Teaching with Comics Panel:
Friday, September 5th 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm: Joel Christian Gill, author of Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History and the upcoming Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented Tenth, and Jason Rodriguez, editor of the forthcoming Colonial Comics: New England 1620-1750 will be conducting a panel about teaching history through comics. These two authors will be discussing the art of constructing a nonfiction graphic novel and how they can be used as educational tools.
Baltimore Comic-Con will be held Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center, which is located immediately across the street from the historic Camden Yards sports complex (which includes Oriole Park and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum). Tickets, a full guest roster, and additional information is available on the convention’s website.