DC middle-grade authors Dustin Hansen (My Video Game Ate My Homework) and Michael Northrop (Dear Justice League) are having a live twitter Q&A with each other today at 11 am PT to talk about their personal experience with dyslexia for World Book Day. You can follow them and “watch” at @dusthansen and @mdnorthrop.
The authors will discuss their own struggles with school, how comics and graphic novels helped them, how dyslexia has influenced their writing and writing their first graphic novels.
Wonder Woman is a cultural phenomenon from playgrounds to Hollywood. A character and then movie designed with feminist intent has captivated audiences and become this summer’s biggest hit.
What does Wonder Woman have to say about women’s struggles with patriarchy and which bullets of oppression does she fail to deflect with her magic bracelets?
How are fans already using the movie to organize for women’s empowerment and can the movie be an entry point for better representation moving forward? Can Wonder Woman live up to her potential and can organizers use the box office hit to promote an agenda of social change?
Join us to discuss these questions and more on Twitter for the next #PopPoliticsChat on Wednesday, June 21st at 9 pm ET.
Anita Jackson is MomsRising’s Digital Communications Director. MomsRising.org is an on-the-ground and online grassroots organization of more than a million people who are working to achieve economic security for all moms, women, and families in the US. Anita leads creative communications campaigns that center marginalized voices, support policy-changing grassroots action, and drive organizational growth. Anita’s work on strategic intersectional communication is integrated with every campaign. On Twitter as @Anita_Sarah
Cher Martinetti is a NYC based entertainment & pop culture journalist, humor writer, and host. She’s the founder & managing editor of Syfy Wire’s Fangrrls, a female centric genre vertical on Syfy Wire that launched in 2016. She’s the host of the popular podcast The Churn, the official post-show wrap-up podcast of Syfy’s critically acclaimed space opera The Expanse. In 2017 she cofounded Legion of Women Writers: a professional networking group for women writers that aims to address various issues women writers face in the workplace, such as sexism, sexual harassment, equal pay, and representation in media. On Twitter as @TheCherness
Caitlin Rosberg is a writing, knitting, tea drinking, baking machine with all the requisite robotic enhancements. She is obsessed with her dog and b-list comic book characters named Jim. A regular at Ladies’ Night at Graham Cracker Comics in the Loop, she’s also an editor and counter-of-beans for the Ladies’ Night Anthology, as well as a contributor to the A.V. Club’s Comics Panel. She likes talking and writing about the importance of safe spaces in nerd culture, how to start your own ladies’ night, independent publishing, and diversity in comic books. Ask her about Rhodey. On Twitter as @crosberg.
On November 25, Dark Knight III: The Master Race comes to shelves on November 25 and DC Comics is in promotion mode before then! explodes onto comic retailer shelves everywhere! This eight-issue limited series is the sequel to 1986’s ground breaking Dark Knight Returns, and the follow up to 2001-2002’s Dark Knight Strikes Again. Frank Miller’s back, along with co-writer Brian Azzarello, artist Andy Kubert and longtime collaborator inker Klaus Janson, reuniting with Miller for the first time in 30 years.
DC knows we’ve got questions. A LOT of questions. So they have corralled co-writer Frank Miller to answer them in a special fan chat on Twitter, this Friday November 20, from 10amPT/1pmET to 11amPT/2pmET. Join in the chat using the hashtag #FrankMillerChat to ask any questions about Dark Knight III. You can ask him about the main story, the mini comics and probably the most often-asked question since the book’s announcement, “What’s up with that title?”
Valiant Entertainment and Twitter have announced the first-of-its-kind #ValiantSummit – an exclusive panel presentation streaming live from Twitter headquarters in downtown San Francisco on Tuesday, June 30that 3 pm EDT/12 noon PDT. Join writer Robert Venditti, writer Jen Van Meter, Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and Director of Marketing, Communications & Digital Media Hunter Gorinson for an hour of news, announcements, and live Q&A, streaming exclusively on the Periscope app at @ValiantComics.
New to Valiant comics? Then start here with a round of Valiant 101 as the #ValiantSummit panel presents a comprehensive introduction to Valiant’s groundbreaking superhero universe and the origins of its greatest heroes, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak, Divinity, and more. Then, the first official #ValiantSummit continues with revelations about the publisher’s upcoming Book of Death summer event series by writer Robert Venditti and artists Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite; exclusive first word on upcoming series and special events coming in late 2015 and beyond; and questions and answers, live from fans around the world submitted via Twitter.
Periscope is a live video streaming app for iOS and Android. Simply download the Periscope app, create a new user log-in or use your Twitter log-in credentials, and visit @ValiantComics to watch the #ValiantSummit panel presentation live from San Francisco.
Valiant is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015 and bringing out all the stops with fun announcements, and innovative marketing initiatives like this one. It’s great to see the company embracing technology like this and using it to get the word out and create some excitement.
On Monday I ran a story about how the team for Marco Rubio noted that they’re fans of Marvel and DC Comics‘ television shows and movies. It was a rather odd thing to include in a Presidential Twitter bio. After a few Tweets pestering them why they didn’t show any love for indie comics, I decided to go with an easier one. Now we know what they’re fans of.
Well this might be new. The official Marco Rubio for PresidentTwitter page touts its love for both Marvel and DC Comics‘ television shows as well as movies…. no love for all of the small press and indie comics? I’m sure shunning The Walking Dead fans is a winning strategy for no one….
It looks like Vertigo‘s Twitter account is in the advertising business, as around 4pm today, the DC Comics imprint tweeted a message promoting Viz Media‘s new graphic novel All You Need is Kill, the adaptation of the novel that is being turned into a movie. They were nice enough to mark it with a hashtag of “ad.” Going back a few months, I don’t see another example of this, the account has promoted either Vertigo projects (or things related to them) or DC things. Nice to see publishers getting along!