July 23, 2010 |
It's a book! It's a cartoon! It's ... digital comics! Technology, which has already upended the music, television and movie businesses, is now gripping the comic book world. Publishers are unleashing a torrent of digital comic books across smart phones, tablet devices, game consoles and digital book readers, portending major changes in how comics are made and marketed. These new comics — many of which are being showcased this week at Comic-Con International in San Diego — in some cases come with choreographed presentations that zoom or pan across panels, full-color animated characters, audio from professional voice actors, heart-thumping soundtracks and even the ability for readers to leave comments on the pages.
January 8, 2010
SERIES Ghost Whisperer: Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt) tries to help Ned (Christoph Sanders) stop a ghost out for revenge at the Grandview radio station after the station broadcasts humiliating secrets. Aidan Lucas guest stars in the new episode (8 p.m. CBS). Medium: The ghost of a suspected murderer contacts Allison hoping to clear his name in this new episode (9 p.m. CBS). Shark Tank: The unscripted series returns with a full slate of entrepreneurs pitching their ideas in hopes of obtaining funds from the resident moguls.
March 15, 2009
I thoroughly enjoyed the article about the comics ["10 Comics Walk Into a Bar . . . ," March 8]. I recently got into the business as a manager and Pat Mellon's story rang true to me for some of the new comics that I have recently picked up and even for me on the other side of the business. It does take some hard work and a bit of "getting your hands dirty." I hope the article gives new comics some hope and insight, for I have seen a lot of comics try to skip doing some of that work.
May 15, 2006
"Lio" premieres today on the second comics page. The main character of Mark Tatulli's comic is a curious boy with a vivid imagination. It replaces "The Meaning of Lila."
June 13, 1999 |
Does "The Boondocks," a new comic strip featuring black characters and written and drawn by a black artist, succeed in exploring racial issues--or is it just racist? Since The Times introduced the strip April 19, about 250 readers have telephoned or written to comment. Many passionately criticize it as racist and accuse it of promoting violence and negative stereotypes of African Americans.