Fangirls Around the Web: April 19, 2014

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Fangirls Around the Web April 19, 2014 edition spotlights fangirls and their heroines. . . . → Read More: Fangirls Around the Web: April 19, 2014

Disney Publishing Worldwide To Release Four New Star Wars Children’s Books

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New Star Wars children’s book bring Original Trilogy to a new generation. . . . → Read More: Disney Publishing Worldwide To Release Four New Star Wars Children’s Books

Lily Morgane Reviews WYNDE

Lily Morgane reviews WYNDE. . . . → Read More: Lily Morgane Reviews WYNDE

Assembly of Geeks: Captain America, Trekkies & Anomalies

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This week’s Assembly of Geeks covers Captain America and Star Trek with Jen Rhodes of Anomaly Podcast. . . . → Read More: Assembly of Geeks: Captain America, Trekkies & Anomalies

Fangirls Going Rogue April 2014: Great Hera! What’s Behind The Mask?

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The April 2014 edition of Fangirls Going Rogue features Under The Mask’s Dr. Andrea Letamendi and discussion of Hera from Star Wars Rebels. . . . → Read More: Fangirls Going Rogue April 2014: Great Hera! What’s Behind The Mask?

Women Illustrating Women: Indie Artist Kell Smith Draws Attention to New Female Comics Characters

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Indie comics are bigger, better, and getting more of the market share than ever before, as evidenced by the rise of Image Comics.  That means more opportunities for talented artists and writers to get their books to market, and hopefully, more diversity in the comics we will be reading.

Last December I interviewed Glenn Matchett, Executive Editor and Writer for GrayHaven Comics, about Issue 1 of his mystery series: Living With Death. In that book Glenn showed his enthusiasm for strong female lead characters by writing them incredibly well. Now, there is reason to cheer. A new and gutsy female stars in Glenn’s next book release.

“SPARKS” will be available from GrayHaven Comics during the first week of April. It is a “CSI-type” detective story that Glenn has been developing for more than a decade. As eager as he is to see this story in print, Glenn is genuinely thrilled to credit the realization of his long-time dream to young breakout artist/illustrator, Kell Smith. He feels that she has interpreted his SPARKS story so well, that he claims: “This is as much Kell’s project as it is mine.”

Since we love to see women succeed, I recently spoke with Kell about her artwork, her creative partnership with Glenn, and the development of this new book, to catch a glimpse of how she became, as Glenn puts it, “the reason SPARKS exists.”

“SPARKS” (GrayHaven Comics)
Written by Glenn Matchett
Illustrated by Kell Smith

Release Date: Early April 2014

Mary is a retired Registered Nurse who specialized . . . → Read More: Women Illustrating Women: Indie Artist Kell Smith Draws Attention to New Female Comics Characters

Gemini in “Mission Accomplished”

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Artwork of WYNDE character Gemini Reed as part of upcoming SF/F anthology ATHENA’S DAUGHTERS. . . . → Read More: Gemini in “Mission Accomplished”

Assembly of Geeks Dives Into Batman’s Head

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This week’s Assembly of Geeks dives into Batman’s head. . . . → Read More: Assembly of Geeks Dives Into Batman’s Head

Tricia Joins RebelForce Radio’s Clone Wars Declassified: The Disappeared

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This weekend I had the pleasure of recording an episode of RebelForce Radio’s Clone Wars Declassified with host Jason Swank and guests Paul Bateman and Grant Gould. Our discussion focused on the two-part arc The Disappeared from the Lost Missions, or better known as the Mace/Jar Jar stories. Considering no one on the panel seemed to be big fans of either character, we all enjoyed the space adventure tone and the interaction between the pair. . . . → Read More: Tricia Joins RebelForce Radio’s Clone Wars Declassified: The Disappeared

Mary Reviews “Sparks”: Written by Glenn Matchett and Illustrated by Kell Smith

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Mary reviews “Sparks” from GrayHaven Comics . . . → Read More: Mary Reviews “Sparks”: Written by Glenn Matchett and Illustrated by Kell Smith