Tag Archives: politics

Oni Press Boycotts Uline Over Their Support For Anti-Gay Campaigns

A Chicago-based political action committee, Family-PAC has campaigned for voters to tell Representative Mike Smiddy to vote against last year’s proposed marriage equality bill, saying children raised by same-sex couples will “never know their real parents”. Family-PAC director Paul Caprio spoke …

Australian Government Uses Comic Books To Stop Asylum Seekers

This comes to us from News.com.au as the Australian Federal Government is using comic books to try and stop Afghans from trying to enter Australia illegally by way of boats. The campaign was started under the previous Rudd government but continues under …

Suicide For Austere Times – Welcome To #WealthFair

This has nothing to do with comics. I’m running it anyway because a) I think it’s great, b) a suggestion I made to the author found it’s way into one of the pages and c) I can post things on …

HeroesCon To Clash With Republican Convention In Charlotte This Weekend

This could be fun. From today, through the weekend, HeroesCon kicks off at the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina. Also starting today is the North Carolina Republican Annual State Convention. Also at the Charlotte Convention Center. How easy will …

An Italian Revolution Supported By… Superman, Wolverine And Peppa Pig?

Is it an approved political campaign? Is it completely supporter-created piece of social media? Or somehwre inbetween? Supporters of Italian political prime ministerial candidate Antonio Ingroia for the new political party Rivoluzione Civile (Civil Revolution) began by using some images …

Joss Whedon’s Presidential Election Video: “Sooner Or Later, the Zomnies Will Come For All Of Us”

“Zomney: He Needs Brains.”  Joss Whedon weighs in on the presidential election.

Pro-Pot, Pro-Gay Marriage, Pro-Pit Bull Webcartoonist Gets Elected Democrat Candidate

Forget Frank Miller and Paul Ryan. This is a real comic book creator heading for office. Webcartoonist Nicholas Ivan Ladendorf beat political science teacher Richard Buchli in a Democrat primary for the House of Representatives in Missouri. And he did …

Archie Comics Goes Gender Swapping

We’ve had political candidates. Gay military interracial marriages. Occupy protests. What’s next for Archie Comics to hit the headlines? Why, gender swapping of course. Courtesy of Sabrina The Teenage Witch. In August’s edition of Archie Comics, Archie becomes Archina, and …

Bill Willingham On Sex, Death And Politics

Gavin Lees wrote for Bleeding Cool from ECCC; Bill Willingham is enjoying runaway success with his series, Fables, which has just recently debuted a new spin-off series, Fairest.  He is also something of an anomaly, being one of the few …

That Doonesbury Cartoon

This is the first of a series of Doonesbury cartoons running this week in… slightly less newspapers than usual. Targeting legislation in a number of states that those seeking an abortion must have a transvaginal scan, something that has been …

Ron Paul Ditches The Wookie, Has Darth Vader’s Imperial March For A Theme

Mitt Romney won the Hampshire primary last night, but pulling second place was cause for celebration in the Ron Paul camp. The Republican candidate and Bruno co-star came out to give a kind of victory speech, and was greeted with …

Thursday Trending Topics: Hero Politics

  There has almost always been an element of the politics of the times in our comics. Even if you ignore policital cartoons and cartoonists — many of whom were hugely influential on the architects of the American comic book industry — …

And Finally… The Washington DC Relaunch

Ward Sutton looks at the current political players for the Village Voice, via the iconography of DC Comics, and asks if they can be relaunched as well?

Friday Runaround – It’s All About The Politics

PoliticsWatch: New Zealand cartoonist Haden Currie has released a free comic book both satirising and celebrating the current Prime Minister John Key, before this Saturday’s General Election. PoliticsWatch2: He might not have the same luck in Russia though, Russian comics …

British Politician Threatens To Sue Granny Over Cartoon

British Conservative Member of Parliament, James Wharton has threatened to sue one Carole Jones for her “Save Our Park” cartoons. The cartoon on the poster depicts Wharton as a villain, W, plotting with the town council to turn an children’s …

Congressman John Lewis To Write Graphic Novel, March, About The Struggle For Civil Rights

Top Shelf has announced a deal between themselves, Congressman John Lewis and his aide Andrew Aydin, to publish a graphic novel based on the life of Lewis, with specific regard to the civil rights movement in the sixties. This will …

Tokyo’s Comic Code Final Reading Tomorrow

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool told you how ten of the biggest Japanese publishers had withdrawn from the government sponsored Tokyo Anime Fair after the city’s governor Shintaro Ishihara, who is on the board of the TAF, supported a bill being passed …

Sinestro Corps Keeps Fear Alive at Stewart/Colbert Rally

With key congressional elections just days away, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert staged a rally to — in the Washington Post’s words — “redeclare Americans’ ability to get along and work together, regardless of their ideological differences,”  and poke fun …