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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Comics in the News: 5/31/2005

Here's a quick look at comic books in the news.

Comic Instructs Intellectually Disabled About Rights
An intellectually disabled London, Ontario, Canada man was sick of being treated poorly, so he wrote a comic book in hopes of preventing abuse for others. The book, It's a Matter of Rights, sets out to explain personal rights to other intellectually disabled folks in hopes of empowering them to stop abuse.
Read the full article at the London Free Press.

Vietnamese Comic Industry Makes Comeback
The Vietnamese comic market suffered set-backs at the hands of Japanese Manga books. The industry was viturtually extinct until one company launched a Vietnamese book and spawned a revival. The secret to their success was making a book with Japanese features, but captured Vietnamese national spirit.
Thanhnien News has the full story.

Christian Comic Books Gaining Popularity
Stateside, Christian comic books are getting more and more popular with Christian readers. There are now many monthly titles most produced by Christian comic book companies. The number of comics has more than doubled in the last year.
Read the full story from the Miami Herald.

Four to Watch at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival
The Toronto, Canada Comic Arts Festival was last weekend and a number of upcoming talents were featured there. Marc Bell, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Geneviève Castrée, and Diana Tamblyn are featured by the Toronto Globe and Mail.
Read the whole article at their site.


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