Robyn Smith ’17 won the Emerging Talent Award at the recent CXC (Cartoon Crossroads Columbus)! The award comes with a no-strings-attached check for $7,500, to support an amazing cartoonist just starting to make their mark on the comics scene.
Robyn Smith ’17 is the artist for a new DC projectNubia: Real One. Nubia is as strong and fast as her twin sister Wonder Woman. Though Nubia first appeared in 1973, she has appeared in only a handful of issues. This new story, written by young adult (YA) author L. L. McKinney, is set while Nubia is in high school. Though she has powers similar to her famous sister, the world has no problem telling her that she’s no Wonder Woman. But when Nubia’s best friend, Quisha, is threatened by a boy who thinks he owns the town, Nubia will risk it all––her safety, her home, and her crush on that cute kid in English class––to become the hero society tells her she isn’t.
Alternative comic creator Peter Bagge is best known for the ‘90s comic series Hate, featuring the semi-autobiographical anti-hero Buddy Bradley, and whose ad- ventures have been collected in two volumes: Buddy Does Seattle and Buddy Does Jersey, both from Fantagraphics. Prior to Hate, Bagge wrote and illustrated the comic book series Neat Stuff (Fantagraphics), and has since written two humor titles for DC: Yeah! and Sweatshop.
Ronald Wimberly is an artist who works primarily in design and narrative. He is an accomplished illustrator and cartoonist, having designed several graphic novels as well as shorter works for The New Yorker, DC/Vertigo, Nike, Marvel, Hill and Wang, and Dark Horse. Ronald was the 2016 Columbus Comics resident and two-time resident cartoonist at Angoulême Maison des Auteurs.
The group at Square City Comics meets up once a month to help each other create and self-publish their original comics. They join up for a weekly online sketch group. They run an anthology together and you will often find them tabling together at conventions. Current membership stands at over 100 members!
This month, The Center for Cartoon Studies sent some goodies out to our BFFs (Bookstore Friends Forever). Be sure to check out your own local bookstores and comic shops to get a peek at what CCS is up to, and the chance to score a special application fee waiver for Fall 2012. These packets were made possible by the generosity of our friends at Diamond!