Brigid Alverson

Contributing Writer

Articles By Brigid Alverson

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Comics A.M. - "Annie" Writer Jay Maeder Passes Away

Fri, August 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Maeder, 67, was comic strip's final writer. A round-up of SDCC manga news! The significance of Marvel's Storm! Drew Friedman talks "Heroes of Comics"! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - SCOTUSblog Co-Founder Joins Kirby Heirs' Appeal

Thu, July 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jack Kirby heirs' Supreme Court petition gains some legal muscle! Politician's bus takes up five spaces in comic store parking lot -- on a Wednesday! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - In San Diego, "Comics Had a Great Convention"

Wed, July 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Image's David Brothers on why SDCC 2014 was great for comics! Report: Archie's Nancy Silberkleit escorted from booth by police! A look at changing digital landscape!

SDCC: Abrams Announces New 'Peanuts' Book, "My Friend Dahmer" Follow-Up & More

Tue, July 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

A book that looks at Charles Schulz as an artist, Derf Backderf's "My Friend Dahmer" follow-up and Eddie Pittman's "Red's Planet" were unveiled at the Abrams panel.

Comics A.M. - Japan Launches Anti-Piracy Initiative

Tue, July 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Japanese government joins with anime and manga companies! Examining the new Thor, and female readership! Interviews with Rutu Modan and Box Brown! Plus more!

SDCC: ComiXology CEO Explains New DRM-Free Backup Program

Thu, July 24th, 2014 | Category: Digital Comics

CEO David Steinberger explains a major change in comiXology's business model, allowing users to download DRM-free backups of some of its comics.

Comics A.M. - South Korea Court Rules "One Piece" Show Can Go On

Tue, July 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Exhibit was canceled because of images resembling Rising Sun flag! Gauging the size of superhero comics' female audience! Characters that have changed race, gender!

Comics A.M. - Police Accused of Pre-SDCC Homeless Crackdown

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

San Diego officials deny that police are removing homeless near convention center! A snapshot of digital comics models! Is DC lagging behind Marvel in character diversity?

Comics A.M. - Alcaraz's "Hate City" Cartoons Spark Legal Threat

Fri, July 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Murrieta, California's PR consultant in dust-up with editorial cartoonist! Interviews with Bryan Lee O'Malley, Faith Erin Hicks, Jeffrey Brown and Ales Kot! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Archie Comics Responds to Singapore Ban

Thu, July 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Archie Co-CEO addresses ban of volume featuring Kevin Keller's wedding! How might a possible Fox/Time Warner merger affect superhero movies? Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - "Attack on Titan" Conquers Bookstores in June

Wed, July 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Eight volumes of "Attack on Titan" land on BookScan chart! Size of comic market estimated at $850 million in 2013! Tom Taylor talks "Injustice" and "Earth 2"!

Comics A.M. - A Half-Century of "Archie," By Circulation Figures

Tue, July 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Tracing the (sales) life of "Archie"! Bryan Lee O'Malley talks "Seconds"! Nate Powell on the "March: Book Two" cover! Emily Carroll discusses her creepy comics! More!

Comics A.M. - Russian Media Watchdog Eyes Marvel's "Avengers"

Mon, July 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Are Marvel comics "“propaganda of a cult of violence"? For the first time, an Archie title tops the direct market graphic novel chart! Allentown Comic Con draws 4,000!

Comics A.M. - Digital Sales Grew to $90 Million in 2013

Fri, July 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Sales of digital comics rose $29 percent over 2012! Joshua Hale Fialkov on "The Life After" and creator-owned comics! Art Spiegelman discusses Winsor McCay!

Comics A.M. - Oz Comic-Con Scrutinized For Scarcity of Female Guests

Wed, July 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Con organizer points to availability, male domination of superhero comics! Tim Seeley talks "Grayson"! How comics help physicians educate patients! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - "Blondie" Artist Frank Cummings Passes Away

Tue, July 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Cummings dies at age 55. The comics element of ALA's annual conference! Reflecting the political and economic climate in comics! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Taiwan "One Piece" Exhibit Draws 100,000 in First Week

Mon, July 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Fans flock to first "One Piece" exhibition of its kind outside of Japan! Jim Salicrup talks Papercutz! Jimmy Gownley on "Amelia Rules!" and "The Dumbest Idea Ever"!

Comics A.M. - Bill Watterson's Return to the Public Eye

Thu, July 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Tracing the welcome return of the "Calvin and Hobbes" creator! The history of those "peeing Calvin" decals! A snapshot of the Michigan comics scene! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - UK Charity Store Receives Comic Book Windfall

Wed, July 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Collector donates 800 comics dating back to 1960s! The secret origins of Ghost Variant covers! Interviews with Gabrielle Bell and Jamie Smart! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - A Nonprofit Alternative For Some Publishers?

Tue, July 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Is a nonprofit model a viable option for alt-comics publishers? Remembering Etta Hulme. Warren Ellis & Tula Lotay on "Supreme: Blue Rose"! Ed Brubaker talks "Velvet"!