Bounded Enthusiasm #4: Gene Yang and Sonny Liew on The Shadow Hero

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Today’s episode of Bounded Enthusiasm is a double interview with Gene Yang and Sonny Liew, author and illustrator (respectively) of The Shadow Hero, a new comic book just out this month from First Second Books. It’s a new origin story for an obscure WWII-era superhero named the Green Turtle, created by a Chinese-American artist. If the rumors are true, the Green Turtle is the first Asian-American superhero. Continue reading

TMNT Guitar, SSB Tourney Come to SDCC

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So after publicly admitting that enormous conventions like San Diego Comic-Con are just too big for me, I have to take a moment to point out two things I’ll sorely miss out on by not attending this year’s SDCC. Continue reading

Feed Your Fandom With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History

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Insight Editions’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History, a gorgeously detailed coffee table book written by San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum curator Andrew Farago, is exactly what the title promises. It explores, across some 192 pages, everything a fan could possibly want to know about Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael, not to mention the duo behind their unlikely creation. Continue reading

Kickstarter Half-Way Reminder: El Grande Graphic Novel

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The El Grande graphic novel Kickstarter project is only $800 from funding… maybe even less by the time you’re reading this! If you’re interested in reading a unique science fiction story with some A-MAZ-ING artwork, check out some of the behind the scenes artwork that Joe and Elio have released since the KS began. Continue reading

“The Crowd-Funded Franchise Resurrection”: A Middleman Reunion


On Saturday, May 24, the original cast and writers of the short-lived ABC Family show assembled at the Downtown Independent Theatre in Los Angeles to perform a reading of the script for an upcoming new graphic novel, as we previously mentioned during the Indiegogo campaign that funded it. Continue reading