July 13, 2017 • Comics, Geek, Geek Girl
Convention season is starting, but maybe you’ve told yourself that you’re not going this year. I don’t have time, you say. I’ll save myself some money. Then you find out that the cast of your favorite show is speaking on a panel, an author you admire will be signing books, or the next game you’re aching to try will have a demo available. Before you know it, you’ve bought a con pass and made plans with friends…but you still have nothing to wear! And you can’t show up at a con without a cosplay, right?
July 13, 2017 • Comics, Geek, Geek Girl, Travel
If it’s your first time going to SDCC and the first time going to San Diego at all, you might be paralyzed with fear of getting around an unknown city, but never fear! There are more than a few places that will save your butt. From a quick snack between panels to emergency supplies to nighttime outfits, here's a list of 5 places I can walk to with my eyes closed from practice over the years. Know these spots and you too can relax and enjoy your trip without panicking.
June 27, 2017 • Comics, Movies & Film
We all know Edgar Wright loves comics. Beyond his delightfully kinetic adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs the World and his Ant-Man film that will never be (though the finished flick has enough Wright-ian touches that we can get a pretty good idea of where he was going), Wright’s stylistic jump cut montages, fluid action sequences and general playfulness make him the man we most want to see bring comics to the big screen. But not just any comics. Only those with the Wright stuff.
June 7, 2017 • Comics, Women's Interest
Almost seventy-six years after she was introduced in All Star Comics #8, Diana Prince, Princess of Themyscira, badass superhero Wonder Woman, is finally getting her first live-action solo appearance on the silver screen. The long overdue recognition has been met with some skepticism but a ton of joy and excitement from Wonder Woman fans around the world. Diana is more than just a princess for many: she’s a fierce heroine, a feminist and gay rights icon, everyone’s favorite female superhero, and the hero that we need.
June 6, 2017 • Comics, Geek, Women's Interest
Wonder Woman was the most anticipated movie of the summer and it didn't disappoint. And while we fully intend on repeat viewings of this action-packed film, nothing will replace our first encounter with Princess Diana of Themyscira and her home planet of badass women. On the way home from the movie theatre – just as the popcorn hangover is beginning to kick in – take a detour to your local comic store and immerse yourself in the vibrant worlds of these incredible superheroes. They’re the perfect companion to this summer blockbuster. And since these women haven’t enjoyed multi-million dollar adaptations – yet! – you can count yourself as an early adopter when they finally receive the recognition they deserve.
June 5, 2017 • Comics, History
Does real life imitate art, or does art imitate life? At Quirk Books we say, “Who cares, let’s have both!” That’s why our catalog includes Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers as well as The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from the History of Comics. And being that it’s Wonder Woman Week, we can’t help but wonder if the women featured in those two books would enjoy meeting each other and going on adventures and stuff.
Wonder Women illustrations by Sophia Foster-Dimino