Maker Movement in Mullica Hill

Despite the snow and bitter winds on Wednesday, the Mullica Hill Library still had two people come in to get their 3D printer certification at the Makerstudios@GCLS. Jim O’Connor, a local artist and the Maker-in-Residence in Mullica Hill, explained what the maker movement is and the reason behind the grant money that allowed the Makerstudios@GCLS…

New Pitman Gallery and Art Center Opens to Massive Crowd

Outside the gallery, it was cold and windy. Inside, it was warm, and filled with people, food, and wine. “We’re not gallery owners, we’re artists, and we’re interested in promoting other artists, so we did some preliminary research and then we just kind of took a leap,” Tina Magonagle explained as guests complimented the space….

Christy Sloat and Her Road to The Survival Pact Book Signing

Inside The Spot, an antiques mall on Landis Avenue in Vineland, New Jersey, Christy Sloat sits at a table with her 11th book, The Survival Pact, and a plate of cookies. The road to this table was one like any novel with ups and downs; comedy and tragedy. Sloat started writing when she was 12…

ZoloCon 2017 At The Fuge

At 9 o’ clock, this past Saturday morning, the doors to Zolocon, Toy and Comic Expo, opened in the historic building turned event space, the Fuge. The Event space, the Fuge, was originally, as the new owner Sam explains, “it was built by the navy back in the 40’s to test the human on G-forces,…

Amalgam Comics on Galentine’s Day

As it heads into its second year of operation in Philadelphia, Amalgam Comics and Coffee House is thriving. Following the self-described “whirlwind” of getting the shop up and running in their first year and being on a variant cover of Invincible Iron Man, Amalgam’s owner, Ariell Johnson, is planning out the next year to include…

Trespasser and the Apocalypse

“Speculative science fiction was a part of comics from early on in the medium. The very origin of Superman is an apocalyptic reading: The last survivor of the doomed planet of Krypton finds his salvation in a new world called Earth.”                    – Dr. Matthew Smith, a professor and director of the School of Communication at…

Marvel’s Attempt to Support Local Comic Shops

With the new year come the inevitable lists of the best of 2016. One such list is Paste Magazine’s list of the top 25 comic books of 2016. Marvel, which enjoyed very positive reactions to all the movies it put out last year, only took three spots on the best comic book list, 7, 21,…

Suindá and Its Argentinian Roots

Emiliano Correa started drawing when he was just 2 years old. What started as scribbles of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turned into doodles in class and, eventually, sketchbooks filled with ideas. Now an independent comic artist, Correa works with comic writer Travis Huber on Suindá, an action/adventure series that takes place in his home…