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Coming soon to Hermes Press: Gladys Parker: A Life in Comics and a Passion for Fashion by Trina Robbins!

March 29, 2019

Coming soon to Hermes Press: Gladys Parker: A Life in Comics and A Passion for Fashion Gladys Parker: A Life in Comics and A Passion for Fashion Hermes Press is coming to slay the fashion industry- with some HERstory! Gladys Parker: A Life in Comics and A Passion for Fashion explores the history behind Mopsy and her creator Gladys Parker! This beautiful book will also provide a rarely seen collection of Mopsy stories and many of Parker’s earlier strips. Cartoonist Gladys Parker was unique in comics. As with Frida Kahlo, it was impossible to tell where her art left off and its creator began. Parker mixed fashion and comics and created classic characters that mimicked her sense of fashion. In fact, Parker was...

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Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson Presents at The Escapist

November 19, 2018

Pictured: Jessica Balboni (co-mgr. of Escapist); Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, Colin Epstein, and Ben Rosenthal Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson presenting on DC Comics Before Superman

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A Tip of the Ole Hat to Stan the Man

November 12, 2018

By Publisher Dan Herman About twenty minutes ago I got a call from our Managing Editor, Sabrina, who is always upbeat, but from her tone of voice I immediately knew something had happened. “What’s wrong?” I enquired,” And the answer came back, “Stan Lee just passed away.” Although Stan was 95 and had just gone through some very trying times, for some illogical, silly reason I never thought he would die. There are many opinions about Stan the Man; stories about who did what, what Jack Kirby did, who should get credit for a story, character, or idea, but it’s undeniable that without Stan the Silver Age never would have had the power and impact that it did and still does....

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Author Spotlight: Mother Goth!

October 30, 2018

(photo credit, Anginet Page) Mother Goth was busy preparing for her favorite night of the year, but we managed to catch her for a few brief questions...What's your inspirations for some of your spooky rhymes?All my poems are autobiographical. Mary Had a Little Beast? Me. The decapitated shepherdess in Little Bo Dead? Also me. The murderous unicorn in If You’re Stabby and You Know It? In truth, Stabby was one of my dearly departed husbands, but as they say, write about what you know… or who you kill. I’ll leave it to my dear readers to determine which is which. Who is your favorite author?Alas, poor Edgar. How I loved him. It was my crow that finally did him in. A word to the wise—crows do not...

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