Comics/Graphic Novels

Off-Panel: Turning Legalese Into Art

Melody Schreiber

Staff Writer

Melody Schreiber is at work on a nonfiction anthology of premature birth. As a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C., she has reported from nearly every continent. Her articles, essays, and reviews have been published by The Washington Post, Wired, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, NPR, The Toast, Catapult, and others. She received her bachelor’s in English and linguistics at Georgetown University and her master’s in writing at the Johns Hopkins University. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @m_scribe.

Our daily round-up of news around the comics space, from the gutters and beyond.

Artist R. Sikoryak’s unabridged graphic adaptation of the iTunes Terms and Conditions has proven a big hit. The webcomic experiment sees a new page — each drawn in the style of the world’s greatest comics artists — added daily, adapting the full legal document to comic book form.

Let’s start a petition to turn all terms and conditions into graphic novels! Who’s with me?

Daniel Fleetwood, a terminally ill Star Wars fan suffering from a rare form of cancer, was granted a private screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by director J.J. Abrams.

Come on, Daniel, you can’t even give us a little hint? I guess the rest of the world has to keep re-watching the new Japanese trailer for clues. (But seriously, this story makes me so happy–and brings warmth to my cold little heart.

Edited to add:

“The event was designed to celebrate women in comics and cartooning. Nothing like it had ever been organized and Liddy decided it was time for a change.”

This weekend was Book Riot Live, but it was also ComiqueCon!