Coinciding with this week’s release of a remake of Annie, based on Little Orphan Annie comic strip begun in 1924, Sequart will be celebrating newspaper comics all this week.
The history of comics as a medium owes a great deal to newspaper comics, which preceded the comic book and still continues alongside it. Yet analysis of newspaper comics and comic books are often oddly separate. Newspaper Comics Week offers us a chance to rectify this, exploring the legacy and importance of comic strips.
Sequart uses themed weeks as a way of celebrating popular subjects, filling holes in comics and pop-culture criticism, and serializing in-depth criticism over a single week instead of many weeks (or even months). You can think of them as miniature conventions or conferences.
Newspaper Comics Week is Sequart’s 13th themed week. Past themed weeks include:
|12||Sci-Fi Week 2||Mon, 3 November 2014||theme||11|
|11||Jack Kirby Week||Mon, 25 August 2014||creator||9|
|10||Comics Artists Week||Mon, 14 July 2014||theme||11|
|9||Transformers Week||Mon, 23 June 2014||character||23|
|8||X-Men Week||Mon, 19 May 2014||character||18|
|7||Spider-Man Week||Mon, 28 April 2014||character||7|
|6||Will Eisner Week||Mon, 3 March 2014||creator||11|
|5||Manga Week||Mon, 24 November 2013||theme||16|
|4||Thor Week||Mon, 4 November 2013||character||9|
|3||Superman Week||Mon, 10 June 2013||character||10|
|2||Sci-Fi Week||Mon, 20 May 2013||theme||19|
|1||Star Trek Week||Mon, 13 May 2013||character||10|