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Asia Pacific Feb 13, 2019

Instagram removes gay Muslim comics after Indonesia warning

Instagram has removed an account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia following a frenzy of moral outrage online in the world's biggest Muslim nation. The Ministry of Communications said Wednesday the account under the username Alpatuni was pornographic, which ...

Annual comic book sales set to sink amid dearth of popular titles

National Dec 25, 2017

Annual comic book sales set to sink amid dearth of popular titles

Comic books sales are expected to plunge about 12 percent for the year amid a dearth of popular titles and increasing demand for ebooks, a research institute said Monday. Sales of comic magazines targeted at adolescents are forecast to drop sharply, the Research Institute for ...

Breaking the comic book glass ceiling

Culture | CULTURE SMASH Mar 18, 2017

Breaking the comic book glass ceiling

by Roland Kelts

Four years ago, Chinese-American writer Marjorie Liu had a simple but persistent idea: create an epic fantasy comic book series about a classic Japanese kaijū (strange beast) movie monster that has a connection to a girl. She knew it should take place entirely in Asia, ...