Graphic design master Paula Scher has a new book out, titled Maps that illustrates different areas around the globe in a colorful, distorted, overwhelming way. It reminds me of when I first moved to New York and was terrified of getting anywhere by myself and made my boyfriend ride the subway with me everyday. But eventually, you calm down, gain confidence, and begin to understand the nuances and details of your city, as you do with Scher’s illustrations. Maps is available here.
Great news from BOOM!. (And nice job on cover #2, Chris Houghton.)
Shannon here, again! It turns out you guys really love ADVENTURE TIME or something! Demand for the ADVENTURE TIME comic has been so high that Diamond Comics, the folks that send comic books around the country to comic book stores, has sold out of the first printing we did of the comic! Which means there’s another cover for you guys to collect - it’s Finn and Jake reading comic books! Check this out:
January 31, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA - KaBOOM!, BOOM! Studios’ all-ages imprint, is proud to announce that eight days before the first issue goes on-sale ADVENTURE TIME #1 has completely sold out of its first printing, sending best pals Jake and Finn into a second print!
Fans should keep in mind, while Diamond Comic Distributors is completely sold out, first printings of ADVENTURE TIME #1 may still be found at a direct market retailer near you when the issue goes on-sale February 8th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use www.comicshoplocator.com to find one!
Diamond Comic Distributors is making the second printing of ADVENTURE TIME #1, featuring an all-new cover drawn by Chris Houghton, available for retailers to order immediately.
ADVENTURE TIME #1 is the first installment of the exciting new ongoing ADVENTURE TIME series written by Ryan North (DINOSAUR COMICS) with cover art and interiors drawn by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (THE MUPPET SHOW, ICE AGE: ICED IN) with a back-up story by Aaron Renier (THE UNSINKABLE WALKER BEAN) and alternate covers by Jeffrey Brown and Chris Houghton.
Did I mention I love you guys? I love you guys.
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The Peace Corps Act - September 22, 1961
On March 1, 1961, President Kennedy signed the executive order establishing the Peace Corps. On September 22, 1961, Congress approved the legislation that formally authorized the Peace Corps. Goals of the Peace Corps included: 1) helping the people of interested countries and areas meet their needs for trained workers; 2) helping promote a better understanding of Americans in countries where volunteers served; and 3) helping promote a better understanding of peoples of other nations on the part of Americans.