Riddle Me Mail - May
[ A behind-the-scenes look and some things we discovered along the way. ]
• Comic Day - May 6th
It's been a while since I've read a comic book, so Comic Book Day, May 6th might be the day. After doing some research I was surprised to learn there are far more categories than I could imagine: humor, horror , fantasy, Western, romance, and more. Certainly something for everyone.
Comic stores will not only have free comic books available, ome locations host comic book artists and costumed characters.
You might even spot a superhero!
• Cartoonist Day - May 5th
From The New Yorker to the Sunday funnies, cartoonists keep us smiling.
If you're an aspiring cartoonist, there's the National Cartoonist Society where you can read about other cartoonist and get information about contests.
• Batman as Inspiration
The inspiration for this month's lettering is from Batman, the 1960's TV series. As Batman and Robin fight the villains of Gotham City, the TV screen switches from punches and near misses to graphic explosions. Words like POW!, BIF! and BAM! fill the screen. The Dynamic Duo fight crime, solve riddles, and are utterly ridiculous, but so much fun.
Here's a clip with the Batman, Robin, and the Penguin.
The shows are aired on MeTV, check your local listing.
First Sketches for the Riddle Me Mail Art Panel