This year, it is Raif Badawi -- jailed, publicly lashed, and fined for standing up to the Saudi monarchy -- who is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, alongside his also-imprisoned lawyer and brother-in-law Waleed Abulkhair.
Stephan has one of the most popular comic strips around; his tipping point was when Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip, noticed his work and mentioned it in a blog post. The rest is history.
The New York City-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has come out with a new report that deals with the challenges faced by cartoonists across the globe. In light of the attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo last January, a report of this nature is quite timely.
My friends and family have known for years that I am a character and a cartoon, but now I can cut loose some real proof. My "Don't Fart in an MRI" inspired Lola, the sassy curmudgeon of the daily comic pages, to assume the position and copy me.
The documentary Dear Mr. Watterson explores what makes Calvin & Hobbes so special, beloved, and influential, and why its creator was willing to take on newspapers and the comics industry not only to serve his creation, but comics in general.
Literature fans love "encounters" with living or dead authors. These might involve seeing novelists at book signings, listening to them give a talk, or visiting homes/museums connected with famous authors of the past.
Celebrity entertainers and politicians have no problem getting their memoirs published. So a book partly about celebrity entertainers and politicians should have had no problem getting published, right?