Collection Released this Summer
Posted by Betsy Gomez on October 13, 2016 @ 11:06 am CT
Pepe the Frog first appeared in Furie’s impish Boy’s Club comics as a laid-back, fun-loving anthropomorphic amphibian whose main interest in life was getting stoned. The comics were collected into a trade paperback released last summer.
Individuals on the Internet repurposed the beloved character in myriad memes, many of which were initially innocuous. In recent months, the character has been incorporated into racist messaging, resulting in the Anti-Defamation League’s labeling the character as a hate symbol.
In their statement, Fantagraphics and Furie reject the association of the character with racism. They are urging fans and others to "block, report, and denounce the illegal uses of the character by individuals and groups pirating him to foment hatred."
'Ralph' Threepeats in a Weak Domestic Market
December 9, 2018
The big box office news this weekend didn’t happen in the fallow North American market where a re-release of Schindler’s List was the only new entry with over 1,000 locations, rather it took place in the Middle Kingdom where Warner Bros. debuted its DC Comics-based Aquaman , which posted the fourth best opening ever for a superhero film in the Middle Kingdom.