Comics A.M. | 'Boruto: Naruto the Movie' viewers to get manga one-shot

Manga | A special treat awaits moviegoers who see Boruto: Naruto the Movie in Japanese theaters in August: A special Naruto book that includes both the final chapter of the original Naruto manga and a new one-shot story by Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto. [Anime News Network]

Creators | Sophie Campbell discusses working on Jem and the Holograms and the reactions she received earlier this year after coming out as trans: "I didn’t know how people would react, my family in particular of course, and I was worried about being fired from Jem because I was scared that IDW or Hasbro would feel like this wasn’t what they signed up for... It’s only been a couple months, but so far it’s been the opposite of what I was expecting. My family has been super great even though it’s tough for them, and as far as work goes, I’ve actually gotten more offers than I’ve ever had, and my publishers have been more than amazing." [The Advocate]

Publishing | British small-press creators and micropublishers talk about the importance of online sales to their work and income stream. [Broken Frontier]

Creators | Writer Maighread Scott talks discusses her new series The Third Witch, a retelling of Macbeth from the witches' point of view. [The Mary Sue]

Creators | Mariko Tamaki and Irene Koh discuss their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles spinoff, Casey and April. [Women Write About Comics]

Creators | Jim Higgins spotlights the late local artist Vernon Grant, creator of The Adventures of Point-Man Palmer, stories of an army private (Grant served in Vietnam) influenced by both underground comics and manga. He also drew cartoons for the military newspaper Stars and Stripes, which distributed some of his self-published graphic novels. [Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]

Comic strips | Ben Schwartz celebrates Father's Day with a history of Gasoline Alley, starting out with Chris Ware's discovery of the strip in the 1980s, before it was collected and reprinted. [The New Yorker]

Comics | Zainab Akhtar discusses Frank Quitely's sound effects in Batman and Robin: Batman Reborn. [Comics & Cola]

Conventions | This article on Stan Lee's appearance over the weekend at HeroesCon leads with an 8-year-old fan cosplaying as the 92-year-old Lee. "He told me the same thing he told the fake Stan Lee at the 2011 Comic-Con: ‘You look more like me than I do,'” said the cosplayer, Isaiah McFarland. [WBTV]

Conventions | Thousands of fans were expected this weekend at Smallville Comic Con, held in Hutchinson, Kansas, a place very like Superman's birthplace. [KAKE]

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