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May 9, 2014

Assembled, Zipped, Transferred And Downloaded: News From Digital

imageBy Tom Spurgeon

* this is good news: looks like there's a chance we'll get regular installments of Flowertown USA at VICE -- a serial by Rick Altergott. Altergott made some of the funniest comics of the late 1990s and early 2000s, and is a swell guy besides.

* Woody Compton sent along a nice note this work, so I thought I'd note his Is This Tommorow? in this column. It's amazing to me to think of a webcomic with a pedigree going back to the early '90s and a print iteration, but on the other hand we are talking about a lot of straight-up comics work easily going 10-15 years on the Internet now.

* not comics: I thought this was a pretty fair overview of how the major players friendly to digital media at the big newspaper companies likely see the way things are shaping up ahead. I suspect those that don't share some version of those takes are willing to defer to someone that does or multiple someones that do, if that makes sense. That article is presented in terrible fashion, by the way, focusing on the shark metaphor like that. That I nearly skipped it as a result is probably indicative of something all by itself.

* finally, I haven't been able to find a specific tag or anything, but several people have recommended the Fante Bukowski serial running on most days right now over at Noah Van Sciver's blog.
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