February 19, 2013
Bundled, Tossed, Untied And Stacked
By Tom Spurgeon
* Ariel Bordeaux's The Complete Deep Girl is imminent
, with promises of copies to be mailed out ahead of a March 1st release date and party. That seems to me a perfect project for boutique or micro-publishing, whatever you want to call it.
* there's a lengthy preview
of Colleen Doran's continuation of her A Distant Soil
series through Image over at CBR
* Valiant joins the ranks of publishers doing a run of cheaper books
as -- I believe -- an inducement to bring in new readers. I think that kind of thing is nice, although I would imagine you need a certain kind of invested retailer to make it work.
* if you want something of a public-announcement nature that's very good news, you can go with IDW announcing a kind of survey-style EC book with various artists in their awesome Artists Edition format
. That should be something. I like how this opens up that format to a few more anthology-type issues, too. Like a RAW
one would be amazing. Or a Zap
* the Steve Niles-helmed line of comics will apparently launch in May
, with an Alan Moore/David Lloyd project for the Occupy Comics Anthology
project probably being what you'll hear about most.
will be the cover art of Prophet
#37, the last for that artist.
* Sam Henderson writes about plans
for The Magic Whistle
, including bringing in a couple of outside talents per issue with specific roles, and why he's going to stick by the standard comic-book format in this Age Of Graphic Novels. I suspect that the perceived rejection of the alternative comic book is really about saturation and a very specific hitch in that model for smaller publishers, so I hope that enough people stick by it and return to it that we could see a mini-renaissance.
* Sean Gaffney discusses
recent manga license acquisitions.
* I sort of knew that Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios were doing a western at Image, but I don't know that I'd seen any art yet
* finally, there's a preview of Maurice Sendak's My Brother's Book at The Guardian
posted 2:00 pm PST
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