June 19, 2012
Bundled, Tossed, Untied And Stacked
By Tom Spurgeon
* Secret Acres debuted Gabby Schulz's Weather at last weekend's CAKE
* just a reminder that there are all sorts of comics and comics-related products about which I know nothing
* J. Caleb Mozzocco notes the thoroughness
with which Marvel puts out more than 12 comics a year in their more popular series. I'm not sure how I feel about that. On the one hand, it seems like a smart idea for them; on the other hands, it seems like you're really running the risk of burning out a certain kind of reader and also making it so more series are about disjointed runs rather than the solid, lengthy creator pairings that have worked so well for Marvel over the last decade.
* the Columbus based magazine 614 has comics now
. Columbus is a vastly underrated comics town.
* I'm not sure how this ended up being posted in this column rather than an earlier one, but I opened up this post a couple of days ago and ehre it was. The writer Warren Ellis previews Casanova: Avaritia
#4. I enjoyed the two issues of that comic I read. I guess that's the final issue in this latest cycle: out in June. Here's a more recent preview
* not comics: I think a Stan Sakai game might be a lot of fun
* I don't know that I'm all the way aware of what Dave McKean's travel sketchbooks
are like, but all those words pushed next to each other seems exciting to me.
* Julia Wertz has finished her next big book
-- at least that's what I think that means -- and is apparently releasing a Fart Party omnibus in January
* this Farel Dalrymple art for a forthcoming Dark Horse book cover looks pretty astounding to me
* I'm not sure I was all the way aware that Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt
had gone away, but okay
* Mat Johnson and Andrea Mutti have a book from Vertigo coming out called Right State
. Here's a preview
* IDW is going to adapt A Fine And Private Place into graphic novel form
. I remember liking the novel when I read it 1000 years ago.
* Lucy The Octopus has announced a launch date
* Calvin Reid profiles the incredibly ambitious-sounding Anomaly
* finally, about six hours after this column went to bed last week Fantagraphics announced it had acquired two works from Charles Forsman
: The End Of The Fucking World
and Celebrated Summer
. The works should appear in different 2013 seasons for the Seattle-based publisher.
posted 1:10 pm PST
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