August 27, 2013
Bundled, Tossed, Untied And Stacked
By Tom Spurgeon
* I totally missed this, but Emily Carroll announced
an adaptation of Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak
for 2016. That should be very interesting.
* that nice young cartoonist Joseph Remnant has debuted a Blindspot #3 cover
and announced it will be available at SPX 2013.
* About Comics is offering a color edition of It's Only A Game
. That sounds nice.
* it's not exactly news and more like a "here it comes" notice, but here comes
this year's Best American Comics
and its cool-looking Kate Beaton cover. One underrated thing about that project is when the cartoonists serving as guest editor encounter new talent or get really into their work for the first time and come out the other side as enthusiastic fans of their work.
* Simon Moreton has announced a forthcoming major work from Grimalkin Press
* more Seaguy
. Probably not real soon for that one, though, have to imagine that's in the far
future. Or not, what the hell do I know? Wait, here's an update
* Hope Larson talks to
the LA Times
comics-focused site about her next graphic novel project, Four Points
. I'm always impressed when cartoonists have real publicity photos -- seriously, that's a great thing.
* if that's what this
means, Nina Bunjevac doing a biography of Nikola Tesla could be fascinating.
* looks like The Walking Dead will see another major covers-related sales thingamabob
, a little more than a year after its #100 covers help drive sales on that one through the roof. One of the big worries about covers is that ignorant retailers will over extend itself -- there aren't that many ignorant retailers in the post-1990s comics market. There are still other worries, though, such as driving a lot of a market's money into a specific corner of that market and away from other books. So I hope they're careful. And, after, September's giant cock-up by DC Comics concerning its 3-D covers, I hope they execute the bejesus out of their plans.
* here's an interesting feature piece on a collaboration between Paul Benjamin and two Uzbek creators
* so I guess the Justice League Of America will move to the part of the America that's Canada in a forthcoming storyline
. I guess that's fun; I'm not exactly sure why it's presented as news, but I clicked on the link when I saw it. I think writer Jeff Lemire has been pretty valuable for them.
* finally, I really enjoy this Mary Fleener cover
for the upcoming second issue of the new Denny Eichhorn series.
posted 5:00 am PST
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