April 24, 2012
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* I'm not the biggest fan of receiving random pieces of PR, but without it I don't think I would have known that Heritage is currently auctioning off the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles drawing
. Most creative people have a drawing like that one somewhere in their past (mine was from 1979 and titled "Arafast Weird and the Quadrophonic Mutants"); few people build an entertainment empire from theirs. Hell of a story, that. Still.
* what artists do other artists purchase on eBay? Looks like Sean Phillips
and Declan Shalvey
both recently bought Jorge Zaffino pages.
* Glenn Fleishman profiles the great Richard Thompson
. Jerzy Drozd talks to Nick Abadzis
. Marc Mason talks to Paul Tobin
. Albert Ching talks to David Aja
. Alex Dueben talks to Caitlin R. Kiernan
* via a bunch of you (and thanks): sounding the doom of the comics
* the second part of that comics effort on behalf of the labor dispute at The Strand is up on the new dedicated web site for those comics
* it's a page of that Cromartie High School/X-Men crossover we've all been waiting for
. Okay, not really. Still: Colleen Coover drawing one of the great non-sequitur pages in comics culture history, that's gotta be worth a click-through for many of you fine folks.
* Bryan and Mary Talbot have some comics recommendations for you
* not comics: my friend Gil Roth sent me a link to this article
about the fast-reboot nature of this year's Spider-Man
film. A few things they leave out: one is that the strength of superhero movies is usually the origin story, so telling that story as frequently as possible makes sense; another is that last year's X-Men film is essentially a second shot at an origin story if you want to look at this Spider-Man
movie that way; yet another is that comics fans have shown they will support multiple reboots, and the general audience is more like comics fans than we sometimes think.
* Andy Oliver on Science Tales
. Dominic Umile on a specific aspect of DMZ
. David Brothers on BPRD: Hell On Earth: The Long Death #3
. Rob Clough on various CCS-related comics
. Sean Gaffney on Higurashi: When They Cry Vol. 18
. Johanna Draper Carlson on A Devil And Her Love Song Vols. 1-2
and a few books from Oni
. Todd Klein on Aquaman #7
, Night Force #2
and Dotter Of Her Father's Eyes
* a couple of fun drawings: Bill and Ted and Milk and Cheese
(don't worry: they're not lying next to each other in bed); Batman on a dinosaur
* not comics: I would so very much watch a Warren Ellis cooking show
* finally, Coast City Comicon wins the race to rope actor and comics-maker Shia LaBeouf into an odd and very, very comics-culture scheme
. It sounds like a nice cause though.
posted 9:05 am PST
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