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February 1, 2010


Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* Jeet Heer looks at the issue of readers making unintentional visual connections in comics, by way of Ivan Brunetti's writing on the subject.

image* David Lasky with some IT Crowd fan art. It's a cute enough little drawing I'd be delighted to republish the whole thing here but that wouldn't be fair to Dave; you should go to his site to look at it. As far as I know, Lasky's book with Frank Young about the Carter Family is still due for a Spring roll-out.

* Mike Lynch has posted a fantastic list of cartoonists' contact addresses, circa 1941.

* Matthew Brady has released a top 20 for 2009. It is as follows:
1. Pluto, Naoki Urasawa (Viz)
2. Footnotes In Gaza, Joe Sacco (Metropolitan)
3. Asterios Polyp, David Mazzucchelli (Pantheon)
4. Far Arden, Kevin Cannon (Top Shelf)
5. Parker: The Hunter, Darwyn Cooke (IDW)
6. Driven By Lemons, Josh Cotter (AdHouse)
7. The Act-I-Vate Primer, Various (IDW)
8. Low Moon, Jason (Fantagraphics)
9. Monsters, Ken Dahl (Secret Acres)
10. You'll Never Know: A Good and Decent Man, Carol Tyler (Fantagraphics)
11. George Sprott (1894-1975), Seth (D&Q)
12. 100 Bullets, Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso (DC/Vertigo)
13. 20th Century Boys, Naoki Urasawa (Viz)
14. Battlefields, Garth Ennis et al (Dynamite)
15. The Photographer, Emmanuel Guibert and Didier Lefevre (First Second)
16. Beasts of Burden, Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson (Dark Horse)
17. Empowered, Adam Warren (Dark Horse)
18. The Umbrella Academy: Dallas, Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba (Dark Horse)
19. Grandville, Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse)
20. Stuffed!, Glenn Eichler and Nick Bertozzi (First Second)
There are descriptions and many review links available in the post, so I hope you'll click through and spend some time reading it.

image* cartoonist, retailer, scenemaker Dustin Harbin ponies up more diary comics.

* the great Craig Thompson has updated his site with an interview he did for a student and some visuals that are worth a click-through by themselves.

* Frank Miller has been busy on Twitter.

* not comics: somebody tell Michael Chabon to lock his front gate.

* this is so last week, but here are my Comics Industry Lanterns:

Red = Gary Groth
Orange = Ron Perelman
Yellow = Jim Shooter
Green = Stan Lee (hey, you rewrite your life story at age 38 and tell me it's not an act of supreme willpower)
Blue = Jack Kirby
Indigo = Peter Laird
Violet = Jonathan Ross
Black Lantern Avatar = Dr. Frederic Wertham
Black Lantern Guardian = Estes Kefauver

* finally, three pieces of advice from Marjane Satrapi.
 
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