December 18, 2009
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* best of luck to Randal Jarrell, who is leaving Oni Press for a career and life change
. He will initially serve in the US Army reserves while attending nursing school.
* Dan Nadel notes
that Robert Williams has been invited to participate in the 2010 Whitney Biennial and that this is a big deal because it's an invite from the people against which Williams and Juxtapoz
have always been fighting, in a sense.
* it's an interview with John Byrne, but only about Uncanny X-Men.
* hooray (hooray!), hooray (hooray!), hooray (hooray!), hooray for Captain Easy
* I haven't been paying to the Ed Brubaker-directed sidecar to the big, burly motorcycle that is the major Marvel Universe, but I've bookmarked this article
for when I start doing that.
* there's nothing better than Richard Thompson's caricature of Beethoven
* not comics: Joe Strupp at Editor & Publisher provides a list
of top ten newspaper industry stories for 2009. There are a couple on here that are either straight up about comics (editorial cartoonist positions lost) or sort-of about comics (E&P
itself closing down), but it's hard to get away from that 40,000 newspaper industry jobs lost in 2009. That's just brutal.
* Dustin Harbin is not only the latest cartoonist to open up an Etsy Store, he knows exactly what you should buy J. Chris Campbell
* a Vertigo book with football in it
would have done so much to heal the wounds of my divided high school.
* one of the great, little-discussed pleasure of the comics Internet is the Stan Sakai travelogue: here's the start of a new one
* finally, Alan Gardner throws a spotlight on an article
about cartoonists groups during difficult times.
posted 11:00 am PST
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