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April 11, 2019

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg dig into the legacy of Akira.

* here's a story profiling exiled cartoonist Khalid Albaih.

* a soldier's life, via comics.

* here's a twitter controversy about a pro-life tweet from two years ago, because of course there's one.

* spoke to a number people about the passing of industry veteran writer James Hudnall two days ago, a day short of his 62nd birthday. One thing to remember is that like many old creators, Hudnall's career was dominated during its last half-decade by health issues for which he couldn't pay without community help, which was a tough sale for some given his conservative leanings. I hope in the next few decades we can do better for older creators. We now know that comics have literary value and immediate pop-culture currency. Caring for creators is the next industry-defining crusade. Our continued best wishes to those who felt a more personal loss here.

* finally: this is Lucy Knisley, and this is how she parents.
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