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February 6, 2013

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* this Doonesbury strip annoyed a lot of people that make their living from models other than newspaper syndication revenue. I don't see it. I think it's a gag, not a brief filed before the High Court Of Nerd. I'll forgive him the implied myopic view of comics for the sake of a joke -- I mean, I'd probably forgive him that view anyway, but certainly in this context I can work up very little fury. I'm sure he knows plenty of people not tied into that specific model that make comics and make money doing so, which makes me think the joke may be an exaggeration of things. Imagine that.

image* Chris Arrant talks to Terry Dodson. Ryan Alexander-Tanner talks to Farel Dalrymple. John Rovnak talks to James Kochalka. Ben Morse talks to Sean T. Collins.

* I always love it when there's a new Jessica Campbell post at Best Jokes.

* early Segar.

* there's a lot of cool stuff out there to buy right now. I like this t-shirt and that t-shirt. I also like David Lasky's art a lot, and David Lasky is one of many, many cartoonists now selling original pages on Etsy. I like Richard Sala's art a whole hell of a lot, too, and he has like 18 billions thing for sale on the absolutely foundational site that is Comic Art Collective. I don't usually talk about stuff to buy, at least not directly and not comics, but the Internet remains the most fantastic comic book shop there ever was.

* Jacob Canfield takes a walk through student-run college cartooning magazines.

* Johanna Draper Carlson on BBXX: Baby Blues: Decades 1 & 2. Michael Buntag on MIND MGMT #7. Caleb Mozzocco on Dark Reign: Young Avengers. Rob Clough on The Return Of The Magic Whistle #12 and Windy Corner #1. Sean Gaffney on Negima! Magister Negi Magi Vol. 37.

* finally, is that you, Wally Wood?
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