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February 11, 2013

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* Johanna Draper Carlson is no longer a judge with the Glyph Awards.

image* Jim Rugg and Conor Stechschulte draw in ballpoint pen. Patrick Dean draws monsters. Not sure if it's widely viewable, but Lauren Weinstein draws her kid and her dog. Steve Rude draws a Jack Kirby cover. Brandon Graham draws Neuromancer fan art. Jack Kirby draws Lightray.

* Matt Madden is funny.

* not comics: super-cute Battle Royale-related poster.

* there's some wonderful-looking George McManus material here. I don't think there's any cartoonist with whom I experience a bigger gap between the pleasure I get looking at his material and the disinterest I have trying to read a bunch of it, but that's probably on me.

* Josh Kopin writes about Marvel promoting its next event comic with a video commercial. I think what's most impressive about that commercial is they get to use the Marvel placeholder that runs in front of the films. That makes you pay attention if you're a fan of those movies, or at least I guess it might. I actually believe the future of advertising media is some sort of electronically-enabled direct reaching out as opposed to mass make-you-notice stuff, but something like this can play a role in that kind of thing, too.

* I thought this was Jaime when I first saw the screen.

* Corey Blake would like to cover your digital comics news.

* congratulations to Jim Gibbons on his promotion to associate editor.

* not comics: reading Abhay Khosla walking around Las Vegas is fun, but I want to say for the record that anyone that was in their 20s in the '90s likely has some sort of extremely booze-fueled memory of Casino Royale, the closest Las Vegas of that era ever got to a hipster dive bar.

* Sean Gaffney on Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game Vol. 1. Grant Goggans on a bunch more Legion Of Super-Heroes comics. J. Caleb Mozzocco on Fluffy, Fluffy, Cinnamoroll Vol. 5. Lauren Davis on Mother Ship Blues. Matthew Brady on Groo The Wanderer #69.

* Paul Gravett really does know everybody.

* finally, Sean Kleefeld writes about Nemo and snow.
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