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February 21, 2012

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* the Harvey Awards ballot is available for your downloading and filling-out pleasure. That used to be one of the iron man tasks of professional comics obligations, and is less so now that you can fill the stuff out on your computer via the magic of attachments.

image* I enjoyed these Kevin Cannon sketches of the musician Craig Finn even though I stumbled across them a couple of weeks late. I guess that wouldn't have an effect on whether I like them or not, but I still feel bad for not noticing them until now.

* Aaron Ragan-Fore takes a look at how Eugene, Oregon is portrayed in the comic book series iZombie.

* good to see Lisa Hanawalt has a Tumblr up, so I can steal all the links. Also: someone please tell me how to refer to Tumblr-based web sites.

* the Page 45 review team on various comics. Richard Bruton on The Stool Pigeon #36. Trigonis (Trigonis?) on Batman #6. Dan Morrill on Stargazer Vol. 2. Erica Friedman on A Certain Scientific Railgun Manga Vol. 2. Johanna Draper Carlson on a year's worth of Toon offerings. KC Carlson on Amazing Spider-Man. Sean T. Collins on Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths. Grant Goggans on 2000 AD Prog 2012. Greg Burgas on Chew #24. Todd Klein on Wonder Woman #4-5.

* what a great cover.

* a post at the hobby business news and analysis site suggests that graphic novel sales for work related to DC Comics continuity from before the New 52 has suffered in the wake of the recent initiative. Makes sense, although I wonder at the exposure there -- there doesn't seem to have been a lot of older material collected in recent months, although I could be wrong about that.

* Lauren Davis talks about the way sex is portrayed in a handful of selected webcomics.

* Vaneta Rogers talks to Todd McFarlane.

* not comics: there's a documentary planned about cartoonist and environmentalist J.N. "Ding" Darling.

* egad.

* Dan Berry notes a graphic novel course.

* an effort to save the house of the cartoonist WEG finds a bit of traction. It'd be nice if they saved all the houses where multiple cartoonists lived in Seattle in the 1990s and Portland in the 2000s; you could get six to eight historical figure's worth for each house.

* finally, you win some, you lose some.
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