February 26, 2014
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* I am greatly enjoying reading sections of the late Bhob Stewart's Potrzebie
blog, like this one
on doing a Jules Feiffer parody for Paul Krassner's mighty Realist
. That post made me track down some J.C.
* I agree with J. Caleb Mozzocco
that the image at left makes for a striking cover on Marvel's latest stab at a Nightcrawler comic book series. I like that character -- that is a lovely design by Dave Cockrum, for one thing, and it was necessary for those comics at that time to engage with superpowered people that looked odd -- and didn't know he was dead in Marvel continuity until I read about this series bringing him back to life.
* what do comic book writers do?
I'm not sure there's ever one answer to that question, but it's always nice to hear the different perspectives worked out a bit in public.
* a number of people have told me they enjoyed the latest Boulet effort
pulling at the boundaries of what a comic can do on-line, at least a bit.
* Mark Maynard talks to Scott Huffines and Sarah Boonstoppel
. Some nice person talks to Chris Ware
. Rachel Edidin talks to Evan Dorkin
. Some folks from Ad Astra Comix talk to some folks from WW3 Illustrated
. Mark Maynard talks to Pete Jordan
. Tom Racine talks to Greg Johnson
. Anthony Castle talks to Dale Maccanti
. Brigid Alverson talks to Charles Forsman
. Heidi MacDonald talks to Paul Gravett
* I'm not exactly sure what this
is in terms of its context or purpose, but it seems to be a bunch of rules and/or observations concerning/about the practice of journalism in comics form.
* I like the look of the commissioned art that the cartoonist Joseph Remnant has been doing lately
* I just about completely lack the context to decribe this set of British strips
any more effectively than they are described in their presentation, but I enjoyed looking at them. There are enough comics out there already published that I haven't seen yet to satisfy my comics reading impulses for every day over the next 30 years.
* Michel Fiffe found and posted
a published Kyle Baker try-out scene -- with John Romita's notes in response -- for Marvel in the 1980s.
* all hail Roger Langridge
. I enjoyed this drawing
by Stacy Curtis, too. And these
by Chris Wright.
* Batman can be used to explain anything
* Shaenon Garrity on Bloom County
. Sean Gaffney on My Little Monster Vol. 1
. Bart Croonenborghs on Stumbling
. Matthias Wivel on the best Danish comics of last year
. Doug Zawisza on Daredevil: Road Warrior #1
. Rachel Edidin on "Written In The Bones
." Jon Morris on Love And Rockets
. Rob McMonigal on Merrick The Elephant Man #1
. Todd Klein on Swamp Thing #27
* finally, Kim Thompson was the best
posted 1:05 am PST
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