March 8, 2012
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* Bart Beaty wrote in after his latest column
went up to recommend this blog
for anyone looking for further conversation about Katz
. He would also like to note a correction pertaining to yesterday's review of Katz
. Fremok did not sell the book at Angouleme. He regrets this error.
* go here
for a free digital copy of The Bureau Of Drawers Quarterly Anthology
* missed it: Paul Hornschemeier reminds
that later this month he'll be starting that Graphic Novelist Residency with The Columbus Museum of Art and Thurber House. He is their inaugural recipient.
* David Plotz on Elephant And Piggie
. Andrew Shuping on Blue Pills
. Greg McElhatton on Supurbia #1
. Tucker Stone on an avalanche of recent comics
. Ng Suat Tong on Princess Knight
* congratulations to Martin Wisse
on ten years of blogging and our continued condolences in negotiating recent life events.
* Chris Butcher shares a draft
of his introduction to the forthcoming Little Hearts
* the Black Bag Mystery... solved
* I'm giving serious thought to ending this site just so I can spend more time following this one
. Okay, not really, but still: bookmark that site.
* via Sean Kleefeld
comes not one
letterheads used by Bob Kane.
* J. Caleb Mozzocco expresses his displeasure
over a new costume for a new iteration of the Jay Garrick version of The Flash. It looks like a pretty standard modern costume to me, although I'm glad he notices what I found weird about it, the announcement coming through a depiction of the character running through a gauntlet of rats. That just seems like really weird way to communicate the powerful wish-fulfillment aspect of those characters, like making the wall-sized poster of a quarterback him getting his arm knocked sideways for an interception rather than his standing tall in the pocket.
* Zander Cannon walks us through
the creation of a cover.
* this is a funny article
, and betting on the thickheadedness of mainstream comics fans is usually gold. That said, I don't see how mainstream comics companies were stuck between a choice of getting comics out on a rational schedule or using a lot of substitute artists, sometimes poorly-selected. I'm kind of with the fans on that one: they pay a premium for those comics, and some sort of rational solution to this seems possible.
* this is indeed very cute
* Richard Sala's art just gets prettier and prettier
* finally, I guess I totally missed something called Creator Owned Day. That I believe every day should be Creator Owned Day hopefully partly absolves me of my bad blogging. Here's one article
suggesting some creator-owned comics, which is the kind of thing that's interesting because there's a really narrow strip of works with which such articles are concerned.
posted 11:00 am PST
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