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March 12, 2014


Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* this is quite the enjoyable little comic that Tom Gauld tweeted out; starting your day with it is better option than a lot of day-starting things.

image* Todd Klein on Astro City #8. Chris Mautner on Wicked Chicken Queen. Greg Burgas on "Water Hole!" from Blazing Combat #3. That is one handsome comic. Mike Sterling on Trypto The Acid Dog #1. Jessie Bi on Pompeii. Matt White on cold-weather comics. Rob Clough on the comics of Jimmy Gownley. Sean Gaffney on One Piece, Vol. 70.

* what a great photo of LB Cole.

* any article that references Adam X The Xtreme is okay with me. It's more of a rambling comments thread wearing an article's wig and jacket, but that character is gold wherever.

* Heidi MacDonald talks to Ted Adams.

* can you feel the French comics theory fever building?

* wouldn't Steve Lieber be the best teacher?

* Sean Kleefeld writes about how learning more about the technical process of making comics made him walk back a criticism he had of cultural short-sightedness concerning a specific character.

* Stuart Immonen, wrapped up.

* oh, to drink a beer with a glorious Jim Woodring label on it.

* someone saw that I made a Zen Pencils joke on twitter and sent me a link to Abhay Khosla's game-over takedown of the cartoonist's work, from a year-end round-up. That is brutal, and it stands out because you usually don't see critics in the 50-and-under age bracket going after the general sensibility of a work. That was much more common in the late 1980s.

* Zac Thompson talks to Alison Sampson and Nathan Edmondson.

* Bully makes me laugh. Jaime Hernandez makes me stare. Roger Langridge makes me remember the 1990s. Jillian Tamaki makes me like Stoya.

* I don't really know how a Bhob Stewart piece on Howard Nostrand ended up in my bookmarks folder other than the general explanation that I'm so old I have a bookmarks folder, but I'm not going to complain about it being there. It's a fun piece, and Stewart was really good writing only-article-you-need pieces on artists like that.

* finally, Geoffrey Lapid takes a look at a single page from Daredevil #193.
 
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