* the FLUKE show in Athens has sent out a press release I'll stick at the end of this sentence: FLUKE2012pr.doc. The show is April 21 this year, and I wish there were a dozen more like it in similar communities.
* Martin Wisse describes his comics comfort reads. I don't know that I have specific comics comfort reads but I read a lot of comics in that way, if that makes any sense. Like if I'm in a super-crappy mood or other feeling down I'll pull some random serial comics series out and spend a couple of days with those comics as my reading companion.
* Evan Dorkin wonders after the comics box-office bombs. I bet there's a prose book-publisher project or two that barely made any money back on their advances, maybe the one or two that were positioned as successors to Persepolis. You also have to consider Team Tundra.
* Chris Butcher writes about the Tohoku Disaster one year later. That event was a big deal for a lot of comics reader whose consumption of manga was part of a bigger process of learning about/learning to enjoy Japanese culture more generally.