May 21, 2014
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* this Luke Pearson illustration
marking Nobrow's New York office sure is something.
* Sean Gaffney on Showa: 1939-1944: A History Of Japan
. Chris Cummins on André The Giant: Life And Legend
* Jones walks his way through the X-Men comic books
* Gil Roth talks to Mimi Pond
. James from Black Hook Press talks to Eleanor Davis
. Julia Lipkins (I think) talks to Karen Green
. Gabriel Canada talks to Gene Luen Yang
. Pádraig Ó Méalóid talks to Hayley Campbell
. Brittney Mann profiles Sharon Murdoch
* not comics: I don't discuss the movie side of comic book licensing a whole lot because this isn't a movie site, but every so often you read an article like this very good one
, and it reminds that there are some really disheartening, miserable aspects to leveraging giant mainstream movie hits. The thought of something generating so much profit but being a disappointment because it didn't generate the profit it was expected to generate makes money an abstract principle in a way I find dehumanizing. I don't know what effect this has on the film industry, but I know when these kind of abstraction settle into the comics world hard-working people tend to lose their jobs, and resources start to be applied in very odd ways.
* Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and Dynamite came out of their rights dispute hot to make some comics
, like the nerdiest courtroom romance movie ever.
* Gene Luen Yang names his top ten Asian Pacific American Comic Book characters
. There are some interesting choices in there, including Lynda Barry.
* Steve Lieber lays down
a barrage of solid, old-school values style advice on how to approach the difficulties of making comics pages. Lieber's prose is as uncluttered and straight-forward as his best comics.
* Rob Liefeld by way of a TV ad by way of twenty years passing by way of Ed Piskor by way of Boing Boing
* the Guardian would like to see work from some of you
* finally, Sonia Harris writes about
the art she made for The Bounce
posted 1:05 am PST
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