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April 16, 2014

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* congratulations to Brittney Sabo for being named the best local cartoonist by City Pages during one of those "best of" periods all such publications pursue every now and then. That's a very cartoonist-rich scene.

image* Casey Nielsen on Creepy #16. Ng Suat Tong on Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story. James Bacon on Charley's War. Richard Bruton on Rain On Glass. Larry Cruz on Stripped!. Paul Tumey on Superman: The Golden Age Sundays 1943-1946. Zainab Akhtar on Ariol.

* not comics: Nate Silver writes about the effect of Pulitzer Prize wins on circulation numbers.

* there's an update here from Heidi MacDonald about ongoing discussion concerning how people conduct themselves across the sexes within the comics industry and attendant, specifically how men may threaten women, particularly in the course of a wider discussion of gender and related issues in comics. It's impossible for those of directly involved to pay too much attention to this issue. The one thing that caught my attention in there is that MacDonald reports that the male colleagues to whom she's spoken are shocked by the fact that women are routinely threatened with rape on-line. I surely haven't talked to as many people on this issue, but those I have seem wholly familiar that this takes place. I'm not sure sure why anyone wouldn't know that at this point.

* good gravy this spread.

* Tim O'Shea talks to Dale Eaglesham. Michael Cavna talks to Kevin Siers. Brigid Alverson talks to Danica Novgorodoff. Zainab Akhtar talks to Lucie Ebrey. Graeme McMillan talks to Mimi Pond.

* the writer Marc Bernardin has some advice in advance of WonderCon, the old-school opening of the convention year.

* finally, this is a cute feature piece on titles for letters columns. I don't even know if people process these that didn't experience them as they were published the same way as those of us that were able to process them.
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