April 17, 2014
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* this is nice: an excerpt on cartooning from a forthcoming work by Jeff Danziger
* I was reminded the other day that the strip Party Lines
by Ethan Rilly and Jeet Heer continues
* I keep wanting to post a link to this illustrated essay by Lisa Hanawalt profiling Wylie Dufresne
, but I keep making excuses not to, so I'm going to put it here in case I make it all the way to Thursday and haven't put it up yet.
* Dave Richards talks to Mike Marts
. Jeffrey Renaud talks to Van Jensen
. Richard Bruton talks to Alison Sampson
. Art Lortie remembers Fred Kida
* it's hard to imagine something more fun than Chicago in the summertime, taking a class from John Porcellino
. If you can't get to Chicago, you can take this correspondence course
with Frank Santoro.
* Ollie Ottoman on The Infinite Wait
. Richard Bruton on Genesis
. Tom Murphy on Fatima: The Blood Spinners
* Gary Tyrrell reacts to the Eisners
. Corey Blake reacts to the Eisners
* it's like alt shelf porn
* there are virtues of many business, but the virtues of small, independent bookstores
-- near-cousins to comic book shops in a lot of ways -- are these days becoming a bigger topic of conversation, even as their struggles are seen in bolder relief.
* not comics: I agree with this sentiment
. There's a lot to be learned from working with print even if you ended up putting most of your stuff on-line -- this applies to almost every expression or vocation that can be done in either place.
* Joe Gordon discusses a bar named after Gerald Scarfe
* I'm grateful to Fantagraphics for keeping us up on Janet Hamlin's work
* finally, Nate Powell will only be selling original art through his Etsy store
for a limited time, so if you want to buy from him that way, make that happen.
posted 1:05 am PST
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