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April 24, 2014

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* Josh Bayer's latest Suspect Device kickstarter seems like it will be up against it a bit as it rounds into it's last 10 days, but it's near the halfway point and that's usually key. You might want to take a look at one if you're a fan of the NYC scene, and the young cartoonists that come out of that scene.

image* Paul O'Brien on All-New X-Men #25. Johanna Draper Carlson on The Amateur Astronomer's Journal. Shea Hennum on Operation Margarine. Chris Sims on Fastlane. Osvaldo Oyola on X-Men. Emilia Packard on Blacklung. Sarah Mirk on a bunch of different comics. Charles Joy on MIND MGMT #21. John Seven on Beautiful Darkness. Brian Galindo on The Amazing Spider-Man Vs. The Prodigy.

* this comic book ad featuring a Saturday morning cartoon line-up from 1967 may be more entertaining than watching a morning of those cartoons. Back when that stuff wasn't covered so closely and the Saturday morning blocs were the only place to see new cartoons with any certainty, these ads were kind of a big deal for little kids.

* I never get mail this interesting.

* the only filmed Superman that matters. Someone must have had this up, because three people e-mailed it to me in the course of three hours. Sorry to that person.

* Zainab Akhtar talks to Felicia Choo and looks at some of the work coming out of the elmonstruodecoloresnotieneboca project. Carl Antonowicz talks to Julie Delporte. The Comics Alternative Podcast folks talk to Shannon Wheeler.

* Jason Sacks appreciates the Simon and Kirby horror comics -- if you see the monster comics as their own thing, this is probably the least discussed major phase in the career of Jack Kirby.

* Katie Skelly draws Kirby's Kamandi (the famous Kamandi map). Chris Schweizer draws the '80s X-Men. Richard Thompson draws some lovely-looking postcards. David Lasky draws Ziggy Stardust.

* some nice student at the Herron school could use some sales attention in order to make that transition from student to working artist.

* there's something very "right now" about a prominent comics writer having their longest run on a character/concept being less than 20 issues and that still involving the title re-launching once.

* Heidi MacDonald is putting together a resource page of professional development links.

* finally, Pearl Paint RIP.
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