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May 7, 2014

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Brodie Lancaster talks to Alison Bechdel. Steve Webb profiles Steve Ditko. Sean Kleefeld profiles Ron Cobb. Paul Montgomery talks to Aaron Kuder. Steve Ringgenberg recalls Al Feldstein. Hether Fortune talks to Sean T. Collins and Julia Gfrörer.

* here's one of those nice New Yorker profiles of a forthcoming work, this time on This One Summer.

* Rob Clough on Updown Clown. Sean Gaffney on Bunny Drop Vol. 10. Brian Nicholson on The Amateurs. J. Caleb Mozzocco on Vertigo Quarterly CMYK #1. Henry Chamberlain on Weapons Of Mass Diplomacy. Paul O'Brien on Savage Wolverine #14-17. Zainab Akhtar on "Death Of A Crow." John Kane on a bunch of different comics.

* Sean T. Collins suggests that creators' rights = workers' rights.

* Bob Temuka makes the argument for caring about things a lot, even if they're things that other people feel don't matter.

* Paul Gravett, one of the co-curators of the British Library exhibit that's generating a ton of press and garnering a bunch of attention right now, writes about the comics medium in broad fashion as a disreputable art form as likely to antagonize cultural gatekeepers and arts institutions as it is to ever sit at the table with them. I wish I could settle behind Paul Gravett's eyeballs for a day; I think it would be fun to see comics the way he sees comics.

* Jake Parker provides some drawing and kickstarter advice. The drawing advice looks smart to me.

* Rafael Albuquerque lists his favorite artists.

* finally, I don't think I ever linked to Naif al-Mutawa's own words on his The 99 being made subject of a fatwa by a government council of clerics, years after he and others associated with the property had worked well with the Saudi government.
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