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May 12, 2014

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* difficult for me to imagine anything much more fun than taking a comics class with John Porcellino, like this one in Chicago in June.

image* Simon Gane draws headscarves.

* KC Steele on It Will All Hurt. Sean Gaffney on Sword Art On-Line Vol. 1. Grant Goggans on Banzai Battalion: Just Another Bug Hunt. J. Caleb Mozzocco on Cleopatra In Space. Henry Chamberlain on Gonzo Cosmic #1. Paul O'Brien on Wolverine #1-4. Richard Bruton on Overrun. Johanna Draper Carlson on xxxHOLiC Rei Vol. 1.

* not comics: I'm just now catching up with this Sean T. Collins piece on Twin Peaks, and liked it. The reading of that show to which Collins is responding sounds like a pretty dull reading of that material.

* I agree with this sentiment.

* Michael Kupperman and David Rees nearly always make me laugh.

* not comics: you put out a snack tray, you can't blame people for only coming to snack.

* I always enjoy looking at scenes from Watchmen, even ones that are isolated and reformatted. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons don't get enough credit for the way that Watchmen uses the location of the physical body within the space available to drive home ideas. Like here, The Comedian in that last panel takes the center of the frame the panel borders provide, and it kind of locks you into considering him and his words: he looks genuinely heroic in a way that he didn't when he was pushed around the previous spaces. It's never a bad thing to see those weird colors, either.

* not the biggest "stuff related to comics" guy, but I always like looking at the stuff J. Chris Campbell makes.

* finally, Larry Reid as influential Seattleite.
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