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May 26, 2014

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* that's a lot of money for a not-great Tintin page. (via Bart Beaty)

image* Todd Klein on The Bojeffries Saga. J. Caleb Mozzocco on Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell. Tom Murphy on The Amateurs.

* if I had a million dollars, I just might hire Roger Langridge to draw me art until the money ran out.

* Max Delgado talks to Derf Backderf. David Betancourt profiles Cullen Bunn. Chris Arrant talks to Colleen Doran. Tyler Chin-Tanner talks to Rick Burchett and Greg Rucka. Team Inkstuds talks to Ron Regé Jr.

* I thought what Chris Sims was getting at here in terms of the underlying contempt that some media people feel for the low-end genre material they're adapting to be very interesting.

* cartoonists have always always always liked hanging out.

* an alternative This One Summer cover design.

* Claremontisms.

* that's a nice-looking cover. I don't like the practice of multiple covers except in very rare circumstances: I don't think what you get short-terms is worth the long-term damage in terms of shepherding capital away from a readers' impulse and towards a collectible impulse. One thing that's different about the practice as it has resurfaced over the last few years is that there are more covers you can imagine people just wanting because they're good-looking.

* a guide to pre-ordering comics. I've never done this.

* I'm not familiar enough with webcomics culture now or at any time in the recent past to make a comment on the notion expressed here that the context for presenting comics work is completely different now, but I do believe in the underlying value of artists being left alone to work until they're ready to put work out there on a regular basis.

* did anyone do this? I want this to have happened.

* here's an interview with Jayson Musson about his latest project, whose subject is works of art that appear in Nancy cartoons.
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