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May 30, 2012

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* you know it's going to be at least a pretty good summer when the first thing you click on rolling out of bed the day after Memorial Day is a lengthy interview with the great Eddie Campbell. Rushmore-level modern comics-maker, Hall Of Fame modern comics talker.

image* Stefan Kanfer profiles Winsor McCay.

* Sean T. Collins and J. Caleb Mozzocco talk about the WSJ piece on the Avengers movie and creators rights issues. Both talk about the insult lobbed at writer J. Michael Straczynski. I agree with Collins almost word for word how the shot was unfair, although given what I believe to be a lack of generosity Straczynski has shown Moore in some of the public statements he's made about Before Watchmen, I'm having a harder time than usual accessing the indignation necessary to be angry about it.

* Dan Clowes is on NPR this morning. Also, there's a contest.

* I'm glad someone finally thought of in-depth Sunday interviews with comics figures.

* one thing about going to Comics College with Charles Burns is that there's no grading.

* Grant Goggans on Vanguard. Rob Clough on some comics that are odd and some things that aren't quite comics. Nina Stone on Astonishing X-Men #50. Bart Croonenborghs on Gringos Locos.

* ComicsAlliance has a snippet up of The Comic Book History Of Comics on Osamu Tezuka and manga.

* Mr. Brothers goes to the anime festival.

* there's a Kickstarter page up for an enhanced edition of Dave Sim's High Society. That's the 26th through 50th segments of the 300-segment Cerebus saga and probably the component book for which the comics fans I know have the most affection. I think Sim will have no problem raising the cash for a project like this -- looking again just now (12:30 AM ET), it's already met its goal. The intriguing thing to me is that I don't know that I'm interested at all in any the enhancements or inducements but I could probably use a nice edition of that particular book.

* these are [some of] the things that make Gavin Jasper happy.

* finally, Bob Temuka lauds The Conversation.
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