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May 31, 2012

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* substantive reading of the day: two posts from Gary Tyrrell about a presentation at the NCS meetings last weekend where people talked nuts and bolts of how to make a living as a cartoonist right now.

image* Greg McElhatton on Mind MGMT #1. Sean Gaffney on A Certain Scientific Railgun Vol. 4. J. Caleb Mozzocco on Star Wars: Darth Vader And The Lost Command. Johanna Draper Carlson on a bunch of different comics and Dance Class Vols. 1-2. Sonia Harris on X-Statix Omnibus. Ken Parille on Are You My Mother? Sean Rogers on Nancy Is Happy.

* Kurt Busiek on Why Batman Is Not Green Lantern.

* Alan Gardner points out through dramatic example that the Team Cul De Sac auction could use your attention.

* if you're reading this, you still have time to get ready and buy one of the few remaining Comic-Con International badges, going on sale today. I think I said in the CR guide that this had already happened. My sincere apologies.

* Toth. Toth, Toth, Toth, Toth, Toth. Toth.

* I've made some printing errors when I've worked at publishing companies, but I've never made a Holocaust Printing Error.

* I love the way Jack Kirby's Scott Free looked. I don't think any comics character has looked like that ever again, and it's not like it's an unfamiliar look if you wander around some small town somewhere.

* Jordan Hurder on the Building Stories book design.

* Michelle Ollie talks to Blaise Larmee. Shaun Manning talks to Nicolas Mahler.

* Matt Bors notes one weird-ass depiction of a Syrian child.

* Evan Dorkin writes about his work on the Predator franchise. Well, of course he does.

* finally, the writer Warren Ellis muses on the shape of long-form webcomics. I find it interesting we're still having very basic conversations like this several years in, and I don't mean that to antagonize: I'm one of the people responsible for directing comics conversations, after all.
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