June 9, 2014
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* it looks like the CBR
forums are back up
, and I wish them luck with their new policies. As I wrote at the time they announced the closure, purge and reopening, I admire Jonah's decision to be self-criticial in terms of how his site might have been contributing to an unfriendly, even hostile, readership community.
* Brian Nicholson appreciates Super Enigmatix
. Dominic Umile on Andre The Giant
. Hillary Brown on This One Summer
. Jared Gardner on Celeste
. The Page 45 folks on a lot of different comics
* Karen Green took a tour
of the New Yorker
offices and provides photographic evidence of said trip. Look at those cartoon archives!
* Charles Brownstein visited Charles Vess' studio
. I always enjoy when Brownstein writes about comics-makers.
* if you're in Tulsa I thought you might want to go to Jim Blanchard's art show
before the closing reception and a different notice of it here.
* these are the successful licenses
that former license-writing master turned successful superhero comics writer Dan Slott would like to engage. I still would like to do some QED
comics, and you never see that one on lists like this.
* the days are counting down for Frank Santoro's summer correspondence course
* I'm a great fan of the little stuffed bull Bully's old-school blogging consistency, particularly the features that he runs that must count on an absolutely encyclopedic knowledge of what's in one's collection. I couldn't come close to matching what goes on at that site. Plus the subjects are interesting, too. Here's a new feature
on various version of the "Crime Alley" part of Batman's origin.
* Brigid Alverson writes about
diversity of character in what I might call the American comic book mainstream and the American graphic novel publishing mainstream.
* Uncivilized Books would like to sell you
some of the comics made by Gabriele Bell, and is willing to group them at a discount as a form of encouragement. Those are all fun works.
* Jennifer Willis profiles the writers Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction
* Joe McCulloch would like you to know about
at least one conservative manga before you flap your gums.
* finally, what a fun picture of Charles Burns
. We're about due for a big period of re-fascination with Burns.
posted 1:05 am PST
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