June 15, 2018
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* not comics: Dirk Wood addresses America's point of no return
in the opening essay to Full Bleed
2. I always thought that modern America flipped the switch to on when the idea was introduced -- not as directly as many remember, but still -- that America could shop and go to work and make normal the post-9/11 landscape.
* the indy/arts comics seminal figure Milton Knight wrote in to say that the money from recent fundraising efforts allowed him the cushion to move from his horrible situation and to a new town. I'm very happy for him and good on any CR
readers that lent him a hand. Comics has a generous heart. He notes that there's a contentious coda you can search out on this site
. It would be nice if property owners and managers answered initial inquiries from those they serve as quickly as they answer on-line commentary.
* finally: I missed this article when it first come out, and I literally
can't get past the first paragraph because I'm old and stuff keeps popping up in the original framing, BUT it looks like someone's giving Chester Gould's Dick Tracy a spin in comic books again
. I don't have that Dick Tracy
thing that I think men a generation previous to mine do. Its execution is super-interesting, but it doesn't have the conceptual strength that is frequently applied to it. It would take some clever creative alchemy to make a non-Gould version really work.
posted 1:05 am PST
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