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July 3, 2014

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* love will tear us apart again.

image* David Betancourt profiles John Romita, Jr. Laura Hudson profiles Ed Brubaker and Velvet. Melissa Jeltsen talks to Gabrielle Bell. Andy Yates talks to Lauren Weinstein.

* I'm still enough of a fan to enjoy this kind of thing.

* johanna Draper Carlson mentions in passing something I hadn't considered: that it's gross when the authorship of creative elements linked to a corporate-owned character are kind of asserted as instances of corporate authorship. That's not her main point, but it's the one that interests me.

* there's no better, more consistent writer about comics right now than Ryan Holmberg, whose work is a thrill.

* Sean Kleefeld suggests that maybe not as many people are making money from comics as used to. I think that's a fair question to ask. I couldn't tell you the answer. I could live off of CR, but it'd be tough. And I realize I'm extremely lucky. I think a stronger, more ethical infrastructure is the crusade for the next half-decade.

* I don't like comic shops that slide from messy into gross or scary, but I think there are definitely joys to be had in just about every kind of comics shop, not just the 50-60 out there into which I'd send my Mom.

* that's a nice Adrian Tomine on The New Yorker. Apologies if I've done that one already, I had a hard time double-checking.

* Rob Clough on various comics. Andy Oliver on Moose Kid Comics. J. Caleb Mozzocco on Uncanny X-Force: Final Execution Book Two.

* finally, there will be some comics-related art of interest at the George Lucas museum in Chicago.
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