July 14, 2014
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* the writer Mark Millar has passed along word
of the passing of pioneer Glasgow Direct Market retailer Neil Craig. Our condolences to his friends and family, true and extended.
* Evan Dorkin ended up on the other side of his con season doing a little less well than he would have liked; I hope people will pay attention to any eBay sales he and Sarah Dyer host for the next few weeks
. I saw a bunch of Dorkin original at HeroesCon and they were really gorgeous.
* David Brothers on Fort Of Apocalypse
. Richard Bruton on Rhizome Vol. 2
. The Page 45 crew reviews a bunch of different comics
. Michael Cavna on Palooka-Ville #21
. Abhay Khosla on Beautiful Darkness
. Bart Croonenborghs on Forming
* Hannah Means-Shannon talks to Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare
. Joe Gordon talks to Scott Lobdell
. Wim Lockefeer profiles Soufeina Hamed
. Paul Gravett talks to Reinhard Kleist
. Jonah Weiland talks to Scott McCloud
* missed this: congratulations to Nick McWhorter being named
Vice President of Media Licensing at Dark Horse. That's a significant part of a slew of publishers' overall profile now, including Dark Horse.
* Paul Levitz launches
his occasional column and hobby business news and reviews clearinghouse ICv2.com with a meditation on the values of taking some time away and taking a step back and listening. It's amusing that he skipped 1991, just as Image launched.
* I had no idea that the cartoonist Ed Koren is a longtime volunteer fireman
* let me just come right out and say I'm a huge fan of Stan Lee's 1960s look
, with the beard and the brown hair, where he looked like a guest star on The Dick Van Dyke Show
* finally, I rarely do this, but I wanted to note that today is also the cartoonist Leslie Stein
's birthday. There's no birth year for Stein anywhere on the Internet I can find, which means the person has usually opted out of sharing this information. That's great, but it means I can't put up a birthday wish of the kind I try to do every morning. I want people to have happy birthdays no matter how old they are, but I consider that feature one about history and the age of cartoonists, and where they are in their professional and personal lives rather than a vehicle for me to interact with them. The thing is, I was looking forward to putting up a link because I really enjoy Stein's work and I hope more people will read it
. Her site is just stuffed with comics right now, and there's nothing out there quite like them.
posted 1:05 am PST
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