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July 30, 2013

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* I greatly enjoy these super-thorough reports from Ben Katchor's NYC symposium series that run in The Rumpus. The latest features the cartoonists Meghan Turbitt and Katie Skelly. I think it's great that so many cartoonists are so good right now at presenting their work in public.

image* Todd Klein on Green Lantern: New Guardians #19. KC Carlson on The Star*Reach Companion. Johanna Draper Carlson on Plugged In: Comics Professionals Working In The Video Game Industry. Richard Bruton on The Festival. James Bacon on The Shining Girls. Kelly Thompson on Batman And Robin #22. Jeffrey O. Gustafson on various comic books. John Anderson on Blue Spring. Josh Kopin on various comics.

* Matt Bors told Jake Tapper that editorial cartooning is dying, which is good because I think a lot of us assumed it had already died.

* sold.

* completely missed this post about DRM over at The Beat, and it seems like people might want to read that before this week's digital comics column.

* I know of one group that will always be solidly behind an Anthony Weiner in office: editorial cartoonists.

* the great Paul Gravett on comics and medicine. I'm not sure if I've totally figured out the whole comics and medicine thing, but I will always read what Paul Gravett posts.

* speaking of foundational comics bloggers, congratulations to Gary Tyrrell on his 2500th post. And Mike Sterling may never need to post again.

* Jack Kirby was a great character designer, particularly when he was plugged into The Source during the 1960s and 1970s. There's no reason why the Galactus design should work on any level, and sometimes it looks a little goofy. But for some reason, a lot of artists have had a good time working with it in a variety of styles.

* finally, I always enjoyed these serialized issues of Paul Grist comics. More than the trades.
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