August 12, 2013
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* you now have the option of attending Camp Sean Gordon Murphy
* Daniel Kalder on Pietrolino
. Alison Hallett on To Be Or Not To Be
. Simon Hanselmann on a few different comics
. Paul Tumey on some of the lost comics of Jack Cole
. Rob Clough on The End Of The Fucking World
. Jeffrey O. Gustafson on Time
. John Parker on Sex
. Levin Hunt on Morning Glories
. Andy Oliver on Wu Wei
. Evan Henry on Todd, The Ugliest Kid On Earth Vol. 1
* not comics: I don't pay a whole lot of attention to folks' illustration gigs, but I ended up he
re looking at Melissa Mendes' art and I enjoyed myself.
* Elvis Mitchell talks to Gary Baseman
* Frederik Hautain writes about the utility of comics industry journalism
* not comics: a couple of think-pieces/features on recent journalism-related developments that were recommended to me by a friend can be found here
. I'm not sure which is more amazing: the relatively rapid readjustment in industry perception concerning the value of some major properties anchored in ink, or the thought that people are still running super-bloated on-line ventures that are hemorrhaging money and seem lacking direction. What a tremendous opportunity was burned through by so many unproductive ventures without a chance to succeed. It's like if 90 percent of reforms in the comic-book industry 1975 to now were variations on Tundra. Things suck on the newsstands, too
, in case you were wondering.
* hey, it's Ben Catmull
* Frank Santoro digs into some back-issues boxes
and shares what he finds there.
* I have yet to dig into Hillary Chute digging into the idea of comics as poetry
, but don't let my sloth keep you from enjoying yourself if you haven't already discovered the article via one of the 12 billion links out there for it.
* finally, I'm not a big fan of the Huffington Post
site, but one way that site orients itself seems to have an advantage for comics. By so nakedly appealing to the desire of those involved to promote themselves, my hunch is that Huffington Post
could accommodate a lot of the energy that used to go into prose writers writing newspaper editorials. I know, for instance, when I did that Stan Lee book a decade ago I was encouraged to submit Stan Lee-related prose editorials to places like the LA Times
to coincide with a new Marvel movie whenever one came out the next couple of years. As an on-line venture, Huffington Post
seems to me a better place to put comics that perform this function. Anyway, here's a feature related to the Ottaviani/Wicks work Primates
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