August 15, 2012
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* I've linked to it from the Collective Memory, but I liked this personal/professional remembrance of Joe Kubert
by Karen Berger and wanted to point it out if by now you're starting to glaze over looking at the CM.
* Sean Kleefeld takes a quick look
at some of the comics that perhaps can't be collected because of rights issue, which is a subject that fascinates me. Well, maybe "fascinates" is a strong word, but it's an interesting subject. Rob Clough on An Anthology Of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons And True Stories
. Sean Gaffney on GTO: The Early Years Vol. 13
. J. Caleb Mozzocco on a bunch of comic-shop comics
. Johanna Draper Carlson on Geronimo Stilton Saves The Olympics
* Sean Kleefeld is also confused by the Monkey King
* Greg Burgas looks at the splash page from Uncanny X-Men #135
as a way to throw the spotlight on the team of Chris Claremont and John Byrne. That's a pretty nice splash page, really. One thing that you could do at that time that I'm not sure you could do now is present really freaky, sort-of violent imagery and have it feel like some sort of jaunt into forbidden territory. Like with this one it feels like the reader might think the characters were in danger just because it was a pretty extreme image, whereas now so many plotlines have been done it'd be hard to look at it with a more jaded eye. I always think that flat-out narrative exhaustion is a bigger deal with these kinds of comics than people think.
* Michael DeForge destroys his sketchbooks
* Heidi MacDonald talks to Brian K. Vaughan
. James Romberger talks to Gabrielle Bell
* Gina Gagliano points out
that a potential drawback with only-via-kickstarter offerings is that the natural promotion of running the kickstarter means you probably just had your best PR moment long before the work is done. I'd not heard that one before. I would guess that if you're doing only-via-kickstarter, that wouldn't matter all that much, but maybe I'm missing a step.
* finally, Joe Rice loves the current Marvel Universe
posted 10:00 am PST
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