August 16, 2013
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* feel better, Ryan Cecil Smith
* J. Caleb Mozzocco on Anna & Froga: I Dunno... What Do You Want To Do?
. Anne Ishii on Sunny
* an example of comics censorship in Portugal in the 1950s
* not comics: I'm not sure how the hell I ended up reading this article
, but I would imagine the notion of how to as-cheaply-as-possible legalize shared creative space could be a big deal for a lot of comics people moving forward.
* Graeme McMillan writes about Jack Kirby
. It's interesting to engage with a younger writer on his not "getting" Kirby; I always wondered if that were generational and limited to people my age and our obsessions with a kind of well-rendered slick quality that a lot of the most popular artists were doing at the time we began to make distinctions between artists. Guess not. Kirby is foundational, on the Mt. Rushmore of 20th Century comics-makers; I think it's great we pay attention to his legacy.
* Simon Hanselmann on the topic of the month in comics-culture circles
* I love the idea of comics shops as little hubs of culture, or at least organizing principles for discussing same. This
is a fun post for the pictures alone.
* I'm still intrigued by the idea
that this year's Ignatz awards nominees slate may have the highest percentage of female nominees for any such award program at that stage in their process. I think it's about 50 percent, or close to it; I'm not sure I recall a similar slate in any of the years past. I think that's worth noting, but I don't think it's remarkable. It just seems pretty matter-of-fact that a lot of good work is being done by people of all genders now. Why wouldn't there be? Probably the only reason it's on my mind is as an easy refutation of the kind of noxious practices and ideas that have been in the air this month.
* new SuperMutant Magic Academy
* finally, a little "by request" extra, albeit for a film rather than a comics project: a documentary about diversity issues in comics
enters into its final days with some help needed. Or at least they needed some help when I typed this as opposed to where they might be by the time this rolls out.
posted 2:00 am PST
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