August 19, 2013
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* Michel Fiffe has a list
of comic book shortcuts for you.
* I almost totally forgot to post a link to this Buzz Dixon remembrance of the science fiction figure Richard E. Geis
. That's not comics, not really, although there was a time when those two worlds traveled very closely together, particularly on the fan side. I'm also enamored of all the fields where fans crossed over into the formal business end of things, such as they ever were. Also, can you imagine running across a publication like the one pictured here in 1953? We forget the context for this kind of artistic endeavor, but it was a whole different world 1, 2, 3 generations ago.
* Catherine Thompson talks to Molly Crabapple
. Molly Crabapple talks to Warren Ellis
. Vince Brusio talks to Dave Dorman
. Brian Truitt talks to Jock
* for those of you that always wanted to see Hellboy sock Scott McCloud right in the jaw, Guy Delisle was there for you in 1993
* you can like the Facebook page for The Daniel Clowes Reader
* Tom Brevoort says comics is doing okay, thanks for asking
. I think comics is doing okay, too. I think it can do better -- and I don't think it can always
do better, I think it can specifically do better right now. There could be a better market for long-form fiction. There could be more sales down the list at the alt- and art-publishers. More of the money generated by superheroes and by comics more generally for their cross-media potential could stay in comics. I'd like to see the comic-book marketplace lock into place a little more. But there are definitely positives as well, including what looks like the creation of a serial trade shopper at comic book stores.
* Chris Schweizer draws the Wild West Avengers
. Evan Dorkin draws Captain America
. James Jean draws a war horse
* the latest of the Guardian cartoonist sketchbook features focuses in on Kate Beaton
* Andrew Wheeler on Infinity #1
. Frank Santoro on various art comics
. Rich Barrett on a bunch of different comics
. Todd Klein on A Game Of Thrones Vol. 2
, Saga Vol. 2
and Joe Hill's Terrifyingly Tragic Treasury Edition
* finally, "Wake Up And Draw" will return
for what would have been the late Jack Kirby's 96th birthday on August 28.
posted 7:05 am PST
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