August 30, 2013
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* John Freeman profiles Weirdo
via a Knockabout collection. What a great, great comics magazine that was.
* Zack Smith talks to Paul Pope
. Will Scott talks to Olivier TaDuc
. Tim O'Shea talks to Steve Orlando
. JK Parkin talks to Stan Sakai
* Gerry Alanguilan writes about
what not getting stuff for free meant to him as a young reader. I think that does have a significant impact on how material is consumed, although I don't want to make sweeping claims for a specific experience for any one person. I know that people talk about getting stuff from the library and how that has an impact on how people engage with a medium, but I think there's a cost in how we get stuff from the library, a burden that readers take on (going there, registering, negotiating that system) that brings with it a psychological trigger that's closer to buying than the modern phenomenon of getting things for free on-line.
* not comics: Le Petit Nicolas in Yiddish
* Joe Gordon on the new Marc-Antoine Mathieu
. Frank Santoro on new small-press comics
. Jonah Lang on Thunderbolts #14
. Ricky Miller on Bloodshot #0
. Andy Oliver on The End Of The Fucking World
. Tom Bondurant on Trinity War
. J. Caleb Mozzocco on Batman Incorporated Special #1
* Paul Allor gives back
* Corey Blake profiles the Eisner Awards
* not comics: I haven't read this piece
yet, but there are a couple of ideas in the subject matter that I imagine apply to comics. How much of the curriculum at the schools that teach comics needs to engage with on-line opportunities? How much of a responsibility in general do schools like that have to prepare their students for changing financial realities in the commercial realm attached to their art form?
* Alan Gardner catches
Richard Schickel reviewing the Herblock documentary.
* the artist Frank Cho talks about
the desire to do creator-driven projects. I'm sure there is an element of creative frustration involved in a situation like Cho's, although it's worth pointing out that the model career fro comics-makers right now includes creator-driven projects.
* folks love naughty comics in commercially accessible styles
* finally, it's fun to look at these Mandrake scans
, even though some of them are pretty rough in terms of image quality.
posted 1:05 am PST
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