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October 9, 2013

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* I'm not sure that I can pull out an image to do a "go, look" for this Boulet cartoon with moving imagery within a basic comics framework, and I know that some people won't like the comic overall, but I think those effects are nicely achieved.

image* Paul O'Brien on A+X #12. Jeffrey O. Gustafson on Sex Criminals #1. J. Caleb Mozzocco on Batman: Black and White #2 and a bunch of different comic books. Jeffrey O. Gustafson with more on Ex Machina. Johanna Draper Carlson on Resident Alien: The Suicide Blonde #2. Joe Gordon on SHIELD By Steranko: The Complete Collection and Hinterkind #1. Richard Bruton on Death And The Girls. Kelly Thompson on Lazarus #4. Rob Clough on The Cute Girl Network. Ng Suat Tong on Tropic Of The Sea. Matt Derman on Fantastic Four #301.

* here's an unpublished excerpt from MariNaomi's Kiss & Tell.

* Alex Dueben talks to Dylan Meconis.

* what a lovely design.

* congratulations to Rob Rogers on his day, yesterday.

* not comics: I'm not sure I know exactly what the hell is going on here regarding a newspaper deciding which content goes behind a paywall, but there's a crossed-arm, shake-one's-head feel to how it's presented. Usually when I read about stuff like this I'm more about the general model being broken -- the idea that a newspaper should operate to maximize profits, all other standards be damned -- than any specific permutation/outcome of that policy. I mean, it is fairly horrifying to think of a newspaper only serving rich customers, for instance, but we've had this near societal-wide rejection of any value other than bottom-line profit for years and years now, so I'm not sure what people thought would happen as this operating principle began to metastasize in our media.

* finally, this is adorable.
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