October 27, 2011
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* as of yesterday, the CBLDF has raised $61,500 towards its $100,000 October goal
* the writer David Brothers talks about
marketing efforts that irritate and marketing efforts that are A-OK. He singles out the announcement of Fatale
by Image as one of the good ones.
* the writer Graeme McMillan admits to some confusion
over some of the latest PR spin from Marvel.
* Dan Zettwoch celebrates Shirtoberfest
* David Maine on Marzi
. Todd Klein on Adventure Comics #527-529
. Greg Burgas on Torn!
. Rob Clough on some CCS mini-comics
. Grant Goggans on Indigo Prime: Everything And More
. Greg McElhatton on Feynman
. Chris Nuttall-Smith on The Drops Of God Vol. 1
. Cory Doctorow on Red Light Properties
. Sean T. Collins on Gangsta Rap Posse #2
* Chris Mautner provides a measured appraisal
of the New 52 initiative at DC Comics.
* this probably isn't funny and admitting this probably indicates I'm a something of a terrible person, but my first reaction to this
was to laugh.
* go here
if you want to see sex-swapped X-Men fan art. Although it occurs to me that if you really wanted to see that kind of thing, you probably already have.
* I'm still reloading this post
in order to see any updates from Alan Gardner about accusations that David Simpson plagiarized again. We still have yet to hear from cartoonist or paper. The comments underneath that one are interesting. I've received two e-mails supporting the sentiment expressed by Mike Lester in his comment. I wasn't convinced by Lester's statement. We all do bad and unfortunate things, and my heart broke a little bit when I saw this story. Still, I think there's an obvious and crucial degree of difference between what Simpson does here -- barring a spectacular explanation, and I'd celebrate one -- and things like paying homage to a famous image or minor failures of decorum like misquoting a blog post or even tracing an image or two. This appears to be outright wholesale appropriation, with enough effort involved for it to be deliberate, for the (admittedly minor) gain that comes from passing off someone else's work as your own.
* I'm always about a month behind on these new, intermittent Perry Bible Fellowship cartoons
. (thx to Michael Buntag)
* pondering the wisdom of Lobo
* Kristy Valenti provides advice on how to conduct an interview with a comics creator
. I would add 1) try not to directly insult the person that's going to be doing your transcribing, and 2) avoid asking Dave Sim how he feels
* urging fans not to seek reprisal with the company
is a classy move from a recently-fired Marvel ex-employee, although it's hard for me to imagine that such a boycott would gain much traction.
* Liz Armstrong talks to Ron Regé Jr
. Gilbert Cruz talks to Seth
. Christopher Irving and Seth Kushner profile Brian Azzarello
. Josie Campbell talks to Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato
. Brian Truitt talks to Jason Aaron
. Caleb Goellner talks to Jason Aaron
* finally, even if you have no interest in an interview with Dean Mullaney and Kurtis Findlay on Chuck Jones: The Dream That Never Was
, you should go look at all that pretty art
posted 10:00 am PST
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