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November 13, 2012

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* I don't usually spotlight pieces that would otherwise be linked to in an ongoing "Collective Memory," but I thought this report/analysis of the just-completed Brooklyn Comics And Graphics Festival from longtime, one-time alt-comics industry pillar (Fantagraphics, Kitchen Sink, ADV Manga, etc.) Robert Boyd fairly fascinating. He's not part of today's alt-comics scene, and doesn't do a lot of shows, but still knows his stuff and values that kind of art.

image* Paul Karasik on Building Stories. That sound you hear is the rest of us kicking ourselves for not thinking of it first. Rob Clough on Solipsistic Pop Vol. 4. Katie Haegele on The Cartoon Utopia. Grace Krilanovich on The Hive. LB Bryant on Strobe Edge Vol. 1.

* nice catch by The Beat on a new comics shop opening in Highland Park.

* Vaneta Rogers talks to John Cunningham and Bob Wayne. Tobias Carroll talks to Gabrielle Bell. Tim O'Shea talks to Ethan Rilly.

* Jeet Heer on Canadian comics culture is always worth reading -- Jeet Heer on anything comics is always worth reading -- and there's no better, more positive story out there right now than The Beguiling reaching its 25th anniversary.

* finally, a bit of not-comics: I understand all of the individual words here, but I'm not sure I understand them in the order they're placed. That's on me, not that article, I swear. I'm going to go back and read this one again at some point, though, so I want to make note of it here.
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