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November 29, 2012

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* I am very sorry to hear about the passing of the artist Josh Medors and hope to write a full obituary in the next few days. All condolences to his family, friends and fans.

image* missed it: Kevin Huizenga re-draws a Kona page.

* Robert Greenberger on Marvel Comics: The Untold Story. Kailyn Kent on Comics Versus Art.

* looking around at what Spain Rodriguez art was posted in various places around the Internet drove me to stumble across this cool-looking piece of Greg Irons-illustrated journalism. Wouldn't you buy a newspaper that had illustrated spreads like that? I know I would.

* I liked this Bob Temuka piece on a recent X-Men event designed to establish a new status quo that's already been thrown out for yet another status quo. The push and pull of these publishing decisions makes for some really weird creative choices on these comics. I also like Temuka's succinct explanation as to why he wants to like comics like these even though he knows he probably isn't going to like comics like these.

* so I guess Laura Park makes these beautiful cartoons and leaves them where people can find them because that's just what she does. If I have that right, I think that's awesome.

* I greatly enjoyed this David Brothers piece on the reason he writes about race in comics, and I like that he calls out a curious scene in an early issue of Alias that actually had some relationship to movies out at the time when it came to showing how a character hit a low point -- a depiction done in a way that will probably make you cringe a little bit if you think about it as a stand-alone story point, let alone if you hear how it's described years after the fact. I also enjoyed reading the point that racism is probably the least interesting way to focus a discussion of race.

* yesterday got weird.

* finally, it's hard not to fall at least a little bit in love with Ken Parille's analysis of two panels from The Hive.
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