December 11, 2017
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* Glenn Walker, RIP
. Walker was a talented and well-liked writer about comics and pop culture more widely. Our condolences to family, friends, fans and peers.
* Alex Hoffman on Stages Of Rot
* here's an analysis
on where the Matt Furie Vs Alt-Right over Pepe the Frog stuff stands. I don't think Pepe is known enough and the changes radical enough for a satirical defense to make a lot of sense. The alt-right's use is overwhelmingly transformative when it comes to that kind of use of the character. Even Pissing Calvin exists in a way where Watterson's use of the character isn't transformed and harmed to this extent.
* the writer Hannah Means-Shannon digs into what makes Elfquest
a creation important to comics. I agree with not a lot of this mostly in that excessive declaration makes puffy some matter-of-fact points. For instance, a lot
of comics properties of that era ended up moving from publisher to publisher over the years. Still, I like Elfquest
as an historical effort, and believe its creators told stories in a way that entertained many and shaped the comics readership. It was the Saga
of its day and Wendy Pini doesn't get enough credit as a storyteller breaking with several traditions of her era, particularly in the emotive character work.
* finally: best incidental band name in a while
posted 1:05 am PST
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