December 17, 2013
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* this was one of the favorite comic books I ever bought through back-issue channels; in fact, I was hugely
fond of that whole post-Xavier's death mini-run on the title. I also like the Werner Roth stuff, for some reason. When I was a kid that style seemed to me to be "old comics" in a way that cleaner styles weren't. Plus they were affordable, and the Jack Kirby-drawn stuff really wasn't. But the Adams issues? I liked the way they looked, and they were obsessed with death in a way that the modern X-Men
comics I was reading at the time enjoyed a fascination with things being killed. Also, for some reason I always really loved that Cyclops was sitting on a sentinel head here.
* Molly Crabapple talks to -- and draws -- Art Spiegelman
* I'm not sure I knew that Melissa Mendes has a dedicated store
* OTBP: Jonny Negron + Sean T. Collins = Flash Forward
* Kevin Leslie on King-Cat
. Henry Chamberlain on Pompeii
. Todd Klein on Green Lantern Annual #2
and Suicide Risk #1
is a really old post from Luke Pearson, I think, but the exhibit and his contributions to it both seem interesting.
* every so often I'll check out Eric Reynolds' massive edited/acquired list with Fantagraphics
. No real reason, it just makes me feel good.
* Richard Sala draws Christmas holiday-themed ladies: 1
* not comics: I really, really like the Stefan Norblin
* go, look and/or read: 1) Lucy Bellwood's origin story
. 2) a Christmas story for Shark And Unicorn
. 3) four drawings from Darryl Cunningham
. 4) cover pencils for a forthcoming issue of Eltingvilleville Club
. 5) Leon Beyond explains dating
. 6) various Will Dinski pages
. 7) Chris Schweizer makes posters for episodes of Sherlock
. 8) actually, I'm not sure what this one is
* not comics: former Fantagraphics and Devil's Due art director Evan Sult writes about his day job, drumming
* finally, an exhaustive essay on the origins of the Sadie Hawkins dance
. That makes it sound like I was really, really dying for an exhaustive essay on that subject, and I am perfectly fine with that.
posted 1:05 am PST
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