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December 28, 2011

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* Alan Gardner caught that the winner of a UK prize for political cartoon of the year is a student rather than a working professional.

image* Team False Start talks to Gabrielle Gamboa. Stefan Kanfer profiles Walt Kelly.

* some of you have been nice to send along some news links this holiday season. Sarah Morean e-mailed this Huffington Post piece on places Tintin traveled. (I don't know if everyone can see it, but I think this photo is of Tintin and Captain Haddock themselves.) James A. Owen sent along this piece about the Phoenix comics retail scene adjusting to the loss of Atomic Comics.

* here's the new Internet craze all the kids are talking about. Latvian kids. Latvian kids that read alt-comics.

* praise for Kate Beaton's recent Wuthering Heights cartoon.

* I'm not sure if this is a public note or not, but Dan Vado shared SLG survival stories here.

* the King Features DailyInk app now has an android iteration.

* Russ Heath needs to be in every hall of fame for which he's eligible.

* at the top of one of his "new comics arriving posts," the Direct Market retailer Brian Hibbs points out that Marvel has stacked its various Captain America comics in a way that makes it difficult to sell them. They should have more discipline than that at this point.

* Matthias Wivel on Habibi and its critics.

* Greg McElhatton on Lost In The Andes. Johanna Draper Carlson on various comic-book comics. Todd Klein on Green Lantern #2-3, Legion Secret Origins #1-2 and Evelyn Evelyn. Richard Bruton on Skimpy Jim, The Stool Pigeon #35, A Working City,

* Larry Reid re-visits Palestine.

* finally, Sean Gaffney looks at 2011 in manga.
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