October 7, 2013
Bundled, Tossed, Untied And Stacked
By Tom Spurgeon
* Diana Tamblyn is now selling her From the Earth to Babylon: Gerald Bull and the Supergun here
. That's the last 50 copies of an extremely limited (200 copies) first run. That book was popular at SPX. There is a sequel planned.
* it's Richard Thompson's birthday today, so I went to Thompson's blog
and to the site that is running his now-concluded Cul De Sac
. Surprise, surprise, there was new information up
on the forthcoming complete Cul De Sac
collection, and even an image, albeit one of those "shot at an angle" things as opposed to a beautiful, flat, cover shot. I'm glad to hear there will be some of the proto-Cul De Sac
work in there. That's going to be a heck of a book, and that museum gallery opening next year sounds like a must-do event. Also, they ran an Ernesto yesterday
* this article notes that a Frank Cho project will see publication with Delcourt
before it is published for North American audiences. This kind of thing never surprises me; it's a really stacked talent field right now, so any way these works get out is something of a miracle.
* this post over at 4thletter!
says that Marvel is ending another stab at a "Scarlet Spider" character, a kind of in-continuity alternate Spider-Man made possible because of the Conway/Andru era's use of clones in the overarching Spider-Man storyline. It's hard to fathom that in today's market, which is so fragmented to begin with, that most riffs on a core character are going to get over for any significant length of time, at least not as full-time serial comic books. I'm sure there are billion exceptions to that rule, though.
* Sammy Harkham previews next year's work
* looks like Fantagraphics will bring its Sunday Roy Crane series to a close with the next volume
* finally, if you're a comics fan like I'm a comics fan, you'll be glad to hear that Mineshaft is doing a 30th issue
. They're the best. I love it when that publication shows up in my mailbox. This is one of two Crumb pieces they're running now on their site in anticipation of that issue.
posted 9:00 pm PST
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