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March 4, 2010

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* another Zuda winner. Either that's the third one or it's like the 20th and I'm doing a super-crappy job of keeping up.

image* Dash Shaw has a few notes on Thirteen Going On Eighteen, particularly how it's put together as a volume.

* Jeff Smith talks Bone on film with Print.

* a couple more top comics list for 2009 have popped up. The first comes from Mario Z. Alipio aka MZA:
1. Asterios Polyp, David Mazzucchelli (Pantheon)
2. Vie et mort du héros triomphante, Frederic Coché (Bries)
3. Footnotes in Gaza, Joe Sacco (Metropolitan)
4. Driven by Lemons, Josh Cotter (AdHouse)
5. Dungeon (Early Years Vol 2: Innocence Lost & Zenith Vol 3: Back in Style), Lewis Trondheim and Joann Sfar and Christophe Blain and Boulet (NBM)
6. You'll Never Know, Book 1: a Good and Decent Man, Carol Tyler (Fantagraphics)
7. Cold Heat 5/6 & 7/8, Frank Santoro and Ben Jones (PictureBox)
8. A Drifting Life, Yoshihiro Tatsumi (D&Q)
9. Pim & Francie, Al Columbia (Fantagraphics)
10. Ganges #3, Kevin Huizenga (Fantagraphics/Coconino)
11. "3 Jacks," Daredevil #500, Ann Nocenti & David Aja (Marvel)
Honorable mention: Nine Ways to Disappear, Little Nothings: Prisoner Syndrome, Monsters, Beasts of Burden, The Bun Field, Gogo Monster, Uptight #3, Squirrel Machine, Mourning Star Vol. 2, Low Moon, Boy's Club #3, Love & Rockets: New Stories #2.
I thought the write-ups were well worth reading.

* here's a second list, this one from the cartoonist John Porcellino:
1. Genesis, R.Crumb (Norton)
2. OMAC: One Man Army Corps, Jack Kirby (DC Archives)
3. Like a Dog, Zak Sally (Fantagraphics)
4. Blammo, Noah Van Sciver (series) (self-published/Kilgore Comics)
5. Amazing Adult Fantasy Omnibus, Kirby, Lee, Ditko et al. (Marvel)
6. A Drifting Life, Yoshihiro Tatsumi (Drawn and Quarterly)
7. Aya, Marguerite Abouet & Clement Oubrerie (series) (D+Q)
8. Cecil and Jordan in New York, Gabrielle Bell (D+Q)
9. The Complete Little Orphan Annie Vol. 1, Harold Gray (IDW)
10. Doing Time, Kazuichi Hanawa (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)
I should probably have something smarter to say than "John Porcellino!" but I don't. John Porcellino!

* if I understood this, I might agree that it's shady. Since I can't, I can only unfairly assume it's so.

* finally, Mark Evanier and Jeffrey Trexler comment on the Christopher Handley case.
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