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January 12, 2015

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* it's not exactly comics, but William Morris will represent IDW and the properties they publish/control in that way. I remember at a San Diego in like '96 someone suggesting that some agent should just run around and sign up cartoonists by the dozens and we all laughed.

image* Todd Klein on Batman '66: The Lost Episode.

* free comics magazine for download.

* I haven't been paying much attention, but it's hard for me to imagine this Ken Parille piece went over well. I guess it could have been ignored. To be honest, I don't know where to go and look when those discussions are done in social media and I'm not right on top of them. I share with Parille a general impression that a lot of art right now is taken literally when that may not be the best way to understand it, which I guess you could also see as a distrust of subtext or context as a way to spin or to excuse or to avoid criticism on material despite its primary, up-front nature. I would imagine the rhetorical structure employed by Parille is designed to draw people out in a literal way.

* that nice person Johanna Draper Carlson previews a new retailer-friendly comics magazine that's going to employ a price guide. Hard for me to imagine what a price guide totally reflective of the post-eBay realities of buying comics would even look like.

* it's always worth it to run past a security screen or two if you get to read some Pete Millar at the end.

* Tobias Carroll talks to Farel Dalrymple.

* there are comics on this list of YA books. Well, all right.

* finally, while I've made an event notice of it, you might be interested in Dan Vado's forthcoming rent-party as a way to help Vado.

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