January 25, 2015
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* Kevin Huizenga made a comic about Twitter
. All Kevin Huizenga comics are worth reading.
* go, look: Gary Panter draws William Shakespeare
* love this formatting
* it's not exactly comics, but here's the first review I've read of The Diary Of A Teenage Girl
, which has made an impression during its Sundance debut. It's interesting to read how matter-of-fact the reviewer is about the source material and about the film's milieu including comics without making a big deal of either.
* someone at Biowars profiles Jack Kirby
* I can't ever figure out if these pieces are written or compiled or what, but I enjoyed reading about the sometimes-unpleasant interior lives of the Peanuts characters
. The relatively complex emotional lives of the Peanuts
characters is frequently cited for what made a good strip a great one, and I mostly agree with it. One thing that frequently gets left out in terms of how children read it, I think, is that there's a range of kids with similarly off-key emotions from which a kid might pick. I couldn't figure out Charlie Brown when I was six, but I sure got Linus.
* finally, the SPX tumblr freeze-frames
a rolling conversation about doing on the Internet and whether or not people are recruited for paying comics jobs from there. The answer is yes.
posted 3:05 pm PST
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