February 6, 2012
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* Paul Gravett provides a short essay
on British Comics.
* Tucker Stone on BPRD: Hell On Earth: Russia
. Erica Friedman on Green
. Richard Bruton on Paper Science #7
and The Undisputed King Of Nothing #1
. Chris Neseman on The Arctic Marauder
. J. Caleb Mozzocco on Batman: Gates Of Gotham
and various graphic novels
. Greg McElhatton on Winter Soldier #1
. Sean Gaffney on Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei Vol. 11
. Bill Kartalopoulos on Is That All There Is?
. Miles Fielder on Is That All There Is?
. Nick Gazin on some recent comics
. Katherine Dacey on The Art Of The Secret World Of Arrietty
. Jason Thompson on Harlem Beat
* James Naughtie talks to Art Spiegelman
(thanks, Dean Abbey).Matthew Sheret talks to The King Of Things
. Alex Fitch talks to Dave Collier
. Meghan McGrath talks to Laura Park
* did First Second finally suspend its blog
? Or did it go somewhere I'm not seeing?
* not comics: I couldn't watch this Death Of Superman-related video
all the way through, but I imagine for comics fans of a certain age and those that like staring at young starlets doing stuff with nerdy guys, this will be a gift.
* Jessica Campbell continues to do all of us monoglot and functional monoglots the favor of translating Guy Delisle's Angouleme 2012 comics
* Austin English shows us around the Domino Books headquarters
* that's a fine concept for an anthology
. And this
was a fine Super Bowl cartoon. Speaking of the Super Bowl, I noticed very little nerd-culture hand-wringing about the supposed inescapability of the sporting event, and a little uptick in the amount of disturbing attention spent salivating over ad teasers. So you win some, you lose some. I'm sure there will be some sort of ad-related comics news to talk about today (an advertisement for a comics-related movie or two; perhaps advertisements featuring comics characters), which I'm sure you can access pretty easily by poking around.
* Frank Santoro reports from the road
. It's good to hear that he got 2.5 the number of people he expected to show at a recent outing. Santoro's fun to listen to on comics in any setting. Also fun: watching Colleen Coover make a cover
* Johanna Draper Carlson picks some of her favorites
from Hourly Comics Day.
* some days deep down we all feel like a lump of protean matter
* the writer and comics historian Mark Evanier reminds that Morris Weiss may be the oldest living comics-maker
* in case you were wondering, the perfect length for a manga serial seems to be thirty
. I think the perfect length for a manga serial would be for somebody to publish the remaining volumes of Cromartie High School
, that's what I think.
* here's a process post starring Simon H
* finally, that's a nice-looking cover
. Tim Lane's Riverfront Times
cover through the week, I mean. The BPRD
one above is nice, too.
posted 1:00 am PST
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