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February 23, 2012

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* Barney Rosset of Grove Press has passed away.

image* J. Caleb Mozzocco talks to Ross Campbell. Dave Richards talks to Matt Fraction. JK Parkin talks to David Gaider.

* start here for a walk through scans of the original art for X-Men #1.

* not comics: ten frequently asked questions about children's book publishing. (thanks, Michele)

* Wimbledon Green alert.

* advance copies of the English-language version of Jerusalem have slipped into D+Q headquarters. That should be a big book for them.

* buying slightly damaged copies of various Fantagraphics books straight out of the warehouse was one of the best things about working for the company. I highly recommend these Love & Rockets books; it makes no sense that those comics would work in yet another format after single-issue comics, magazine-proportional trades and giant omnibus hardcovers, but there you go.

* how to create finished comics pages with a magic box.

* Janelle Asselin is writing about her experiences as a female negotiating the world of comics. The first two parts are here and here. Cringeworthy douchebaggery abounds.

* hey, it's Comic Swap Shop.

* the Page 45 team on various comics. Richard Bruton on Bluespear and The Bluecoats Vol. 5. Jeremy Briggs on XIII: El Cascador. Esther Inglis-Arkell on The Invisibles: Entropy In The UK. Greg McElhatton on The Lives Of Sacco And Vanzetti. Sean Gaffney on Toriko Vol. 8. Grant Goggans on The Great Northern Brotherhood Of Canadian Cartoonists. Lauren Davis on Small Favors.

* the DC Comics site is apparently due a major overhaul in the next fortnight or so.

* finally, that is a fun illustration by Mawil.
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