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March 9, 2009

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* the best of this last Sunday's feature articles on comics and comics-related discussions was the Chicago Tribune's profile of the great Lynda Barry. I even like the photo of Barry they used, which is worth the click-through all on its own.

image* the critic Ken Parille has a nice, short essay up on an Alex Nino comic book where Nino changes the way he draws certain faces, not something you tend to see in a mainstream comic book field that values staying on model.

* the writer and critic Jeet Heer draws attention to a recording of that recent Chris Ware/Marjane Satrapi discussion. I haven't listened to it yet, but it'd basically have to be composed of nothing but shrieks, gun shots and drum solos for it not to be of interest.

* the writer Johanna Draper Carlson notes the opening of the Comic Art Indigene show over the weekend, and expresses a potential best outcome for such a exhibition.

* finally, American Profiles has a feature up on Jim Davis. AP is one of those inside-the-Sunday-paper supplements, focusing on what I'd describe as Americana. I liked this piece because it's fact-driven, and although I can't speak to the veracity of all those facts, it's a basic profile of Davis as I've come to understand him. It even includes Gnorm Gnat.
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