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March 12, 2010

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* if you read one interview/article/feature today, make it Jason Miles' interview with Dylan Williams.

* if you have much less time than that, NeilAlien's link-line to the Peter Parker Unemployed thing made me laugh.

image* this is beautiful.

* a lot of these notebook entries at Comics Comics are really fascinating but it's awfully hard to link to any one thing of particular interest.

* not comics: I'm going to repeat this a few more times here, as it occurs to me: I'm afraid I'm not interested in running links to your Kickstarter project. I wish you all the luck in the world, and I'm glad you have a new and novel option, but your putting together the basic components of publishing a work isn't newsworthy all by itself. If you haven't educated yourself on it, here's a very positive article on The Daily Cross Hatch.

* not comics: while I'm at it, I maintain a presence on Facebook and sometimes leave it open for hours on end, on some tab located in some browser window. I'm not ignoring your invitation to chat, it's that I won't see it for a long, long time. E-mail's still the best.

* I like and admire much of the work CBR's Kiel Phegley does, but I'm a bit baffled by this new series. Is there really a chance that there are editors out there that aren't going to be positive in possibly fulsome fashion about their current line-up of books?

* it's always a joy to find out the odd things they're doing in superhero comics these days, like apparently having a super-villain chop off Speedy's arm and kill his elementary school age daughter. My first reaction was horror and disgust that there's an audience for that kind of weird, distasteful use of what are remain, ostensibly, children's characters. My second reaction was if this means we somehow get to see a three-page scene of Speedy trying to get high with one arm, it's all worth it.

* finally, Christopher Allen weighs in on that older guard doing graphic novels thing.
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