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March 14, 2017

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Rob Clough on a selection of mini-comics. Robert Kirby on The Best We Could Do. Joe Gordon on James Bond: Black Box #1 and Grass Kings #1.

* Patrick Rosenkranz, the excellent chronicler of the underground comix generation, has turned in the expected fine obituary for the late, great Jay Lynch. Rosenkranz is the real deal, and so was Mr. Lynch.

* one of my great hopes is that now that the literary authenticity and economic viability in broad terms for comics is an issue that's been settled, we can turn our attention to the care and reward of artists. It's hard to create. Not uniquely hard, and it's not the only thing that's hard. But it's difficult enough and comes at enough of a cost we must alway be vigilant to see that the creators are properly rewarded. I don't know about you, but it doesn't feel that way in a lot of cases. I think it also behooves to find paths and ways for people to make comics art that may take some of that pressure off that isn't the reality or expectation of cross-media success. Every little bit will help.

* finally, Bob Levin profiles and engages with the Turkish Trilogy comics.
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