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April 5, 2017

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Michael Buntag on Man-Thing #1.

* Chester Brown and Dave Sim continue to work their way through issues present in Brown's work. There's not much of a clash here because there's not much of a baseline agreement on anything against which specifics can be argued, but if you're a fan of either cartoonist watching them walk through an example or an argument might be of interest even if what they're arguing has no interest at all.

* Rob Salkowitz weighs in on the issue of diversity through character representation. It's hard for me to parse a lot of it because it's written from a core expectation of using art to meet consumer desires that's just sort of yucky to me. I really wouldn't cry if every character not done by its original creator went away forever. That said, I'm not sure why Marvel doesn't have a profits-participation program in place considering they've done that with certain creators already, just not others. I think they'd get some decent characters that way, although not a creator's best work. The Winter Soldier is a good character.

* not comics: young leaders in the newspaper industry talk about newspapers. I like a lot of what's going on with newspapers right this moment and really dislike other stuff. The Times Of Northwest Indiana is an interesting, forward-thinking publication on a business level.

* Naomi Fry talks to Vanessa Davis.

* finally: I have little to no idea what the hell is going on here, but please nobody punch anyone in or through the face over industry interview commentary strategies.
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