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April 9, 2012

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* Foreign Policy is running a chunk of Guy Delisle's Jerusalem here. Let the Jerusalem publicity avalanche commence.

image* Chris Mautner talks to Zak Sally. Tim Webber talks to Eric Hoffman. Seth Kushner talks to Kim Deitch. Paul Gravett talks to R. Crumb.

* Jamie Coville has links up to some of the recordings he made at a recent Toronto show.

* Brian Hibbs is asking for your prediction on the death of the DM. I thought it was summer 1995? Actually, I'm just kidding; that sounds like a fun discussion.

* not comics: Ben Towle wrote in to recommend this piece on social media and book sales. I have yet to catch up to it, but I agree with the sentiment of the title. In fact, I'd go so far as to say even an awesomely well-funded kickstarter project isn't a career, at least not yet, but that's the kind of thing that gets me punched in the kidneys when I'm standing around conventions.

* J. Caleb Mozzocco shows fine taste in his appreciation of gun-toting Mickey Mouse.

* Shaenon Garrity presents the 50 greatest pop songs about comics.

* Rob Kirby on various mini-comics. Frank Santoro on work from relatively young cartoonists. Rob Clough on the comics of Luis Echavarria. Bob Temuka on Kick Ass 2. Greg McElhatton on Art Of The Secret World Of Arietty. Don MacPherson on The Waking Dreams End #1. Johanna Draper Carlson on The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Vol. 12.

* I recently suggested that the Eisner Hall Of Fame start to seriously consider Los Bros Hernandez beginning next year, mostly as a potentially positive outcome to the recent brouhaha over no nomination for this year's "Love Bunglers." I want to walk that back. Larry Marder informs that the basic consideration line is 35 years after first professional publication. I was going by when that person hit -- so Katsuhiro Otomo's consideration this year is based on his early 1970s publications rather than the late 1970s/early 1980s when he started doing the run of work for which he's best known. My bad. I hope Los Bros get in the second they're eligible, though, and together.

* I like the way Bully's mind works: a superior mostly-mainstream focused comics culture blogger.

* not comics: I'm sure most of these are entertaining, but I'm also more than certain my apartment in hell (roommate: Al Capp) is going to be decorated with fake movie posters.

* not comics: Robert Boyd goes to Austin. I'm fond of his section on Tony Fitzpatrick because Fitzpatrick is indeed a fantastic writer about his art.

* finally, here's a special plea on behalf of the Eisner-nominated Nelson from its publishers, at least in terms of getting out the vote. Gary Tyrrell writes about the nominees in his area of expertise. Michael Cavna drives his readers to some coverage of Eisner nominees. The Library Of American Comics thanks the judges.
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