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April 13, 2012

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* Kevin Boyd wrote in to inform me that I missed one of the Prix Bédélys: one for work aimed at younger readers, which was won by one of the David Petersen books. My apologies. The original post has since been updated.

image* Alex Dueben talks to Brian Wood. Amy and Tyler talk to Matt Kindt. Ashley Neuhaus talks to Molly Crabapple.

* hey, Bud Plant isn't going away after all. I saw them set up at ECCC and never asked them the questions you'll find through that link, and then I forgot to mention them in my report. More Bud Plant is a good thing.

* advice for C2E2. Plus the writer Kelly Sue DeConnick is apparently trying to kill me with waves of nostalgia by sending along photos like this one. Both C2E2 and CAKE stand a chance long-term in part because Chicago is such a fun city to visit. One potential hitch with C2E2 is that it's set up like a classic one-hotel-con, and invites people to the show that are classic one-hotel-con people. But if people start going for a day on either side, to see a Cubs game and to shop at all the cool shops? That could help the show become a big, big hit with professionals.

* okay, this made me laugh. Plus I'd totally buy one of those shirts.

* I'm not sure why I ended up looking at the comics that Laura Park has posted to a flickr account, but I always liked this one guest-starring the Chicago artist Tony Fitzpatrick. You can lose half a morning poking around those comics.

* here is a "Dear Geoff Johns" letter about the introduction -- and near-immediate killing -- of an Iranian superhero.

* Marvel has opened up the latest iteration of a digital storefront. I lack easy access to the perspective necessary to draw any sort of contextual conclusion from what they're doing, but I'm glad they're moving forward and at some point The Way They'll Do It will settle into place.

* not comics: this never fails to crack me up.

* Christoph Niemann loves him some Don Martin.

* some of these CCS summer workshops look great.

* not comics: according to a long-neglected e-mail just sitting in my inbox like some sort of broken promise, that movie about CCS was completed and is about to enter the festivals and premieres stage of its existence. There's a Facebook page and everything. Good luck to them, and I look forward to seeing the movie.

* Paul Karasik wrote a report about his Northern Illinois comics exhibition here; all Paul Karasik show reports are worth reading. I couldn't get the video to work on my MAC or my PC, but maybe you'll have better luck than I did.

* I'm sure the parents will be thrilled and the kids should be.

* finally, that's some Evan Dorkin commission.
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