June 17, 2010
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* a great bit of publishing news noticed by Bhob Stewart: DailyInk is running more vintage comics now
* it figures that two cartoonists to take note of Bloomsday would be Dave Lasky and Richard Thompson
, both of whom seem to me smart, funny and kind souls.
* I lack the skill set to make predictions about technological innovations based on PR, but at least Dark Horse is bringing new partners to the party.
* speaking of PR, I don't know what to make of the announcement of manga companies making an investment in an on-line publishing facilitator
. Beyond the obvious surface elements, of course. I mean, just on the face of it that would be news.
* Kevin Huizenga and Jeet Heer are talking Ernie Bushmiller
* either this is the first review
I can recall seeing of Joe Daly's first Dungeon Quest
book, or I'm forgetting where I first saw a first one. That book is deeply, deeply weird and at the same time really fits into that general King City
grouping that's reasonably popular right now.
* so I guess Brandon Graham is blogging now? Or at least doing a series of guest posts at Inkstuds?
I figured he was blogging somewhere.
* with great financial power comes the great responsibility to stuff your home with as much Spider-Stuff as possible.
* via Sean T. Collins
comes news of maybe the greatest back-issues sale ever
* Sandy Bilus revisits the Best Of 2009 Meta-List
and adds information about the number of lists on which various comics appear. I did a list about comics some ten years ago and that was a tough measure -- I think we finally just included everything that reached a certain threshold. Or something.
* finally, I love the look of early Peanuts
more than it's rational to love lines on paper. Also: Lucy Van Pelt has to be the most underrated character in comic strip history.
posted 1:10 am PST
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