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June 18, 2015

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* another student sent home for class for wishing death upon his classmates and writing their names down in a notebook. Neither one will get you sent home on your own. Is it weird that I can see the school's side with this one? I don't think these are serious death threats but it's a pretty straightforward act of disruption. Then again, kids lives are so tough, and anyone writing in a notebook like this is probably a victim in 98 percent of cases.

image * Todd Klein on the Convergence: Nightwing & Oracle series. Sean Gaffney on Kimi ni Todoke Vol. 21. Johanna Draper Carlson on Long Distance #1. Alex Mangles on Baddawi. Richard Burton on Tracks. Joe Gordon on Le Train De Michel. Johanna Draper Carlson on a bunch of non-fiction comics from TCAF. Mike Dawson and Box Brown talk The Cute Manifesto and BORB. Greg Hunter on Pope Hats #4.

* David Harper talks to Eric Stephenson. Jeffrey Renaud talks to Patrick Gleason. Alex Dueben talks to Peggy Burns. Michalis Limnios talks to Gary Panter. A Comics Taverner talks to Joe Matt.

* a few paragraphs from Jules Feiffer, a kind of "in his own words" thing. It's going to be fun to see Jules Feiffer at shows and the like over the next several years.

* IDW will do a crossover between two nearly similar versions of Ghostbusters. I've seen that done, but maybe not as closely as these two different versions are.

* Erica Friedman reports in from Flamecon.

* Tim Hodler writes about the severe reaction Chris Ware's comics frequently receive, how they seem to be a combination of external factions and genuine dismay/hatred at/for Ware's approach. Hodler writes like the best liver paté spreads across a slice of a bread, and I wish we got more of it.

* finally, Richard Bruton presents thoughts on two works by a high school aged cartoonist.
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