June 22, 2009
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* the great Chester Brown's very fine comics work Louis Riel made the Toronto Star's top ten books of the decade
. The Toronto Star
has made this site's "publications who do their lists too damn early" list.
* at the risk of sounding like an old man, comments like this
can't be all that great a sign for the general health of comics buying. Funny, though.
* there have almost certainly been interviews with Chris Wright of Inkweed
before now, but I can't remember one. This one at a site called Exquisite Things
is long and involved and would be a nice complement to any that exist, I'm sure.
* not comics: as of now
, I'm officially unable to tell if newspaper pundits are completely clueless or the industry they serve is just that far behind the times. With all the focus on on-line solutions, a significant consideration of voluntary is just now happening, or at least is a new enough subject so that people can write about it? How is that possible?
* this is a nice story about John Broome
* the infrequent blogger Paul Karasik provides comics-related tips
on reading a great artist's work in a beautiful cathedral.
* the prominent retailer Brian Hibbs analyzes
the recent Marvel single-issue promotion of note.
* finally, the very funny Shaenon Garrity describes
the very not-funny state of the modern comics message board. She notes that at one point a few years back I was apparently writing about Aaron Sorkin shows on one of Warren Ellis' message boards, which is further proof that for several months mid-decade my usual dark cloak of depression became a full-bore wackadoo three-piece suit.
posted 7:30 am PST
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