August 4, 2008
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* if you only read one thing today: Jeet Heer interviews
the important comics scholarship publishing figure Seetha Srinivasan about the work the University of Mississippi Press did in this area under her watch.
* Mark Evanier charges into the room for his annual kicking of the small dog
that is the insistence of the awesomeness that automatically awaits Comic-Con International if only they'd move to Anaheim, LA or Las Vegas. One retailer recalls
the 1987 Comic-Con.
* the cut-off date for retail orders on the Hero Initiative's cool-looking Gene Colan Tomb of Dracula poster, to help the distinguished artist out of some medical-related financial rough waters, is this Thursday.
If nothing else, you should follow the link to go look at it.
* comic book legend Joe Simon disagrees with Gerard Jones
. Speaking of cartoonists from the Golden Age of American Cartooning, this discovery of Will Eisner newspaper printing plates
is pretty cool.
* Circuit City sells magazines?
* Jamie Coville wrote in with links to a truckload of CCI panels and the Eisner Awards: How Not to Break Into Comics
, The Future of the Comic Pamphlet
, Golden Age/Silver Age of Comics Panel
, That's 70s (Comics) Panel
, Jim Warren spotlight
, Colleen Doran's Resources for Creators Panel
, The Black Panel
, The World of Steve Ditko
, Fan vs Pro Trivia Panel
, The Eisner Awards Ceremony
* it looks like the Comics Journal
recorded one, too: The World of Graphic Novels
* I believe I already posted a link to this massive interview
with Alan Moore, but if I didn't, it's worth taking a look. So is this roundtable
featuring Moore and Dave Gibbons that ran in Fantasy Advertiser
a couple of decades ago.
* what the hell?
* not comics but a chance to see a great cartoonist at work: a Steve Brodner video about John McCain
* finally, one of the weirder things about reading last week's coverage of July's Comic-Con International is the rebirth of the notion that comics = heroic fantasy, arrived at through a backhanded construction: namely, that examples of visual media intersecting with fantasy and superheroes are okay to have at Comic-Con but non-comics expressive works that don't have a hero or some sort of fantastic element to them aren't welcome
. What's up with that?
posted 7:30 am PST
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