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August 4, 2013

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* I hadn't noticed that Rob Steibel and the Kirby Museum have parted ways, apparently because of the former's penchant for commentary on the latter's site.

image* John Rovnak talks to Dean Motter. Andrea Tsurumi talks to R. Sikoryak and Kriota Willberg. Josh Bell talks to Steven Grant. Brigid Alverson talks to Ken Sasaki. Graeme Neil Reid talks to Darryl Cunningham.

* not comics: designs from an unproduced Micronauts cartoon.

* Adam McGovern on a few different comics. Somebody named Andy on Incidents In The Night, Sky In Stereo #2 and Ticket Stub. Rob Clough on MOME #22. Oliver Sava on Batman, Incorporated #13.

* Alexander Nagorski at one of the DC blogs pays tribute to Grant Morrison's run with the Batman character.

* not comics: I don't know what this is, either.

* the Aurora Rise charity profiled. That article does a good job of breaking with standard narratives in terms of how it presents the fact that these people died, which is tough to do because the nature of violence here means we have a lot of standard narratives for that kind of thing.

* so I've been having dreams that Andy Capp joined the Avengers. Ken Eppstein sent along this cartoon that indicates he at least has a passing familiarity-via-proximity to Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson.

* I've never understood marketing offers, let alone known them inside and out in a way I can endorse them, but I guess if you go here you can get some sort of freebie from

* Seth has dug up a Len Norris cartoon that has the same basic structure in terms of its joke as the famous Saul Steinberg 9th Avenue cartoon that came much later.

* David King draws Sluggo.

* I love it when people talk about their comics collections.

* a couple of you have sent me this article about innovations in webcomics coloring; it was fairly fascinating, so thank you.

* finally, via Jog tweeting about it comes this article about Naoki Urusawa having a conversation with Benoit Peeters and Francois Schuiten. That is a bunch of heavy-hitters.

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