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September 5, 2018

Random Comics News Story Round Up

* I was fairly slaughtered by Lauren Weinstein's issue of Frontier, which I got to read last night. Hard to imagine a better comic than that one this year. You should buy that one. More than that, you should immediately read it.

image* Abraham Riesman on Rx. Brian Fies on Talking Mort Walker.

* Gerry Conway writes about price and access, mostly as a way to shift the interested fan communities and professional ranks out of arguments where the end result is comics as a mainstream medium. That ship sailed in the late 1940s and they took the pier up via price raises in the '70s and '80s.

* it will be interesting to see how this corporate commitment to diversity and inclusion plays out within comics, or if it doesn't.

* go, read: "The Sacker Street Ghost."

* Paul Levitz makes the point that for the emerging late '60s in the 1970s generation the loss of comics creators means either your peers or the group of cartoonists to whom you looked up and from whom you sough acceptance and approval at your first job.

* finally: an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg. There are some very distressing outcomes for cartoonists who have assumed Facebook to be a 100 percent free space for self-expression.
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