September 12, 2012
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* happy belated 35th anniversary to the late Jeff MacNelly's Shoe
, a comic my newspaperman father very much enjoyed.
* Dustin Harbin on Barack Hussein Obama
. Jason Thompson on Genju no Seiza
. Johnny Ryan on every autobiographical comic ever
. Shannon Smith on Maggots and Glamourpuss in 2008
. Tucker Stone on a bunch of different stuff
. Chris Marshall on Economix
* one reason it's nice when Indie Con season hits is because it means Secret Acres updates their blog
* I always enjoy looking at Steve Rude's version of Batman
. There's a cartoon verve to it that places it right smack in the middle of the various effective character portraits featuring that guy, I think.
* not comics: Patricia Highsmith doodles
* Michael Dooley talks to Eliza Frye
. Ian Boothby and David Dedrick talk to Ty Templeton
. Will Scott talks to Brandon Graham
. Julinda Morrow talks to Jonathan Luna
. Jim Rugg and Jasen Lex talk to Anne Koyama
. Rob McMonigal profiles Katie Sekelsky
and Matt Dembicki
* wait, Steve Parkhouse did the comic-book adaptation of Time Bandits
* I am always just about the last comics-focused blogger to learn about a new installment of Perry Bible Fellowship
* for some reason that has nothing to do with anything other than when I move to a new computer and rebuild my links I always forget someone, I haven't been linking to the Deconstructing Comics podcast
. This means I also haven't been listening to the Deconstructing Comics
podcast. The ones I downloaded to take with me on a travel day are this one on Flex Mentallo
and this one on Doonesbury
* I've also taken a bunch of Comic Books Are Burning In Hell
* I can't remember if I linked to this article on the politics of Batman
or not. I probably didn't read it all the way through then, either. One thing I like about those films is that they're kind of a mess, so I can't imagine any cohesive political view emerges from them without some really wishful thinking by the person who wants to see them. I could be wrong, and usually am.
* not comics: Michael May writes about
the small-business aspect of comics and the appeal of small businesses more generally.
* Alex Toth was apparently a sentinel of liberty
* I am jealous of Martin Wisse's construction
of an artist's illustration not being a character but a standard figure from that artist cosplaying
that character. That's a funny way to get at a pretty brutal criticism, one that can be applied to a lot of comics-related art.
* finally, here's a nice blog post
that's just been sort of sitting in my bookmarks about an anniversary visit to the D+Q bookstore.
posted 12:05 am PST
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