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October 22, 2014

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* J. Caleb Mozzocco on a bunch of recent comic books. Dan Brown (not that one) on The Wrenchies. Brad Hawley on In Real Life. Rob McMonigal on Kingdom/Order Part One. Sonia Harris on Alex + Ada. JP Fallavollita on Ronin.

* there's a long feature here about a series of Marvel Universe trading cards and the impact they had on a number of professionals and industry folk. That is one weird element to comics culture; you can never tell what's going to hit with people.

* the Kindle Editors talk to Jen Wang and Cory Doctorow. Paul Gravett profiles Junko Mizuno. Michael Cavna talks to Vivek Tiwary. Martin Dupuis talks to Chris Wright.

* congratulations to Mike Sterling on his last job and best of luck with his new one.

* I missed the 60th anniversary of Hi And Lois. Congratulations to all involved; that's a hell of an achievement. That is a full contractual lifetime run of a strip + five bonus years four times. Hi & Lois was a solid strip in its day, sort of halfway between Blondie and Family Circus tonally with a more believable suburban setting. It's hard to imagine my reading it now with much anticipation or joy, but I'm sure it's still someone's favorite comic.

* that seems to me a perfectly sensible thing for Brandon Graham to draw.

* that's a fine choice from the writer-about-comics Chris Sims for best comic of the 21st Century.

* not comics: this isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea, but I loved this post from Robert Boyd about his Houston neighborhood.

* finally, I join so many people in being happy that Barry Matthews returned home from the hospital safe and sound.
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