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December 6, 2012

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* Ian Boothby wrote in to say they're celebrating a first birthday at the sometimes-comics podcast he co-hosts, Sneaky Dragon.

image* Paul Gravett profiles Jordi Bernet. Milton Griepp talks to Aline Crumb. Dan Berry talks to Joe Decie. R. Crumb on Harvey Kurtzman. Steve Morris talks to Woodrow Phoenix. Kevin Pearl talks to Derf. Alex Dueben talks to Raina Telgemeier.

* J. Caleb Mozzocco reads the blurbs so you don't have to.

* new Gabby Schulz. Kelly Sue DeConnick would like you to look at this Sam Hiti cartoon. Here's a Darryl Cunningham. Here's a commissioned piece of art from a con, just to let you know if you don't do that on a regular basis that you can indeed get pretty nice pieces of art if you commission them for cons.

* not comics: for some reason I ended up with this Christopher Tolkien Le Monde interview in my bookmarks folder. It's instructive to read something about a family wanting certain rights returned or better rewarded when most people really like what's been done with those rights as opposed to their either not caring or actively hating the result. One of the reasons a lot of our comics-related issue discussions remain unsophisticated is that we frequently choose to fight our battles along fundamental "I like it"/"I hate it" lines and then kind of furiously stare at the other issues involved until we can find a way to make them comply to our initial impression. It's no way to move forward.

* I suppose the auction of the Charles Schulz/Tracey Claudius letters is worth noting for their insight into the life of its creator, although I'm not sure how much this adds to our knowledge of that part of his life.

* Steve Lieber appreciates BuckoThe Infinite Wait and The Voyeurs. Todd Klein on a pair of those DC #0 titles. J. Caleb Mozzocco likes Animal Land.

* finally, this made me laugh.
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