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December 14, 2015

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Johanna Draper Carlson on The Oven.

* not comics: I didn't read this article, but I have wondered how newspapers arrange deadlines in the digital era. That was the one slam-dunk reality of working on a print newspaper: your deadline, which was not just enforced by the need to have the paper out, it had to be met so your printing and distribution staff didn't go on overtime and start earning 3X their pay.

* Benito Cereno profiles Jack Cole. Greg Hunter talks to Dylan Horrocks. Those good people at Deconstructing Comics have a chat up with another good person, Craig Thompson.

* Edge City is closing down. I look forward to seeing what artist Terry LaBan does next in collaboration with wife Patty or without. Congratulations to them on a long run. Fifteen years isn't just a long time to do any job these days, it's a standard contract plus extension. On those crucial terms, this was a successful strip. I think there's a model for newspaper distribution that works out there, and my hunch is strips that last 15 years will be a high-end component of where we end up if this form continues.

* what Christmas Carol would make the best Kirby comic?

* finally, here's Brigid Alverson on John Allison and Giant Days.
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