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December 22, 2011

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

* cartoonist and mega-successful hybrid kids book creator Jeff Kinney and his lawyers (I'm assuming creator Kinney is at the heart of Wimpy Kid, Inc. -- I could be wrong) are suing the parody book Diary Of A Zombie Kid from Antarctic Press. It's always tough to see a parody get sued, although I can envision scenarios where this is a more than justified course of action. I guess we'll see.

image* veteran on-line comics reviewer Johanna Draper Carlson picks her top graphic novels of the year. In order, they are:
1. Finder: Voice, Carla Speed McNeil
2. Page by Paige, Laura Lee Gulledge
3. Anya's Ghost, Vera Brosgol
4. Hark! A Vagrant, Kate Beaton
5. Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: Race to Death Valley, Floyd Gottfredson
6. Criminal: The Last of the Innocent, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
7. Picket Line, Breena Wiederhoeft
8. Americus, MK Reed and Jonathan Hill
9. Love and Capes: Wake Up Where You Are, Thomas Zahler
10. Amelia Rules! The Meaning of Life... and Other Stuff, Jimmy Gownley
* P. Craig Russell apparently has copies of a nice-looking Sandman-related pro-reading poster for sale.

* Alison Bechdel presents a process video.

* Julia Wertz snd Jonathan Baylis draw a holiday-themed comic.

* Greg McElhatton on Criminal: The Last Of The Innocent. J. Caleb Mozzocco on Batman: Noel. Johanna Draper Carlson on some DC comics and Finder: Voice. Philip Shropshire on Wizzywig Vol. 1.

* Johanna Draper Carlson reviews the year at her site. I like that feature. I also like Sam Henderson comics, so I'm happy to see a new one out. I also like Austin English's taste in small press and handmade comics, and will you look at this. In not comics news, I also approve of making your own cajeta.

* finally, Joseph Lambert is once again uploading sketches to his blog.
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