February 27, 2008
Random Comics News Story Round-Up
* the writer and critic Jeet Heer follows up yesterday's post on this site linking to images of "The Krazy Kat Club" with some analysis and perspective
* Martin Lilja wrote in to point out that the Mat Brinkman show at Loyal
that starts March 7 "is focused on new original pen and pencil works on paper," which I agree is very exciting. Pictured is one of the old drawings, which I also find exciting.
* here's the information
on that Great Outdoor Fight
hardcover from Dark Horse we talked about yesterday. September 2008.
* the Quill Awards have been suspended, after Reed Business Information, currently in the market for a new buyer, withdrew support. The Quills were a book awards program with the backing of a television network that honored comics in its own category. The article at PW
makes them seem like a really top-heavy entity, with a 40-person advisory board, which is something I hadn't known. It makes sense that such an awards program couldn't survive without its backing; its backing was the point.
* speaking of Reed, Ron Hogan has a nice piece
on how potential buyers might perceive the company's future.
* the huge comics industry news and discussion site Newsarama has signed into a media partnership
with the New York Comic-Con for coverage of the event. CR
would like to announce that we have entered into a similar though slightly less formal partnership with the North American beer industry for that same weekend.
* an anonymous, only roughly-identified source at The Beat says
that yesterday's $600,000 venture capital figure mentioned for Boom! isn't money on hand but the upper limit of money that's being made available to them. Or something.
* finally, a must-read interview with Lewis Trondheim on Newsarama.
posted 8:30 am PST
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