July 4, 2007
Your (Not Always) Comics News Briefs
* ActuaBD.com has a short article
up by Didier Pasamonik indicating that the Paris store Le Monte en l'air has recently received some unwanted attention and even pressure from local police for a poster in their window expressing support for the family of Lamine Dieng
* There are not one but two stories out there this morning about cartoonists and their eyesight. George Zaleski retires
due to declining eyesight; Mervyn Meredith may lose
his ability to see due to a hiccup in funding for a potential treatment.
* It somehow escaped my attention that Joann Sfar is adapting Antoine de Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince
into comics form for a line of similar adaptations. Unless my lousy French is stabbing me behind the kneecap, which is entirely possible.
* Rumors swirl (well, one tiny swirl
) that this month's Comic-Con International is already sold out for some of its days.
* Christopher Noxon's "rejuvenile" formulation gets another workout
, including the required comic book collector mention. I'm not sure what to make of aged comic book collectors being at the heart of a national cultural trend rather than standing as the complete opposite of cultural anything, but the general argument seems to have some merit.
* AnimeExpo drew a record number of attendees, despite a move to a smaller facility and the fact that last year's attendance was driven by an appearance by the creative collective CLAMP. According to this brief from ICv2.com
, one of the ways they managed the smaller facility was via satellite events.
posted 3:20 am PST
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