Journalista for April 23, 2010: A beautiful relationship

Posted by on April 23rd, 2010 at 12:48 AM

 

 

“So give that manga a hug. It likes you because you like it because it likes you — and there’s nothing more important than a beautiful relationship with the crap you buy.”

 

“This dude may be the ‘first’ gay Archie character, but I guarantee Moose’s girlfriend Midge dykes out apocalyptically in her freshman year.”

 

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From Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth’s Stumptown.

 

New to the site: Jason Leivian‘s interview with Stumptown artist Matthew Southworth.

And in the news…

 

Above the Fold

 

Life in interesting times

  • “Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, who has been attacked and repeatedly threatened over a drawing of Prophet Mohammed, has been placed on indefinite leave by his newspaper ‘for security reasons,’ he told AFP Thursday.”
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  • Kiel Phegley reports from the Diamond Retailer Summit at the recent C2E2 in Chicago.
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  • So let me get this straight: You create a comic about revolution in China, take it to a number of Chinese printers and issue a press release when they refuse to print it? This is a PR stunt, right?

 

Format WarsTM weekend techburst… et cetera!

  • “Digital comic sales totaled between $500,000 and $1 million at retail in North America in 2009,” according to ICv2.
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  • Good thing Apple’s so goddamned finicky about the apps it lets into its store, isn’t it?

 

 

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Graphic NYC

 

Profiles

 

  • Alex Dueben on Matt Kindt

    A chat with the Super Spy creator.

 

Also

 

Reviews

 

  • Christopher Irving on The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D.

    “This is the work of a young artist who is playing with arrangement of panel, with color and form, and coming up with his own thing.”

 

  • Tom Spurgeon on Ghoulash2


    ©2009 Sam Hiti.

    “[Sam] Hiti’s stand-alone riffs on everything from Charles Addams to Frida Kahlo to Toshio Mifune to panoramic westerns are fun in and of themselves. Between longer sequences like the amusing ‘Phenoms’ or a well-traveled Coke ad suggest an artist ripping through piles of paper at a time, attempting to see things by drawing them, asking if you maybe see the same things he does as well.”

 

Also

 

Comics and Art

 

  • Jon Lewis: True Swamp


    ©2010 Jon Lewis.

    The well-regarded indy-comics phenomenon returns, thanks to the Web.

    (Link via Heidi MacDonald.)

 

 

Also

 

Multimedia

 

  • Comics-related podcasts

    • Jamie Coville has a number of recordings of various panels from the recently concluded C2E2 in Chicago.
    • Matt Kindt joins Alex Robinson and Mike Dawson for the latest episode of the Ink Panthers Show (42.6MB).
    • If you’re looking for comics commentary and criticism for the weekend, House to Astonish (42.4MB) and Fourcast (43.7MB) might just have what you’re looking for.

    All podcasts are in downloadable MP3 audiofile format.

 

Comics Culture

 

  • Eric Reynolds: Travels in New York and Vermont

    “As so often happens with good intentions, I realize I’m quickly running out of steam when it comes to doing a big blog post about my week on the east coast for the MoCCA Festival and a trip to the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT.”

 

  • Stephanie Nicotra: Keith Knight in Pennsylvania

    The cartoonist addresses controversy and racial issues at Slippery Rock University.

 

  • Your Not-Comics Link of the Day:

    Jeff Jarvis explains why the modern institutions of education and journalism are ill-equipped to serve the modern age.

 

Events Calendar

 

Today:

 

  • April 22-25 (Hatfield, England): The UniComics Festival will be taking place at the University of Hertfordshire on College Lane. Details here.
  • April 23-25 (Stockholm, Sweden): The Swedish Small Press Expo takes place at Kulturhuset on Sergels. Details here.
  • April 23 (Toronto, Ontario): Kill Shakespeare creators Connor McCreery, Anthony Del Col, Andy Belanger and Kagan McLeod will be signing comics and meeting readers at The Beguiling on Markham Street, from 5-7PM. Details here.
  • April 23 (Portland, OR): Kick off Stumptown weekend with a party at Guapo Comics and Books on Foster Road, beginning at 7PM. Details here.

 

This Weekend:

 

  • April 24-25 (Portland, OR): The Stumptown Comics Fest happens at the Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel on Multinomah Street. Details here.
  • April 24-25 (Columbus, OH): SPACE — the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo — sets up shop at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center on Sinclair Road. Details here.
  • April 24-25 (Kenner, LA): The NOLA Comic-Con takes place at the Pontchartrain Center on Williams Boulevard. Details here.
  • April 24-25 (Calgary, Alberta): The Calgary Expo opens at the BMO Round Up Centre on Roundup Way. Details here.
  • April 24 (Ithica, NY): Ithicon happens at the Women’s Community Center on Seneca, from 10-5PM. Details here.
  • April 24 (Dover, NJ): An open house will be held at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art on Myrtle Avenue, from 1-4PM. Details here.
  • April 25 (Albany, NY): The Albany Comic Con takes place at the Holiday Inn on Wolf Road, from 10AM-4PM. Details here.
  • April 25 (Evanston, IL): A conference on teaching reading with graphic novels takes place at Northwestern University’s Annenberg Hall, from 10AM-5PM. Admission is free, but RSVP is requested. Details here.
  • April 25 (Baltimore, MD): Kim Deitch will be signing books and meeting readers at the Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins Bookstore on Paul Street, from 4-6PM. Details here.

 

Want to see your comics-related event listed here? Email a link to dirk@tcj.com and let me know. Please include an online link to which I can send people for more information. No sales-only events, please — it’s nice that you’ve marked things down at your store or website, but I won’t be listing it here.

 

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