Journalista for April 30, 2010: Dullsville bummer

Posted by on April 30th, 2010 at 12:11 AM



“Nothing’s happened in the past day or so, I’ve pulled a muscle in my favored hand and it hurts like hell. I am so phoning this one in…”

– Yours truly


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James Jean art from the book Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall.


Recently posted to our homepage:

  • Here’s the concluding installment of my 2006 interview with Fables creator Bill Willingham.

  • R.C. Harvey presents a cartoon tour of the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley.

  • A whole mess of cartoonists offer a preview of what they’ll be bringing to the forthcoming Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

  • Over at The Hooded Utilitarian, Vom Marlowe reviews the first volume of Shungiku Nakamura’s Junjo Romantic.

  • Fiore vs. Berlatsky: Fight!

And in the news…


Above the Fold


Life in interesting times

  • The court battle between Marvel Entertainment and the heirs of Jack Kirby will take place in New York City. Eriq Gardner explains how this could affect the case.

  • Rich Johnston has an update in the war between French cartoonists and publishers over digital-comics royalties.


Mike Sterling: The end of civilization

“We’re one step closer to getting X-Men: Click.” Sterling finds the most dubious items from the latest Diamond catalog, so you don’t have to.



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Comics and Art





  • Leonard Lopate: Jules Feiffer

    Streaming video and a downloadable MP3 file from the cartoonist’s recent radio appearance in New York City.

    (Link via Mike Lynch.)


  • Comics-related podcasts

    • This week on Inkstuds, Robin McConnell presents a conversation with Hicksville author Dylan Horrocks (58MB).
    • WRNI Radio‘s Bob Seay speaks with Fort Thunder alumni Brian Chippendale in his studio (9.1MB).
    • Panel Borders‘ Alex Fitch interviews The Losers illustrator Jock (32.1MB).
    • Action Philosophers artist Ryan Dunlavey is the guest on this week’s War Rocket Ajax (45.9MB).
    • Tony Consiglio joins Alex Robinson and Mike Dawson for the latest round of the Ink Panthers Show (45.9MB).
    • Graeme McMillan and Jeff Lester return with the first two installments of their comics-commentary podcast, Wait, What? (one, 32.2MB; two, 37.4MB; third installment available later today).

    All podcasts are in downloadable MP3 audiofile format.)


Events Calendar




  • April 30-May 2 (Naples, Italy): The International Comics Festival — wait, you guys aren’t pretending you’re the only one, are you? Details here.
  • April 30 (Manchester, England): An opening reception for Oliver East’s new exhibit will be held at the International 3 on Fairfield Street, from 6-9PM. Details here.


This Weekend:


  • May 1-9 (Lucerne, Switzerland): It’s the Fumetto Festival, and it wants you! Details here.
  • May 1 (Everywhere): Free Comic Book Day is today! Get yourself out to a participating comics shop and pick up a free funnybook. Details here.
  • May 1 (London, England): Garry Leach, Rian Hughes, Gary Erskine, John Freeman and Rod Barzilay discuss Dan Dare at Apollo Piccadilly on Regent Street, beginning at 10:30AM. Details here.
  • May 1 (Keene, NH): Market Day author James Sturm makes an apprearance at the Toadstool Bookshop on West Street, from 11AM-noon. Details here.
  • May 1 (Peterborough, NH): Market Day author James Sturm makes an apprearance at the Toadstool Bookshop on Depot Street, beginning at 2PM.. Details here.
  • May 1 (Berkeley, CA): Gene Yang will discuss his work at Mrs. Dalloway’s on College Avenue, beginning at 7PM. Details here.
  • May 2 (Washington DC): The Washington Comicon comes to George Mason University. Details here.
  • May 2 (Atlanta, GA): The Atlanta Comic Convention takes place at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center on Century Boulevard. Details here.


Want to see your comics-related event listed here? Email a link to 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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