Journalista for Aug. 31, 2010: It’s an honor just to be nominated

Posted by on August 31st, 2010 at 12:05 AM



“We are here tonight, again, to honor our peers in comics who were smart enough to fill out ballots in their favor and hand them out to every employee in their company.”


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Above the Fold


Life in interesting times

  • Daryl Cagle is reporting the death of Hollywood Dog cartoonist R.P. Overmyer last week, due to complications from diabetes.

  • Li Se dissects South Africa’s potentially censorious new media law, which is likely to be aimed at critics like the cartoonist Zapiro.

    (Link via Matthias Wivel.)


  • Ohio retailer Kendall Swafford discusses the implications of Tuesday delivery in the Direct Market.



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  • Shaun Manning on Jen Wang

    A quick chat with the Koko Be Good author.






  • Greg McElhatton on The Playwright

    ©2010 Daren White and Eddie Campbell.

    “I’ve always appreciated that Eddie Campbell isn’t afraid to take on strange projects. In theory, he could have kept writing and drawn Bacchus over the years, which had a built-up audience and a reputation within comics, or stuck with his autobiographical alter ego Alec. But instead, he’s continued to pick up different oddities over the years, the latest of which is Daren White’s script about a socially awkward playwright. It doesn’t sound like something to set the pages on fire, but I figured that Campbell had agreed to it for a good reason. And, of course, he was right. For a book that should have been annoying, White and Campbell make it startlingly compelling.”






  • Dan Raeburn: The Imp

    Cover to The Imp #2, which focused on Jack T. Chick.

    All four issues of Raeburn’s magnificent series of monographs, now freely available as downloadable PDFs. It’s entirely possible that The Imp #4 may be the best book ever written about comics.

    (Link via Milo George.)




Comics and Art


  • Doug Wheeler: William T. Peters’ The College Experiences of Ichabod Academicus

    “Peters structured Ichabod Academicus into four chapters, covering his four years of college. This being our first presentation of Ichabod, the below is his Freshman Year. Ichabod’s format & layout is patterned after that of Swiss graphic novelist Rodolphe Töpffer, while Peter’s art style appears influenced by French cartoonists such as Cham (who got his start copying Töpffer comics) and Daumier.”




Events Calendar




  • Aug. 31 (Vancouver, British Columbia): John Porcellino and Noah Van Sciver make an appearance at Lucky’s Comics on Main Street, beginning at 6PM. Details here.


This Week:


  • Sept. 2 (London, England): David Hine will be signing books and meeting readers at the Forbidden Planet Megastore on Shaftesbury Avenue, from 6-7PM. Details here.
  • Sept. 2 (Berkeley, CA): John Porcellino and Noah Van Sciver make an appearance at Comic Relief on Shattuck Avenue, beginning at 7PM. Details here.
  • Sept. 4-5 (San Francisco, CA): The San Francisco Zine Fest takes place at the San Francisco County Fair Building on Ninth Avenue. 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. (Note: Under no circumstances will I link to a Facebook page. Seriously, what idiot “advertises” their event solely on a website that requires registration to see the advertisement?)


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One Response to “Journalista for Aug. 31, 2010: It’s an honor just to be nominated”

  1. […] An article discussing the South African media bill that may censor critics like Jonathan “Zapiro” Shapiro . (link via Journalista) […]