Journalista for July 27, 2010: The conflict

Posted by on July 27th, 2010 at 3:43 AM

 

 

“The conflict is between between embittered print comics artists and and webcomics artists with a chip on their shoulder, so basically it’s Ted Rall and me. Everybody else is fine.”

 

“While I have you here, my friends and I would like to request that you bring back the comics, Pearls Before Swines and Garfield. Thank you.”

Jeremy Valdes
(thanks to Justin Major for e-mailing me the link)

 

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Detail from the cover of Hanshin,
a Japanese collection of Moto Hagio’s short stories, ©1996 Moto Hagio.

 

Recently posted to our homepage:

  • Shaenon Garrity interviews shōjo manga godmother Moto Hagio.
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  • The latest from our international bloggers: Cartoonist Gerry Alanguilan offer a look at the current state of the Philippines’ comics industry, while scholar Asli Tunc reports from the Karikaturka 2010 exhibition in Turkey.
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  • Rich Kreiner looks at two minicomics by Jen Vaughn.
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  • Tom Crippen reviews the first issue of Brian Reed and Phillipe Briones’ Spider-Man spinoff, American Son.
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  • Rob Clough reviews several minicomics, because that’s just how he rolls.
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  • GutterGeek‘s Jared Gardner begins a multi-part examination of Vertigo’s crime comics.
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  • Over at The Hooded Utilitarian, Ng Suat Tong looks back at the comics criticism of Gil Kane.

And in the news…

 

Above the Fold

 

Today’s Format WarsTM report

  • Webcomics-as-a-business-model pioneer Joey Manley argues that the Direct Market giants are dominating the new business model: cellphones and tablet computing.
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  • Valerie D’Orazio asks, “Is WildStorm DC Comics’ digital savior?”
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  • Yeah, kind of a slow news day, yesterday,

 

 

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Profiles

 

  • Mark Medley on David Rees

    Apparently, the Get Your War On creator is now out to prove that ironic detachment is no defense against an old P.T. Barnum maxim…

 

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Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics

 

Reviews

 

  • Andrew Wheeler on Moomin Vol. 4

    “The artifacts of other people’s childhoods can be disconcerting, particularly when they’re presented in such a way as to attempt to evoke memories of one’s own childhood; it’s like biting down on a sandwich and finding only air.”

 

 

Also

 

Comics and Art

 

  • Flickr: Leif Peng’s online art archive


    An Al Parker illustration from a 1950s issue of Good Housekeeping.

    One could spend hours paging through this magnificent, wide-ranging collection. I’ve linked to Peng any number of times in the past as he’s discussed specific artists, but really, sometimes you just want to drink from the firehose.

 

Also

 

Multimedia

 

  • TwitVid: The Batman dreams of Hieronymus Machines

    Matt Fraction explains comics. Note: You’ll need to hit the “Skip & Play Video” text in the video window to see it, because whoever designed the functionality of TwitVid.com was a big doofus.

    (Link via Warren Ellis — well, sorta, once I opened the source code and extrapolated the URL and such.)

 

  • YouTube: Fake Stan Lee vs. Comic-Con 2009

    Don’t ask — just click!

 

Events Calendar

 

This Week:

 

  • July 30 (Athens, GA): Join Drew Weing for a release party celebrating his new book Set to Sea at Bizarro Wuxtry on Clayton Street, from 5-8PM. 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. (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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