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.

  • 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.

  • Rich Kreiner looks at two minicomics by Jen Vaughn.

  • Tom Crippen reviews the first issue of Brian Reed and Phillipe Briones’ Spider-Man spinoff, American Son.

  • Rob Clough reviews several minicomics, because that’s just how he rolls.

  • GutterGeek‘s Jared Gardner begins a multi-part examination of Vertigo’s crime comics.

  • 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.

  • Valerie D’Orazio asks, “Is WildStorm DC Comics’ digital savior?”

  • Yeah, kind of a slow news day, yesterday,



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  • 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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  • 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.”





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.






  • 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 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 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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