Journalista for March 16, 2010: The world that happened in

Posted by on March 16th, 2010 at 8:38 AM




“I love comics; I grew up wanting to do comics; I got to do comics. It was almost always fun. But the world that happened in isn’t here anymore.”


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From Indestructible Universe Quarterly, ©2009 Morgan Pielli.


Recently posted to our homepage:

  • M. Thomas Inge concludes his two-part look at Harvey Kurtzman and modern American satire.

  • Rich Kreiner reviews minicomics by Morgan Pielli and Jen Vaughn.

  • As always, R.C. Harvey covers the funny pages.

  • Over at The Hooded Utilitarian, a round-up of comments from the recent copyright/Free Culture roundtable.

And in the news…


Above the Fold


Life in interesting times

  • Daily Cumhuriyet cartoonist Turhan Selçuk died last Thursday in Istanbul after undergoing surgery. He was 88 years old. The wire report calls Selçuk “one of the leading names in Turkish cartooning.”

  • Mike Lynch brings word that New Yorker cartoonist John Kane died last Wednesday. Derek Van Giesen offers a remembrance.

  • A suspect has been arrested in last week’s murder of Brazilian cartoonist Glauco Villas-Boas and son Raoni:

    College student Carlos Eduardo Sundfeld Nunes, identified by witnesses as the killer in the double murder that shocked Brazil, was arrested on Friendship Bridge after a brief shootout with Federal Police officers.

    The accused, who was carrying an unregistered weapon, fired at police, hitting and wounding one, when they tried to inspect the stolen vehicle he was driving.


  • “Irish authorities said Tuesday they have charged two men who were reportedly part of an international plot to kill” Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks over his drawing of Muhammed with the body of a dog.


  • As expected, heirs to the legacy of Marvel universe co-creator Jack Kirby have filed suit against Maervel Entertainment and Disney for copyright termination and a share of profits the contested characters have earned.

    Remember back when this would’ve been the lead story, rather than death and murder and shit? Those were good days…


  • This blog post (Google translation) and subsequent comments section appear to be airing discontent among translators of comics for the Italian market.

    (Link via Gianfranco Goria.)


Format WarsTM collectors-card shuffle… traded!

  • “Copyright holders have given up legal efforts to force Norwegian ISP Telenor to block filesharing site The Pirate Bay, one of the parties to the case said.”

  • Brad Stone and Miguel Helft examine the increasingly acrimonious grudge-match between Apple and Google.

  • Your latest color e-book reader vaporware announcement.


Joe McCulloch: New this week

A look at the best-sounding books scheduled to hit the comics shops tomorrow.




  • Christopher Irving on Al Jaffee and Peter Kuper

    Transcription of a panel discussion in November of last year.


  • Amanda Mears on Kevin Fagan

    Yes, it’s a big spotlight on the Drabble guy. You’re welcome.






  • Tom Spurgeon on Map of My Heart

    “The great thing that Map of My Heart does is shake the reader out of preconceptions shaped by [John] Porcellino’s long career — for instance, in my case, that King-Cat is about sublimely well-observed autobiography more than it is about the work where Porcellino encounters nature more than it is about the Buddhist strips more than it is about the letters pages and single drawings.”


  • Tim O’Neil on Tom the Dancing Bug

    Sequence ©2003 R. Bolling.


    “Ruben Bolling hardly sidesteps these contradictions, but he is at least aware of the uphill battle facing any ostensibly independent cartoonist wishing to maintain relevance in the face of an omni-powerful media-industrial complex. The strip’s most endearing quality is its unflinching commitment to dragging the reader through the figurative mud of our crap-stained national character: the strip may look cute, but Bolling pulls no punches.”






  • John Adcock: As to cartooning

    Reprinting a 1900 essay by Ambrose Bierce.


  • Stephen Bissette: Forgotten Comics Wars continued

    In which the Forgotten Comics Wars… are continued.


Business and Craft


  • Sean T. Collins: How not to write comics

    “On her blog, Ryan and a few of her comics-making chums are offering advice for writers on what not to do when writing comics scripts for others to draw.” Yes, it’s a link to a link round-up, but what can you do?


Comics and Art


  • Asaf Hanuka: The Realist

    ©2010 Asaf Hanuka.


    “Weekly documentation in comics-form of one family’s search of a home.”

    (Link via John Martz.)


  • Joakim Gunnarsson: Rune Andréasson’s Teddy


    1951 samples from the classic Swedish comic strip.




Comics Culture


  • Tom Spurgeon: Lance Fensterman

    The Reed Exhibitions organizer talks C2E2.


  • Award round-up

    • This year’s Doug Wright Award nominees.
    • The winners of this year’s Scripps Howard Journalism Awards.
    • According to Jeff Baker, “Joe Sacco won the $10,000 Ridenhour Book Prize, given in honor of Ron Ridenhour, a Vietnam veteran who helped expose the My Lai massacre and later became an award-winning investigative journalist.”
    • Congratulations to Chriss Sharron, who won $10,000 and the Charles M. Schulz Award “for a diverse entry of traditional, alternative and humorous editorial cartoons,” according to award judges.


  • Mike Rhode: Act-i-Vate in Washington DC

    Photos from the webcomics collective’s recent appearance at Politics and Prose.


  • Your Not-Comics Link of the Day:

    Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World in ten words.



Events Calendar




  • March 16 (Albany, NY): Jules Feiffer will give a Seminar at 4:15PM, followed by a lecture at 8PM, at the New York Stae Writers Institute. Details here.
  • March 16 (Ann Arbor, MI): David Carter moderates a discussion on the graphic novel, featuring participants Phoebe Gloeckner, Jim Ottaviani and Eric Rabkin, at the University of Michigan’s Shapiro Library Building on University Avenue, from 7-8:30PM. Admission is free. Details here.


This Week:


  • March 18 (Washington DC): Jules Feiffer makes an appearance at Politics and Prose on Connecticut Avenue, beginning at 4PM. Details here.
  • March 18 (San Francisco, CA): Paul Pope makes a presentation at the Cartoon Art Museum on Mission Street, with doors open at 6:45PM. $5 suggested donation. Details here.
  • March 19 (Auckland, New Zealand): Hicksville author Dylan Horrocks will attend the launch of a new edition of his book at the High Seas on Beresford Square, beginning at 6PM. Details here.


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