Shorter Journalista for Oct. 14, 2010

Posted by on October 14th, 2010 at 1:20 AM



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Recently posted to our homepage:

  • Presenting the conclusion of our three-part interview with EC Comics publisher William Gaines, who discusses the Comics Code Authority, refutes founding editor Harvey Kurtzman’s version of Mad Magazine’s origins, and much more. Interview originally published in The Comics Journal #81.

  • Rob Clough reviews the Emily Wieja-edited anthology Future, which includes contributions from Jason Overby, Jen Tong and Jose-Luis Olivares.

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

  • Over at The Hooded Utilitarian, Ng Suat Tong discusses original art by Jaime Hernandez.

Work and deadlines have caught up with me, I’m afraid, so it’s just a short one today, with no illustrations or comics links. Regular service returns tomorrow, I promise.

The news, as fast as I can…


Above the Fold


Life in interesting times

  • In Japan, gekiga cartoonist Shintaro Miyawaki died last Saturday at the age of 67.

  • An Idaho schoolteacher has pled guilty to “possession of visual representations of child sex abuse,” and could face up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine:

    The U.S. Attorney’s office said Steven Kutzner, 33, had downloaded more than 70 animated cartoon pornographic images on his computer. Many of them depicted child characters from The Simpsons.


  • Elizabeth City, NC comics shop Earth 383 celebrates its eighth anniversary.

  • Good news for U.K. comickers: The venerable children’s-humor comic Dandy will be getting a serious upgrade, lower price, new opportunities for contributors and a weekly schedule.



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Events Calendar




  • Oct. 14 (New York City, NY): An opening reception for a new graphic-novel exhibit takes place at the School of Visual Arts on 23rd Street, from 5:30-7PM. Details here.
  • Oct. 14 (Berkeley, CA): A whole host of cartoonists will be on-hand for a slideshow reading at Comic Relief on Shattuck Avenue, beginning at 8PM. Details here.


This Week:


  • Oct. 15-16 (Oregon City, OR): Scott McCloud kicks off a 24-hour comics challenge at Clackamas Community College on Molalla Avenue. Details here.
  • Oct. 15 (Manchester, England): Miguelanxo Prado makes an appearance at the Instituto Cervantes on Deansgate, beginning at 6PM. Admission is free, but seating is limited and tickets are required. Details here.
  • Oct. 15 (Los Angeles, CA): Join Coop, Mark Kalesniko, Kenny Keil and Rick Ross for a panel discussion on design and comics at Meltdown Comics on Sunset Boulevard, from 7-9PM. Admission is $25. Details here.
  • Oct. 16-17 (San Francisco, CA): It’s APE — the Alternative Press Expo — at the Concourse Exhibition Center on Eighth Street. Details here.
  • Oct. 16-17 (Pittsburgh, PA): The Pittsburgh Indy Comics Expo will be held at the Guardian Storage facility on Liberty Avenue. Details here.
  • Oct. 16-17 (Birmingham, England): The British International Comics Show will be held at the Think Tank at Millennium Point. Details here.
  • Oct. 16-17 (Somewhere in Malta): The Malta Comic Con… that’s all I got. Details here.
  • Oct. 16 (San Francisco, CA): The opening reception for a new show by Peter Thompson, Marc Bell and Jason McLean will be held at Giant Robot on Shrader Street, from 6:30-10PM. Details here.
  • Oct. 16 (San Francisco, CA): It’s Storytime! and Graphic Details at the Cartoon Art Museum on Mission Street, from 8-11PM. Details here.
  • Oct. 16 (San Francisco, CA): The Isotope Minicomics Award ceremony and APE after-party takes place at Isotope on Fell Street, from 8PM-2PM. 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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