Journalista for Sept. 20, 2010: A better tomorrow

Posted by on September 20th, 2010 at 2:48 AM

 

 

“I was really happy to see lots of women behind tables selling their work, so many that it’s hardly worth remarking on any more. The era has definitely changed, and the way I learned the comic business worked when I was first seriously study comics fandom is a vanished era. Thankfully.”

 

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From Dog Boy, ©2010 Steve Lafler.

 

Recently posted to our homepage:

  • Rob Cough presents the first installment of a three-part interview with longtime indy cartoonist Steve Lafler, and reviews the first three issues of Bob Oxman’s Smuttynose.
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  • R.C. Harvey catches an oddity in Dennis the Menace.
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  • Tom Crippen offers up another classic Clifford strip by Jules Feiffer.
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  • Over at The Hooded Utilitarian, “Kinukitty” reviews Hiro Madarame’s yaoi volume Scarlet, while Noah Berlatsky looks at the work of Alex Toth.

And in the news…

 

Above the Fold

 

Life in interesting times

  • Gerry Alanguilan brings word that longtime Filipino komiks writer and editor Ramon Marcelino died early Saturday morning.

  • 1966 cover to one of the magazines edited by Ramon Marcelino for Graphic Arts Service, Incorporated — learn more at Dennis Villegas‘ website, from which the above image was nicked.

     

  • Danish police suspect that Lors Dukayev, arrested on September 10 after a bomb blast in a Copenhagen hotel, was attempting to prepare a letter-bomb to send to the Jyllands-Posten newspaper, in retaliation for its 2005 pubhlication of the Killer Danish Muhammed Cartoons.
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  • Is the Philippines government about to propose legislation to save the local komiks industry?
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  • Are the DC Comics offices about to move to California?
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  • There are now more than a million Scott Pilgrim books in print.

 

 

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Graphic NYC

 

Profiles

 

  • PsPrint on Jeffrey Brown

    “When you have a regular job, you have a regular source of income – you know how much it’s going to be. One of the hardest things about being a full-time artist I still struggle with is managing money and figuring when it’s coming in. Do I invoice? Will I get paid right when a project is finished? The irregularity of the income is disorienting. You have to rein yourself in after you finish a large job, and you have to set aside for money and bills.”

 

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Reviews

 

  • Gary Tyrrell on Amulet Book Three: The Cloud Searchers

    “I’m not sure which stage of the Campbellian Hero’s Journey it is where the search for wisdom and ability becomes a bit of a chore, but Emily and Navin are verging on it at the start of TCS.”

 

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Commentary

 

  • Jim Woodring: Eat me

    “Here is the text of my acceptance speech, delivered at The Stranger Genius Awards upon receipt of the coveted porcelain head.”

 

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Comics and Art

 

  • Peter Richardson: The warped genius of Patrick Wright

    “Patrick was a highly talented draftsman from an early age but writing was his first love and his ambition was to adopt the lifestyle of a French existentialist poet. He managed to secure a job as lavatory attendant and all went well until his girlfriend fell unexpectedly pregnant — these things happen… So needs must and young Patrick needing to get himself some extra spondoolies, semi reluctantly but knowing he had to do something — took himself off to illustrator’s agent Barry Coker at Bardon Press and walked out with his first of many jobs.”

 

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Events Calendar

 

Today:

 

  • Sept. 20 (New York City, NY): Josh Neufeld makes an appearance at the Greenlight Bookstore on Fulton Street, beginning at 7:30PM. Details here.

 

This Week:

 

  • Sept. 21 (London England): Trina Robbins will lecture on the history of female cartoonists at the Rag Factory on Heneage Street, beginning at 7PM. Details here.
  • Sept. 22 (London, England): Join Judith Vanistendael for a launch party celebrating her new book Dance by the Light of the Moon at Bar Music Hall on Curtain Road, beginning at 6:30PM. Details here.
  • Sept. 24 (Halifax, Nova Scotia): Dave Sim will be signing books and meeting readers at Strange Adventures on Sackville Street, beginning at 10PM. Details here.
  • Sept. 25 (Seattle, WA): The Jet City Comic Show will be held at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, from 10AM-6PM. Details here.
  • Sept. 25 (Boston, MA): The Massechusetts Independent Comics Expo takes place at the Art Institute of Boston on Beacon Street, from 10AM-6PM. Details here.
  • Sept. 25 (Toronto, Ontario): Blake Bell will discuss Golden Age cartoonist Bill Everett with his daughter, Wendy Everett, as part of a book launch at the Innis College Town Hall on Sussex Avenue, from 4:30-6PM. Details here.
  • Sept. 25 (Toronto, Ontario): Lewis Trondheim will give a drawing presentation and discuss his work onstage at the Innis College Town Hall on Sussex Avenue, beginning at 7PM. 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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