Monday, May 19, 2014

Comic Round-Up: May 19, 2014

Interview: Comicosity talks with writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner about Harley Quinn and Mike McKone about Justice League United.

Interview: Greg Pak and Charles Soule discuss their work on the Superman: Doomed crossover event.

Interview: The Mary Sue with writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Francesco Francavilla, creators of Afterlife With Archie the zombie horror Archie Comic.

Interview: Robot 6 talks to Shobo & Shof Coker of Outcasts of Jupiter
News: Both Marvel and the manga publisher Yen Press are caught in the middle of the Amazon/Hachette dispute: Hachette is accusing Amazon of suppressing sales of Hachette titles in order to force the publisher to agree to its terms, according to The New York Times.

18 Ways to Punch Up Your Wedding With Comic Books, if you can find yourself an awesome comic book nerdette (nerdess?) to marry.

Before there were comic books, there were medieval manuscripts. This Is What Comic Books Looked Like in the Middle Ages.

CBR explains Why Toronto Comic Arts Festival matters.

The government of Futaba, Japan, a town near the damaged Fukishima Daiichi nuclear power plant, has made an official complaint to the publisher of the manga Oishinbo regarding a storyline in which the main character gets a nosebleed after a trip to the area. The characters in Oishinbo travel around Japan sampling local foods in an attempt to create the greatest Japanese meal ever.  The plant is located in an agricultural reason, and consumers have been concerned about eating food from the area ever since the plant was damaged in the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011.

Here’s a video of P. Craig Russell showing off the art for his graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book.

In the wake of the New York Post’s abrupt removal of its entire comics page, editorial cartoonist Daryl Cagle outlines six reasons why newspapers cut comics.

Josh Centers provides a thorough introduction to DRM-free digital comics, including the different formats, where to get them (legally) and how to read them.

Kapow! Why comics are losing their power: With apps, video games and books, children today just don't get how great comics used to be.

Lonnie Nadler explains Why I Fear the 90s Revival Happening In Comics.

Paste takes a stab at choosing The 100 Best Comic Book Characters of All Time, but one of its staffers takes exception, making an Argument Against Batman that makes sense, despite being nerd blasphemy.  Personally, I love the list, because it includes Fiona Staple's Lying Cat, my new favorite side-kick, and for exactly the right reason.

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