- Jim Shelly predicts an impending buyer's remorse for those folks reading Avengers vs X-Men. Although he doesn't say it expressly, he also suggests that there's more magic here than in DC's new take on Shazam.
- Comics: Philosopy & Practice will take place at the University of Chicago on May 18-20. The guests "will explore comics autobiography and journalism, the current shape of the "graphic novel," the power of hand-drawn images to shock and provoke, historical print culture, the narrative impact of comics style, and where and how today's most exciting work is happening." Who are the guests? Well, they include the likes of Robert Crumb, Joe Sacco, Seth, Daniel Clowes, Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware, Lynda Barry and Alison Bechdel to name just a few! I'm definitely looking to see if I can rearrange my schedule a bit to attend. (h/t Troy Hunter)
- The Hershey Foundation is donating $100,000 to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. With a matching gift from Jean (widow of Charles) Schulz, this will put a nice dent in the Sullivant Hall's renovations.
- Virtual identity advocate and thinker Botgirl Questi has posts a short fumetti-style comic called Love Doll. Personally, I think it's just an excuse to play with dolls.
- The new comics magazine I write for, The Drawn Word, now has an online video channel as well. In the first installment, my editor Christopher Irving talks with World War III creator and "Spy vs. Spy" artist Peter Kuper.
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