- Jon Watson over the Atlanta Journal Constitution notes the rise of "foodie comic books." Though he only references a couple of fictional books, I've also noticed an increasing trend in food-related comics, particularly those that include recipes and/or are heavily factual. Witness The Girl with the Donut Tattoo and What's Cooking? An interesting trend, and I'm curious to see where it goes.
- Neil Cohn has some thoughts on a recent study comparing eye movements of people looking at photos versus people looking at comic book panels. He notes several potential gaps in the study, notably that the subject matter appears to have been markedly different among them. The original study can be downloaded from here.
- Ken Quattro digs deep and finds the origins of 3-D comic books with extended interviews with Leon Maurer and Al Feldstein.
- Paul Gravett interviews Amruta Patil, India's first female graphic novelist. You know how much I appreciate less U.S.-centric views on comics, right?
- Mike Rhode points us to this dandy 1958 photograph of a ships services location at a naval hospital. Among the various goods is a spinner rack of comics which proudly demands people only buy Comic Code Authority approved comics. (1958, you'll recall, was only four years after the CCA was first formed after all the public fervor.) Amusingly, all of the books on display in said rack were publishing by Dell... who never submitted any of their books to the CCA and never displayed the CCA seal.
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