• Ryan Kelly draws Delirium.
• Congrats to former Blog@ columnist Neil Kleid, who welcomed his son into the world this week.
• Online comics retailer Westfield Comics talks to Larry Marder about his return to Beanworld. “I spent 15 years at Image Comics and McFarlane Toys, and three years before that at Moondog’s Comicland as Marketing Director,” he says. “I spent a long time managing other people’s creativity and I decided it was time for me to come back and do my own work.” Also, Blog@ sends our condolences to Marder, whose father recently passed away.
• Here’s an interesting comic reference in a non-comics news story — U.S. News & World Report interviews Bill Bishop, author of The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart about why people are drawn to living where they do:
Now you can find people who share your views by picking the TV channels you watch, radio you listen to, and websites you visit. Is it still important to live in a specific place with like-minded people?
If you’re in that consciousness, you can find people like you. They are there. And there’s a marketing reason to move. If you are around people who are like you, then the movies and books you like come to your bookstore. The author you like comes to city hall. If you’re a comic book artist, you move to Portland, and that way the stuff that you want is all around you. You are going to be around the stuff that accumulates around the people who are like yourself.
• And finally, you can read Walking Dead #17 over on MySpace Comics for free.