– So Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki’s Skim was named as a finalist for the Governor-General’s Award for children’s literature up in Canada, except that Tamaki’s name was left off of the official list of nominees, because technically, she’s the artist and not the “writer.” Letters of protest were written, but apparently to no avail. Tom has reactions from those involved, including Jillian Tamaki.
– Spurgeon also has an interesting interview with Slow Wave cartoonist Jesse Reklaw. I never knew, for instance, that Reklaw left Yale to pursue a career in comics.
– Aaron Albert talks the Hellboy talk to Mike Mignola for About.com.
– Hey, Kramer’s Ergot 7 is going on tour!
– Another day, another editorial cartoonist gets laid off.
– Finally, Vice magazine talks to Lynda Barry.