The comic strip in the age of Newspapermageddon: The New York Times offers an article on how comic strip cartoonists—even the successful ones—must deal with the tensions between the traditional print newspaper and electronic formats. Stephan Pastis, who draws Pearls Before Swine, functions as the articles throughline narrative for the story.
Speaking of the liberal media and modern comic strips…: NPR’s David Kushner on Penny Arcade
“But he is weary of lurking in dark, down-town Los Angeles after dark”: The Sunday Times checks in on the emerging trend of “Reals,” real-life superheroes who dress up and fight crime. It turns out that the life of a crimefighter actually sounds kind of boring without a script-writer involved.
I would have owed someone some money: As I would have quite confidently bet money upon the fact that J. Michael Stracyznski would be taking over Justice Society of America when I first heard that Geoff Johns was out. JMS was a big-name recently signed DC exclusive whose only announced project, while cool, seemed a bit below of his profile, and he has an obvious affection for Golden Age heroes (The Twelve, his reintroduction of the Archie/Red Circle Characters). It all seemed to fit so perfectly! But he’s not taking over; these guys are. Best of luck, gentlemen.
T-Rex for Hank Paulson’s job: An economic policy based on knowledge about Batman is one I could really get behind.
That J. Bone sure is a crafty one: We all know that J. Bone is a great comic book artist. But did you also know that he’s a genius when it comes to crocheting as well? It’s true! Check out Bone’s Skein and Bones blog to see his crocheted Doom Patrol, Doop, Namor, Doctor Doom and more. [Link stolen from Rachelle Goguen, who got some of Canada's best Christmas presents this year]