“I really should watch the mainstream TV news more for cartoon-idea-gathering purposes, but my stomach just isn’t that strong”:
Twenty answers from The Boiling Point cartoonist Mikhaela Reid.
“There are so many superheroes in New York, you can’t even get on the subway without bumping into one of them”: Writer Glen Brunswick explains why he chose to set his new book Jersey Gods where he did, and finds a receptive ear in the writer of this pretty thorough Star-Ledger profile of the project.
“If it’s not the end of the alternative comic book, it’s certainly a vicious blow to those comics as we’ve come to know them”: Tom Spurgeon offers a long, compelling think-piece entitled “Why Diamond’s New Minimums Policy Is Wrong, & What They Should Do About It.” Spurgeon offers ten ways in which the decision is wrong, and five suggestions on how Diamond can move forward to mitigate some of the damage he argues they’re doing to the Direct Market, themselves and maybe even comics as a whole. Probably this weekend’s must-read piece of writing on comics. (Except for maybe this, but that’s more of a great news kind of thing than a look at the state of the industry kind of thing).
“’Black Panther’ Creator Keeps it (Comic) Real”: Reginald Hudlin writes comics, and is, therefore, in comic fan vernacular, a “creator.” He’s also writing Black Panther (and has been for quite a while now), so he’s technically a Black Panther creator, or, more accurately, a creator that works on Black Panther. That headline is still kind of unfortunate, however, as that specific wording implies that Hudlin created the character.
“I understand if you don’t know what a Super Mario Brother is, but were you really never aimless and selfish in your 20′s? Lucky you”: Savage Critic Abhay Khosla tackles Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Universe in this excellent review, which points out how Young Neil is the key to everything.