“A handful of Australian artists have broken into this very competitive business, but Scott, 37, is probably the most successful so far”: The Sydney Morning Herald has a nice little profile story about Birds of Prey/Secret Six artist Nicola Scott, and her rather unusual career path getting to where she is now.
Actually, I think only certain absolute and omnibus editions really qualify as weapons: “Horn Promotes Use of Graphic Novels as Educational ‘Weapon’”
Hmm…needs more labels: Hopefully pseudonymous blogger “JekylinHyde” takes a look at a week’s worth of political cartoons on dailykos.com in this gigantic post. If nothing else, it’s a nice gathering of a ton of political cartoons in one place at one time.
Speaking of political cartoons…: Tom Spurgeon rounds up some cartoon-related news dealing with the situation in Iran at the moment at The Comics Reporter (and rightly notes that there’s much bigger stuff going on there than anything having to do with comics).
Rick Veitch draws Frank Frazetta…in a Mark Schultz comic…?: I’m having trouble wrapping my head around it, but I did enjoy laying my eyes on it. Perhaps you will too.
Larry David for The Riddler!: In an interview with the Curb Your Enthusiasm creator, Eric Ditzian suggests to Larry David that he should pursue playing The Riddler in the next Batman movie. I’m all for it, as long as David also gets to write and direct the next Batman movie.
“Nell Brinkley is one of those women I feel like I should have learned about in college”: So says Whitney Matheson and yes, she should have learned about Nell Brinkley in college. We should all learn about Nell Brinkley in college. So if you’re currently in college, go check out The Brinkley Girls already. And if you’re out of college already, well go check it out anyway, because everyone seriously needs to see this book—Brinkley was that good.
“MySpace is not currently in a situation where they feel they can win this social networking battle”: CNN reports on MySpace’s moves to readjust their workforce in an attempt to better suit their existing market. And Marvel EIC Joe Quesada just moved his semi-nomadic “Cup O’ Joe” feature from MySpace to Comic Book Resources. Good timing on Quesada’s part, or did he single-handedly destroy MySpace’s fortunes just as he’s always destroying your childhood?!