“The author says she hopes for something between the Betty-and-Veronica she grew up on and the Japanese manga of which her own daughter, Alex, is such a fan”: The LA Times talks to superstar mystery novelist Janet Evanovich about her upcoming comic work for Dark Horse, which she’s writing with her daughter. No word on an artist yet, but the book is scheduled for release next year.
“As any cartoonist knows, at some point you have to move out of your parents’ basement”: So say Jo Wos, founder of Pittsburgh’s ToonSeum, which is about to move out of it’s current home in the Children’s Museum of here.and get its own place. Much more
You know when cartoon characters see something amazing and their eyes get real long and veiny and bug out of their eye sockets?: Did you know there was a particular name for those? Blecky Yuckarella would be happy to share it with you, if you click here; please note the comic strip has an image of a baby eating a man’s head, so if you’re at work in a place in which Johnny Ryan drawings of a baby eating a man’s head are frowned upon, maybe don’t click on it…?
I’m glad I wasn’t the only one thinking about capturing certain Wedenesday Comics contributors in an attempt to delay them long enough that the Plastic Man strip would run: On his blog, Evan Dorkin reveals that the Plastic Man one-pager that Wednesday Comics editor Mark Chiarello comissioned as a back-up in case someone missed a deadline was by DeStefano and himself. (Damn, DeStefano was one of the creators I most wanted to see do Wednesday Comics, too!) I was hoping the final issue of the series might be over-sized to allow for the two back-ups, one featuring Plas and one featuring The Creeper, to run, but they’d need four additional pages, and I suppose at this point it’s probably too late to throw together two more pages (I wouldn’t say no to a Joe Kubert and Paul Pope splash page just to fill that thing out though, Mr. Chiarello, sir…or a Kyle Baker Hawkman-giving-the-thumbs-up poster double-page splash suitable for framing…). As Dorkin writes, it will probably appear somewhere eventually. Maybe DC can put it in a collection of all the stuff it had finished but never published, like some of the crazy story from the Elseworlds 80-Page Giant that have yet to see print…