Tim O’Neil asks, “Has Achewood Lost Its Groove?”: He doesn’t answer the question, just asks it, and ends up with an interesting post that deals with Charles Schulz, Nick Gurewitch, Aaron McGruder and Chris Ware as well.
Is it just me, or does it seem like there’s a superhero or comic book gallery exhibit being announced at least once a week now?: The University of Oregon is having a two-day conference on superheroes Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s fall exhibition “Faster than a Speeding Bullet: The Art of a Superhero.” The LA Times blogged about it here, you can learn more about the conference here, and more about the exhibit and the other neat stuff going on around it here.
How Matt Fraction made it: Speaking of the LA Times, they also have a profile of Matt Fraction that’s well worth a read.
This is what I want for every birthday from now on: Australian food blogger Johanna baked an awesome-looking comic book sound effect-shaped birthday cake for a niece’s superhero-themed party. You can see a picture and read a bit more about it here, and I suggest you give the post a look. That way you’ll know what to get me for my birthday.
Wait, what?: This dude thinks the fact that Tom Brevoort said “whenever your leads are white American males, you’ve got a better chance of reaching more people overall” means comic books are “institutionally racist” and that what Brevoort said was “a pretty damning statement.” I think it’s a pretty big jump—like, of the sort The Hulk makes to get around—to take from a simple statement along the lines of “the facts say this” to “the facts say this, because white men rule, everyone else totally sucks.”