Dirk Deppey is optimistic about DC’s new management: And he explains why in this piece.
Duck artist draws chicks: Joakim Gunnarsson has posted some of Carl Barks’ drawings and paintings of beautiful women (and a few other sorts of non-duck figures as well). At least one of ‘em may not be safe for work (Via Comics Reporter)
“‘There’s never been a superhero comic set in the real world,’ Millar insists”: That’s how The Independent quotes Mark Millar talking about how ingenious his Kick-Ass is. I’m glad they used the word “insists,” as it at least makes it look like Millar is claiming that, rather than it being an objective reality. Just thinking of some DC super-comics that are in the room with me at the moment, there’s Superman: Secret Identity, It’s a Bird, a couple Superboy-Prime books, the four one-shots from the short-lived Realworlds imprint and, from Millaro’s old writing partner Grant Morriison alone, a JLA Classified arc, that one issue of All-Star Superman, the first issue of his abandoned run on The Authority and the conclusion of Animal Man. Millar goes on to say that “Watchmen begins in the real world, but by page 20 there’s still a giant blue guy walking around. Even Batman has bullet-proof morphing cloaks.” I think he means that Watchmen and Batman comics make some fictive departures from the real world, but then, so does all fiction (And Kick-Ass is more fantastic than most Batman comics). Maybe he just means Kick-Ass is better than Watchmen? Hard to say for certain, but this is Millar we’re talking about.
“L is for Lost Girls”: Speaking of The Independent, they published a feature entitled “A-Z of Alice in Wonderland,” prompted by the imminent release of Tim Burton’s film version of the Lewis Carrol’s Alice books. Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie’s Lost Girls and Brian Talbot’s Alice in Sunderland are among the 26 works covered.
“People forget, I edited Brian on Fortune & Glory and even on Powers for a while, so I maybe could have dished some dirt if I had really wanted to–but the guy writes like eight comics a month, who’d have believed me?”: Former Oni Press EIC and current comics writer Jamie S. Rich blogs about his visit to Brian Michael Bendis’ Portland State University class on comics writing.
Since when does one need a reason?: Tom Spurgeon on some comics-related statuary.
Like Twilight without Bella: Johanna Draper Carlson on vampire yaoi.