“Chris Evans set to don Captain America’s cape”: Either that’s a poor choice of headline on this article, or the Captain America movie is going to be taking some pretty dramatic liberties with Cap’s costume.
“I called it a novel in cartoons. Graphic novels are called graphic novels because people are ashamed of the term ‘cartoon,’ which is idiotic”: That’s legendary cartoonist Jules Feiffer talking to The Atlantic about his pre-graphic novel graphic novel Tantrum. One nice side benefit of Feiffer’s new memoir Backing Into Forward being published is all of the great interviews with him popping up here and there. And speaking of Feiffer’s memoir, here’s a review from The New York Times.
“I always felt like it would be fantastic to have a New Zealand edition because when the first edition came out it was really hard to get here”: That’s New Zealand’s Dylan Horrocks in this profile piece on the cartoonist, occasioned by Drawn and Quarterly’s recent release of his 1998 graphic novel Hicksville. Which you should really read, if you haven’t already at some point in the last 12 years.
“Newspapers get knocked for having no edge and being out of touch…So it’s a good thing to put fresh air into the comics, and that’s Dustin”: That’s artist Jeff Parker hyping his comic strip Dustin, about an unemployed 23-year-old living in his parents’ garage. It’s from one of those fairly common introduction-to-tne-new-strip-on-our-comics-page newspaper features. This one’s a little more interesting in that the strip’s subject matter sort of fortuitously coincided with the economy going south, making it far more relevant than its creators could have intended. Well, fortuitously for them and their strip, if not the economy in general.
If Kick-Ass the movie is less homophobic and racist than the comic, we’ll have her to thank: The Guardian profiles screenwriter Jane Goldman.
Is that you Robot Man?: Check out Derek Van Gieson’s rejected New Yorker cartoon featuring a robot, who looks an awful lot like a world wearier version of DC’s two robot men named Robot Man.