Because you always wanted to know what Kate Beaton’s Jerry Orbach would look like: Today is the last day that These are Their Stories, a neat-o art show in which artists interpret a one-line episode summary of one of the nine billion episodes of the various Law and Orders, is up at Gallery Meltdown in LA. But you can still see the pieces online. Cartoonists like Kate Beaton, Scott Campbell, Box Brown, Chip Zdarsky, Michael Kupperman and David Malki are among those who contributed work to it.
“Graphic novels for people who hate comics”: This piece by Therese O’Neill suffers a bit from the difficulty that comes from wrestling with ill-defined terms, but the books she suggests are all certainly good ones, whatever your level of experience with comics is.
About nine more minutes of Pekar: Ken Mills, the director of The Cartoonist, the documentary about Jeff Smith and Bone, has shared the outtakes featuring Harvey Pekar.
“It might be the only movie we have without any explicit pot references”: Seth Rogen tells the LA Times what differentiates next year’s Green Hornet from all the other films he’s done with partner Evan Goldberg, as well as his plans for sequel. I dig the suggested name, anyway.
I didn’t care for what I’ve seen of it so far, either: “Ryan Reynolds Hated Green Lantern Suit” (Actually, Reynolds is just talking about the material the motion capture suit he had to wear, not the way the final product looks).
Speaking of that Green Lantern movie…: “Five Things a ‘Green Lantern’ Fan Should Know”
Here’s pen in your eye: The Flog blog borrows a Johnny Ryan drawing depicting one of the signature events of this year’s Comic-Con.
Top Shelf and company’s Con: Brett Warnock has a pretty big and thorough report on the publisher’s con, including examples of James Kochalka’s American Elf strips dealing with it.