It’s a weird week in comics news, in that there’s essentially only one story (Comic-Con), but it’s one story made up of a billion little stories. I tried to keep this installment relatively Comic-Con news free, but keep your eyes on the main page for Newsarama’s complete Comic-Con coverage. Here’s what I could find…
I guess Wilson’s media cycle hasn’t quite expired yet: NPR’s Neal Conan (and callers) interviewed the hell out of Daniel Clowes earlier this week, and you can rea a transcript here.
Rare crumbs: R. Crumb’s website has a new feature, “Crumb On Crumb,” that will serve as a repository for rare Crumbinalia, like this transcript of an interview with Alex Wood, Crumb on LSD and his move to San Francisco and this piece by brother Maxon Crumb on the Crumb boys’ fascination with Treasure Island.
Er, I think there’s an “f” in ‘Mahfood,’ LA Times: They’ve got it right in the body of this piece on one of his new projects, “Sex Pot Punk Dunk: Comics rockstar Jim Mahood’s new superhero ‘Marijunaman’” though.
I don’t know, but I bet he’s been in a movie with someone who’s been in a movie who’s been in one: Zach Oat asks “Why Hasn’t Kevin Bacon Been In A Superhero Movie Before Now?,” and suggests some roles he would rather have seen Kevin Bacon play than the guys who got the roles. Fun to think about, sure, even if some of Oat’s suggestions are insane. For example, Kevin Bacon as Mr. Freeze in Batman and Robin instead of Arnold Schwarzenegger? That’s crazy talk.
“He didn’t seem, like, real old…He was kind of like a hipster”: Cleveland cartoonist and Harvey Pekar collaborator Tara Seibel shares her memories of the late comics writer with the New York Times.
“Not everyone reads comics, although most people know the major superheroes, but the majority of people play video games”: That’s Jim Lee, talking to the Washington Post for an article about video games as a new-ish career path for superheroes. Stan Lee and Rick Remender are also quoted.
I vote Green Arrow, just ’cause I want to see him in a prosthetic mustache and beard: “Which superhero should Ryan Reynolds play next?”