Reminder: Kim Deitch can still draw like no one’s business. Check out these pages of the still in-progress Amazing, Enlightening and Absolutely True Adventures of Katherine Whaley which Deitch released to his Facebook friends, and Fantragraphics shared with Flog Readers.
“Weathered and deeply closeted P.I. Frank Grissel…takes on what appears to be a simple missing person case but ultimately gets sucked into a sinister, twisted, and very queer underworld conspiracy”: The Windy City Times interviews Andersen Gabrych and Brad Rader about their graphic novel “with a gay twist,” Fogtown. Gabrych has some interesting observations about old-school noir movies.
“The only thing that I am not able to do at all is help with the drawing because I’m really hopeless at art”: Jane Wiedlin talks to Spinner about her new-ish comic with Bill Morrison, Lady Robotika.
“Let’s face it, the only reason ‘Catwoman,’ ‘Elektra’ and the other pictures failed is because they were lousy”: If you read about comic books on the Internet at all—and something tells me you do—then you’ve probably already heard many variations of the “How come superheroines don’t get as many big-budget Hollywood adapations as superdudes do” argument before. This one, by Chris Hicks and appearing in the Desert News, is somewhat interesting in that it’s written by a non-comics person for a non-comics audience.
Aack attack: Shaenon Garrity surveys the usage of Aacks in Cathy for The Comics Journal. There are pie charts.