“Pair hope Macon comic book convention could become economic superhero”: There’s a pretty interesting lede in this Macon, Georgia Telegraph story about writer Rhett Thomas and curator Eric O’Dell’s work on a MaCon comic book convention—the idea of comic conventions as mini, economic stimuli for the cities they’re located in. Like any industry conventions and meetings, they bring in a decent amount of money being spent at local hotels and restaurants, and I’m sure they’re therefore welcome in just about any city.
“‘Young Justice’ cartoon a better adaptation than ‘Teen Titans’”: I hope this Thom Casey fellow’s assessment of the new cartoon show is dead-on, because that Teen Titans cartoon was really great.
“Anyway, it’s a nice poster, right?”: Will Pfeifer spends types a couple of sentences about one of the two green superhero movies scheduled for 2011.
“Lynda! Barry! Everything! Finally!”: Are you curious about this Lynda Barry person everyone is so enthusiastic about, but aren’t sure where to start reading? Well then does Drawn and Quarterly ever have an announcement for you! And speaking of D+Q product announcements, do you like comics? Do you like Canadian comics? Do you like teen melodrama? Do you like Bigfoot? (Heck, who doesn’t!) Then the publisher has another great-looking book that may interst you.
Reminder: Wilbur is a dick.
“It can be done”: In the process of handing a negative review to the comics adaptation of The Alchemist, writer Douglas Wolk gets into some of the core difficulties of adapting prose works into comics.
“Is it a bird? Is it a play? It’s a superhero”: This headline atop another piece about the Spider-Man musical is a pretty good riff on one of the go-to gags newspaper editors always turn to when thinking up a headline for an article mentioning a superhero.
See, Tucker can write just as well about comics he likes: Tucker Stone, one of the Internet’s most clever and amusing basher of terrible comics, writes at some length about Flash #6, praising its art and colors and noting the bittersweet nature of the disposability of comics means that as beautiful as the book is, “it will make no lists and find few libraries.” I…I almost teared up a bit at the end there. Tucker Stone touched me. And not in a bad way.
“Seasonal gift from a famous resident”: Here’s a nice little story from Northampton about “world-famous Northampton writer” Alan Moore donating a few thousand pounds worth Christmas “hampers” (bags, in American?) to his local Salvation Army. It’s a story about Alan Moore being generous around the time of the holidays, and Alan Moore has a long white beard so, um, I’m sure there’s a Santa Claus joke in there somewhere, but I don’t feel like writing it.