“How much of a work has to remain for it to be legally defensible? Although Lost Girls might pass muster, how about a single panel from Lost Girls?”: I don’t have any jokes or commentary to add here, I just wanted to point you in the direction of an excellent article on The Comics Journal regarding the complicated and sad case of Steven Kutzner, currently in prison because of “possessing visual depictions of fictional crimes against fictional characters” and many of the issues associated with it. His case is a bit more complicated than “the Simpsons porn case” would lead one to believe, in part because he was seemingly punished on the lip of more than one slippery slope.
Meet Vermont’s cartoonist laureate: Jen Vaughn has a nice, thorough introduction/appreciation to the work of James Kochalka, who may have recently been named Vermont’s cartoonist laureate, but he remains a national treasure.
I second all of these recommendations: Sequential links to a bunch of comic comics you can read online. That Cat Rackham stuff from Steve Wolfhard is amazing, and I link to it every chance I get.
My first two guesses were “God” and “his parents”: 20th Century Danny Boy takes a look at the creation of Black Lightning, a character who is old enough to be a classic character but not so old that the folks who made his original comics are dead or befuddled, and the various claims of who exactly created him, and to what extent.
“This is the definition of saturating the market”: I admire comics bloggers like Paul O’Brien, who specialize in a single character or team of characters. Sometimes I even envy them. But not this week, when Marvel released almost a dozen X-Men comics, and O’Brien was duty-bound to read and review them all on House To Astonish.
The revolution will be cartooned: Daryl Cagle’s Political Cartoonists Index is a perfect gateway into how the world’s cartoonists are reacting to and depicting the events in Egypt. Here’s the gallery of Egypt cartoons, here’s how Jordanian cartoonists are responding, and here’s the work of Sherif Arafa, the cartoonist for state-run Egpytian paper Alittihad.
Comic Runway asks why does Lois Lane cosplay as Lara Croft while working: I’ve worked on the staff of a few newspapers, and the laides who worked there generally wore either casual business attire or jeans and t shirts. Maybe “casual business attire” is just different in Metropolis…? Anyway, Comic Runway. Enjoy the previous posts, too, won’t you?
I bet it wears better than it reads: Check out this neat corset made out of a Wonder Woman comic, which looks like it was shortly after the “One Year Later” reboot.
Hey, did you know Brad Meltzer wrote “the graphic novel ‘Justice League of America’”…?: The Huffington Post says he did, so it must be true.
“We the comic books, your hostages, turn to you with a plea…nay, a warning”: You probably new Michael Netzer was an incredible artist and an incredible beard haver, but did you also know he could channel the voices of comic books? Check out this letter to Marvel and DC from their comic books (Via Comics Reporter)