“Robin in the Rye”: Andrew Lorenei has Robin perform scenes from J.D. Salinger’s most-read novel. Nice Penguin cameo. Check out Lorenei’s archives while you’re there; lots of good stuff. (Via Comics Cavern)
“So you tell me… is the following image OK for a 12-year-old?”: At Eye on Comics, Don MacPherson notes a weird panel from a recent issue of Thunderbolts, and points out that Marvel rated the comics okay for ages 12 and over. It often seems to me that folks at DC and Marvel spent a lot of time coming up with their ratings systems, appy them to some books once, and then never, ever thnk about them again.
Lois Lanes are fun to draw: So says super cartoonists Kate Beaton at the bottom of this series of Lois vs. Superman strips. I don’t know about drawing them, but Lois Lanes are certainly fun to look at, at least when Beaton’s drawing them. I hope someone at DC is already on the phone trying ot get a hole of Beaton to offer her a sack of money to do a Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane revival special.
“We’ve been well received. We’re told there’s nothing quite like it in the city”: That’s Drawn & Quarterly publisher Chris Oliveros in this Montreal Gazette feature on the D+Q brick-and-mortar bookstore.
“I never would have imagined that the American popularity of anime would have given birth to such an involved, complex and constructive culture”: I really enjoyed this column on Sakura-Con by Timothy Siegel of Forbes. It’s kind of charming in its outsider speaking to an audience of outsiders tone, but ir really sounds like Siegel went from knowing nothing about any of this goldanged anime stuff to being completely won over by it. I wonder if he’ll be cosplaying at the next Sakura-Con?
Please enjoy some Easter leftovers: Yet Another Comics Blog shares a Walt Kelly-drawn Easter cover, Polite Dissent continues its Peeps cosplaying super-teams tradition, Sunday Comics Debt looks at an older B.C. Easter tradition (Wait, if the comic is literally set Before Christ, then how can they acknowledge a holiday founded on the death of Christ…?), Todd Klein tells us about his easter egg coloring, Ty Templeton presents some rabbit-on-rabbit violence and shares a picture of Superman hanging out with a Joker-creepy Easter bunny, Law and the Multiverse examines a few legal issues regarding the Easter rabbit and Daryl Cagle rounds up some Easter-themed political cartoons.