What, none of Bluewater bio-comics made the list?: Here are CNN’s “top five political comic books.” Number two on the list is probably particularly relevant right now, given the news of the later part of last week.
2011 Glyph Awards Winners: I don’t always list award winners here, because there are so many awards, but then I feel like I probably should list the Glyph Awards winners, since I was one of the judges this year, but then I think maybe I shouldn’t because it’s gauche to do so given my involvment, and then I think it’s not about me so I why am I overthinking it and anyway, here’s who won what. Congratulations to all of the winners; and to all of the losers, I hope you realize I was totally susceptible to bribes, so if you didn’t win, you have no one to blame but yourself for not offering me large sums of money. (Legal disclaimer: I’m totally kidding)
Rapturetoons: In light of recent predictions that didn’t quite go off (Guys, Jesus said “of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone” right there in the gospel of Matthew!), Sequential rounded up some Rapture-related comics on the Internet, while Daryl Cagle did the same with political cartoons on the subject.
“We can all agree now that it was crap, right?”: Writing for Mightygodking.com, John Seavey examines the impact of Marvel’s Civil War series five years later, specifically looking at what changes the series wrought that Marvel embraced and which they ran away screaming from at first opportunity. It really does seem like a lot of the latter, and not so much of the former, huh?
And you say the sky is what color, exactly?: “‘Beetle Bailey’ set bad example”
I always enjoy reading stories like this: At Sequential Tart, Anita Olin talks about how she got into comic books. (Via The Beat)
Mike Sterling apologizes: But sometimes, when you’ve been thinking about some small aspect of a 1974 Swamp Thing comic book for years, it’s best to just put it on your blog and get it off your chest.