Miscellaneous Friday Links
Time to welcome another new blogger to the Comics Blogosphere: Steve Pheley's Gutterninja
is off to an auspicious start, with great posts on what
American comic publishers should have learned from the successes of
and how everyone
in comics is haunted by the ever-present specter of superhero comics
even when they're not publishing, reading, or discussing superhero
comics. Good stuff. (I especially liked the comparison with the
movie industry and how DVD boxes don't feel compelled to explain
defensively "Not all movies are about people falling in love with Meg
Ryan...") Welcome, Steve. (And thanks to Franklin
for pointing out Steve's blog.)
It's that time of year again: time to cast
your vote in The Squiddies
(Link via Johanna
, co-admin for The
Forgot to link to this earlier, but I'm really looking forward to
Moon and Gabriel Bá's new all-ages graphic novel
due out in July from AiT/Planet Lar. I've been enjoying the
potential stories suggested by single panels from Moon and Bá
over the past month or so, so I'm really excited to see what they can
do in a 72-page GN. It's already added to my cart but I wouldn't
be opposed to reviewing an advance copy (hint, hint).
takes over the "Things to Come"
column over at Ninth Art
spotlights several other interesting comics coming out in July.
I'm particularly interested in The Walking Man
found some preview pages for here
but I'm sure I'll end up ordering a couple other things from Greg's
list as well.
Going through manga news withdrawal? Well, here's an interview
with Tokyopop CEO Stuart Levy
over at Japan Today
) and a short New
York Daily News article on the thriving manga boom
). I know it's not as much fun as NBA or Dr. Pepper
tie-ins, but there's always next week.