On the site today:
Sean T. Collins interviews cartoonist Jonny Negron (conflict alert: I’m publishing his book in September), who says of the influence of manga on his work:
It wasn’t until I was a teenager that it became much more popular. Part of the fascination for me in seeing that stuff was that it was really not like anything I’d seen before, especially in comics. Everyone’s androgynous-looking, it’s a lot more sexual, there was nudity. Everything was more adult-like, even the kids’ stuff.
-Top o’ the heap goes to Brian Chippendale who has posted a mammoth essay on Marvel, royalties, rights, and titles. He pretty much covers all the bases here.
-Former TCJ-editor Milo George on a fill-in issue of Daredevil.
-I’ve been seeing bits of this Kevin Nowlan Man-Thing graphic novel for a long time now and now it seems to have a publication date. Good news. Nowlan’s a perpetually underrated cartoonist and his process-oriented blog is a treat.
-Brandon Graham draws a tribute to Moebius.
-Oh a post of Dan Adkins SF covers and illustrations. Very nice. Always liked his work with and without Wally Wood. It’s a smoothly generic style.
-Pal Paul Karasik has an exhibition coming up called Graphic Novel Realism at The Northern Illinois Unversity Art Museum in DeKalb, IL.
-I just recently read the first two issues of The Bulletproof Coffin: Disinterred. Here’s writer David Hine on some musical influences.