Today, Tucker Stone and his pal Abhay Khosla take you on another wonder-filled journey through the funhouse world of genre comics, with a particular interest in the internet reaction to the corporate announcement that one of the many DC Comics characters named Green Lantern is about to be revealed as gay.
And Sara Varon offers the last day of her week in the Cartoonist’s Diary chair. Thanks, Sara!
I’m sick, and have been all week, so the rest of this blog post will be a bit bare bones, but here’s the news.
—Paul Gravett has a nice Posy Simmonds profile up on his site.
—Bill Kartalopoulos reviews Clowes, Krazy Kat, and Rory Hayes for Print.
—Rob Clough tackles the influence of movies on cartoonists from a different angle, namely how his screenwriting career has affected Daniel Clowes’s approach to comics.
—Domingos Isabelinho looks at M.S. Bastian and Isabelle L.’s Bastokalypse.
—Bad news for independent publishers up North: the Literary Press Group was just denied funding by the Canadian government.
—The Archie Comics executive suit/soap opera has ended (for now) with a settlement.
—Finally, propaganda comics from 1950s Communist China.