On the site:
Shannon Wheeler wraps up his diary in Portugal.
And in the comics world the big, sad news is that Jerry Robinson, longtime cartoonist, Batman artist, and tremendous advocate for creator’s rights and free speech has passed away at the age of 89. We will have a full obituary shortly. In the meantime, we’re pleased to re-present Gary Groth’s definitive interview with artist from 2004. Chris Mautner conducted a more recent interview in 2010 for TCJ. And here is Tom De Haven’s recent review of the reissue of Robinson’s The Comics.
For more on Robinson I recommend Christopher Irving’s profile at Graphic NYC, Alex Dueben’s 2010 interview at CBR, which covers the recent Jet Scott and The Comics reissues, and the NY Daily News obituary, which covers the highlights of the artist’s life.
In old-time-comic-book-companies-that-were-once-very-bad-still-are-and-we-shouldn’t-be-surprised news:
-Laura Hudson scores an interview with Marvel editors on the lack of female titles/creators at the company.
-And there’s a battle on at Archie over who gets to run that wholesome company. Somewhere Dan DeCarlo is smiling.