Good morning, boys and girls. I’m filling in for Dapper Dan this morning, as he’s busy prepping a review of the latest superhero movie extravaganza. I guess he’s doing to do this all summer…
Today on the site, Chris Mautner interviews Leslie Stein, the young cartoonist behind the recently released Eye of the Majestic Creature.
In other news, I don’t think I can bear to read or write any more about the DC renumbering/digital announcement, but it’s probably worth noting that Dark Horse has released a few details of their new digital strategy, which is clearly intended to appear more direct-market-friendly.
Other than that, there are a lot of artist interviews and profiles this week.
First, a Gary Panter video interview with French Vogue!
TCJ.com contributor Matthias Wivel has posted a 2004 Louis Riel-era interview with Chester Brown, which has never previously appeared in English.
I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but Tom Spurgeon posted a long, sure-to-be-worthwhile conversation with Ed Brubaker on Sunday.
Also, in big news that didn’t make as much of a splash as I would have expected (maybe some magic spell fogged the public consciousness): The real life alter ego of Doctor Strange was revealed last week.