Also, Hayley Campbell reviews Jaques Tardi & Jean-Patrick Manchette’s Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot. I’m really looking forward to this book.
Okay, and now some links for the day:
1. The cartoonist Seth declares his support for the boycott against Marvel, mentioning in passing his own fondness for some of the company’s comics, his thoughts on the company’s obligations, and his suggested plan of action for those who still need their fix of stories featuring characters created by Jack Kirby.
2. Eventually we will talk Kim Thompson into writing an ongoing dream journal for us, and it will be amazing.
3. One of my three favorite comics podcasts, the Comix Claptrap, is back with the first episode of its fourth season. This time, they interview Annie Koyama, one of the best and most fascinating publishers of new comics around. (The hosts also briefly disagree about whether or not Dan is “nice.”)
4. Devlin & Burns & co. give a guided photo tour of their visit to Mimi Pond’s home.
5. Stan Lee is pretty old now, so it’s probably wrong to find amusement in the potential awfulness of something like this, but … what can I say? A flawed and petty man is putting together this batch of links today.
6. Apple is apparently censoring certain underground comics for iPad and iPhone users.
7. Finally, Ben Towle has posted the still much-discussed comic-strip response to Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics that was created by James Sturm and Art Baxter and originally ran in issue 211 of The Comics Journal. Towle also got comments from Sturm and Baxter regarding the creation of the strip and their thoughts on it today. If you read only one of these links, this should be the one! (Also the Seth one. And the Kim Thompson one.)