Joe McCulloch marks the start of the real comics week here.
Continuing a flurry of research into Frederic Wertham in recent years (including TCJ’s Warren Bernard in issue 302), here is news that Wertham reportedly distorted his findings to suit his thesis, according to scholar Carol Tilley:
As she pored over his files, she began to recognize the case notes of children referred to in “Seduction,” and typing their quotes into her laptop computer. But when she returned to her hotel room and compared her notes to Wertham’s book, she found numerous inconsistencies. “I thought well maybe I’ve missed something, maybe I typed incorrectly,” Tilley said. So she began photocopying portions of Wertham’s files and comparing them closely to his book. “That’s when I realized the extent of the changes.”
Here’s a lengthy series of remembrances of the late artist Yossarian.
Not comics, but why not: I don’t buy the thesis that this artist is terribly revolutionary (market success is sometimes mistaken for innovation), but the ideas discussed here vis-a-vis e-book possibilities are applicable to comics.
Jim Rugg and co have launched a new podcast. First up is our own boss, Gary Groth.