A Great Topic For a Panel Discussion

It's Thursday, which means it's Frank Santoro Riff-Raff day. This time, he reviews two new releases (Mare Odomo and Lala Albert) from Sacred Prism, and recaps last weekend's Philly Alt Comic Con, which apparently included a lot of moments like the following:

Long, involved, raging conversations about Tony Wong were applauded, wait—that was just me talking loudly to no one in particular, I believe. The sound of one hand clapping.

We also have audio from Mark Waid's interview of Russ Heath at San Diego.

Elsewhere, I only have three links, but they're all good ones:

—First, Nat Gertler has an excellent historical post on the how and why behind Charles Schulz's introduction of the character Franklin to Peanuts.

—Then, ICv2 has a two-part interview with DC co-publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio. Turns out that despite what you may have heard about battles between editors and creators, fleeing creators, imploding Vertigo, etc., everything there is totally great right now.

—And finally, a half-hour interview of the great caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, conducted by Art Spiegelman in 2001 (via):