Sean Rogers, who conducted our recent interview with Chester Brown, has now sat down with the artist Walt Simonson for a wide ranging discussion covering everything from Manhunter to the new Thor Artist's Editions (not to mention his thoughts on his contemporaries, what it's like to work on movie tie-ins, and Michael Moorcock).
As you all know, Dan is traveling right now, which prevents him from blogging. Joe McCulloch is traveling, too, but it hasn't stopped him from bringing you the latest installment of This Week in Comics.
The biggest news in comics this week is probably Peter Laird's announcement that he plans to end the Xeric grant, ostensibly due to the ease in which new cartoonists can self-publish on the web, or using web-based fundraisers.
Nicole Rudick interviews Paul Hornschemeier for the Paris Review website.
Don McGregor is selling art to fund the payment of some necessary medical bills.
Michael Dooley interviews the historian and cartoonist Trina Robbins.
And this bodes well: the critic James Wolcott will be attending Comic-Con this year. Which is no surprise, really -- he's a comic-book reader from way back.