I'm in Miami this week for the art fairs and, in particular, the NADA Art Fair, which is suddenly a family affair. If you're in Miami, come on by. Alas, I will not be trying to sell Real Deal back issues to contemporary art collectors, but I'll be hungry for some good comics talk. I can see you a Boody Rogers if you'll raise me a Dori Seda. Or you can always place your ace in the hole: Dick Ayers. Bring on the comic book gabbing. Maybe I'll finally get to the bottom of that comics vs. are conflict I hear so much about. I'll take a survey. Maybe I'll solve it while balancing 3 mojitos on my nose. Who knows.
Well anyway, all of this is to say two things:
1) If you know of some awesome back-issue joint in Miami Beach, let me know.
2) My blogging this week will be
ever even worse than usual.
Ok, it's today:
In addition to the usual comic book opining, Joe McCulloch has some thoughts on Alan Moore's foray into short filmmaking.
The big news is that Karen Berger is resigning from her position as Executive Editor & Senior Vice President at DC's Vertigo imprint. She's made quite a legacy there. More details as they're available.
Here's CNN on manga artist Takehiko Inoue of Slam Dunk notoriety.
This looks interesting -- an iPad and/or PDF periodical of journalism in comics form called Symbolia.
Steve Heller highlights a kind of hilariously modernist (
thought though beautiful) design by the great Bradbury Thompson for the Famous Artists Schools 1963 annual report.
And best of all, here's Seth on the demise of Bazooka Joe.