On the site today: Sean Collins introduces us to Julia Gfrörer.
In contributor news: Did you know that Frank Santoro is going on tour to preach his comics gospel? Well he is! Here's the info:
Frank Santoro’s Comic Book Layout Workshop
Why do some comics read easier than others? Is it the story, the cartooning or the page design? Frank Santoro will demonstrate how some cartoonists such as Hal Foster and Herge used visual harmonies and structures in their page designs much like classical oil painters. Discover the similarities between visual and musical harmonies and how some of the great cartoonists used dynamic symmetry like a map to organize their stories.
Also, after the talk, Frank will lead an informal FREE workshop focusing on formats available for the comic book maker in 2012. Everyone is welcome. Come see what Frank Santoro’s Correspondence Course is all about - or come on down just to argue with Frank - maybe even buy a book and get it signed.
Tour Dates - Frank Santoro Signing / Workshop Tour
San Francisco, CA
Floating World Comics
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
If I lived in the fabled West I'd travel a great distance to experience this.
On the internets things are a little slow, though Tom Spurgeon has some exciting D&Q news. And here are some old comics: H.G. Peters' last Wonder Woman story; Anyone want some Wardell? Anyone?