Cranky readers, cranky creators: What will become of the comics?

This brief video of creator Darwyn Cooke, captured at the Fan Expo Canada last weekend, managed to capture all the “grumpy old Eisner winner” complaints of those who would wish comics to return to a more noble time. Coming out swinging against anal rape, Cooke also had some sharp words for Kate Kane’s reboot as a beautiful lipstick lesbian. This has understandably gotten some heat, especially from gay comics bloggers, but in a statement at 4th Letter, Cooke explains himself:

Stumptown 2011 announces dates and bigger venue

Portland’s Stumptown Comics Fest, an increasingly popular stop on the indie comics festival circuit, is moving to the Oregon Convention Center, a bigger venue that will allow for growth. it has been announced. Initial guests were also announced: Carla Speed McNeil, Molly Crabapple, Kurt Busiek, Larry Marder, and Barry Deutsch. Details below: The 8th annual […]