The Infinite Wait by Julia Wertz Koyama Press I have a complicated and knotty relationship with auto-bio comics, beset by apprehension and cynicism. There’s no doubt the genre produces some interesting material- Art Spiegelman, Seth, Robert Crumb, to name but a few, but more recently I’ve found a lot of it to be, quite frankly, boring. The […]
Archives for 02/19/2013 5:15 pm
Everyone hit go, complain, spinning wheel, white room, waiting list, unfair, people got in ahead of me, don’t refresh!, crying, spinning wheel, oh god you hit refresh no why oh god no, why isn’t there a lottery, Comic-Con sucks, hooray this is going to be the best week of my life, etc etc etc.
The other day we were joking about 80s comics weirdos/iconoclasts/content creators like Bob Burden and Steve Lafler — post-underground cartoonists who turned out sizable, notable bodies of work that appeared mostly in serial form, mostly based around very strong characters. It’s a format that has all but vanished. But here’s another near legendary practitioner of the same, Canadian legend David Boswell, creator of Reid Fleming, World’s Toughest Milkman. Boswell has just put all of Fleming’s adventures online in a pay-what-you-wish format, which most people will take to be free, but be a good sport and drop a few bucks, won’t you?
Why does Japan love fax machines? Why does Russia love dash cams? Why does Warren Ellis love webcomics?
Diamond, the the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, is making a few more tinkers with the top exec structure. Former Lone Star Comics/mycomicshop.com retailer Chris Powell, who joined Diamond last year, has been promoted from Executive Director of Business Development to the new position of Vice President of Retailer Services. Powell will report to COO Chuck Parker and oversee Diamond’s Customer Service and Technical Support, which were formerly under VP Sales & Marketing Roger Fletcher. He’ll also continued his role in setting up programs to get new stores started.