Still catching up on sleep and Desktop Tower Defense around here. In the News section, it looks like we’ll be attending next month’s Saló International del Cómic de Barcelona in, as if you couldn’t figure it out, Barcelona, Spain. We are extremely excited not only to be going to one of the world’s most beautiful cities, but finally getting to experience a true European comics salon. Guests include Gipi, Jacques Tardi, Christophe Blain, Enki Bilal, Joe Sacco, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Howard Chaykin and more. We’ll be bringing you full Beat-style coverage of all the excitement and Gaudi for sure.
Meanwhile, we know one story and one story only has been gripping the nation this week: Sanjaya Malakar and his fauxhawk on American Idol. Now we know that coalitions and hunger strikes have formed to stop Malakar and his burblings, but as far as the hair goes, remember, the singing 17-year-old is just the right age to be a manga fan, andmaybe he is more in touch with the youth of the nation and their love of gravity defying manga hairstyles than grown-ups know. Points to ponder.