§ Bendis Twitter Revelations! Sean T. Collins is there to round them up.
§ A young Taiwanese woman named Hu Jia-wei has created a sensationally popular blog/webcomic called Wanwan (left).
§ Regional differences: Two women in New York have created a sex ed comic. While in Kentucky, siblings Joshua and Jacob Hicks are creating Christian-themed comics. Put it all together and you get — oh, let’s not go there.
§ A couple of ComICA reports from Bleeding Cool: The Black Powers Panel In Pictures By Liban Diriye and Rich Johnston on a panel on early English comics shops and conventions.
§ Rick Veitch is collaborating with poet Peter Money for some very very odd stuff.
§ Larry Marder remembers anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss who died last week at the age of 100.
I drive my friends crazy as I poke around looking for the underlying structure of films TV shows, books, and comics. It was through Levi-Strauss that I discovered the structure of the Grail Myth which can be summarized as this: The bumpkin must prove himself worthy to be in the presence of great the Grail’s enormous power.
So that can be Parsifal not asking the Fisher King what the Horn of Plenty is, Dorothy not asking what all the excitement is about regarding the Ruby slippers, or Luke Skywalker flipping up the mechanical gun sight and trusting the Force.
§ Gerry Giovinco wrote to tell of us a Robotech reunion this weekend in King of Prussia (above):
25 years after the 1984 publication of Macross #1 which would become ROBOTECH The Macross Saga with issue #2, Comico and current CO2 publisher Gerry Giovinco along with artists, Mike Leeke, Neil Vokes and Chris Kalnick, who all also feature work on the CO2 Comics web site, gathered together as guests for a ROBOTECH panel discussion hosted by Harmony Gold Creative Director, Tommy Yune.
§ This mysterious article claims that Bluewater’s Stephenie Meyer bio is topping the charts:
According to one source, sales of the issue are already skyrocketing – with a reported 12,000 copies already – to the point where they’re topping the charts for the month of November, and it hasn’t even be released yet!
Hm. Should Green Lantern be worrying?