§ I don’t know what the Brevard Times is, but they are hiring a cartoonist.
Experience in caricature drawings. Interested applicants should send their resumes along with a sample caricature drawing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No mention of pay so you might want to ask about that. I was also amused by some of their requirements for a reporter:
A personal computer that is less than 4-years-old.
High speed internet.
ComicsAlliance: So what was the feeling like when you put the last copy of Copra #12 into the last envelope and shipped it off? Were you relieved?
Michel Fiffe: I think I felt more of a sense of relief when I finally sent off the pages to the printer. I think that’s when I thought it was done for real, but it was such an unremarkable thing, just hitting “send” like every other month. It was a weird moment. It was sort of bittersweet, too. I was kind of sad that it was done, because I knew I was going to take a break, but I just couldn’t believe it, really. I couldn’t believe I finished this thing. It was a mixed bag. And when I finally mailed that comic, I gotta tell you, every month, I mailed those comics and it was like a mountain to overcome. The biggest hurdle, just mailing alone was like a job in itself. With the final issue, I think I took a break and read a book afterwards.
§ Tim Callahan is giving up his long running column at CBR, and here’s his exit interview. It’s a familiar story—suddenly a lot of the comics seemed like crap, there was so much to cover, etc. But still, love.
And yet, I am apprehensive about stepping away from comics in the sense that as much as I say I don’t care what Zeb Wells is writing or who is drawing “Detective Comics,” a part of me wants to go look that up right now and find out. I do feel a void in not knowing everything about comics, but I am hoping that it will pass. I don’t feel the need to watch every movie or read every novel any more. I have moved on. But comics has been a longer love affair, so I can’t imagine that I’ll stop reading comics entirely. It’s been a major interest of mine since I first picked up “Web of Spider-Man” #2, if not before. Certainly “Ambush Bug” #3 sealed the deal, and I can’t violate that sacred covenant by turning my back on the medium.
§ Area man adds up all the money he’s spent on comics in nine years and it’s a lot.
§ More departures. Matt Kindt is leaving Suicide Squad because he has a lot of work and had to give up something. No drama. Wow.
§ As did the staff of First Second
§ And DC Comics is rounding up ten moments that mattered .
§ Finally, the fine art of horn tooting.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.