§ So Mark Millar saw something shiny in the sky:
i know this sounds mental, but did anybody else see that huge glowing object over Glasgow last night around 1am? Only 1 mention online.
— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) January 1, 2015
And because he’s Mark Millar it became news You gotta love that guy.
§ DC Batman Editor Mark Doyle’s move to Burbank was made official in an interview at Comics Alliance yesterday , as reported by Alex Jones, but this level os transparency over the move to Burbank and personnel issues is very unusual for a Big Two company and deserves some applause.
CA: Do you think the move to the West Coast is going to have an impact on getting everyone in the same room?
MD: Nah, I don’t think so. It’s funny. People make a big deal of the geography of where the offices are, and yeah, I guess it matters. It matters when you talk about people’s families and personal stuff… but I don’t know. Ever since I’ve started working in comics, the creative teams are all over the place. There can be a writer in New York, an artist in Brazil, and the colorist is in San Diego. The editor is in L.A. Whatever, we’re all over the place. Whether you’re emailing, calling, or texting, you don’t feel the geography as much. So I don’t think moving the offices will stop any collaboration. We’re not moving to Antarctica. There are a lot of flights to L.A. It should be fine.
§ Jon Rosenberg of Goats fame posted the above cartoon last week and promptly got a DDOS attack and other G**ergate crap., as reported by Fleen. He posted the below follow-up and R. Stevens also joiend in. It’s sad that sophisticated, malicious trollery of this kind is so commonplace now. And it even happens to men. I’ve seen far worse private reports of the damage this stuff is doing. Ugh ugh ugh.
§ Multiversity is running All Ages Comics week with Do Marvel and DC Do Enough to Draw in New Readers? and The State of the Union for All-Ages Comics already running.
§ John Parker looks at the Work of Brian K. Vaughan and says more than the usual ohmigod you are so awesome, instead interpreting his work in terms of the post 9/11 world.
In common with a fairly significant chunk of the comics community, Brian K. Vaughan was in New York on September 11th, 2001, and witnessed the tragic events of that day first-hand. Sublimating his experiences into his art, Vaughan penned Ex Machina, a modern masterpiece that used an alternate version of 9/11 to explore America’s relationships with its heroes. But just as the long-term effects of September 11th are still palpable, Vaughan has continued to explore the anxieties of post-9/11 American throughout his work.
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.