§ Matt Groening — creator of what is slated to be the longest running television show in history, talks about the LA Weekly dropping his comic strip after 22 years:
CNN: Have you considered just doing it online?
Groening: Yes! Yes, I’m toying with that. But it’s very strange. I’ve been doing the weekly comic strip for 29 years, “The Simpsons” weekly for 20 years, the “Futurama” weekly for five years and then a little break and then the four movies, and then the “Simpsons” movie, … so I have a series of ongoing deadlines. So the idea of establishing a Web presence that I’ll have to feed on an ongoing basis doesn’t give me a lot of pep. (laughs) One more treadmill.
[Link via Kevin Melrose]
§ The tale of how an NBA shirt reading Krypto-Nate violated trademarks.
§ How many of Mashable’s 20 of the Best Web Comics do YOU read?
§ Steve Macone at BLAST Magazine analyzes the humor of the new LOLCats collection, and in doing so dissects a frog, but you know it’s really funny anyway:
So when Koford sketches pip chasing after a spool and saying “I Love Where Dis Thread Iz Going!” we groan at the pun, and then realize how unsettling it is to hear this almost hyper-timely speech applied to characters in hobo cloths. And because these characters are using this i-can-has way of talking the scenes become not merely pat, linear jokes about how things are different now from how they were back then. These are not Plugger cartoons.
§ CBR looks at the 25 Years of Usagi Yojimbo panel from WonderCon.
§ For people who aren’t hip enough to fake their way through STAPLE! The Austin Decider offers a handy cheat sheet for the upcoming indie comics show.