As usual, too many links, not enough time.
§ The Library of American Comics has launched a website that will fill one with longings for comics strips of the past.
§ If this Comic Book Cartography blog hasn’t changed your life yet, just give it time.
§ The winners of the Afrodisiac Art Contest have been announced.
§ Gastronome CB Cebulski has launched a food blog, EATAKU, following a recent appearance on The Food Network.
§ Perhaps Kurt Busiek will launch his own food blog, after a Beat post led him on a long distance sandwich quest.:
§ The Coming of Kodansha has kinda been more a quiet little mouse than Godzilla, reports Matt Blind.
§ Chris Butcher’s monthly Liveblogging The Previews provides as succinct a status report on the industry as you can get these days:
Meanwhile, IDW starts their move off with… a licensed book based on a movie. Not personally thrilling, but the writer is Bob Schreck in his first post-DC outing, and it comes with a variant cover by Frank Miller? That’s kind of a big deal. The interior art shown on the page honestly doesn’t thrill me, but with Jurassic Park being one of the best-selling books and movies of all time, and this being a direct sequel to the first film, Jurassic Park: Redemption #1 (it’s official title) will definitely have its fans. Page 140, $3.99.
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.