§ Scott McCloud explains that “95% True” is true enough.
§ Here is one of those 95% true comics, Lea Hernandez’s Near Life Experiences. This time she explains how to bake chicken. YUM.
§ Daryl Ayo wonders where all the tattooed comics characters are, and wants to do something about it.
§ This headline from Comics Alliance says it all: Achewood’s Phone Balls Have Become a Terrifying Reality
§ Why steal individually when you can just link to Mike Baehr’s always awesome “Things to see” column. . Link NSFW!
§ Disney head honcho Bob Iger tippytoes around the idea of whether Marvel characters will appear in Disney theme parks. Although having the Punisher guide your tot to the Spinning Teacups would seem a no-brainer, Universal’s deal with Marvel for theme parks is complicated and they ain’t letting go any time soon.
“We’re just now considering all of our different options, so it would be premature to say when or where in the parks you would see Marvel characters — but I think it’s safe to say that you’re going to see some of those great Marvel characters walking around in the future.”
§ Also at Comics Alliance, John Parker asks David Mack: Genius or Hack?, which isn’t the first question we’d devote a long post to, but he marshals the evidence on both sides.
§ Recently back on the scene strip cartoonist Berkeley Breathed is teaming with Technicolor for an animated series based on his kids book Pete & Pickles writes Alan Gardner.
§ Bonus HeroesCon photos
§ Nerdlebrity corner: The Harry Potter series has officially wrapped shooting after nearly a decade of continuous production. David Yates, DOON’T SCREW UP DEATHLY HALLOWS!
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.