§ Robot 6 asks Yow! What have they done to Little Lulu? Apparently, in Brazil, they’ve made her and her gang manga-style skaters, videogamers and fashionistas. In all honesty, this doesn’t bother us much…The original Lulus are still there, sitting right on my shelf, so nothing has been hurt in the making of this comic. Plus…the originals were of their time — kids lived a simple suburban life without electronic stimulation, aside from the radio and an occasional movie. That life is nonexistent, and the kids of today are just as funny and poignant as ever. So…sure, give it a whirl. The PTB would probably be better off thinking of something original, but that might be too hard.
§ Shaenon K. Garrity looks at the Top Five Cartoonists/Children’s Book Illustrators. One is Crockett Johnson — who are the OTHERS?
§ Colleen Doran alerts us to a convention con artist who has everyone from Edward James Olmos to Robert Piccardo on the rampage against him for unpaid fees. Not cool.
§ We’ll have a longer overview of MoCCA along in a bit, but the happy posts where people show off their treasures from the show are in abundance. Here’s one from Ricky Purdin. Geekanerd has another. And Alex Robinson a third. Since we didn’t get as many comics as we would have liked, we’ll try to link to a few more tomorrow.
§ Gary Tyrell summed up the webcomics contingent.
§ Finally, here is the MUST READ post of the day, with Gary Panter’s list of fine artists who should influence comics. Amazing, amazing stuff.