§ Walking Dead week continues as creator Robert Kirkman receives the ULTIMATE ACCOLADE: a big profile in his hometown newspaper!
“Day to day, I try not to think about it,” he said during a recent phone interview. “Most of the time when I’m in my studio writing comics, it will occur to me that I’ve got a TV show that will be on the air in a two or three weeks: ‘That’s weird.’ I try not to focus on it because maybe it will give me some weird sense of accomplishment and I’ll never get anything done.”
§ Kevin Colden writes to tell us he’s firing up his art blog and re-running his webcomic STRANGLE/SWITCH.
§ You think we have it bad with our government here in the US? Japan’s former Prime Minister is flogging moé beer. :
I know I should be all conciliatory, but that’s never been my way. If I’m in your home and I lose at Scrabble, you’ll be finding tiles in the oddest places for months to come, that is, if you even still have a non-burnt-down home. So, obviously, this loss makes me furious, and not in that adorable “Furious George” way or that high-pitched weird Ford whistle way. I spent a lot of my hard-earned dollars, and those of my largest donor, Gary’s Fried Chicken, home of the delicious Triple Threat: two fried filets of chicken with another fried filet in the middle because “the chicken is so good you don’t even need to slip bacon and cheese in there, idiot.”
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.