We’re like, wayyyyy behind in our email linkage, so if we haven’t got to your link yet, we’re sorry. Please keep sending us tips and links. We obviously need all the help we can get. Plus. it’s like super cold and the heat isn’t reaching this part of the manor.
§ Arnold Fenner writes to tell us that the deadline for submissions to Spectrum #15 is this Friday, January 25th. Spectrum is an annual collection of the vest in fantasy cover illustration, concept art and comics.
We generally don’t get anywhere near the comics entries that we could or should (and get plenty of things that we shouldn’t). The Society of Illustrators has a “Sequential” category, but that includes art for children’s books and multiple editorial illustrations along with comics, so Spectrum is still the only annual with a purely “Comics” category.
As he prepared to open Hub Comics, he put a sign in the window promising a different kind of establishment: “a comics shop for NPR listeners.”
Many people, Welborn said, still think the entire comics medium is a single genre – “men in tights.” But Hub Comics, which he hopes to open this weekend, will stock “lots of really interesting stuff that shows people there’s more of an art form there than you might expect.”
§ Brad Bird on an NPR quiz show. Talking about Dennis Kucinich. AND he answers the Ayn Rand question about THE INCREDIBLES!