§ We did not link to Image marketing manager Joe Keatinge’s An Open Letter on the 2009 Harvey Award Nominations, which we should have done.
§ Tom Spurgeon interviews the great Carol Tyler:
SPURGEON: There are many significant memoirs out there in a variety of media. Is there anything about such books you wanted to avoid?
TYLER: I am and always have been nervous about inadvertently copying someone else or ripping off someone’s ideas. So I just kind of steer clear of all of it. Sad kinda, huh — I’m probably missing some great art/literature. When I go visit my parents in Indiana, we watch westerns. They have cable. Somebody’s always popping off a Smith & Wesson.
§ Return with us to the thrilling days of 1995! The Friends of Lulu blog is scanning in the original FoL newsletters!
§ This X-Men who-zoomed-who chart is MEGA.
§ Brigid rounds up news from Anime Expo.
§ The Houston Chronicle profiles Wednesday Comics, which is out THIS very Wednesday.
§ The UK Times Online profiles John Higgins’ RAZORJACK and puts up a 22-page excerpt — nice exposure.
§ Frequent Beat poster Christopher Moonlight interviews ROBOT 13’s Thomas Hall and Daniel Bradford.