Newsy bits that have been floating about:
§ Hope Larson tweets that her “magical girl” comic has been sold and will be drawn by Tintin Pantoja. While the publisher isn’t named, Hope also posts her version of one of Pantoja’s character designs.
§ Brigid Alverson looks back at the publishing news at last weekend’s Anime Expo. Short version: things have quieted down.
§ From last week but still developing: Chris Sims sniffs around and figures out that Marvel is testing using digital editions as “second printings”:
It might not seem like much of a big deal, but it does lend credence to the idea that Marvel might be planning to offer “digital second printings” of comics when the print versions sell out. And with the market for readers on the iPad growing, it seems like a pretty good idea: A digital release would catch those readers up just as well as a second print run, but without the additional cost and risk at the retailer level. But is that what’s really going on here?
§ Rich Johnston notes that many Humanoids cartoonists have moved to other publishers for their newer series, including Bilal to Casterman and Jorodowsky to Delcourt and Glénat.
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.