§ MK Reed is profiled in the New York Daily News:
Comic creator MK Reed, a recent Brooklyn transplant, writes, draws and edits comics. She has created many of her own titles including her first comic, “Catfight,” a story about first loves and the loss of friends, “Pale Fire” about a girl who goes on a date with an arsonist, “Cross Country,” a tale about a road trip gone wrong, and her many submissions to anthologies such as; “Papercutter,” “Unlucky,” “Project: Romantic,” and “The Girl’s Guide to Guy’s Stuff.”
§ Brian Hibbs weighs in on this week’s two topics du jour: Minx and Kirkman/Bendis:
What I always tell creators is to build their own brand, a brand of themselves, rather than hoping that the M/D brands will rub off upon them. Bendis, for example, became hotter than sin as a M/D guy, to the point where he’s one of the prime architects of the Marvel U. His sales on POWERS, meanwhile, haven’t had any appreciable bumps, relative to the book being published by Image — at least not the kind you’d hope for when you can say “FROM THE WRITER OF SECRET INVASION!” (or whichever) on the cover, y’know? Either way, “his” brand is inextricably tied with Marvel’s brand right now.
§ Tucker Stone will never be allowed to roam the halls of a con again as he sees, listens, overhears, and snarks on all sorts of things. For instance, a journo turning down lunch with the head of a popular comics imprint in favor of staying to post a story:
While I don’t want to denigrate the way Mr. Brady does his job — and his dedication to getting the information from the DC panel up as quickly as he did is admirable — his refusal of face time with one of comic books’ most well-known figures bewildered me. If there’s one thing DC fans would kill to read more about, it’s what Dan Didio has to say when he’s not stuck in front of a microphone answering questions about when there will be a new mini-series featuring the Suicide Squad. But hey–that’s probably why he writes full time about comics. I’m just a guy who didn’t know a button-up shirt was going to make me overdressed.
§ Ed Howard has a list of 10 Ideal Books to Introduce Readers to Comics that’s notable for sticking to either challenging literary stuff (ACME, CURSES) or smart, funny pop comics (MADMAN, COWBOY WALLY).
§ Several people sent us this link to the uses of journalism in comics and so here it is:
There are a couple of things that got me excited. First, I just find it visually engaging. Next, it involves an unusual collaboration between comic book artists, a blogger, and online developers to produce something distinct. On a personal level, it warmed my heart that a “newspaper” was trying something this daring. Some folks may shrug, or dismiss it because it involves comics. But while I’ve never been much of a comic book reader myself, I’ve seen some amazing uses of the form to produce some really interesting journalism in recent years.
1. The Mod Gorilla Boss
7. One, and Only One, Issue of Pizzazz
Yes and yes!