§ Queenie Chan notes the 3rd volume of THE DREAMING is out and gives the closing credits along with a correction:
An apology and thanks to Katie Huang and Paul Aeria, who helped me with the toning for book 3, but unfortunately didn’t get their names in the credits because of a printing error. Nobody was at fault – there was some confusion with the 1 month delay in street date because of the SECRET on the last page. So I thank Paul and Katie here instead.
Regardless, congrats Queeni!
ITEM! Brigid Alverson, Kai Ming Cha, Douglas Wolk and The Beat all have 12″ silver Powerbooks, and it’s pretty cute when we all get them out and start banging away.
§ Paul Levitz talks imprints at Newsarama and lets it slip that DC will be launching a NEW COMICS LINE NEXT YEAR. We’ve heard a bit about this, but we won’t spill the beans. Yet. Levitz also talks about the possibility of “event fatigue:”
PL: I don’t know if it’s “event fatigue” on the part of the readers, but like any trick, if you keep doing it over and over, you’re going to not do it well at some point, and the audience will get tired of seeing the same old trick and, if not get up and walk out, at least start shuffling in their seats. You’ve got to vary your game.
§ Colorist and photog extraordinaire Jose Villarrubia writes to tell us that his hometown of Baltimore has just featured him in a video and it’s actually a nice little film about Villarrubia AND Baltimore.
§ Recent and upcoming books of creator profiles — such as The Artist Within by Greg Peston, or Joel Meadow’s upcoming Studio Space— usually cover artists, so it’s interesting to see WRITER Tony Lee’s desk covered at CBR:
I live in a shared house in Birmingham, so the only non ‘shared’ area is my room. It’s easier to work here anyway, and is covered in memorabilia from comics and from my years travelling. I’ve pretty much stood on every continent bar one, and I’ve got a variety of things all over the place that echo that. It makes me feel comfortable to sit somewhere like this. And when I’m comfortable, I can write. Or at least surf the web, update Facebook and Livejournal and watch tentacle porn.
So without further adieu, welcome to my studio. Or, more accurately – welcome to Tony’s bedroom.
ITEM! Tony Lee and The Beat have resolved to write more often!
§ EW critics Jim Jensen and Ken Tucker pick surprisingly with-it comics best-of lists! Guess the mainstream media really is with us.
ITEM! Did you know that Frankie Laine had hits with both “Rawhide” and “Mule Train”? His real name was Francesco Paolo LoVecchio.
Charles E. Petit, known to the Fantagraphics offices as the longtime lawyer of Harlan Ellison, has been disbarred. Petit was found guilty of poor ethics by defrauding the family of author John Steinbeck. His defense honestly seems to have been that he’s driven crazy by migraines that lead him to forget events that transpire at the time of the headaches and stuff like that.
ITEM! Oh noes , we’re not going THERE!