§ Frank Santoro looks at Matt Wagner at Comics Comics:
I’ve been reading the original issues of Matt Wagner’s Mage. I honestly couldn’t tell you what it’s about. Magic, I think. I’m too busy looking at the art. Wagner’s layouts are quintessentially 80’s. And they are also crystal clear. There is something refreshing in the wide, thin super-cinemascope panels and the airbrushed colors made by hand. It’s all aged rather nicely. (It’s too bad that the recent reprints I’ve seen do not reproduce the original comic’s colors)
§ Comic Book Resources has a brand new look a new reviews section, expanded previews, a new comics list and many other features that make it a very useful site, which it already was, but now it looks even better. Congrats, Jonah!
§ Voting in The Inkwell Awards is now open. Support your favorite inkslinger!
§ Lady ‘tooners party at sex museum.
§ R Stevens is greeting the populace at Whitechapel. Much talk of bacon commences.
§ Cartoonist PROfiles was a great magazine that seems to die in 2005 when its creator, Jud Hurd, did But someone wants to bring its spirit back.
While reading an autobiographical piece written by Marcus Hamilton, who was hired at age 50 by retiring Dennis the Menace creator Hank Ketcham, the bulb appeared. Just as Hamilton began drawing Dennis dailies at age 50, Read thought it might be possible for him to pick up where Hurd left off. His idea? Revive the cartoonist profile magazine, bringing back shop talk interviews and short biographies that were the staple of Cartoonist PROfiles’ 36-year history. Since then, Read has stepped into Toontown much like the detective in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? As publisher of Stay Tooned magazine, he now interacts on a regular basis with famous toons like Dennis the Menace, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith.