GenderWatch: The Guardian covers Bayou Arcana, and the prevalence of sexism in the comic book industry.
The anthology is the product of a unique experiment that brings together an all-female team of artists with an all-male team of writers – and it is an illustration of how a new generation of female artists and readers is radically changing the face of comics.
"There is a certain sensitivity that you find in women's art that just does not appear in a lot of guys' work," says James Pearson, who edited the anthology, which follows the story of escaped slaves taking refuge in a swamp.
"The way that they interpret the horror has an added depth to it – and that is part of the experiment. It's actually a really sensitive approach to quite visceral subject matter."
TalkingOfWhichWatch: WomenWriteAboutComics starts a blog crossover in January.
DigitalWatch: Dave Scheidt talks digital on Huffington.
"For true comic fans, digital comics aren't going to replace printed traditional ones anytime soon. Digital comics are getting bigger and bigger, but these people have been supporting local comic shops forever. We like to support our local comic stores. We like the weight and the feeling of turning pages. The same could be said about book readers vs Kindle readers. There's an elegance to holding a book in your hands; holding a kindle or an iPad, it's not the same feeling. Never will be."
TintinWatchwatch: Chris Sims calls Tintin the best comic book movie of 2011. We're unsure if he saw, or is aware of, Tatsumi…
ThreeSuccessiveTweetsWatch from Mat Nastos;
Boom Studios has put out some of my favorite comics over the past few years. I'm going to be sad when they're gone.
I'm not a huge fan of Comixology…the idea of paying for product & not actually owning it doesn't work for me.
Comics is the only industry where a guy can completely fail at marketing one company & get hired to do the same thing at another one.
Chip Mosher moved from marketing at Boom! to marketing at ComiXology, everyone.
This is Computo the Comic Link Conqueror speaking. I come for your women. But for now I merely collate comic-related bits and pieces online. One day I will rule. Until that day, read on.
They say I am a work in progress. The fools.
In a bold packaging of new plans from Mark Millar, "Millarworld Week," which begins January 9 on CBR, is being promoted with the tag line "The Big Two Just Became the Big Three." In addition to comics previews and news, Millarworld Week will also include announcements about TV and film projects.
Comic book publisher Marvel Entertainment owns the rights to the Ghost Rider character in the fiery form that originated in the early 1970s, a federal judge ruled as she rejected the claims of a former Marvel writer seeking to cash in on lucrative movie rights.
The judge said Friedrich gave up all ownership rights when he signed checks containing language relinquishing all rights to the predecessor companies of Marvel Entertainment LLC.