Tag Archives: Comics


“There is a place where Snoopy frolics carefree with the scandalous Yellow Kid, where Pogo the possum philosophizes alongside Calvin and Hobbes. It’s a place where Beetle Bailey loafs with Garfield the cat, while Krazy Kat takes another brick to the noggin, and brooding heroes battle dark forces on the pages of fat graphic novels. That doesn’t even begin to describe everything that’s going on behind the walls of the new Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum on the Ohio State University campus, opening to the public Saturday.” (via The Associated Press)

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Comics Go Digital in the DC World

Artists say future of comics is online

San Diego Daily Transcript – Like many industries today, the future for comic book artists is on the Web, according to a Law & Comics panel hosted by the San Diego Law Library Monday. Artists who create and copyright their own work can succeed by cultivating a loyal online fan base, but they shouldn’t necessarily quit their day jobs, the panelists agreed. “The digital world is opening up a whole new vista for cartoonists, comic book artists and the medium, and it’s very exciting,” said Batton Lash, creator of the humor/horror series “Supernatural Law.”

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Comic book collector learns fine art of letting go

Associated Press – “Jose Alaniz spent about a week sorting and packing each comic book – carefully, lovingly. There were 12 boxes of them, comics he’d collected since his mother bought him his first one at age 6. He took time to look through them all. The Defenders. The Incredible Hulk. The Mighty Thor. Spider-Man. Each of them, even the bad ones, meant something to him. And now here he was, preparing to let them go to the special collections at the University of Washington libraries.”

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COMIC-CON 2010: A boom in digital comics portends big changes for readers

 Los Angeles Times- ‘Los Angeles Times writers Alex Pham and John Horn take a look at how a new wave of digital comic books designed for mobile phones, tablet computers and other devices stands to impact the publishing industry and independent retailers — not to mention devoted fans — in a page-one story in Friday’s paper.’

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At Queens Libraries, a Passion for Japanese Comics Endures

NYT – “Manga clubs have coalesced in libraries in various Queens neighborhoods — Flushing, Jamaica, Long Island City — and the genre has colonized young-adult rooms in libraries around the country.”

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Library Comic Alert

From last weeks Sheldon (Thanks Matthew)

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Like To Write About Comics?

Bookslut is looking for a new columnist.

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Library funnies

Biblioblather – “I really wish I could draw. I wish I had a scanner, too. If I had a scanner, I’d be tempted to draw a couple of webcomics. Since I can’t and don’t, I need you to use your intelligence and imagination to supply the art for the following”

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On a Claire Day

Whoo Hooo. More librar* comic strips

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