Passings | Roy Peterson, editorial cartoonist for the Vancouver Sun, died Sunday at the age of 77. During his 40-year career, Peterson won more National Newspaper Awards than any other Canadian creator, but he was remembered by his peers chiefly for his sense of humor and his mentoring of younger artists. [Vancouver Sun]
Publishing | CNN contributor Bob Greene profiles Victor Gorelick, the editor-in-chief and co-president of Archie Comics who began working for the publisher at age 17, in 1958. [CNN.com]
Creators | Craig Thompson talks about the short story he wrote and drew for First Second’s Fairy Tale Comics anthology, and he reveals an interesting fact: “For six years or so, my entire income was based on drawing kids’ comics for [Nickelodeon] magazine. Later on my career shifted to drawing ‘serious’ graphic novels aimed at adult readers, but I’ve always wanted to revisit my more fun and cartoony style.” Former Nickelodeon editor Chris Duffy is the editor of Fairy Tale Comics. [Hero Complex]
Creators | Writer Geoff Johns discusses DC Comics’ villain-centered Forever Evil and its crossover with Teen Titans. [Hero Complex]
Creators | Rachel Deering discusses her Kickstarter-funded, horror-themed anthology In the Dark, which will feature work by Cullen Bunn, Tim Seeley, Michael Moreci and others. [The Beat]
Collecting | Two comics collectors talk about their collections and why they do it. “Anybody who thinks they’re going to get rich from comics is an idiot,” says Alex Johnson, who nonetheless figures his collection is worth $50,000 to $100,000. Stewart Weick, on the other hand, regards comics as an investment and has managed to turn a profit on at least one comic. [The West University Buzz]
Publishing | Gina Gagliano of First Second explains how the imprint’s graphic novels are selected and translated for foreign-language markets. [First Second]
Conventions | Even tiny local conventions are sharing the trend toward increased attendance: Mana-Con, held in the Manatee, Florida, public library, is expected to draw 1,000 attendees this year, up from 200 the first year. The con is pitched at teens and younger children and will feature Star Wars crafts, art workshops and a comic strip contest. [Bradenton Times]
Reviews | KC Carlson reviews the first two volumes of Comics Interview: The Complete Collection, a compilation of interviews from the 1980s-90s fanzine Comics Interview that is slated to run to 11 massive volumes. [Comics Worth Reading]
Fandom | A group of Attack on Titan fans have used Minecraft to construct a model of the Shinsangana District, which is destroyed in the first volume. [Japanator]
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