Legal | Ecuadorean cartoonist Xavier Bonilla has received a court summons on unspecified charges that seem to relate to a cartoon that President Rafael Correa finds offensive. The case was brought by Ecuador’s new media regulator; Correa has stepped up attacks on the press in recent years, and the newspaper that runs Bonilla’s cartoons, El Universo, has been prosecuted in the past. [Business Standard]
Censorship | Michael Dooley looks at successful and unsuccessful attempts to remove comics from schools and libraries over the past 13 years; this short roundup is informative in its own right, and it’s apparently a sidebar to a longer article that’s not available for free. [Print Magazine]
Comics | Springfield, Missouri, will celebrate Black History Month with the fifth annual African American Read-In, and the chosen book this year is March: Book One, Rep. John L. Lewis’s memoir of the Civil Rights movement. The events will include a Skype interview with Lewis. [KSMU]
Creators | Scott Snyder discusses his Wytches, his newly announced Image Comics collaboration with Jock. [Hero Complex]
Creators | Writer Jim Zubkavich and artist Andy Suriano talk about bringing Samurai Jack back in comic book form. [Examiner]
Creators | Dan Greenfield continues his series of interviews with Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons with a conversation about the artist’s background, the comics he likes to read, and how he became involved with 2000AD. [13th Dimension]
Creators | Sci-fi author Kevin J. Anderson and Rush drummer Neal Peart discuss their new series Clockwork Angels, which will be published by BOOM! Studios. [Previews World]
Creators | Eva Volin talks to Andrew Aydin, who co-wrote the graphic novel memoir March with his boss, Rep. John Lewis. [Good Comics for Kids]
Creators | Jimy Tallal profiles 83-year-old cartoonist Fred Purucker, who has been drawing editorial cartoons for the Malibu Times for the past 14 years. Purucker, a former Disney animator who left the field to become an art teacher, got the cartooning gig when he drew a cartoon about a local controversy and the paper wound up with a copy. [The Malibu Times]
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