Manga | Kodansha Comics has announced seven new titles for fall, including Attack on Titan: Lost Girls, a manga adaptation of the Attack on Titan spinoff novel that gives the backstory of the characters Annie Leonhart and Mikasa Ackerman; Cells at Work, a shonen manga in which the white blood cells and neurons battle disease; and The Prince in His Dark Days, a gender-switching version of The Prince and the Pauper in which a poor girl takes the place of a rich boy. [Kodansha Comics]
Political cartoons | An illustration by French cartoonist Plantu (Jean Plantureux) has quickly become the iconic cartoon about the terrorist attacks on Brussels: It shows an anthropomorphized French flag comforting a crying Belgian flag. [New York Daily News]
Political cartoons | Here’s a roundup of other cartoons about the Brussels attacks, including some that use Tintin and the iconic statue Mannekin Pis in their imagery. [9news]
Manga | At C2E2, Viz Media confirmed it will publish the Naruto spinoff series Boruto and the Naruto one-shot Naruto Gaiden ~Michita Tsuki ga Terasu Michi~ (Naruto Side Story ~The Path That the Waxing Moon Illuminates~) in its Weekly Shonen Jump, simultaneously with their publication in Japan. The manga Hunter x Hunter, which has been on hiatus due to the creator’s illness, will also be returning to the pages of Shonen Jump. [Anime News Network]
Passings | Editorial cartoonist Glenn Foden died Sunday of a brain aneurysm at age 60. For 30 years, Foden contributed cartoons to National Review, the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal, The Washington Times and other conservative publications, and his cartoons were included in King Features Syndicate’s weekly bundle The Best and The Wittiest. [American Thinker]
Creators | Paul Gravett interviews Tillie Walden, who at age 19 has already completed two graphic novels, The End of Summer and I Love This Part, both published by Avery Hill Press. [Paul Gravett]
Creators | At C2E2, I talked to former football player Israel Idonije about his comic The Protectors. [Good Comics for Kids]
Comics | Comics have not been a big part of German culture until recently, but the market is growing rapidly. At the Leipzig Book Fair, Annabelle Steffes talks to editor Steffen Volkmer and creator Daniela Schreiter about the German comics scene. [Deutsche Welle]
Comic strips | R.C. Harvey surveys the landscape of newspapers and concludes that reports of the comic strip’s demise are premature. [The Comics Journal]
Publishing | As the expansion of his 75 Years of DC Comics isn’t going to happen, Paul Levitz posts one of the interviews that would have gone into the book on his blog: a 2012 conversation with former DC Comics president Jenette Kahn. [Paul Levitz]
Conventions | Peter Hartlaub went to Silicon Valley Comic Con last weekend and found it a worthy successor to Wondercon, which left San Francisco for points south a few years ago. [San Francisco Chronicle]
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