Libraries | The Center for Cartoon Studies has found a new home for the Schulz Library, whose previous location was damaged in a flood in August: the old post office in downtown White River Junction, Vermont. The school was able to purchase the building with the help of Bayle Drubel, a real estate developer and founding CCS board member who bought the post office in 2004. Renovations are set to begin this winter to create room for instruction space, faculty offices and the Schulz Library cartoon collection. [The Center for Cartoon Studies, via The Daily Cartoonist]
Creators | The Atlantic profiles Zippy the Pinhead creator Bill Griffith. [The Atlantic]
Creators | Artist Fabio Moon talks about teaming with Zack Whedon on the new Serenity comic that makes up one-half of one of their Free Comic Book Day offerings. [ComicsAlliance]
Creators | Paige Braddock discusses working with Charles Schulz, and her lesbian webcomic Jane’s World: “Ten years ago, I didn’t think it was important to let gender and sexual orientation show, but now I wish I’d been braver. I think it’s important for people to see lesbians of all kinds represented in every medium. So, my answer now is different than it would’ve been 10 years ago. It’s important to embody who you are, whether you’re writing gay stories or not. But the best thing that can happen to me is if a kid in Idaho says, ‘I read your comic online and I feel less alone.’ That’s better than any paycheck. I got an email once from a mother whose daughter had come out and she was really upset. But then she started reading Jane’s World and said she was much less worried about her. That’s the kind of thing I love.” [AfterEllen]
Creators | A Milwaukee magazine interviews local-boy-made-good Craig Thompson (who moved away years ago, but, whatever) about his graphic novel, Habibi: “I see it as a fairy tale that’s drawn from all different time periods and places. People want to say the book takes place in the Middle East, because of the desert, but it is as much rooted in America as Persia as Vietnam or anywhere.” [OnMilwaukee.com]
Creators | Tom Spurgeon continues his holiday interview series with a conversation with Pope Hats creator Ethan Rilly. [The Comics Reporter]
Process | Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai shows off two stages of one of his pages for the Mouse Guard Legends anthology, inks and the colored page. [Stan Sakai]
Review | Greg McElhatton reviews Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’s Criminal: The Last of the Innocent. [Read About Comics]
Review | Philip Shropshire takes a hard look at the latest Graphic Classics anthology, African American Classics, and notes a glaring omission as well as some high and low points of the selection. [Comics Forge]
Comics | Chris Marshall pokes around on the internet and finds 14 collected editions to look forward to in the coming year. [DGTL Comics]
Opportunity | IDW is looking for a marketing/PR person. [The Beat]
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