Comics A.M. | Palestinian cartoonist to be released today

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Comics A.M. | Palestinian cartoonist to be released today

Legal | Palestinian cartoonist Mohammed Saba’aneh, who was arrested in March by Israeli authorities and held for what many feared would be an indefinite period, is expected to be released today. [Palestine News Network]

Graphic novels | Aligning itself with the latest trend in education, Diamond Book Distributors has released a list of 98 graphic novels that can fit in with a Common Core curriculum. [Diamond Book Distributors]

Awards | The shortlist has been announced for the Scottish Comic Book Alliance Awards. [Forbidden Planet]

Creators | Tom Spurgeon talks at length to Matt Bors, winner of last year’s Herblock Prize and a Pulitzer Prize nominee, about the Boston Marathon bombings, making a living as an editorial cartoonist these days, and his new book, Life Begins at Incorporation. [The Comics Reporter]

Creators | Rich Johnston interviews Mike S. Miller, who’s illustrating a Kickstarter-funded graphic-novel adaptation of Anne Rice’s Christ the Lord. [Bleeding Cool]

Comics | Lea Hernandez’s Kickstarter campaign her all-ages comic The Garlicks started an interesting discussion about the uses of crowdfunding but ultimately failed to raise enough to fund the comic; she did better with a subsequent campaign on IndieGoGo. And now it has been picked up by Action Lab, which also publishes Jeremy Whitley’s Princeless. [The Beat]

History | Andrew A. Smith takes a wry look at the part comics played in keeping the zombie subgenre alive. [Sioux City Journal]

History | Here’s a great history mystery: A reporter follows the clues to determine who drew a set of World War I cartoons in the Wairarapa Archive in New Zealand. [Wairarapa Times-Age]