Political Cartoons | Facebook has removed an article from the Revolution News Facebook page, issued a warning to the owners of the page, and banned one admin for 12 hours, apparently because the article included a cartoon by Carlos Latuff that “violated community standards.” The cartoon shows Death pulling a skeleton from the grave; the skeleton has a swastika on its skull and is wrapped in a Greek flag, a reference to recent neo-Nazi activities in Greece. [CBLDF]
Comics | The Edmonton, Alberta police department has created a digital graphic novel about Alex Decoteau, the first Aboriginal officer in the department. Decoteau was also an Olympic runner and was killed during World War I at the age of 29. [CBC]
Creators | The Nain Rouge (red dwarf) is a Detroit urban legend that intrigued writer Josef Bastian enough to inspire two novels and now a graphic novel that he’s hoping to fund via Kickstarter. “This legend’s (more than) 300 years old and there’s actually been documented sightings of this creature over the years, even in recent times,” said Bastian, who got interested in the story after he lost his job. “It just occurred to me that this legend is fertile ground to really bring a story together for the Nain Rouge and bring it into modern times.” [The Daily Tribune]
Creators | Andrew Wheeler talks to Mairghread Scott and Sarah Stone, the first female writer/artist team to work on a Transformers comic, about their Transformers: Windblade miniseries from IDW Publishing. [ComicsAlliance]
Creators | New Jersey native Brendan Leach writes about Asbury Park in his graphic novel Iron Bound, and appropriately enough, he will be tabling at the Asbury Park Comic Con this weekend. [The Independent]
Creators | Moro Rogers discusses her graphic novel City in the Desert. [The Mary Sue]
Creators | Jorge Cham, creator of the webcomic Piled Higher and Deeper, talks about becoming a cartoonist while working on his PhD in mechanical engineering, after realizing that his struggles in graduate school were shared by other students. [The Daily O’Collegian]
Creators | Siya Oum, who first started working with Aspen Comics thanks to the late Michael Turner, talks about her post-apocalyptic tale Lola as the first trade hits comics shops. [Capitol Hill Seattle]
Superheroes | Window washers at Hemby Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., delighted patients by showing up dressed as Spider-Man, Hulk and other superheroes on Tuesday. [WCNC]
Graphic Novels | Students in the English department at Goshen College in Goshen, Ind., have put together an anthology of their comics work. [The Elkhart Truth]
Exhibits | An exhibit in San Jose, Costa Rica, celebrates the long-lived Argentine comic strip Mafalda, which is almost unknown in the United States but has been a staple of newspaper funny pages throughout Latin America for decades. [The Tico Times]
Events | Artist Kent Archer, who has done work for Archie Comics, Topps Trading Cards and others, will create a giant cartoon that will be cut up into a jigsaw puzzle and decorated by attendees at the North River Arts Society’s Festival of the Arts in Marshfield Hills, Mass., next month. [Scituate Mariner]
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