Publishing | In a Watchmen-focused interview, DC Comics President and Publisher Paul Levitz talks about the effect of the movie trailer on sales of the collection: “I’d done some polling of the publishing people I know and they said, ‘The trailer’s maybe a five per cent lift, maybe a ten per cent lift.’ When I ran the numbers on Watchmen it was well over a thousand per cent lift over where it had been before.” [ICv2.com]
Creators | In a brief Q&A, Matt Groening chats about the 20th anniversary of The Simpsons, and “the one true God” — the Mighty Thor. [New York Post]
Creators | Don Wood discusses his graphic novel Into the Volcano. [Good Comics for Kids]
Industry | The Payson (Ariz.) Roundup — crushing hopes since 1937: “Victoria Pierce wanted to job shadow someone who created manga — a Japanese-type of comic book. She ended up at the Payson Roundup.” [The Payson Roundup]
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