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Comics A.M. | The comics Internet in two minutes

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Comics A.M. | The comics Internet in two minutes

Legal | The trial of Christopher Handley, originally scheduled to begin today, has been postponed until late March for “convenience of counsel.” No firm date has been given. Handley faces up to 20 years in prison for possessing manga the U.S. government calls obscene. [ICv2.com]

Cartooning | The New Yorker has announced the winners of its second annual contest to re-imagine the magazine’s mascot Eustace Tilley. Among the winners is Marcus Thiele (aka Marcus Parcus), whose Watchmen-inspired “Rorschach Tilley” we spotlighted last month. [The New Yorker]

Legal | Rodney Perkins delves into the $750-million lawsuit filed last week by Stan Lee Media against Stan Lee, Marvel Entertainment and others. [Film Esq.]

Creators | Cartoonist Dean Haspiel discusses his work, the Act-I-Vate comics collective, and New York City. [The New York Times]

Creators | I like this brief profile of Seattle’s Slide Rule Comic Strip Slideshow Players, a small group of cartoonists that turns comics into performance art. [Post-Intelligencer]

Creators | Manga artist Yoshinori Natsume talks about tackling the Dark Knight in the DC Comics/CMX title Batman: Death Mask: “… I think it is hard to satisfy both sides at the same time. You can create a new Batman, and it may appeal to readers who are looking for something new, but it might at the same time ruin the image of Batman (for more conservative fans).” [The Star]

Creators | Cartoonist Fred Hembeck shares some of his Classic Cover Redos of Marvel comics. [Hero Complex]

Scholarship | The International Comic Arts Forum is inviting scholarly paper proposals for its 14th annual meeting in October. The submissions deadline is March 20. [ICAF]

Creators | Marv Wolfman, the Benjamin Button of comics. [Marv Wolfman]

Webcomics | “The Most Awesomely Bad Webcomic Titles.” I knew about The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allen Poo and The Devil’s Panties. Not Sideways Vagina, though. [The Webcomics Overlook]

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