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]
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]
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]
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